Karyn Grove-Bruce

Viola, Violin, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher, Parent, Administrator

Karyn Grove-Bruce

SAA Member


Anchorage, AK
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Karyn Grove-Bruce received her bachelor’s in Music Performance from the University of Arizona studying with Jeffrey Showell on viola. She also holds a Psy.S. (School Psychology) degree from Louisiana State University in Shreveport and has worked as a school psychologist in Louisiana, California and Alaska.

Karyn is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) and works with adults and children of all ages experiencing brain injury in a private clinic setting. She has taken training in all of the Suzuki Violin and Viola books in addition to SECE through level two, and continues to take classes whenever she can as she feels strongly that life long learning is essential. She has been a director of the Suzuki Association of Southcentral Alaska in Anchorage since 1998.

Karyn founded the group ViolAska in 2018 which meets monthly to give violists of all ages and abilities the chance to read viola ensemble music together. She plays violin and viola with various groups including the Anchorage Symphony, Anchorage Opera, Juneau Symphony, Anchorage Civic Orchestra, Alaska Chamber Singers and the Anchorage Concert Chorus Orchestra. She is also a founding member of the Chameleon Ensemble Chamber group. Karyn currently maintains a private studio in Anchorage, Alaska and teaches Suzuki Early Childhood Education, Viola and Violin to about 30 students in addition to her clinic work.