Mrs. Suzanne Brimhall Barraclough

Violin Teacher

Suzanne Brimhall Barraclough

SAA Member


Salt Lake City, UT
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Suzanne began studying Suzuki violin when she was five years old back in 1968. She loved it! At a young age, Suzanne accompanied her Mother, Cleo Brimhall (Piano Teacher Trainer), all around the country and to other countries as well. The goal was for Cleo to study Piano Training quite seriously at every excellent Institute and Conference she could find. The goal for Suzanne was to follow her own loosely built curriculum based on classes her friends attended and classes taught by her favorite teachers. (Yes, that was possible back in the day.) Consequently, she was able to study with many brilliant teachers, including our dear teachers, who have since passed on.

Suzanne began her American Teacher Training Book 1 study at age 17 and continues to study each year. Suzanne started her full-time study with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki in Japan in 1985. Classes with Dr. Suzuki occurred every single day, and she was diligent in attending the daily research classes. She feels that her research with Dr. Suzuki was so amazing. She knows that she is currently still learning a tremendous amount from her experiences with him.

After Suzanne graduated from Dr. Suzuki’s School, she began to teach in many different locations around the United States, UK, and Canada. She has finally settled in Utah with her husband, Mark. They love camping, hiking, walking their dog Saydie and Suzanne especially enjoys their pet gerbil named George. Although she has done quite a bit of professional performing, she is now focused on fulfilling the oath she made to Dr. Suzuki. “Beautiful Tone, Beautiful Heart” is always first. She has space for one or two beginners at this time.