“Over the years singing has been my joy, refuge, therapy, my comfort and salvation. When I was a teenager my sister and I would get so much excitement from singing loudly in our bedroom so the neighbours could hear how good we were. This is my first memory of needing an audience.”
“When I am on stage I feel complete and connected to that vital place in the center of me….”
Sue’s first love has always been jazz, in particular the great singers Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan.
Starting her career at the early age of 15 she has been involved in the Australian music industry for over 35 years, performing professionally, and travelling widely, in a variety of line-ups from duo to 8-piece band, covering musical genres from jazz to popular music.
Sue first studied with Sydney voice coach John Forrest who was at the time working with some of Australia’s biggest stars including Colleen Hewett and John Farnham. In 1983 she was voted best female vocalist at the Australian Music Awards.
Sue was a regular guest performer on the Jenny Seaton morning TV show in Perth between 1986 & 1989 and made a name for herself as one of the top jazz vocalists in the area and a session singer in the recording studio on music albums, advertising jingles for TV and radio as well as producing her own CD.
Sue is a singing teacher in Maroochydore who has for the past 20 years has been teaching voice technique in private and public schools and teaches privately from her own studio in Maroochydore. Sue has also been very active in the production of school singing concerts and musical events.
Sue is currently employed at Stella Maris Catholic School Maroochydore in the capacity of vocal teacher within the school’s extra-curricular music program and is a current ‘Blue Card’ holder.
Sue studied voice at Perth Conservatorium and Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and graduated with High Distinction in the Graduate Certificate in Music Studies / Vocal Pedagogy.
As a Singing teacher in Maroochydore & member of ANATS (Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing), Sue is informed continually of new developments in Voice Science and regularly attends Voice Seminars with International and National leaders in this field.
Private voice instruction and consultation with Sue provides students/clients with individual guidance via a comprehensive training programme, development of a well-rounded, adaptable technique and an individual, personal vocal style, necessary for excellent performance.
I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the country on which I sing, work and share, the Kabi Kabi and Jinibara people, and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. I pay my respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.