Early in her career, Carlough served as the director of the Massachusetts Suzuki Festival, and the President of the board of Suzuki:MA (the Massachusetts Chapter of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.) More recently, she has pursued a passionate interest in world music, dabbling in Transylvanian village music, Arabic music, Irish fiddle music, and attending the Silk Road Ensemble Global Musician’s Workshop where she had exposure to several other styles. She has brought that music to share with her students. Crescendo Suzuki Studio has performed with musicians from Uganda, and Lebanon, and more cross-cultural explorations are planned. Carlough resides and teaches in Bedford, MA, with her husband and their two children where she gets inspiration daily from her students.