Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Susan Galentine
Welcome to the Loma Park Elementary School Music webpage! I'm proud to be a new member of the Mustang family!
I started my career in music at the young age of 15 when under the supervision of my piano teacher, started teaching very young students piano lessons. I spent my formative years mostly in San Antonio but also lived in Louisiana, Alabama, and Hawaii. After being a "stay at home mom" for ten years, I completed my Bachelor of Music Degree from UTSA in 1997, and my Master of Arts Degree, also from UTSA in 2007. In 1995 I had the opportunity to travel to and study piano in Russia with a group of pianists from UTSA. I have completed Phase One of Kodaly Music Certification, and have an All-Level Music Certification from the State of Texas.
In 1998, I started work for Somerset ISD, teaching Elementary Music for seven years. While working on my Master's degree, I met some teachers from Edgewood who recommended I submit an application. I did and was hired as the Fine Arts Literacy Teacher at the Edgewood Academy of Fine Arts in 2005. In 2006, I took over the choir at the Academy, and in 2007 took on the additional responsibilities for teaching Music Theory and Applied Music (both piano and guitar).
I have lived in San Antonio most of my life but did move around a lot as a child. My father was in the Air Force. I have two grown children, one grandchild, three cats (some call me the crazy cat lady), and one dog.
I'm excited to be back at Elementary School and especially at Loma Park. Looking forward to a great, music filled year!