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Bachelor Degree: Berklee College of Music
Jennifer is an eclectic violinist, violist and, composer from Beaver, Pennsylvania. Her passion is to connect people through the power of music, whether it is teaching privately in the Greater Chicago area, or performing and composing with her multi-genre ensemble, Inside Voice(s).
In recent years, Jennifer performed with Kaki King on the New York Public Radio. She was an orchestral member in Jacob Collier’s Imagination of the Charts and Djesse concerts as well as in Terrance Blanchard’s orchestral performance of A Tale of God’s Will. She also performed with Berklee World Strings, touring and playing with many musicians such as Howard Levy, Glen Velez, and Darol Anger. Jennifer’s compositions have been performed all over the U.S. and in Italy with Berklee World Strings, Berklee Violas, The Unauthorized Personnel and well as other ensembles.
Jennifer started classical violin at the age of five and quickly began exploring other styles of music including Celtic and pop. When she was sixteen, Jennifer began to study viola and to explore jazz. Her pursuit of classical and contemporary styles continued with her studies at Berklee College of Music, where she received the North American Tour Scholarship and Berklee Achievement Grants. Jennifer graduated with a viola performance degree, studying with David Wallace and Rob Thomas.
Music is a powerful gift that should be shared with everyone. As an educator my mission is to develop a life long love for music and the capability to expresses themselves with it so they can connect with others around the world. As well as to use the process of learning music and the skills that come from it in other aspects of their lives. Music has always been a passion of mine since I was a young child. Teaching has been my way of sharing that joy ever since I turned 16. I have worked with many different ages as young as 4 1/5 to over 60 years of age, from very beginner to advanced. I use a diverse range of methods, and musical styles to fit the needs of each student, so that they can enjoy the process of learning music in their own way.
The methods I use always dependents on that student. Everyone learns in different ways making it so important to cater to each students needs. I strive to creating a lesson plan specific for that student. I find by doing so that they are more passionate and progress much faster. I like to focus on learning technique, ear training, and theory through many styles, as well as explore different kinds of music. In the past some resources I have used were Samuel Applebaum, Mark O'Conner, and Suzuki method books.
My approach is to help the student find their voice, through learning technique, ear training, and theory in different styles of music. I strive to make sure the student feels comfortable and effortless on their instrument, so they can feel confident and limitless.
Why Learn Music?
Learning music helps improve:
• Time management Skills
• Sense of Achievement
• Stress Relief
• Social Life
• Most importantly it’s Fun!
I teach multiple styles from Classical, to Bluegrass, to Jazz or Pop learn the style that you listen to the most!
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