About us


Sue Lake has many years experience working with both children and adults of all ages, teaching, producing, directing and has a heart to share her love and joy of music with everyone.

Sue could be described as THE music teacher for the international community of Geneva, Vaud & Pays de Gex. She teaches piano, recorder, bassoon, theory to children and adults of all ages as well as directing various choirs & singing groups.

Sue has over 15 years experience and, unlike other teaching methods, she tailors her approach to each individual pupil's needs, style & character. Getting to know each child individually to offer them the most suitable mix of Classical, popular, improvisation, written music to best enable their musical growth & maturity. notebynote has recently begun children's singing groups, with a plan to gradually expand to all ages and levels for singing, orchestra & recorder.

Sue also works with adults both through private individual lessons and the two notebynote adult choirs. These two groups, along with the annual singalong and scratch events, offer the joy of singing to adults of all levels of experience and musical knowledge. Sue is passionate about opening up the world of music to the whole community.


Sue has also been involved in many voluntary roles in the International community for many years. She has participated in many GAOS (Geneva Amateur Operatic Society) shows both on stage, as musical director, mentor for their 'Really Youthful Group' shows Annie & Grease and, in 2014, she was co-producer and musical director for a fantastic production of the musical CATS.

Sue is a lifelong Girl Guide and is actively involved with the Geneva Girl Scout community. She has been running a troop for 11-17 year olds for 10 years and also served 5 years as the Chair of the Geneva Girl Scouts which involved overseeing and planning events, activities and the growth of over 250 girls in the programme. She strongly believes in the need for children & young adults to be given opportunities to learn & grow in maturity, leadership & all life skills. Sue has also been involved in Westlake community church for many years, playing, singing, leading & working with both adults, children & youth.

Sue has become an institution among the International community who love the concerts, scratch events & singalongs which notebynote organises through the year. Her friendly, open nature encourages everyone 'to give it a try' and to challenge themselves to excel & grow at whatever level they are.

She would love to hear from you, whether you are interested in private lessons, singing in one of her groups, coming along to a notebynote singalong or scratch event or just discussing how you & your children can get involved in the world of music.

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