The London Suzuki Group
was formed round the kitchen table of Helen Brunner
, a violin graduate of Royal College of Music
, was introduced to the Suzuki Method in the USA in 1968.
own four children were taught by some of the original Japanese Suzuki teachers.
returned to London and pioneered some of the first Suzuki
teaching in UK with a handful of friends and colleagues including Elisabeth Waterhouse and Clare Santer.
At that time, researching for Suzuki training in the UK, Helen became a founder member of a Suzuki Steering Committee, which enabled US teachers, John Kendall and William Starr, to train teachers in Hertfordshire over 2 years.
Nicolas Barker served as London Suzuki Group ( LSG ) chairman with a board of trustees, Donald Foord was hon. treasurer, and Helen Brunner was director of the group.
Helen Brunner served as Music Director 1972-1987 and was succeeded by Christine Livingstone 1987-2003.