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Mrs. Susan Crosby

Hello!  Welcome back for the 2023-24 school year.  I will be your child's music teacher this year.  Music is a wonderful creative outlet for many of our students.  Music has also 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.

I have a B.A. in music with a concentration in piano education from William Jennings Bryan College in Dayton, TN and a Master of Education from William Carey University.  During college, I received district and local winner placements for various National Piano Playing Auditions, including 5th place in the 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 certificate. 

When I'm not teaching at Central Elementary, I enjoy spending time with my family, especially going to lots of soccer and volleyball games to support my youngest daughter.

Your children are important to me, and I look forward to sharing my love of music with them throughout this school year. 

Susan Crosby

"Everything in the universe has a rhythm; everything dances."  Maya Angelou