Helen Brunner

Violin, Level 5* MATS

Viola, Level 5* MATS

Helen Brunner

Notting Hill, W11

Helen graduated on violin from the Royal College of Music in London before discovering the Suzuki Method in 1968 in New York. Her four children learned with a Suzuki teacher when they were little. On return to the UK in 1970, Helen pioneered the Suzuki Method and founded the first Suzuki group in Europe – The London Suzuki Group. Since then she studied extensively with Dr Suzuki in Japan (graduating in 1983) and has become the UK Director of Suzuki for the European Board. She now travels all over the world as a teacher-trainer, recently in Peru, USA, Singapore, Japan, India and Australia. In July 2012 Helen was honoured to be awarded the Gold Medal for Culture & Heritage from the Ministry of Culture in Poland for her services to the Polish People. In 2013 Helen began the initial Suzuki violin teacher training programme in Moscow. Helen is privileged to play a 1683 Amati violin.