Barbara Greenberg


After receiving her B.A. in Music Education, Barbara Greenberg took the two-year teacher training course in Suzuki violin with Louise Behrend at The School for Strings in New York, completing it in 1977. She has taken subsequent training with numerous teachers such as Miss Mori, John Kendall, Helen Brunner, Ronda Cole, and Linda Case. Other pedagogy teachers have been Mimi Zweig and teachers trained by Paul Rolland. She has studied Alexander Technique and Body Mapping with Barbara Conable, Heather Buchanan, and Jennifer Johnson. Having recovered from an arm injury, she brings a personal perspective on body issues to her playing and teaching. Barbara created the West Windsor-Plainsboro Community Education Suzuki Program, directing it for 24 years. She has also taught and directed the Suzuki Program at Westminster Conservatory in Princeton, NJ. She has been a clinician for and co-directed numerous weekend Suzuki workshops in NJ and has taught at the Ithaca Suzuki Institute. In 2010 and 2011 she presented at the national ASTA Conference on violin and viola setups, with emphasis on the needs of younger students. Barbara has been quoted in STRINGS magazine on instrument sizing and chinrest/shoulder pad set up. She currently works with Frisch and Denig Chinrests fitting violinists and violists of all ages. Barbara is active as a fiddler for Contra and English Country dance, performing in the U.S, U.K., and Europe, and she has recorded 7 albums of dance music. Her goals as a teacher are to bring out the musical potential in each child, with good technique and a love for creating beauty. Ms. Greenberg teaches in Lawrenceville, N.J.