It is with great sorrow that we learned of the passing of Susan Grisanti on March 04, 2013 in Lubbock, Texas. Susan was influential to many as a musician, teacher, performer, and friend.
As her Producer, Composing Partner, Friend and Webmaster, I feel that it is fitting that this website is now her only family-sanctioned living memorial. Any donations or purchases of her recordings from this website, will be donated the Hosting and Upkeep of this Susan Grisanti website. Please remember her by clicking the “Donate” button below today.
You may also use this website to write your memories “In Remembrance” of this gifted musician. Otherwise, the website is being left intact in accordance with her wishes. Please click the button below to add your thoughts and memories of Susan Grisanti. Mark Robbins – Producer
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I took lessons from Susan when she was a Graduate student at the University of Akron. I remember her as a gentle and encouraging spirit. Some things in life defy reason...and the passing of Susan is certainly one of those things. My hope is she has found the peace and grace she was seeking.
I studied guitar with Susan while I lived in Lubbock in 1997. She renewed my faith in myself and my guitar playing during a very trying time of my life. Indeed, she was an inspiration. She gave me hope and confidence and a renewed desire to play. I now live 1500 miles north, 20 years later reminiscing about Susan when I came across the news article of her untimely passing. Rest in peace. I am saddened that I cannot reconnect with you. Know that I am still playing, because of you. I still have your CD. It's in my car. I love to listen to your playing. I am only sorry that I didn't reminisce sooner.... Condolences to the family. May you be comforted by knowing that she is fondly remembered and by knowing that she is with the Lord Jesus Christ.
I'm from Nigeria and I dont know her but just one video from her on her youtube channel has taken me up on the path of playing the guitar. I thank her soul. I thank God for her life. This is how we know greatness. Even when they are dead and gone, when anything goes right, whaen anything goes wrong, their conscience(spirit) still imparts us. I have nothing to donate and I feel really bad for it. But God helping me, this site shall never die.
I am sad that Susan is gone. She was indeed unique, talented and beautiful, not to mention she was a hard worker. In my opinion she was the best guitarist in Lubbock and maybe all of Texas. God comfort her family in their great loss.
The tragic news of the death of Susan Grisanti I accidentally found out just now, after receiving the sad information about her teacher death (Dr James Bogle). I was so lucky to meet them both in 1989, when I was first visiting GFA Festival in Lubbock.In the later years I even had the opportunity to cooperate and play together with Susan. She was with no doubt a great person, very imaginative artist, always so warm and friendly.With her passing, the guitar world has lost a unique personality. Dr Uros Dojcinovic
I had Susan as my guitar instructor a few years back and she was by far the most talented person I have ever met in the music world. When my life took me in a different direction and I had to stop my lessons with Susan. She told me I was always welcomed back and it was a pleasure and well.. it was my pleasure as well.You were a talented musician and awesome person. Now you can play your music for the lord now. You will be remembered and miss by many and me. God Bless
I'm in shock...omgosh I just spoke to Susan a few months ago...she was a terrific person...when I spoke to her she was always so energetic and she always wore the cooliest glittery....she made my day each time she walked in my store, she definitely was my friend I'll Miss You....see you where the stars shine the brightest.....
I had the privilege of taking lessons from Susan for a year and a half & was deeply sadden to know she is no longer here. During the time in knew Susan, she never made me feel as if I had two left feet when it came to learning to play the guitar. Instead, she gave me hope & believed in me, even when I did not believe in myself. She will be greatly missed, but I look forward to the time when I will see Susan again as brought out in John 5:28.."Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out."
Sue and I were childhood friends linked by our mothers. The moms worked at Travelers Insurance and met as a group long after they were coworkers, over 50 years. We both loved Glen Campbell and saw him in concert. I remember her saying that Glen was why she started playing guitar. We used to joke she was an overnight success, after a lot of years. She was a very talented musician and I will miss her.
Did you know that there was a time that the First Lady of Classical Guitar was from another planet? No joke, she and I role-played as an astronaut and a space-woman in order to host a songwriter-forum for the 60th anniversary of the UFO Crash in Roswell, NM.
This also tells you something else about her; she was a composer, with a heart for composers like me,Tinker Carlen, and Sherri Holly.
See also Susan Grisanti's, "Music From God"