Jessica Emery

Jessica E.

Albuquerque, NM
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Jessica delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 3+

Teaching since:
2010

I am a professional violinist, violin teacher, and founder of The Well-Balanced Violin Studio, an academy that teaches Suzuki and other methods of violin lessons to students of all ages, with an emphasis on healthy playing habits. I recently moved to Albuquerque, and I am excited to work with new students and perform in the area!

This past spring, I completed a Masters of Music in Violin Performance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. At SMU, I studied with Diane Kitzman, Principal First Violinist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. During my studies, I taught private Suzuki lessons to 20+ students, private traditional lessons to 30+ students in the schools, and I was a Graduate Teaching Assistant for undergraduate violin students. I also regularly performed with regional orchestras in Dallas.

Prior to SMU, I graduated magna cum laude from Belmont University in Nashville, TN with a Bachelor of Music in Classical Violin Performance. At Belmont, I studied with Elisabeth Small, former Associate Concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony and pupil of Dorothy DeLay, as well as Alison Gooding Hoffman, First Violinist of the Nashville Symphony and founding member of the Grammy nominated Alias Chamber Ensemble.

I offer several types of lessons through The Well-Balanced Violin Studio, depending on you or your child's needs:

Suzuki Violin Program:
Designed for beginners and current Suzuki students (ages 4+). Lessons include an individual and group lesson every week, and two recitals per year. Special features of Suzuki lessons include a nurturing environment, significant parental involvement, positive community, and focus on healthy playing techniques.

Aligned Violin Program:
Designed for Intermediate/Advanced violin students (ages 12+) who want to boost their playing to the next level, or prevent pain, tension, and injuries while playing. Lessons include an individual and group lesson every week, and two recitals per year. Special topics of Aligned lessons include resetting the violin, discovering body awareness, breathing and stretching, and healthy playing techniques.

Traditional Violin Lessons:
Designed for students of all ages and levels. Lessons include an individual lesson every week and one recital per year (optional).

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Experience

Violin Sectional Coach
Sep 2017 - Present
Madison Middle School

I work with middle school students several times a week in a small group setting.

Violin & Early Childhood Education Instructor
Sep 2017 - Present
New Mexico School of Music

I teach Suzuki Violin Lessons, Suzuki Group Classes, Traditional Violin Lessons and Early Childhood Education Classes, including Music Fun Time and Toddler Tunes.

Section Violinist
Sep 2016 - May 2017
Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra

Section Violinist
Sep 2016 - May 2017
Lyric Stage Pit Orchestra

Section Violinist
Sep 2015 - May 2017
Sherman Symphony

Section Violinist
Sep 2015 - May 2017
Longview Symphony

Traditional Violin Teacher & Sectional Coach
Aug 2015 - May 2017
Robinson & Hendrick Middle School

I taught private Traditional lessons to 30+ students at middle schools in Plano ISD. I also coached the middle school students several times in a small group setting.

Suzuki Violin Teacher
Aug 2015 - May 2017
Private Studio

I taught private Suzuki lessons to 20+ students in Dallas, TX.

Section Violinist
Sep 2015 - May 2016
San Angelo Symphony Orchestra

Education

Master of Music in Violin Performance
Aug 2015 - May 2017
Southern Methodist University
Bachelor of Music in Classical Violin Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2015
Belmont University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Suzuki Violin Book 3
Jul 2017
Suzuki Association of the Americas

Suzuki Early Childhood Education Stage 1
Jun 2017
Suzuki Association of the Americas

Suzuki Violin Book 2
Jun 2017
Suzuki Association of the Americas

Suzuki Violin Book 1
Jul 2016
Suzuki Association of the Americas

Awards

Music Merit Scholarship
Apr 2013
Women's Symphony League of Tyler, TX
Hale Leadership Second Year Award Nominee
Feb 2013
Belmont University
P.E.O. STAR Scholarship
Apr 2011
P.E.O International
Daniel Pearl Memorial Violin Recipient
Jul 2009
Mark O'Connor String Camp

Affiliations

Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.
May 2016

The Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc. is the not-for-profit organization officially licensed to support, guide, and promote Suzuki education in North, Central, and South America. The SAA was founded in 1972 and currently has about 8,000 members.

Photos & Videos

With Suzuki students at a home recital

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With my Suzuki student at my Graduate Recital

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Playing a duet at a Suzuki home recital
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2 Reviews

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Sarah Oct 17, 2017
Violin · In studio

Ms. Emery is a fantastic teacher and violinist! Any student will be lucky to study at The Well-Balanced Violin Studio

Michelle Oct 17, 2017
Violin · In studio

Jessica is a great teacher! She is calm and patient with each student, and she creates a structured environment that is perfect for learning. She also keeps the lessons positive and fun! After studying with Ms. Emery, my daughter loves to practice and looks forward to her violin lesson and group lesson every week.

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