About Dallas’ Suzuki Violin Studio

Welcome to Dallas’ Premier Suzuki Violin Studio, where you can experience outstanding Suzuki violin instruction for students aged three years and up.

rigo-murillo-blue-bgMy name is Rigo Murillo, and I am passionate about helping my students learn the discipline needed to achieve great skills in playing the violin while also creating an atmosphere of fun.

With my extensive experience (25+ years) as a professional violinist and a Registered Suzuki Violin Specialist I offer lessons, from beginner to advanced, at my Northeast Dallas studio. 

In addition to performing and conducting, I enjoy sharing my life with Suzuki families, and offering my depth of knowledge to my students, while helping their parents to continue supporting their learning.

The Suzuki Philosophy

Dr. Shinichi Suzuki believed two main ideas about the natural development of language, which he realized could also be applied to musical education. This influenced his creation and implementation of the Suzuki Method:

  • Children learn to speak by being immersed in the language-filled environment around them.
  • By receiving the proper encouragement and nurturing, children imitate what they hear.

For young children, The Suzuki approach to music learning is the most natural and simplest method to learning music.

It extends from ear training, and goes beyond the basics to the most intricate aspects of musical expression.

Regardless of your child’s performance level, the principles of the Suzuki Method can bring excitement and progress toward musical excellence.

Suzuki-Teaching-3Suzuki’s influence has personally made me a better teacher by providing me with an extensive variety of performing, conducting and teaching experiences.

My students directly benefit from my experiences by acquiring a solid technical foundation of violin technique, thereby achieving the highest standards of musical performance.

I know firsthand the incredible benefits of working with great Suzuki teachers, and have had the privilege of learning from teachers like Nancy Jackson, Paul Landefeld, Pat D’Ercole, Michelle George, Cathy Hargrave, and Joanne Melvin.

By working with them, I have been given a holistic approach and perspective on Dr. Suzuki’s teaching methods.


Rigo Murillo
Suzuki Strings Specialist &
Registered Suzuki Violin Teacher

Contact Rigo Murillo

If you would like to learn more about how Suzuki violin lessons can help your child, I would be delighted for you to observe my teaching methods.

If you would like to schedule a visit to the studio, please Contact me here to make arrangements.

To learn more about lessons, enrollment and tuition, please click here.

 Mr. Rigo’s Professional Bio:

rigo-2Violinist Rigo Murillo has earned the warm respect from his listeners and colleagues through his signature vivid and multicolored tone, clear yet spontaneous eloquence, and well-defined expression.

He is able to capture even the youngest of audiences’ imaginations with his inspiring musical conviction.

Rigo has shared the stage with world-acclaimed artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Jean Pierre Rampal, Doc Severinsen, and Ray Charles, among others.

In addition, he has performed in master classes with renowned artists such as Mayumi Fujikawa, Gregory Feigin, and Alexandre Brussilovsky, and played as a member of the Pensacola Symphony, Meridian Symphony, Mississippi Opera Orchestra, as well as concertmaster of the USM Symphony and the Mesquite Symphony.

Rigo is producer of a compilation of instrumental songs performed on violin, titled “My Heart’s Music,” is featured on several recordings of Jewish liturgical and folk music, and has appeared as a guest soloist with the Ollin Yoliztli Chamber Orchestra.

He is the founder of the Suzuki strings program in the Greenville (TX) public schools, and teaches private and group violin lessons in the Northeast Dallas area while keeping an active performing schedule in the North Texas region.

Rigo has received honor degrees in violin performance and music education from The University of Southern Mississippi, where he was also granted the McGraw Violin Chair Award. He holds an Artist Diploma in violin performance from the Ollin Yoliztli Institute in Mexico City, where he studied with Sergei Gorbenko, the former concertmaster of the USSR Radio and TV Orchestra.

He is a registered Suzuki teacher and active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and Vice-President of the North Texas Suzuki Association, having studied Suzuki pedagogy with Michelle George, Joanne Melvin, Pat D’Ercole, and Paul Landefeld.

Additionally, he has been a faculty member at The University of Southern Mississippi Suzuki School, Bass Memorial Academy, Violinspire Suzuki Workshop in Hattiesburg, MS, and the American Honor Orchestra Festival. Rigo Murillo’s musical leadership has taken him to excel as music director of the USM Civic Orchestra, director of operations of the USM Symphony Orchestra, and music director at Mount Sinai Congregation in Mexico City.

* The Suzuki Method is a registered trademark of the International Suzuki Association and its administrators. Suzuki Method materials are published exclusively by a subsidiary of Warner-Chappell Music, Inc., Alfred Publishing, Inc.


teen-violin-girlConveniently located in the beautiful Lake Highlands area of Dallas, the Love Nurtured Music Studio provides an excellent family setting that is both sincerely warm and professional.

Our music teaching studio area is comfortably large and designed so that listening to the music lessons is a pleasurable experience.

There is enough space to accommodate individual and group lessons, as well as at least ten observers. This is important, because when you come for a lesson at our studio, you don’t just sit outside “waiting your turn” -you come in to observe the lesson before and stay for the one after yours. Not only is this a good educational experience, but it also fosters the sense of community that our families cherish.

Love Nurtured Music Program

11882 Greenville AvenueSuite B103Dallas, TX 75243

(214) 269-8545


With our Suzuki Violin program, your child (as young as 3 years old) can successfully learn to play the violin beautifully using the Native Language approach.

Your child will be learning by listening, imitating, and repeating sounds, just as we learn to talk. The Suzuki method takes children through music learning from infancy to excellence in music performance.

Our music lessons teach children discipline, hard work skills, and a noble character.

The Suzuki Method creates a partnership between the teacher, parent, and child, inspiring a fine musical ear, self-confidence, and a life-long love of music.

The “Suzuki Parent” attends all individual and group violin lessons. Parents in the Suzuki Violin Program receive all the necessary tools to help your child with daily home practicing, as well as providing instructions for the Suzuki music listening assignments. No previous music or teaching experience is necessary.