Mrs. Suzanne Brimhall Barraclough

Violin Teacher

Suzanne Brimhall Barraclough

SAA Member


Salt Lake City, UT
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Hi. I’m Suzanne. I began studying Suzuki violin when I was five years, old back in 1968. My mother (Cleo Brimhall) and I began attending Suzuki Institues when I was 10. I began teaching at 18 and now, at age 58, I still love researching and exploring the Suzuki Method. I am fascinated by the unique natures of children.
At the various Institute’s in the 70’s, I was able to study with many brilliant teachers, including William Starr, John Kendall, Anastasia Jempelis and with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki himself.

I started my full-time courses and lessons with Dr. Suzuki at his school in Japan in 1985. I feel that my research with Sensei was amazing at that time and I continue learning a tremendous amount from all of my daily experiences with both Suzuki Sensei and Miss Mori to this day.

After I graduated from Dr. Suzuki’s School, I eventually settled here in Utah with my husband, Mark. I performed with the Utah Symphony and Ballet West. He worked backstage for both and eventually we met. We love camping, hiking, walking our dog and I enjoy my darling pet gerbil named George.

Now, as always I am focused on fulfilling the oath that I made to Dr. Suzuki to “Continue to teach in the future with much reflection.”

During this difficult time, I give Skype lessons indoors and outside studio lessons in our backyard and student’s backyards as well. We are striving to be both creative as possible while studying and growing skills, and yet also vigilant in our adherence to the social distancing that is so important for us all to follow. It can be super fun! Text—801-541-6470