Ms. Judy W. Bossuat-Gallic

Violin, Viola Teacher
Violin, ECC, SPA Teacher Trainer

Judy Bossuat-Gallic

SAA Member


Lodi, CA
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Judy W. Bossuat-Gallic received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the Crane School of Music, State University College, Potsdam, New York, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1975. Bossuat-Gallic’s personal contact with Dr. Suzuki began in 1974 and continued through 1990, years after her graduation from the Matsumoto Talent Education Institute in 1978 and return to Japan in 1982 to do post-graduate work. She participated in 14 European conferences where Dr. Suzuki spent one week training teachers and a second week working with students from throughout Europe including the Lyon, France European Conference in 1983 that she organized. 

Bossuat-Gallic’s teaching experience includes over 400 International Conferences, Institutes and Workshops all over the world. She was selected to lead over 3,000 students at the Suzuki World Conference final concerts in Turin, Italy (2006) and Matsumoto, Japan (2013).

Bossuat-Gallic has been teaching strings, conducting orchestras, and training teachers for 50 years; 16 of them at the “Ecole de Musique Suzuki” in Lyon, France. Many of her former students have attended prominent conservatories and are pursuing successful professional careers soloing, as members of leading orchestras worldwide and teaching.  She is especially known for her work training music teachers both for public school positions and private studio teaching.

Beginning in summer 2022, Bossuat-Gallic continued to teach children online, as well as in person in Lodi, CA and Geneseo, NY. She continues to training teachers, mostly online. As Master Teacher of the String Project/Lecturer in Music Education, Sacramento State University profited from her teaching experience from 2002-2023. Bossuat-Gallic’s career has also included faculty positions at the University of the Pacific—Stockton, CA and the University of Oregon – Eugene, as well as private and public-school teaching and youth orchestra conducting.

Bossuat-Gallic served for four years on the national board of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) and was on the board of the National String Project Consortium (NSPC) for many years. She is an authorized Suzuki Method teacher trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the European Suzuki Association, and an honorary life member of the European Suzuki Association (ESA) and the “Association  Française  Pédagogie  Suzuki”  (AFPS). She served for 16 years on the boards of both ESA and FSMF (renamed AFPS).  She has served as president of the California chapter of the American String Teachers Association (CALASTA) and orchestra representative of California Music Educators Association—Bay Section. Currently, she is a member of the SAA’s newly formed “Suzuki Training Committee.”

Named the “2007 Graduate of Distinction” by the Victor Central School District (N.Y), Bossuat-Gallic has also received an “Eminence Credential” from the California State Credentialing Board and been named numerous years to Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in American Education, and Who’s Who in America including as a 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award.

In addition to her current university work and private studio teaching, Bossuat-Gallic is a frequent lecturer, conductor, and teacher at workshops in Europe, Canada, and throughout the United States. She has numerous publications including articles, compositions, and orchestral arrangements. Particularly popular is her theatrical piece for two rappers with beginning orchestra titled “Beginner’s Rap,” her two “Takataka Concertos” (one on E and one on A) for beginners accompanied by a young string orchestra or piano; and her books, “Left Hand Development for the Violin” and “Learning to Sight Read on the Violin”.

Bossuat-Gallic offers violin/viola lessons for children live as well as online. She also offers Suzuki Method teacher training on violin/viola. Workshops on weekends, holidays and during the summer months can be arranged.