Lucia P. May is a member of the faculties of The Longy School of Music at Bard College, Project STEP, and the Boston String Academy. Since the 1990’s she has taught the violin and chamber music in various programs including the Indiana University Summer String Academy with Mimi Zweig, at the University of Minnesota Bravo! Summer Institute with Sally O’Reilly, and the St. Louis Symphony Community Music School. From 2001-2016 she maintained a large private studio in St. Paul and was named Studio Teacher of the Year in 2015 by the Minnesota chapter of ASTA.
In 1984 she received her Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from the Saint Louis Conservatory of Music, before graduate studies at Southern Illinois University. For over ten years she was immersed in pedagogy as part of the teacher- training program at SIU Edwardsville, led by John Kendall, a pioneer of the American Suzuki movement.