Sue has been a mainstay of the Vancouver folk and bluegrass scene since 1980 as a performer, instructor and organizer. She was a founder and four-term president of The Pacific Bluegrass and Heritage Society.
Sue has taught guitar and singing at the BC Bluegrass Workshop, Georgia Strait Guitar Workshop, Vancouver Island Music Workshop, North Vancouver Recreation Commission, Coquitlam School District Continuing Education, and Britannia Community Centre.
Recognized for her ability to help beginners gain confidence and enjoy making music in a group setting, Sue developed the very popular Slow Pitch Jam method of teaching bluegrass jamming. She has presented this unique workshop at festivals in BC, Alberta and Washington including Wintergrass, River City Bluegrass Festival, The Blueberry Bluegrass Festival, Coombs Bluegrass Festival, Sooke River Bluegrass Festival and the Vancouver Island MusicFest. Sue has been leading monthly Slow Pitch Jams at the ANZA Club in Vancouver since 1996, sponsored by the Pacific Bluegrass and Heritage Society.
Sue sings and plays guitar in the Vancouver bluegrass band Highrise Lonesome. She has released three CDs, in addition to the Slow Pitch Jam instructional materials.
With a background in education and counselling, Sue developed an award-winning children's program called The Buddy System in 1995. The trio performed songs to support school anti-violence programs, and toured schools in southern British Columbia for over a decade.
A strong belief in the power of music to enrich lives and build communities keeps Sue looking for new ways to involve and inspire others.