Jenae Starikov
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Jenae Starikov

Jenae S.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Each lesson is fun and engaging. My philosophy is to teach students how to teach themselves and how to think critically about problem solving. A variety of music and exercises will be introduced. Younger students will play a variety of theory games and do exercises to accelerate their potential.

About Jenae S.

Do you dream of learning to play the violin or piano beautifully? Do you want to play just for fun, or do you want to take lessons very seriously and do competitions and perform? Either way, you've come to the right place!

Here's a little about me:

Jenae is an active member of the American String Teachers Association and regularly attends conferences on violin and pedagogy such as the Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies at the Juilliard School in NYC, and the ASTA National Conferences. She has a thorough understanding of pedagogy and a true passion for teaching students of all ages and abilities. Jenae's students play in youth orchestras and chamber ensembles in the Boston Metro area such as the New England Conservatory Youth Orchestras, the Rivers School Conservatory Youth Orchestras, the Rivers Conservatory Chamber Music Program and the Clafflin Hill Youth Symphony. Her students have won concerto competitions and many participate in the American Teachers Association Certificate of Advancement Program annually. Jenae holds at least two recitals each year for her private students.

Jenae performs regularly with orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the Boston area. She is a violinist in the Boston Amaryllis Quartet and, the Cape Ann Symphony and the Rivers Symphony.

Jenae won scholarships to study at the Longy School of Music, completing her Master of Music degree in Violin Performance with Emphasis in String Pedagogy with Professor Mark Lakirovich, and also earned her Undergraduate Diploma in Violin Performance with Professor Janet Packer. In addition to her musical studies, Jenae completed her Bachelor's of Music Degree from Emerson College.

Jenae is on the violin, viola and chamber music faculty at the Rivers Conservatory and has a private studio. Jenae's hobbies include yoga, learning foreign languages, and learning other instruments.


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4 Reviews
Gisele T.
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"It's been really exciting so far! Jenae has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor .

Thanks Jenae

Posted Jul 8, 2014

Jenae is a great teacher!

My son just started violin lessons with Jenae and after barely a month is making great progress and staying motivated, even though he's starting this endeavor at almost 11 years old. Jenae's approach is very encouraging and methodical. We have been very pleased with our choice.

Posted Oct 17, 2013

My Eperience

Jenae is a wonderful teacher who has enormous amount of knowledge. Her teaching skills makes the student learn more and get better at playing the instrument. Has a lot of patience which is very essential when teaching a beginner. I feel very lucky to having found her. Thanks Jenae!

Posted Mar 18, 2012

Bobby K

Jenae is great. Very kind and patient with Bobby.......her enjoys her very much.

Posted Mar 12, 2012

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Masters of Music: Violin Performance and Pedagogy
Sep 2009 - May 2011

Longy School of Music

Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance
Sep 2004 - May 2008

Longy School of Music

Bachelors of Music Degree
Sep 2004 - May 2008

Emerson College



Limited Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


American String Teachers Association
Jan 2013
The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.

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