Dr. Joyce Chan Grabell
Viola, Violin Teacher
Joyce Chan Grabell is a trained Suzuki violin and viola instructor on the faculty of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) Preparatory Division. She is the director of CCM Preparatory’s Suzuki Talent Education in the Public Schools (STEPS) program. An active performer, Dr. Grabell has appeared on the stages of Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall in New York City. Dr. Grabell freelances and is a member of the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and the Richmond Symphony.
Dr. Grabell received her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Viola Performance from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, with an additional focus on music theory. Her primary viola studies have been with Masao Kawasaki, Catharine Carroll, Karen Ritscher, Martha Strongin Katz, and Stephanie Baer. Dr. Grabell’s research interests focuses on the pedagogy of string playing. Her journal article “Forward Motion: Teaching Phrasing Using Marcel Tabuteau’s Number System” won first place in the Dalton Viola Research Competition and appeared in the Journal of the American Viola Society in the Spring 2013. In addition, she was awarded the Strings Magazine Award for her commitment towards string music education. Dr. Grabell was a clinician in the Young Professionals Masterclass at the 2014 Primrose Viola Festival.