Suzanne Bloch on her father

From Composer in Nature’s University:

Though he is remembered vividly as a teacher by his many students, the rare portraits of Bloch as a student come to us from anecdotes told by our parents and from the letters
he wrote to his sister when as a teenager he attended the classes of Eugène Ysaÿe in Brussels. He had shown definitive talent for the violin in early years and performed with success at the age of eleven. But of this he remembered little. His clearest early recollection was of the beautiful Letitia Picard, who lived across the street; he would stand by his open window practicing persistently all the brilliant passages of his repertory, hoping to impress her. She, being older, ignored him completely. Ysaÿe had seen some of Bloch’s compositions and strongly urged the youth to concentrate on writing music. When he was twenty he went to Frankfurt to study with the famed Iwan Knorr. The relationship lasted a year; they couldn’t get along. … Yet when they parted, it was with mutual respect. Bloch never failed to express the gratitude he owed to Knorr, who showed him the path to self-sufficiency, how to use music, not textbooks. All of this would be important to his
students. … As a little girl, I received much of these ideas. When he taught me the first rudiments, the instructions he wrote in a notebook were so clear and concise that what would be considered a year’s course took not very many pages. …
Bloch at the age of seventy-one was still as much a student as a teacher. When he retired
from teaching and was living quietly in the big house on the cliff overlooking the ocean, late in the evening he would shuffle off to his bedroom and lie down with a score of music – old or new – propped in front of him, his glasses slipping a bit after a while, listening as he read, conversing with his friends, grateful for what they were telling him in the silence of the night.”
– Suzanne Bloch Smith

Suzanne Bloch performed in Portland in 1962. “Life at Portland State, August, 1962, p. 4, “1962-63 Little Concert Series Offers Top Musicians.”

“Suzanne Bloch, daughter of the late famous composer, Ernest Bloch, has adapted a charming voice as an ensemble instrument to use to her own lute accompaniment. She is the principal lutenist on the American continent and has had orchestral performances with Leonard Bernstein and Leon Barzin.”