Sue Klein started playing the recorder at at the age of 7 and fell in love with the sound of it, especially after hearing recordings of Frans Bruggen. After going to the Royal Academy during her secondary school years where she studied Flute and Piano , she went to Exeter University to study Music, but gave up the flute. Susan got involved more with Early Music, playing and singing in the Early Music Consort and getting together with other like minded recorder players to form a Recorder Quartet.
The following year she studied with Phil Pickett at the Guildhall, and continued her studies with Peter Holtslag, and also played in master classes with Kees Boeke, Walther van Hauwe and Jeanette Wingerden, in London, France, and Norway. Susan then got involved with a group called Le Stravaganze, and performed across England and Scotland , and in Europe, and were described as “pick of the fringe” of the Edinburgh Festival in the Scotsman. Later she started playing with the Linden Baroque Orchestra, and was fortunate to be able to play several Recorder Concertos with them over a period of many years.
Susan has now been teaching for 30 years, and has enjoyed every minute of it. She has taught all sorts of children and young people in all sorts of schools, and music schools and privately. She currently has students of Recorder , and Piano ranging in age from 5 to 58. Her pupils learn a wide range of styles of music. They learn to read music, and to play the music stylistically and beautifully with enjoyment and musicality.