Thursday, March 8, 2012

BASIC PRIVATE GUITAR LESSON MATERIALS

*Basic Materials for Private Guitar Lessons


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*Two music & scale books, 
recommended 
based on the students' individual level. 
Total cost about $30 
& can be 
purchased at the Music Stores


*Spiral notebook for lesson notes 


*Capo
Cost is about $20


*New guitar strings, if needed.
Guitar neck adjustments if needed. 


*Up to 10 favorite songs on CD or iPod.






*Students provide their own instrument
& may use also play the studio 
guitars during their lessons. 

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**Grisanti Studio will provide additional lesson 
 materials as needed.



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PH 806 747 6108 


Email SusanGrisanti@Gmail.com 
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FILM TESTIMONIALS




'Susan, we liked your Videos so much from the Buddy Holly Star Day at the Buddy Holly Museum, that we created a Concert Event around your Videos!' 

Bruce Clarke

Editor, Meaning Systems, Fordham University Press

Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Literature and Science
Department of English

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX 79409-3091



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'I loved the beautiful video work you did for us at Legacy Hall' 


Angela Mariani,
Director of the Texas Tech Early Music Ensemble


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Sid, 
Devil Ridge  fan, 


says


 'Just wondering if you might drive over to Amarillo and film Devil Ridge Band at the Western horseman on the 10th or 11th.  

 It is always a blast when they show up and I get to dance to most of their songs so I have a lot of fun.

  I have wanted to put them on youtube for so long so that others could enjoy this great music by them, but I do not have a nice camera such as yours.

  I was amaaaaaazzzeed to see the pristine quality of the video.. WOOOOOW.

  If you have more video of them then please post them right away.

 One of my favorites is  LAST DATE which is fantastic.

Thank you Susan and Thanks for sharing!!'   



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West Texas Music Video Blog  


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More info at 


PH 806 747 6108 


SusanGrisanti@gmail.com 


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If I have performed for your events in the past, please consider writing your thoughts & comments here:
  
Thank you FANS!


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 ~ Sample of Performance REVIEWS HERE ~ 


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FAN VIDEOS

Submit your FAN videos of Susan Grisanti Live Performances & we will upload the best ones HERE!


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If you would like to write a review of your private guitar lessons & Workshops you may do so here: 


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~ Sample of Private Lesson & Workshop REVIEWS HERE ~ 



















PERFORMANCE TESTIMONIALS & AWARDS





'Wonderful Music' ~ Town & Country Magazine



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 SUSAN GRISANTI AWARDS & TESTIMONIALS


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For Bookings Contact SusanGrisanti@gmail.com

PH 806 747 6108

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US Embassy Touring Roster

‘Notable Women of Texas’ Award

‘Who’s Who in Hollywood’

5-Time Texas Arts Commission Solo Touring Roster

‘Music Teacher of the Year’ Lubbock Avalanche Journal
‘Best of Lubbock’ Reader’s Poll

‘Most Prominent Educators of Texas’ Award

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“I look forward to working with Susan for a better future for our country…”
 Al Gore, Vice President of the United States






'Your performance was absolutely marvelous' 
Texas Tech Museum





 "I am glad you enjoyed sharing your music with the people of the State of Texas at the Capitol Restoration Celebration last spring. It certainly was an honor and a pleasure to hear you play. Please stay in touch.”
Bob Bullock, Lieutenant Governor of Texas






'...I am one of Susan Grisanti's biggest fans. I 
listen to her recordings every morning.' 
David Langston, Mayor of Lubbock Texas 






'Thank you Susan for all you have done for 
Lubbock Texas'
Clinton Barrick, KOHM FM 




'Susan Grisanti deserves to be on the 
Lubbock Texas Walk of Fame'
Travis Holley 





“Overall, the Imagine Texas Tradeshow was overwhelmingly successful. Your talented performance was key in our success.” Nancy Gray, Executive Director, 
Lubbock Convention & Tourism Bureau of Lubbock




“Susan Grisanti’s music has elegance, class, and sparkle...”
Hollywood Business Magazine






'Susan has been Orlando's house guitarist for several decades now. There was no one before her and there will be no one after her. Susan has become a part of the Orlando's family, culture, and history, and we have been greatly blessed by all her music, caring, and entertaining the customers. We wish her all the best in her travels.'
Loyd L. Turner, President, Orlando's Enterprises, Inc.  






'When Barnes & Nobles hosted a book signing of The Fireborn Chronicles Susan provided both music and microphone announcements for the duration. 
She created the best atmosphere and did a really great job. I admire her skill and professionalism. I'd recommend her services for any event.'
Mary Andrews
author of 
The Fireborn Chronicles







"Susan Thanks for filling our community airways and venues with such beautiful music. I don't get out to see you as much as I would like to but I know you are enriching our lives, helping us to relax and entertaining our cultural appetites with your unique sound; and for those reasons I just appreciate you and love you so much!"
Greg Ricks, long time West Texas Resident


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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING:

“Art of the finest level”- der Altmarker, Germany

“Wonderful Music” – Bruce Kaplan, Town & Country Magazine

“Pure, powerful playing”- Cleveland Plain Dealer

“An exciting and captivating performer”- Alice Artzt,
 Concert artist and former chairman of Guitar Foundation of America



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MS. GRISANTI’S PERFORMANCES FOR CORPORATE AND
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDE:

HOLLYWOOD BUSINESS EXPO, HOLLYWOOD CALIFORNIA
PARAMOUNT THEATRE, AUSTIN TEXAS
NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN
THE KOMEN FOUNDATION
CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK
CHILDREN’S PROTECTIVE SERVICES
RONALD McDONALD HOUSE
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TOUR OPERATORS
COVENANT HOUSE
THE JUNIOR LEAGUE
MUSIC EDUCATORS NATIONAL CONFERENCE
GUITAR FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
TEXAS STATE CAPITOL PRESERVATION BOARD
TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES
TEXAS MUNICIPAL LEAGUE
IMAGINE TEXAS TRADESHOW
TEXAS SOCIETY TO PREVENT BLINDNESS
SOUTH TEXAS CLASSIC GUITAR SOCIETY
TEXAS GERMAN HERITAGE SOCIETY
WEST TEXAS WALK OF FAME
INDUCTION CEREMONY OF TANYA TUCKER
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
ROSWELL MUSEUM ASSOCIATION
PANHANDLE STATE UNIVERSITY CENTER PROGRAMS
WAXAHACHIE SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL CENTER, GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL CENTER, GRAND OPENING
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY MUSEUM ASSOCIATION
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
PLAINS COTTON COOPERATIVE
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY CENTER PROGRAMS
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY EX-STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
DALHART WYNBERG ART RETROSPECTIVE, AMERICAN STATE BANK
GLENNA GOODACRE HONORARY RECEPTION, TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY MUSEUM
CAPROCK WINERY PETROLEUM CLUB, MIDLAND, TEXAS
DELTA KAPPA GAMMA
LLANO ESTACADO WINERY
MIDLAND ARTS ALLIANCE, TEXAS
BREEDLOVE DEHYDRATED FOODS, INC.
REESE AIR FORCE BASE
BARNES AND NOBLE BOOKSELLERS, GRAND OPENING, LUBBOCK, TEXAS
TEXAS CATTLE BARON’S BALL, PREVIEW PARTY



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~ WRITE A REVIEW ~

If I have performed for your events in the past, please consider writing your thoughts & comments here:   


 
Thank you FANS!


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  ~ Sample of Performance REVIEWS HERE ~ 


~ Sample of Private Lesson & Workshop REVIEWS HERE ~ 





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For Bookings Contact SusanGrisanti@gmail.com 
PH 806 747 6108


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STUDENT TESTIMONIALS






"That was freakin' awesome!"

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


Grisanti Guitar Studio






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~ WRITE A REVIEW ~




If you would like to write a Review of your lessons  


you may do so 


HERE




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 ~ Sample of Performance REVIEWS HERE ~ 


~ Sample of Private Lesson & Workshop REVIEWS HERE ~ 








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'I took lessons with Susan many years ago. She improved my 

technique and gave me additional classical tunes to conquer.

She is verily adept and accommodates each of her students no 


matter what level their playing skills.

I heartily recommend her guitar classes and can guarantee she 


will improve your guitar playing as she did mine. I played 

professionally before and after I took lessons with her. 

Nonetheless, her lessons made a remarkable difference for me.'

Jesse Gomez Jr., M.D.
 

   "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, the '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  http://www.johnredden.com
  



"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  http://www.heinrich-albert-duo.de









"...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 http://texasplains.wish.org




 



"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
                  http://www.buddyhollycenter.org




 




"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




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~ WRITE A REVIEW ~


If you would like to write a Review of your lessons  


you may do so  


HERE 




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*PH 806 747 6108 

*Email  SusanGrisanti@Gmail.com 






















LCU GUITAR CLASS MATERIALS





~LIST of Books for LCU Guitar Class ~

  1) ChordSpeller PDF ~ This is my teaching program & the cost is $30,
 you can pay for it online at the PAYPAL Donate Button at this LINK
  http://susangrisanti.com/SterlingCircle.htm  OR in person at our first
 guitar class. You do NOT have to have a PAYPAL account to pay with PayPal (use the 'Visitor' LINK on the PAYPAL page).

  2)  Gig Bag Book Of Scales (Blue Cover), (or Yellow Cover) available at the Music Store Discount LIST.

  3) Music Reading For Guitar
         The two books above are available at the music stores & here is a list of stores, be sure to ASK for my DISCOUNT &
 call first to be sure the books are in stock. If you are a more advanced player I may recommend a different book other than 'Music Reading For Guitar' & we will decide that in the first class.

   4) 'Capo' You can purchase a Capo at any of the music stores, the
 expensive or less expensive capos are fine.
 
 5) 'Footstool' Purchase of a footstool is optional, they run about $20.

 6) I may ask you to put new strings on your guitar. Strings can  be purchased at the music stores & I'll let you know that the first
 day of class.

 7) Your favorite music from CD or iPOD, bring those the first day
 of class & we will work on about 5 or more songs during the semester.

 8) Spiral notebook to write our songs in, any spiral will be OK.

Finally, if you purchased these materials already in previous semesters you do NOT have to purchase them again for this semester. I'm looking forward to a wonderful semester of guitar!  














MUSIC STORE DISCOUNT COUPONS





 SUSAN GRISANTI GUITAR STUDIO

  Dear Friends of the Guitar,

        Mention 'Susan Grisanti Guitar Studio' at any of the following
 locations & receive up to **20% off merchandise:

       Wally Sanders Guitar Garage 4021 34th St Lubbock 806-792-7029

       Jent's House of Music 2646 34th St Lubbock 806-795-5579

      **Guitar Center S. Loop 289 & Slide Rd Lubbock
806-785-8600**(Guitar Center Discount Up To 10%)**

       Whitson Music 3520 B 50th St Lubbock 806-765-5291

        Tarpley Music 3737 50th St Lubbock 806-797-5833

        McLuthier Guitar Repair 2838 34th St Lubbock 806-687-6862
 
   Susan Grisanti 
  http://www.susangrisanti.com
  Park Tower 27th & Ave Q Lubbock Texas











STUDENT VIDEOS & INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS





'That was Freakin' Awesome!'  
Fausto, Guitar Center Sales Rep,
after his guitar lessons with Susan Grisanti


~ More Student Testimonials ~
HERE 




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NAOMI RAMOS 'U WANT ME 2' ~ POP 




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~ WRITE A REVIEW ~


If you would like to write a Review of your lessons
you may do so 


HERE


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*PH 806 747 6108 

*Email SusanGrisanti@Gmail.com 






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PRIVATE LESSON RATES





Susan Grisanti


Guitar Lesson Rates


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You can pay online 
for lessons at this 
LINK
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~1/2 Hour Lessons ~ 

*1st Month Discount $80  4 Lessons


*Regular Month  $96  4 Lessons ($24 each)
*2 Months  $184  8 Lessons ($23 each)
*3 Months $264  12 Lessons ($22 each)
*6 Months $504   24 Lessons ($21 each)
    *12 Months $936 52 Lessons ($18 each) 

*There is no charge for Holidays or Vacations,
so Semester rates extend longer on the Calendar!
Email: SusanGrisanti@Gmail.com

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~ Hour Lessons & Group Rates ~ 

*1st Month Discount $120  4 Lessons


*Regular Month  $160  4 Lessons ($40 each)
*2 Months  $312  8 Lessons ($39 each)
*3 Months $456  12 Lessons ($38 each)
*6 Months $888   24 Lessons ($37 each)
    *12 Months $1,768 52 Lessons ($34 each) 

*There is no charge for Holidays or Vacations,
so Semester rates extend longer on the Calendar!
 Email: SusanGrisanti@Gmail.com 


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You can pay online 
for lessons at this 
LINK

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'Wonderful Music' ~ Town & Country Magazine

*Lessons include ALL Styles & ALL Levels of guitar including Pop, Rock , Classical, Country , Blues , JazzLatin,

Alternative   & Flamenco


*All lessons are taught exclusively by Susan Grisanti



*Current Private & Group Lesson RATES LINK


*Over 5,000 students taught privately & in  'Guitar Then & Now' Workshops 

 & at many venues including the  




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~ Awards ~  
‘Music Teacher of the Year’ Lubbock Avalanche Journal
‘Best of Lubbock’ Reader’s Poll

‘Most Prominent Educators of Texas’ Award
US Embassy Touring Roster

‘Notable Women of Texas’ Award

‘Who’s Who in Hollywood’

5-Time Texas Arts Commission Solo Touring Roster
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*Susan Grisanti is Guitar Professor at Lubbock Christian University


*Grisanti Guitar Studio is located at Park Tower 27th & Ave Q in Lubbock Texas 


*PH 806 747 6108 

*Email SusanGrisanti@Gmail.com 


*Member of Lubbock & Hollywood Chambers of Commerce & Guitar Foundation of America



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