Megan Canney

Violin, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher

Megan Canney

SAA Member


Austin, TX
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Megan Canney is a member of the Violin and Early Childhood Education faculty at Austin Suzuki Music School.

A scholarship recipient of the SAA as well as a Pedagogy Fellowship from the Heifitz International Music Academy, Megan has studied music teaching extensively. She completed her long-term Suzuki Violin teacher training under the guidance of James Maurer, with additional training from Brian Lewis, Doris Preucil, Dr. Laurie Scott, and Mimi Zweig. Additionally, she has registered three stages of Suzuki Early Childhood Music training with Dorothy and Sharon Jones. Megan served as coordinator of the Suzuki Early Childhood Program at The University of Texas String Project. She has maintained a private violin studio for over thirteen years and served as an administrator for many string programs including the University of Wyoming String Project, Austin Montessori Suzuki Program, Monarch Suzuki Academy and The University of Texas String Project.

Megan began violin as a member of Buffalo Suzuki Strings and continued her studies in Houston, Texas. She received her Bachelors of Music from the University of Denver and has studied privately with James Maurer, Yumi Hwang-Williams, Mimi Zweig, and Sherry Sinift. She earned her Masters Degree in Violin Performance at The University of Texas at Austin, studying with Anne-Akiko Meyers and Sandy Yamamoto.

Following a passion for arts administration, Megan currently acts as Assistant Director of Donor Engagement and Events at UT Austin. She has also worked with the Mann Center for Performing Arts, Scientific and Facilities Cultural District, and Austin area non-profits.