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About Sue L.
Sue has performed as a professional musician since 1996 and currently performs in London with a high-profile Sudanese Psychedelic Funk band, in a jazz trio performing jazz standards and as part of the experimental music world in London, performing at Cafe Oto, The Jazz Cafe, The ICA, The Vortex and Iklectik Art Lab. She has played internationally in many festivals, including Womad, Tusk Festival, The Guess Who Festival (Utrecht) and Montreal Jazz Festival.
Sue was a resident performer at the Millennium Dome and has played in rock bands (The Cambodian Space Project), Jazz and funk bands and in more experimental / modern classical contexts. Sue has run own ensembles, including a Charles Mingus tribute band, an experimental ensemble featuring horns and electronics and also co-runs an experimental music club in London.
Sue has been teaching one to one lessons since 1996, entering pupils for ABRSM graded exams, encouraging them to play in ensembles and perform. Since 2004, Sue has taught at a Junior School in Central London, teaching for ensembles of wind instruments and the school orchestra. Sue arranges for ensembles and individual performances, both in the jazz and pop styles. From 1999-2018, Sue taught at a Saturday music school in Central London, teaching one to one, clarinet and saxophone. She has also run saxophone workshops at the Royal Festival Hall, schools and universities. In 2018, Sue was awarded an Arts Council Grant to work on improvisation with students in Leeds and London. Teaches exam level entries in jazz and classical styles.
Sue teaches to suit pupils, whether it's classical, jazz or popular music. Through her own experience of performing on stage and rehearsing, Sue understands the need to choose material which a student really enjoys playing. Therefore, Sue sources material to suit the pupil.
Sue encourages students to be aware of breathing and good physical techniques and how this relates to a personal sound. She works on good technique, aural training, sight reading and improvisation and utilises backing tracks to help practice sessions. Sue helps pupils understand the benefits of regular practice in order to feel a sense of achievement. She also arranges performance situations for pupils and encourage them to find playing situations, or enter for an exam.
If you would like to find out more or to book your first lesson, simply send Sue a message using the button on her profile.