Joy L. Grimes

Violin, Viola, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher, Parent

Joy Grimes

SAA Member


126 Nonantum Rd #2
Newton MA 02458-1715

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Dr. Joy Grimes, a versatile performer and teacher of violin and viola, studied at Boston University and Southern Illinois University, and had Suzuki training with John Kendall and Vera McCoy-Sulentic, as well as Teri Einfeldt. She headed a Suzuki program in Corning, NY, and now teaches at Suzuki School of Newton (MA). Her performances range from Irish traditional music to Baroque and contemporary classical music. Highlights of her performing career include touring Japan with Cambridge Concentus, serving as principal violist of the Orchestra of the Southern Tier, touring Ireland with band West O’Clare, exploring historic instruments such as the treble viol, rebec, and pardessus de viol. Joy is currently the president of the Suzuki Associate of Massachusetts.