Every Child Can . . . Improvise (and Any Adult Too!)

American Suzuki Journal 46.1

Previously printed in American Suzuki Journal 46.1. Reprinted with permission. Copyright © 2017 Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.

Gay Galvin

Gay began improvising on her first toy piano around the age of 3. She eventually got a real piano and lessons. Her undergrad studies in Music Education were at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and her masters is in Piano Performance in Jazz from the University of Toledo. She began her Suzuki studies in 1993 with Mary Craig Powel finally finishing book 7 in 2014! She taught at the Blue Lake Suzuki Family camp for fourteen years. Seven years ago she moved her Suzuki/Jazz teaching studio from Toledo, Ohio to Marysville, California. Her professional improvising includes work with her own jazz trio, several big bands including leading the Yuba/Sutter Big Band and even played in a jug band.

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