Mrs. Suzanne Brimhall Barraclough

Violin Teacher

Suzanne Brimhall Barraclough

SAA Member


1902 S 600 E
Salt Lake City UT 84105-3037

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A violinist and Suzuki Violin Talent Education Teacher, I currently enjoy teaching Individual, Group, and Tone Classes in my home studio. My studio is comprised of a small group of interesting families. I wish for each student to enjoy themselves & to learn to be respectful while also feeling the freedom to express themselves in their own individual ways.

I began attending Suzuki Institutes from age 10 in 1968 and I have continued to attend Institutes, Conventions and Suzuki Events every year of my life!

In the 1980’s I studied directly with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki in Matsumoto, Japan at his Talent Education Research (and Cookie) Institute. After two years of daily study with him, I performed my Graduation Concert Ceremony and received a Teaching Certificate in 1987. I have returned to Japan to study again many times along with my students and have taught at Suzuki Institutes throughout the United States and England. Recently in March of 2013, I had the amazing opportunity to return to Matsumoto, Japan to study at the 16th International Suzuki Convention.

I have spent many wonderful years here in Utah performing with the Utah Symphony and Ballet West Utah Chamber Orchestra. Prior to studying in Japan, I Graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance.

My husband works as a stage hand for some of the productions for which I perform- in fact that is how we meant! I also enjoy reading, camping, skiing, parasailing and taking care of our dog Saydie and our little Gerbil Gilly. I am an active Advanced Teacher with the Suzuki Association of Utah which is a Chapter Affiliate of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. I have also written two published articles for the American Suzuki Journal. Thanks for reading!