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Susan Perkins

Susan Perkins

Violin and Alexander Technique Instructor, Salem College School of Music.


  1. Perkins graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she studied with Elaine Richey, and earned her master's degree in violin performance from Florida State University, where she also studied Baroque violin.


Susan C. Perkins, violinist, has held principal positions with orchestras in North Carolina, including the Winston-Salem Symphony, Carolina Chamber Symphony and the Western Piedmont Symphony, and has performed with numerous other orchestras including the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Greensboro Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, Salisbury Symphony, Charleston Symphony, Savannah Symphony and Roanoke Symphony.

In 2001 Perkins moved to New York City to study the Alexander Technique at the American Center for the Alexander Technique in Manhattan. She remained in NYC until 2006, studying the Alexander Technique, teaching group music classes to infants and young children, teaching violin and performing as a violinist.

Perkins recently returned to the Triad where she maintains a large private studio of violin students, Triad Suzuki Kidz, who perform regularly in the area, and continues to freelance as a violinist. As a nationally certified teacher of the Alexander Technique since 2004, she also teaches the Alexander Technique to people who have back trouble, postural issues, musicians who have physical difficulties performing or people who want to improve their overall health and well being.  She has been teaching the Alexander Technique at Salem College since 2007, and at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Vocal Workshop since 2006.


Instructor of Violin and Alexander Technique