Jennifer

Piano, Voice | St George

Jennifer has been teaching piano and violin since 2008 and has taught hundreds of students ranging in age from three years old up to 70. Over her course of teaching, she has successfully taught children with ADHD, high-functioning autism, and learning disorders. She believes that every student can learn to play an instrument if provided the right learning environment and instruction. It is her goal to create lessons centered around the goals and needs of the individual student, to foster a love for music, and equip the student with the skills needed for a lifetime of enjoyable music-making. Jennifer also has experience teaching group piano and violin, and has formerly been a certified Kindermusik educator. Jennifer began piano lessons at 8 years old and violin at 17. Her love for music and teaching inspired her to pursue a degree in piano pedagogy, and in 2010 she graduated from Pensacola Christian College with a BA and in 2013 from Bob Jones University with a MM. While in college, she had the opportunity to tutor music theory, play percussion and piano in the Pensacola Christian College Band, and violin in one of their orchestras. She also won 4th place on the piano at the MTNA Sonata Competition for college students in FL. Since college, Jennifer has continued her education with online pedagogy courses where she studied Russian piano methods with master teacher Irina Gorin as well as string pedagogy classes learning the methods of master teacher Mimi Zweig. In piano, Jennifer teaches beginners through advanced and uses methods from Irina Gorin and the Russian school mixed with American methods such as Faber and Faber. She is well versed in teaching all eras of Classical music, hymn-playing and church music, improvisation and arranging, lead sheets, and easy listening styles of music. In violin, she teaches beginning and intermediate students mixing Suzuki and Mimi Zweig methods. She teaches classical violin, church music, and basic fiddling. She is able to take students as young as three years old if they show signs of physical and mental readiness and interest.

“Music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”
- Billy Joel
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