Rachel Bower Karr, Violin

MM, Cleveland Institute of Music (Violin Performance)
BA, Cleveland Institute of Music (Violin Performance)
Suzuki Pedagogy


Suzanne Barraclaugh, Leonard Braus, Carey Beth Hockett, John Kendall, Charles Krigbaum, Cathy Lee, Kimberly Meier-Sims, Deborah Moench, Richard Mooney, Alice Ann O'Neill, Edmund Sprunger, Eugene Watanabe

Festivals and Orchestras

Honolulu Symphony
Ballet West Orchestra



Rachel Bower Karr grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah studying violin with Suzanne Barraclaugh, Deborah Moench, Leonard Braus, and Eugene Watanabe. She went on to study with William Preucil, Jr. and Stephen Rose at the Cleveland Institute of Music graduating with a Bachelor's and Master's in Violin Performance, as well as, Suzuki Pedagogy under Kimberly Meier-Sims.

Mrs. Karr has been teaching the Suzuki violin method in the Salt Lake and Davis County areas for 14 years, with teaching experiences in Ohio and Hawaii as well. Her teaching experience includes 11 years at the Gifted Music School in Salt Lake City. She has taken extended and enrichment training from the top Suzuki teacher trainers nationally and internationally, including John Kendall, Edmund Sprunger, Cathy Lee, Carey Beth Hockett, Richard Mooney, Charles Krigbaum, and Alice Ann O'Neill. She has had students come to her from all over Utah as well as the Hawaiian Islands.

Along with her teaching experience, her professional performance experience has been performing as a member of the Honolulu Symphony and is a current member of the Ballet West Orchestra. She is also often involved in recordings and performances for various artists, as well as other various recordings including music for video games and Youtube.

SAA Registererd Training

Every Child Can!
Violin Unit 1

Violin Unit 2
Violin Unit 3
Violin Unit 4
Violin Unit 5
Violin Unit 6
Violin Unit 7
Violin Unit 8
Violin Unit 9-10
Violin Revisiting Unit 1
Violin Practicum

Suzuki Principles in Action
Enrichment (Cello, Viola, Violin)
Enrichment (Viola, Violin)