John Reglin

John Reglin received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Music Education from Eastern Illinois University where he was a double major in piano and clarinet. He was a member of many university performance ensembles including orchestra, symphonic winds, concert choir, men’s chorus, jazz band and marching band. As a teaching assistant during his graduate study, he served as accompanist for the vocal department, playing for studio lessons and recitals as well as accompanying the opera workshop. His Independent Study for graduate school was in piano pedagogy and as a teaching assistant, Mr. Reglin taught class piano for the non-keyboard music majors. Mr. Reglin has five years experience teaching in public school music programs following his Master’s Degree, however, he returned to piano teaching and study, participating in the Society of American Musicians Young Artist Division Competitions from 1980 through 1984. 

John became fascinated with the Suzuki Method through his study with Virginia Burkhart in Chicago and in 1980 he began his Suzuki Certification program at the American Suzuki Institute in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. His certification study has been with Haruko Katoaka, co-founder of the Suzuki piano school, Dr. Ray Landers, Yasuko Joichi, Doris Koppelman, and Mary Craig Powell. Mr. Reglin’s most recent study was with Katherine Glaser whose work in coordination and injury preventive techniques has proven a valuable asset to the natural learning style of the Suzuki Method. Mr. Reglin has served on the faculties of the Chicago Conservatory College, the Suzuki Academy of Chicago, the Western Springs School of Talent Education, the Wheaton College Suzuki piano workshops, the Sherwood School workshops, the Chicago Suzuki Institute, and the American Suzuki Institute of Stevens Point. He now maintains private studios in Chicago and the western suburbs.