I was born in London, UK in 1954 and left England with my British husband Michael Field and 1 year old son Hugh in 1982. Our daughter Julia was born in New Jersey, in 1984. We have lived in New Jersey, Colorado and California and I have maintained private teaching studios in Boulder, San Diego and Redwood City and taught piano and voice since 1990. I sang with Opera Colorado
and San Diego Opera
and in San Diego established San Diego Youth Opera, producing and directing Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, in 2001.
I have performed in numerous vocal quartets, duet and solo recitals, with piano and small orchestra, in Boulder, San Diego, London, Oxford, Alberta, and in the San Francisco Bay Area and worked as a mezzo soloist, choir section leader, pianist and Music Director for churches of all denominations including San Diego's Immaculata Church, Denver's Church of the Good Shepherd, and Redwood City's UU Fellowship. I was Music Director at Peace Lutheran Church, Danville from 2006-2011.
I have also worked extensively as a collaborative pianist, with singers and instrumentalists and served as VP of Programs on the Board of the San Francisco Chapter of NATS
from 2006-09 and from 2012-14. I have been President of CAPMT
, (California Association of Professional Music Teachers, an affiliate of MTNA
) from May 2010 to March 2014. I served on the MTNA Conference Planning Committee for the 2013 Conference in Anaheim, the State Affiliate of the Year Committee from 2013-15 and was MTNA SW Division Director Elect for the 2014-16 biennium. I was the San Francisco Bay Area Coordinator for the MusicLink Foundation,
from March 2015 to September 2016. In April 2016, I was extremely honored to be made an MTNA Foundation Fellow at the MTNA San Antonio Conference Gala and I served as MTNA SW Division Director from 2016 to March 2018. I have been teaching the RCM Curriculum in piano, voice and theory since 2011 and have had students perform in their Recital of Excellence Recitals in California every year since 2013. Sue Field's Music Studio has been awarded the 2019 Best of Redwood City Award in the category of Music Instruction by the Redwood City Award Program. Sue is retiring from regular teaching in May 2023.