Ms. Carlough Faulkner-Carroll

Violin Teacher

SAA Member

Carlough Faulkner-Carroll discovered her love of teaching when she began tutoring younger violin students as a high school student. After 20 years teaching full-time, she still gets just as excited every time a student gets the shining look that says “I’ve got it!”

The director of Crescendo Suzuki Studio of Bedford, MA -Carlough is also a sought after clinician who is known for her ability to connect with children. She strives to help students reach their full potential and to enjoy the process with them. She is currently on on the faculty of the New England Suzuki Institute and the New Jersey Suzuki Workshop, and has taught at numerous other workshops.

In addition to performance degrees from New England Conservatory and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was a winner of the School of Music Concerto Competition, Carlough has pursued long-term Suzuki teacher training with Teri Einfeldt as well as short courses with Ronda Cole, Edmund Sprunger, and Ed Kreitman among others. She also has received training from Dorothy Jones in Suzuki Early Childhood Education, a curriculum for newborns through three year olds.

Early in her career, Carlough served as the director of the Massachusetts Suzuki Festival, and the President of the board of Suzuki:MA (the Massachusetts Chapter of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.) More recently, she has pursued a passionate interest in world music, dabbling in Transylvanian village music, Arabic music, Irish fiddle music, and attending the Silk Road Ensemble Global Musician’s Workshop where she had exposure to several other styles. She has brought that music to share with her students. Crescendo Suzuki Studio has performed with musicians from Uganda, and Lebanon, and more cross-cultural explorations are planned. Carlough resides and teaches in Bedford, MA, with her husband and their two children where she gets inspiration daily from her 35 students.

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