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Graham Emberton


Graham Emberton is a violinist and teacher dedicated to compassionate talent development. Graham is a Suzuki violin instructor for the Aber Suzuki Center at UW-Stevens Point, and previously held faculty positions at Interlochen Arts Camp, Detroit Youth Volume, and DePaul Community Music Division. An enthusiastic lifelong learner, Graham has registered Suzuki teacher training with Mark Mutter, Dr. Laurie Scott, David Strom, Rolando Freitag, and Nancy Jackson. Other influences include violin pedagogy studies with Mimi Zweig and Amy Beth Horman, and Body Mapping studies with Jennifer Johnson.

In addition to his love for teaching, Graham is also an active performing musician. He currently serves as Assistant Concertmaster of the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra and as a member of the Fox Valley Symphony. Graham has also performed with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Utah Festival Opera, Lansing Symphony, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and the Britten-Pears Orchestra. Graham holds degrees in violin performance from Butler University, DePaul University, and the University of Memphis. His violin teachers include Timothy Shiu, Janet Sung, Larry Shapiro, and Paula Elliott.

Research Interests

  • Body Mapping
  • Violin pedagogy 

Community Involvement

  • Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra 
  • Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra 

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Body Mapping Education
  • Suzuki Association of the Americas
  • Suzuki Association of Wisconsin 


  • Suzuki Association of Wisconsin, stretch workshop 

A little practice every day adds up much faster than a chunk of practice once or twice a  week! 

Graham Emberton

146 Noel Fine Arts Center


MM - Violin Performance
DePaul University

BM - Violin Performance
Butler University

Artist Diploma - Violin Performance
University of Memphis