Suzanne grew up in Bellingen and began her orchestral training in the wonderful Bellingen Youth Orchestra. Suzanne then moved to Sydney to complete a Bachelor of Music at the Conservatorium of Music, graduating in 2012 with first class honours. Suzanne has performed with various orchestras including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, The Musician Project Orchestra, the Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute, and the Australian Youth Orchestra, with whom she toured internationally in 2016.
In 2018, Suzanne completed her Doctorate at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where her research focused on French aesthetics in Australian composer Richard Meale’s flute music. She studied flute with Emma Sholl, Associate Principal Flute of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and Geoffrey Collins, Principal Flute of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. While she was completing her studies, Suzanne taught at the Conservatorium where she tutored tertiary students in Aural Perception and several history subjects. She was co-editor of the 2017 Sydney Undergraduate Journal of Musicology.
Suzanne is a passionate music educator. Since 2011, Suzanne has been hired by the Arts Unit, a division of the Department of Education. Her roles at the Arts Unit have included being flute tutor for several of their instrumental ensembles as well as teaching at state music camps and on interstate and international tours. Suzanne has twice managed tours with the Arts Unit Jazz Orchestra and Stage Band, taking student groups to Port Macquarie and Merimbula. In 2014 Suzanne was invited to be a guest conductor at the Primary Proms, conducting 300 primary school choral students at the Sydney Town Hall. Suzanne also taught flute at Fort St High School for eight years.
Continuing her passion for working in public education, this year Suzanne began teaching classroom music in Western Sydney, which she absolutely loves!