Ms. June R. Turner
I took my first training in 1977 with Takahashi-sensei in San Francisco, and was an original member of the Heart of America Suzuki Teachers Association. I have taught Suzuki flute lessons almost continuously since that time: in Kansas City (1977-84), Austin (TX) (1984-2001), Titusville (FL)(2001-2012), and now again in Austin. For a number of years in the 80’s and 90’s, I organized annual weekend workshops for my students with Kenichi Ueda as guest teacher.
I have served a number of times as a clinician at the TX Flute Society’s annual festival, where my students won many accolades over more than a decade. Several of my students were also asked to perform at the National Flute Association convention in Dallas in 2001. In Florida, I was a member of the Space Coast Flute Orchestra, the International Flute Orchestra, the Florida Flute Orchestra, and am currently the secretary of the board of the Florida Flute Association. I have given two presentations at the Florida Flute Association convention on Suzuki methodology and had an article on the importance of group lessons published in the Suzuki Journal. In 2003, I organized a program for young flutists to rehearse and perform with James Galway. I am currently on the faculty of the Armstrong Community Music School in Austin.
My major flute studies were with James Hamilton, Mary Posses, and Judy Johnson at the U. of Missouri-Kansas City, where I also did master’s level work in music history.