About Suzanne

I’m a violinist and a Suzuki Violin Teacher. Currently, I play for Ballet West’s Utah Chamber Orchestra and teach about 20 students each week in private and group lessons. I studied Suzuki Method from age five with Arnold Schatz, a Professor at the University of Nebraska. I began attending Suzuki Institutes every year from age 10 and have continued attending and participating for my entire life. I’m a graduate of Realms of Inquiry Private School. I attended Utah State University and received a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance Cum Laude. I then spent two years studying with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki in Matsumoto Japan at the Talent Education Research Institute. I graduated from T.E.R.I. in 1987. I have taught at several Suzuki Institutes throughout the United States and in England.

Recently married, I enjoy hiking and camping with my extraordinary husband and our wonderful dog, Lucy.

My email is sbarraclough [at] gmail.com.

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14 responses to “About Suzanne

  1. Dear Suzanne,
    Would you send me a sample study sheet of Book 1 and Book 2? Thanks.
    Helen Butterworth

  2. Tani

    I really enjoy your blog. I teach elementary strings in Pennsylvania and am always looking for Suzuki ideas. As I am not a string player by performance, I have found it difficult to get accepted into courses and workshops and thus have to pick up ideas from other people. I have many graduate credits in string pedagogy but I really would like to study Suzuki methods. You have great ideas on your blog. Thank you! My students will greatly benefit.

  3. Your welcome!! Thanks for dropping by~

  4. experienceaurie

    I attempted to play violin at age 8, but i had to stick to woodwind, brass & the piano. I donated my violin to a little guy at my old church and i hope he will take up what i couldn’t. I find your experiences very enlightening and I will be back to read more. Great stuff.

  5. Aine O' Brien

    I would like to add a request for a sample study sheet also, level 1. When ever you get a chance. Thanks, Áine.

  6. Suzuki is getting more and more popular. Now it was in the news and papers several times, that Hilary Hahn started out with that method.
    To fill in a page about the method on my Fanpage, please mail me a beginners and one very advanced Studysheet !
    I will post it at http://www.hilaryhahn.info!
    Thanx a lot!

  7. Inkeri Petrozzi

    Thanks for this space!
    I am in charge of the monthly bulletin of our Suzuki Association in Peru. I´ve quoted you but I can’t find your last name.
    Please, send me an email!
    Congratulations for all of your beutiful thinking!

  8. Hi from Sweden!

    Thanx Suzanne for your great website!
    Your site has a lot to learn all parents and tachers about the Suzuki method, thats wonderful.

    Take a look at: http://www.norrkopingsuzuki.se

    Keep up the good work!

    Greetings from Norrkoping, Sweden. // Ulf A.

  9. Hi to Ulf A. in Sweden!!

    Thank You for visiting! I keep learning more and more about the Suzuki Method every day. Thank You for sharing your beautiful site with us! 🙂 The spirit of Dr. Suzuki continues to grow and live as we Nurture these little spirits with love.
    Thank You –

  10. Debby

    I would like to request a sample study sheet for both level 1 and 2. Thank you for sharing such valuable information.

  11. Suzanne

    Hi Terry – my email has changed! I need to update this – it is now sbarraclough [@] gmail.com.

  12. Hey Suzanne, those were great days when you taught Suzuki violin in Jackson TN. Glad you have made a success of your chosen field but for you it was the family business you might say, wasn’t it?


  13. Thanks Chuck 🙂 Still can’t believe you told the GeorgeTown conductor (what was his name?) that I had been practicing Tchaik 3rd movement so he had me solo starting right at the HARMONICS mind you… (what a place to dive in) *whew* so terrifying and wonderful and so horrible. But we had fun in the Georgetown Symphony huh? Wonder whatever happened to Stacy – I know she got divorced but I wonder now whether or not she still has my nice black dress… hee. 😉 🙂

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