Sue studied flute and piano in her home town of Liverpool before moving down to Devon, where, apart from 3 years teaching in Khartoum, Sudan, and a year gaining her teaching qualification at Reading University, she has lived ever since.
She has taught flute and piano privately in homes and schools (Exeter School, Edgehill College, Bideford) plus working as senior tutor in proofreading and editing skills for Chapterhouse, the publishing trainers.
She played for the Shapland Singers, a mixed North Devon group, for eleven years before taking on the role of accompanist for Barnstaple Male Voice Choir for seven years. Since her move down to Torquay in 2006 she has continued to play for the Barnstaple choir in Germany, the Cornwall International Male Voice Choral Festival and most recently (May 2011) in Ireland, including at the Cork International Choral Festival.
Having deputised for Brixham Orpheus Male Voice Choir since moving to Torbay she took over from Daphne Murphy as accompanist in January 2010. She is currently working full-time at Brunel Manor, the Christian holiday and conference centre in Watcombe.