“Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.”

Dear Parents and Children,

It has been so good to get back to a regular schedule again! Summer classes are happening right now and will end on August 17th. The Fall Semester Tuesday classes will start back up on September 7th and end on December 14th.

We are excited to now offer a Saturday class! The Fall Semester Saturday classes will start on September 18th and will end on December 18th.

If you are new and are interested in joining our classes, please fill out the interest form here and our Box Office Supervisor, Serayah Peters will be in touch with you. If you have any questions regarding registration, tuition, availability, etc please email

Anticipating learning with you,
Joyce McGlaun
Caitlin Clark
Baby Music of Abilene SECE Instructors


Offering children and their parents the chance to learn and enjoy music to enrich lives

The Abilene Philharmonic is excited to offer Baby Music of Abilene in partnership with Suzuki educators Joyce McGlaun and Caitlin Clark! This program is a part of the Philharmonic’s Academy of Music initiative to reach students of all ages beginning as early as infancy.

Suzuki trained instructors Joyce McGlaun and Caitlin Clark use nursery rhymes, dance, action songs, and instruments to teach basic musical skills such as pitch matching, rhythm recognition. Students have the opportunity to play age appropriate tuned and untuned percussion instruments with supervision. The importance of listening and learning music as a language is emphasized with a purchased recording for daily use at home. Young students learn in a stimulating, musical, non-threatening environment. Activities are chosen to promote development of fine and gross motor coordination, listening, sequencing, memory, pre-reading and pre-math as well as character building through music learning. Parents are guided in observing and teaching their children.

The goal of this program is to offer young children and their parents the chance to learn about and to enjoy music together and, thus, to enrich lives.

Baby Music of Abilene Tuition

Price: $52

Baby Music Tuition (Monthly)

Price: $32

PLEASE DO NOT CLICK “JOIN TODAY” UNTIL AFTER INSTRUCTED BY SERAYAH. After filling out the interest form, she will let you know if there are any spots open and will tell you how to proceed.

For more information contact instructor Joyce McGlaun at or our Box Office Supervisor, Serayah Peters, at



1102 North 3rd St. Suite C, Abilene, Texas 79601

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday to Friday
Closed 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM for lunch


Babies and toddlers from infancy to 4 yrs. and their parent(s). Parents are required to attend, and there should be a parent or trusted adult with each child.


1102 North 3rd St., Ste. C, Abilene Philharmonic Office


The Philharmonic is thrilled to offer this important class at such an affordable rate because of grants from Community Foundation’s Future Fund members and Mrs. Kaye Price-Hawkins. Tuition is $32 a month with a one-time registration fee of $20. (scholarships are available)

Listening Resources:

Classes incorporate listening examples that are incorporated at home so that your child will listen and learn. Here are the links to purchase these listening activities:


Joyce McGlaun




Morgan Earthman


Mrs. Joyce McGlaun has a bachelor of music in education from Texas Tech University. She has taught violin privately since 1969 and also taught orchestra for three years in the public school system. Mrs. McGlaun has been a violinist in symphony orchestras since 1966 and various string ensembles since 1969.

Joyce is a Member of Suzuki Association of the Americas, North Texas Suzuki Association, American String Teachers Association, and Harmony Club of Abilene, NFMC, serving in various offices in the local organizations and Texas Music Educators Association. Her Suzuki training includes Bks.1-5, 6-10 violin overviews, group lessons, supplemental literature, improvisation, and more. She studied privately with Dr. Virginia Kellogg, Dr. James Barber, et al. Mrs. McGlaun studied Suzuki Early Childhood training 1,2,3 with Dorothy, Don, and Sharon Jones. Upon completion of ECE certification in 2010, she opened a studio for early childhood education in 2011 with Caitlin Clark, a graduate of her violin studio.

Caitlin Clark holds a B.M. in Music Education from Hardin-Simmons University. She is currently the director of orchestras at Mann Middle School, and her students have been accepted into All-City Orchestra, All-Region Orchestra, State Solo and Ensemble Contest, and Revolution Strings.

She completed the training for Suzuki Every Child Can Learn in 2010 and is certified to teach Suzuki Early Childhood Education Stage 1. Beyond her training in early childhood music education, Ms. Clark is also able to draw from her seven years of experience as a daycare teacher for the same age group. Caitlin is a member of TMEA as well as the United Way of Abilene Campus Representative. In 2018 Ms. Clark was awarded the Teacher Tribute Award.

I am a homeschooled student and currently a Junior in High School.

I first started playing the violin when I was eight years old and have been Suzuki trained from the beginning. The past four semesters I have been a part of the Abilene Youth Orchestra, and have thoroughly enjoyed having an outlet to play alongside other musicians. Through my time in AYO, I had the special opportunity of serving as the Principle 2nd, as well as co-concert master. Music has always been a special part of my life and I am so very thankful to be a part of a program that cares deeply about cultivating music into young children’s learning!


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