Ms. Judy W. Bossuat-Gallic
Violin, Viola Teacher / Teacher Trainer
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 1995, 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 a week training teachers and a week working with students from throughout Europe and organized the Lyon, France European Conference in 1983.
Bossuat-Gallic’s teaching experience includes International Conferences and many Institutes 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 over 40 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 professional careers soloing and playing in leading orchestras worldwide. She is especially known for her work training music teachers both for public school positions and private studio teaching.
In fall 2014, Bossuat-Gallic began teaching children at her private studio in north Dallas and training teachers in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas. She is also a lecturer in Music Education and the Master Teacher of the Sacramento State University String Project which she has headed from 2002-2005 and 2007 to the present. From 2010-14, Bossuat-Gallic taught violin to children and trained teachers at the Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas. 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 is currently on the board of the National String Project Consortium (NSPC). 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 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.
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 to Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in American Education, and Who’s Who in America.
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 had numerous publications including articles, compositions, and orchestral arrangements. Particularly popular is her theatrical piece for two rappers and beginning orchestra titled “Beginner’s Rap,” her two “Takataka Concertos” (one on E and one on A) for beginners and 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 lessons for children. She also offers teacher training on violin. Workshops on weekends, holidays and during the summer months can be arranged.