Past Accolades

‘That was freakin’ awesome!’

Fausto, Guitar Center Sales Rep, after his first lesson at Grisanti Guitar Studio

‘I’ve traveled and played music all over the world, and I’ve never met a better guitar player or teacher than Susan Grisanti!’

Tinker Carlin, an ‘Original Crickett‘, after performing for ‘Guitar Then & Now’ Workshop hosted by Susan Grisanti at the Buddy Holly Museum during the 2007 Buddy Holly Festival

“I was your student about 5 years ago when I was living in Lubbock going to Tech. I really miss our lessons back then. I learned so much from you! The chord melody style you introduced me to in jazz is now what I primarily perform. You taught me a real sense of adventure on the guitar. To never be afraid to take chances musically. I think that’s the biggest lesson I try to pass unto my students now. I listen to your CD and still remember those lessons. You really make the guitar sing like an orchestra. Thankyou for everything!”

John Redden, guitarist

“My name is Jan Erler, and I am a classical guitarist. I took part in a summer course with you in June 1995 in Wust, East Germany. The reason I’m writing to you is that I would like to thank you because this course was one of the major inspirations for me to really work a lot! I just got my guitar diploma in Germany and I signed with a well known record label with my duo, the Heinrich Albert Duo and the first CD will be released in November. I also play many solo concerts alone and with orchestra. Now, reflecting what I did in the last years, I felt the wish to thank you for the inspiration I got from you. It helped me a lot and encouraged me to make something out of my guitar playing! I wish you all the best for your career and your life!”

Jan Erler, guitarist

“…in addition to receiving his new Fender Strat guitar, Daniel Stow received another gift from Make-A-Wish Foundation- one semester’s worth of lessons with guitar virtuoso and teacher Susan Grisanti. Ms. Grisanti and the Stow Family were chauffeured by limousine to Jent’s House of Music last Saturday for Daniel to be presented with the instrument. On Monday, Daniel had his first lesson with Susan. ‘Make-A-Wish Foundation is wonderful. It not only benefits the recipients in a grand fashion, the granted wishes also help everyone around the recipients by spreading light and love among family and friends’ Susan Grisanti said about the magnificent gift for Daniel.”

Hubstuff Magazine for Make-A-Wish

“Thankyou is never enough to say to someone who does things to help our kids. Again, thankyou very much for all you do for Make-A-Wish!”

Sharon Bertrand, Make-A-Wish Coordinator

“On behalf of the Buddy Holly Center, I would like to extend my sincere thanks for your participation at ‘Buddy’s 69th Birthday Celebration’. The ‘Guitar Then & Now Workshop’ you conducted was a huge accomplishment. I personally want to thank you for the time and hard work you put into planning the workshop, organizing the players, and of course the performance. The workshop added a wonderful dimension to the days events. All the players are so talented and enhanced the workshop with their individual stories and original music. It was a great success and I do hope you will pass my thanks on to each and every one of the players at the workshop. Your involvement in Saturday’s event was essential in helping us pay the proper tribute to Lubbock’s true Legend. Also, thank you for donating the contributions from the workshop to the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts. The staff is greatly appreciative for all you do to support the Buddy Holly Center and our special events. Please keep in touch and let me know where you will be playing. I would love to support you and the players!”

Brooke Witcher, Education Coordinator, Buddy Holly Center

“Susan Grisanti recently provided seminar training for guitar students in Region 17. Our students were quick to recognize the clear head to heart connection of Susan’s guitar expertise and her love of playing. Her passion and love for the guitar and music ring loud and clear in her presentations. Susan enjoys interacting with the students and even takes song requests from them. I hope your students enjoy her as much as ours did!”

Debbie Stennett, Education Director, LISD Region 17