Mrs. Suzanne Brimhall Barraclough
A violinist and Suzuki Violin Talent Education Teacher, I currently enjoy teaching Individual, Group, Chamber Music and Tone Classes in my home studio!
As a Suzuki student from age five in 1968, I began attending Suzuki Institutes from age 10 and have continued to attend Institutes, Conventions and Suzuki Events to study and to teach every year of my life.
I studied directly with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki in Matsumoto, Japan at his Talent Education Research Institute. After two years of daily study I performed my Graduation Concert Ceremony for Dr. Suzuki and received my official Teaching Certificate from him in 1987. I have returned to Japan to study 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 perform with the Ballet West Utah Chamber Orchestra and began performing with the Utah Symphony at age 29. I am also a Cum Laude Graduate of Utah State University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance.
My husband works as the Assistant Stage and Properties Master for the Utah Symphony. He and my parents, Cleo and Rodger Brimhall provide a huge support system for all of my musical study and teaching endeavors. I also enjoy reading, walking, camping, skiing, parasailing and taking care of our dog Saydie and our little Gerbil Guinevere. 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!