Sue Larsen is out of North Castle, NY and has lived in Westchester County her entire life. She has been in the music business for 40 + years as a performer/songwriter and she retired a couple of years ago from her human resource position so that she could learn what was needed in regards to this “new” DIY music business. She set up her own publishing and recording company, Bijoux Music Group LLC, and has a home studio. She has been her own producer and engineer for the recording, mixing, and mastering of her previously released songs and the track she is about to release. She also performed all the vocals and instrumentation and stated she is very grateful that she was able to do this considering the challenges of COVID-19. She released “Sleeping Alone Again” in Dec. of 2020 and it made it to Pandora’s premium services and radio play so, as she put it, “Being it was my first attempt at this, I thought that was pretty cool”. Her second song,“Hardly Hiding”, was featured on WHUD 100.7 FM along with an interview with host Andy Bale this past April.
To preview her music video, pre-save or pre-order on Spotify, Amazon or iTunes Store “You Will Always Be There”, click HERE.
Ms. Larsen is in her 40th + year of offering interactive music programs and entertainment to varied age groups and populations. Utilizing songbooks and rhythmic instruments when appropriate, she tailors her performance or program to her audience. Her repertoire spans over 100 years. She is a songwriter, guitarist, bassist, and vocalist.
Ms. Larsen studied vocal training with Maestro Carlo Menotti, former teacher of Harry Belefonte, Laura Branigan, Tony Bennett and Frankie Avalon for over 12 years. Under the direction of Sharon Obeck, Ms. Larsen studied “On Camera Technique” for commercial work, media training, public interviews, and audition preparation. She also attended the Barbizon Modeling and Acting Studio for training in stage presence, runway presentations, photo shoot preparation, on camera makeup, hair, photo posing, audition and interviewing techniques.
Ms. Larsen has experience with school age children including special needs students, adults with cognitive impairments, behavioral health disorders, adults with substance and alcohol abuse disorders, dementia patients, the developmentally disabled, and physically disabled adults and children. She has been an independent contractor for ArtsWestchester, Westchester Office of the Aging, Hospital Audiences Inc., Rockland Psychiatric Center, Yonkers Public School District and the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx.
Ms. Larsen is one of the founding members of BIJOUX, which is now in it's 26th year of performing for corporate, private and public events.