Graham Emberton

Violin, Viola Teacher

Graham Emberton

SAA Member


Ann Arbor, MI
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Graham Emberton is a violinist and teacher dedicated to compassionate talent development. Graham runs Ann Arbor Suzuki Violin, a private studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan where he enjoys working with students of all ages and experiences. Graham is a member of the Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute. Previous teaching engagements include faculty positions with the Aber Suzuki Center at UW Stevens Point, the American Suzuki Institute, Interlochen Arts Camp, Detroit Youth Volume, and DePaul Community Music Division.

Graham is a recipient of the Suzuki Association of the Americas’ Certificate of Achievement, an award given to teachers that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to lifelong learning and excellence in their teaching. Graham has registered Suzuki teacher training with Mark Mutter, Dr. Laurie Scott, David Strom, Winifred Crock, Tom Wermuth, Rolando Freitag, and Nancy Jackson. Other influences include violin pedagogy studies with Mimi Zweig and Amy Beth Horman.

Graham is a Licensed Body Mapping Educator through the Association for Body Mapping Education, and has studied extensively with Jennifer Johnson, author of “What Every Violinist Needs to Know About the Body.” Graham teaches a precise, ergonomic technique, integrating music and movement with anatomically accurate information.

In addition to his love for teaching, Graham is also an active performing musician. He has served as concertmaster of the Central Wisconsin Symphony, and also performed with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, Utah Festival Opera, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and the Britten-Pears Orchestra. Graham enjoys performing locally with the Chelsea Chamber Players.

Graham holds degrees in violin performance from Butler University, DePaul University, and the University of Memphis. His violin teachers include Janet Sung, Timothy Shiu, Larry Shapiro, and Paula Elliott.