Manuel Maria Susarret, M.Ed.
Born and raised in New York City, bi-lingual NuYorican Montessori educator Manuel Susarret has studied, taught and performed music ranging from the classical to Afro-Cuban since the 1950s. Manuel earned his Masters’ degree in Montessori Education at Xavier University. Manuel participated in the CCM Summer Classical Guitar Workshops for 25 years. He teaches at the Early Childhood Education Online program at the University of Cincinnati and the Puerto Rico Initiative with Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, and is a technology specialist at Children’s Meeting House Montessori School. In his “spare time,” Manuel enjoys performing traditional Puerto Rican music, collaborating with fellow guitarist Bob Graff (Gypsie Jam Duo) and Kai Kweol Caribbean Music and Dance, singing with the World House Choir and the Martin Luther King Chorale, mounting art exhibits with his mother (Ludlow Avenue window artist Edith Susarret Marrero), and spending time with eight grown children, 8 grandchildren, his wife Clare, and their two great-grandsons.