John Glew

Suzuki Violin and Viola Faculty
Program Area: 
Private Instruction
Suzuki Education
Group Lessons
With Music Institute of Chicago since: 

John holds Pre-College and Bachelor's Degrees in Music from The Julliard School, and a Master’s Degree, in Suzuki pedagogy, from Ithaca College.

Significant teachers and mentors: 

Mr. Glew's primary Suzuki teacher training was with Sanford Reuning and Carrie Reuning-Hummel. He’s received additional training from Allen Lieb (Book 1), Edward Kreitman (Books 2 and 3), Edmund Sprunger (Book 4), Gail Johansen (Book 5), and Michelle George (practicum) 

Teaching philosophy and areas of expertise: 

John follows the “Mother Tongue” approach (otherwise known as the Suzuki Method). Teachers of this approach believe that ALL children have enormous latent ability that is cultivated by parents, teachers, and peers.

Awards and achievements: 

John was named a Ryochi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellow through the Nippon Foundation (Japan). He was also awarded scholarships from the Edward John Noble Foundation and the Hearst Foundation and was a finalist in competitions held by the New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra. 

Professional affiliations & activities: 

John has had premiere readings of works by Ali-Sade, Corigliano, Kolb, Kopytman, and Puumala, among others. He is a Suzuki Association of the Americas member. To review John Glew's registered training click here >>

Favorite quote: 

“Good talent grows where good method and good efforts are present.” -Shin’ichi Suzuki


“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” - Aristotle