Mrs. Suzanne Brimhall Barraclough

Violin Teacher

Suzanne Brimhall Barraclough

SAA Member


Salt Lake City, UT
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A Suzuki Violin Teacher and Violinist, Suzanne began studying the Suzuki Method at age 5. With over 45 years of teaching experience, Suzanne is currently teaching in her studio in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Suzanne received her Teaching Certificate of Graduation from Dr. Shinichi Suzuki’s Talent Education Research Institute in Matsumoto, Japan in 1987. She continues to train each year and is certified through S.A.A to teach Suzuki Twinkles and Books 1 through Post Book 10. 

Many of her students have attended prestigious music schools such as The Curtis Institute and The Cleveland Institute of Music. However, Suzanne’s fondest hopes are to help foster children’s character and sensitivity, that their lives and hearts be touched and nourished by the world of classical music. She wants her students to become exceptional violinists while developing a beautiful heart.

Over the years Suzanne has taught in England, Japan, Tennessee, Indiana, Nebraska, Arizona, The Sacramento Suzuki School, Livermore’s L.A.G.A.T.S. School, The Atwater School for at-risk children in Los Angeles, California as well as many other institutes (I.S.S.I.). She enjoys teaching at summer workshops, both indoors, outdoors and online. Suzanne absolutely LOVES to teach!

Her performance experience includes the Utah Symphony, Ballet West Orchestra, L.A. East, Lexington Philharmonic, California Symphony, Fremont Symphony, Germantown Symphony, Jackson Symphony Orchestra and the T.E.R.I Orchestra. In addition to individual studies with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, Suzanne has studied with Miss Dorothy DeLay, Miss Yuko Mori, Kurt Sassmannshaus, William Preucil, Andrés Cárdenes, Joseph Silverstein, Eudice Shapiro, Samuel Applebaum, Mark Anders Emile, Judy Wendel Rich, and most especially and fondly, her first teacher, Dr. Arnold Schatz. She wishes to thank her amazing parents, Cleo and Rodger Brimhall for affording her these incredible experiences and always nurturing her with love!️  ️️️