A North Carolina native, Sue Ford is a singer-songwriter-multi instrumentalist. She has been teaching music to preschoolers through middle schoolers in Asheville since 2003. Her music education includes Orff Schulwerk, an approach she strives towards in her instructing. Sue has studied piano, percussion, guitar, banjo and cello.
Sue Ford is currently the music teacher at Rainbow Community School and formerly at Evergreen Community Charter School. For 12 years she directed Evergreen’s EMBE Marimba Band, a middle school band, which performed many times in the Asheville area and beyond.
Sue Ford is a composer, writing choral music performed by Womansong of Asheville and writing instrumental and vocal music with and for her students. She has performed for 50 years and released an album of originals in 2004. Sue was recognized by the Mountain Xpress as “Best Music Teacher” for three years.
Sue Ford lives in a beautiful rural setting in Weaverville with her husband of over 35 years, professional puppeteer Hobey Ford. They have three creative and talented grown daughters.
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