Sue Macy

Susan Macy

Clarinet Instructor


    Susan Macy is an active teacher, performer and conductor. Susan teaches woodwinds in the Palo Alto Unified School District. She also plays in the West Bay Opera, is principal clarinet of the Peninsula Symphony and often plays with San Jose Opera, Santa Cruz Symphony and Ballet Orchestra. Susan played previously with the Monterey Symphony and many chamber groups.

    As the co-conductor of the South Bay Community Orchestra, a group of older adults, Susan leads the group in performances for special groups in rest homes, community centers, hospitals  and  volunteer groups.

    Mrs. Macy received a B.M. in clarinet performance from CSU Northridge and a Master’s degree also in clarinet performance from New England Conservatory. Her teachers were Stanley Hasty, Michael Webster, Rossario Mazzeo and Dominic Fera. 

    Her husband, Rufus Acosta, is a fine bassoonist and has his woodwind and brass repair shop next to Norm’s Music.