Dr. Carolyn M. Barrett founded Suzuki method studios in Lagos, Nigeria, and Seoul, Korea before establishing her studio in Reston, VA. Her Seoul studio was directly supervised by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. She traveled to Matsumoto, Japan to study with Dr. Suzuki on three separate occasions.

With the onset of the Covid Pandemic in early 2020, Dr. Barrett transferred all of her lessons online using Zoom, Facetime, or whichever platform worked best for each student. While apprehensive at first, Dr. Barrett quickly discovered that the online lessons were as successful as the in-person lessons. Based on this success, Dr. Barrett will continue teaching her current students online and will begin accepting new students for in-person or online lessons on a case-by-case basis.

Instruments Taught

Individual & Group Online Lessons

Piano

Students age 3 and older

Violin

Students age 3 and older

Viola

Students age 3 and older

Cello

Students age 3 and older

Julie Kelly

Our two children studied music with Dr. Barrett for several years. Both have thrived in her implementation of the Suzuki method, and in the recitals and concerts they perform several times a year.

Julie Kelly / parent
Irena

The last 12 years of being a student under Dr. Barrett has been the most gratifying and unique experience. She laid down the foundations of my love for music and led me to where I am one step at a time.

Irena / student
Sara Jade

I started violin lessons with Dr. Barrett at four years old. Not only did she teach me to love music, she helped inspire me to pursue a Music Education degree at VCU.

Sara Jade / student

Latest News

Barrett Suzuki Spring Concert 2024

Barrett Suzuki Spring Concert 2024

Barrett Suzuki Music Studio is proud to present a virtual Suzuki Spring Concert to be held on March 17, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.

Barrett Suzuki Fall 2023

Barrett Suzuki Fall 2023

Barrett Suzuki Music Studio is proud to present a virtual Suzuki Fall Concert to be held on November 19, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

Barrett Suzuki Spring Concert 2023

Barrett Suzuki Spring Concert 2023

Barrett Suzuki Music Studio is proud to present a virtual Suzuki Spring Concert to be held on March 26, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

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