Sue Jane Bryant (Viola Coach) has been a member of both the violin and viola sections of the Edmonton Symphony, and Assistant Principal Viola of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. She loved living in Malaysia playing viola in the inaugural season of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Since moving to the Pacific Northwest she has played with the Seattle Symphony and Opera, Pacific NW Ballet Orchestra, NW Sinfonietta and the Auburn Symphony.
Sue Jane teaches a full studio of violin and viola students on Bainbridge Island, and presently coaches young string players for the Michael J. Owen Education Fund in several Seattle public schools. She has also coached at Lincoln and Garfield High Schools and Washington Middle Schools on a regular basis.
Sue Jane lives on Bainbridge Island with her husband Stephen, a violinist with the Seattle Symphony and their Pomeranian Beatrice. Sue Jane enjoys exploring recipes and cooking, gardening, and thrift and salvage shopping!