Guitarist, composer, poet and filmmaker Susan McDonald has been playing the guitar since the age of six. Born in Houston,
Texas to an artistic mother and a father who was a chemist, composer and harpsichord builder, Susan fell in love with the
guitar at the age of four.
Delighted by her newfound passion, she began giving little concerts on one string at the age of seven. By nine she was
the assistant teacher in a community center guitar class, and by fourteen she was teaching in a music store.
Susan's dedication to the guitar led to her acceptance as a student by the world-famous guitarist Pepe Romero, She spent
many years touring the world both as a soloist and with orchestras, culminating in a successful solo concert at Carnegie
She has released ten CDs, three of which have been Grammy-nominated, as well as a DVD of THE AQUARIUM: A Marine Micro-Ballet
for Guitar and Sea Creatures.
Susan and her husband live with their pet dog Shaka Zula, peacock Binky and a host of Silkie chickens. They are not planning
to acquire any more pets.