Mrs. Joyce A. McGlaun
Violin, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher
B. Music Ed, Texas Tech University
Graduate courses in Mus Ed, TX Tech
Suzuki Training Bks.1-5, 6-10 overviews, group lessons, supplemental literature, improvisation, and others. Suzuki Early Childhood training 1,2,3 with Dorothy Jones.
TEACHERS & TRAINERS
STUDIED PRIVATELY WITH DR. VIRGINIA KELLOGG, DR. JAMES BARBER
Barbara Barber, Linda Case, Pat D’Ercole, Terri Einfeldt, James and Jacqueline Mauer, John Kendall, William Starr, Dorothy and Sharon Jones; various enrichment training
Private violin teacher since 1969, 3 yrs public school orchestra, Violinist in symphony orchestras since 1966, String ensembles since 1969
I studied piano from age 4-16, and again in college, beginning violin study at age 7. In 1967 while visiting potential universities, I was in the right place at the right time and observed Dr. Suzuki and the Japanese tour group in their first visit to the USA. After graduating from Texas Tech, marrying, and moving to Sacramento, CA I heard more about the Suzuki philosophy. Moving to TX I met a former school friend who studied with Dr. Suzuki. She convinced me to teach my first child by that method. I attended many institutes as a parent with as many as three of our daughters, then began teacher training in the early 1980’s. Member of Suzuki Association of the Americas, North Texas Suzuki Association, American String Teachers Association, and Harmony Club of Abilene, NFMC, serving in various offices in the local organizations.
2010 ECE training, opening studio for early childhood in 2011 with Caitlin Clark, graduate of my violin studio.
Married to Monte McGlaun since 1972, Raised 4 daughters, taught each of them to play violin, 7 fabulous grandchildren. Enjoy music, reading, church ministry, smocking, sewing, travel, podcasts.