Mr. Bruce Erwin

Violin Teacher

Bruce Erwin

SAA Member

Bruce Erwin began playing the violin shortly after his father began making them. From 1992 to 2017, Bruce taught in Ohio, most notably at the Oberlin Community Music School Suzuki Program in Oberlin, and Suzuki Violin at the Beck Center for the Arts in Cleveland. His relationship with the Suzuki Method began by being a student in one of John Kendall’s first demonstrations for the Texas Music Educator’s Association. 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, 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 Sam Ash store in Cherry Hill, and in Rowan Music Prep at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.