Irena, former student, June 2020 Virtual Recital
“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. It was a long journey from A-string song to Minuet 3 to the Bach double and finally to the Bach concerto in A minor. Aside from the pieces that we worked on together, I acquired a lot of theory aspects of music, which is the most unique part of learning under Dr. Barrett.
The only way to see the big picture is to master the technical skills as well as the parts that are not tangible. Dr. Barrett got me as close as I can to that bigger picture. In addition, I want to thank the entire Suzuki family for all the memories I’ve made on and off stage and I would like to thank Dr. Barrett once more. I’m so proud to be her student for 2/3 of my life. Now I hope you all enjoy the first movement of Bach’s Concerto in A Minor.”
-Irena, former student, June 2020 Virtual Recital.