Christina Sherriff  GTCL, FTCL: piano, theory and  musicianship

Christina  is a British Suzuki Institute level 4 Suzuki piano teacher with more than thirty years of experience teaching music to individuals and classes and has been part of the Ipswich Suzuki Group for the last fifteen years as a parent and teacher.

She studied piano at Trinity College of Music, London where she graduated and gained a Fellowship in piano performance. She studied piano with Jacob Kaletsky,  Allan Schiller and Ilana Davids. She went on to perform in chamber ensembles in London and the surrounding counties and accompanied vocalists and instrumentalists. While teaching in the Middle East she accompanied choirs and was a music director for dramatic groups.

Christina is based between Ipswich and Colchester. She can be contacted via this website or

Emma Seggar: violin

Emma qualified as a British Suzuki Institute Level 3 violin teacher in 2009.  She began violin lessons at the age of 8 with Paula Radford, and took part in group lessons with Clare Santer as part of Ipswich Suzuki Group.

She was awarded a music degree from Dartington College of Arts in Devon, where she studied with Oliver Butterworth and Malcolm Latcham.  Following the completion of her course, Emma returned to Suffolk and worked for both the Health Service and Suffolk County Council, whilst continuing to play an active part in the local music scene.

Having taught violin for 3 years at a local private school, Emma is now concentrating solely on her Suzuki practice, which is based in Ipswich.

Emma can be contacted via this website.

Clare Santer LRAM: violin

Clare studied at the Royal Academy of Music and as a professional musician Clare has performed with many leading orchestras, including The Academy of Ancient Music under Christopher Hogwood,  English Baroque Soloists under John Eliot Gardiner.

Clare travelled to Japan where she studied under Dr Shinichi Suzuki. She is a teacher trainer and is a founder member of the British Suzuki Institute. Clare has been teaching violin and viola to children in Suffolk for more than forty years.  

Many of Clare's pupils have gone on to study music at music schools such as Yehudi Menuhin  and leading conservatoires such as the Royal College of Music, The Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music. Clare can be contacted via this website.

Rachel Raval: cello

Rachel is committed to a Suzuki core approach and ongoing training, which she has found invaluable in teaching pupils of all ages.

She welcomes pupils from age 4/5 upwards, and is excited and delighted to have taken on more young beginners recently, who work well together as a group and have a lot of fun in the process! Rachel likes to keep her ideas fresh with regular contact with the Suzuki community; performing locally as much as possible - and with other musicians, exploring the versatile role of the cello in different genres of music.

She can be contacted via this website or