Hello There

My name Heidi Behrenbruch

I am an internationally trained Suzuki Teacher, registered with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. I have been teaching for over 20 years and have taught in Australia, USA, Canada and Vietnam. I am always taking part in workshops, conferences, Suzuki institutes, and continued teacher training as I believe there is no end to learning.

At Somerset Suzuki Violin Studio, individual and group instruction is offered. Every week students will have one private and one group class. Lessons are available for beginner to advanced level and are open to adults and children. I believe that participating in concerts is an important part of learning a performing art. Students will have multiple opportunities to perform through the year. Many of my students have gone on to win music competitions such as the Calgary Arts Festival as well as being accepted in renowned Universities String Programs. I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to my studio.

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Nicole L.

Student and Parent of Student
Heidi began teaching my daughter and shortly after, I also began taking private lessons from her. From the start, Heidi has consistently shown an in depth passion and understanding of the violin as well as general music history and theory. Having been educated all over the world and as a professional player herself, Heidi pulls from her wealth of knowledge and experience to create a learning environment in her studio that is effective and unique. Her teaching style is thorough as she helps students go beyond simply ‘learning notes’ through working on posture, tension, ergonomics, attitude, performance etiquette and more. We have grown immensely and have seen the same results with most other students in her studio. Heidi is an extremely dynamic teacher with an incredibly high quality violin/viola program.

Nicole V.

Heidi is a thoughtful, creative and inspiring teacher. She cultivates confidence with exciting challenges and performances. Heidi is a charismatic individual with a passion for music who goes above and beyond for her students.

Shanda and Lee D.

Student Parents
Heidi has a powerful passion for teaching violin. Her individual engagement with her students and belief in also creating a close community of musicians within her studio are like no other. Heidi’s professionalism and ability to teach students from beginning to high levels allow her to know exactly what is needed to ensure each student is playing at their full potential. Over the past four years, we have watched our daughter continuously grow as a musician as well as a confident young girl. We cannot express enough gratitude to Heidi for this positive experience.