Mr. Bruce Erwin

Violin Teacher

Bruce Erwin

SAA Member

Bruce Erwin’s relationship with the Suzuki Method began as a young student, being part of one of John Kendall’s first Suzuki Method demonstrations. This relationship was rekindled years later when his wife, Joanne, told him to take Suzuki Teacher Training. He has taken and registered short term teacher training courses in all ten books, working with Yuko Honda, Sr. Pat D’Ercole, James Maurer, Alice Joy Lewis and Mark Bjork . He has taught in music camps sponsored by Northern Ohio Youth Orchestras, Capital University Suzuki Institute, Suzuki Music Columbus Institute, TCU Suzuki Institute, DFW WOW Suzuki Institute and Campamento Musical Juvenil de Panamá.

Since he began playing violin, Bruce has performed in the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Canton Symphony Orchestra, the A.I.M.S. Orchestra in Graz, Austria and La Orquesta Sinfonica de Xalapa in Mexico. Discovering the Ohio Scottish Games caused Bruce to develop an interest in traditional celtic music. He compiled and edited a collection of fiddle tunes from the Scottish tradition called The Fiddler’s Wrist, published by FJH Music in 2003.

Bruce holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Iowa, where he was a member of the Graduate String Quartet. His Master of Music degree was earned at Baylor University, where he was a grad. assistant and also performed in the Graduate String Quartet. He has completed coursework and two of four recitals for a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas, where he was a studio teaching assistant.

Mr. Erwin resides in Cherry Hill with his wife Joanne and Kirby, the dog. Bruce is looking forward to teaching at the New Jersey School of Music in Medford, NJ and in Rowan Music Prep at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.