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Mrs. Susan Crosby
Hello! This school year looks quite different than in the past with at-home learning and in-classroom learning options. Music instruction will be provided to meet your needs and preferences. If your child is a virtual learner, please select the "At Home Learning" link on my profile page to learn more. Music is a wonderful creative outlet for many of our students. Additionally, music lessons and instruction have been shown to improve children's academic skills!
Music has been one of my passions from a very early age. I grew up in a musical family. My mom was my first piano teacher. My father played the trumpet. I grew up singing and performing in churches with my parents and siblings and participating in high school choirs.
In 1991, I earned a B.A. in music with a concentration in piano education from William Jennings Bryan College in Dayton, TN. During college, I received district and local winner placements for various National Piano Playing Auditions, including 5th place in the 1990 TN piano competition (TMTA).
Following college, I taught piano lessons to children and adults for seven years. During this time, I also pursued a separate career in marketing/public relations. After almost ten years in marketing, I decided it was time to return to my love of music education and obtained a teaching certification six years ago. In 2017, I received a Master of Education from William Carey University.
When I'm not teaching at Central Elementary, I enjoy spending time with my family. Life is exciting with church and sports events for my children.
Your children are important to me, and I look forward to sharing my love of music with them throughout this school year.
"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." - Plato