Jill's first violin student was in 1998-1999 and began teaching steadily ever since 2002 with annual recitals for students.
She can help you with your goals whether it be playing music for fun, joining a classical orchestra, college auditions, or learning music theory!
Jill is currently available to teach violin, viola, piano, or music theory lessons in her Huntington beach studio.
Students will learn using a combination of the Suzuki method, fun books with pop or movie music, and other method books.
Piano students study from the Faber & Faber books, Snell, Hanon exercises, and scale books.
Violin and viola students use Suzuki, Wolfahrt etudes, Bach Sonata & Paritat, Carl Flesch scales, other etude books and Sassmanshaus for young violin students. String students also learn how to shift out of 1st position and learn to tune.
Private violin students can participate in the Certificate of Merit program testing in Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach.
Students also learn to read music and learn rhythm.
Jill has 2 optional recitals per year for students.
Jill can help students with orchestra auditions.
She has helped students get into All State and All Southern Youth Orchestras, join an orchestra that toured Europe, helped students with Certificate of Merit, and auditions and acceptance into the Orange County High School of the Arts.
She has taught at various music studios and coached music at high schools and middle schools in orange county.
Jill graduated with her Bachelor's of Music Degree in Performance Violin and Viola from the Cole Conservatory of Music at the California State University, Long Beach where she also studied piano and also studied jazz improv and theory at Saddleback College.
She performs classical, pop music, and jazz and plays reggae music, top hits, movie music, and rock for professional violin events.
Jill also is classically trained and plays in professional orchestras like Dana Point Symphony and Symphony Irvine.
Jill is patient and has a variety of students and able to adjust to each student's personality and needs.
Jill has performed as a solo violinist at the Orange County Fair in 2007 and 2008 with a Bluegrass band and was a concerto competition winner in 2004 performing Haydn's Violin Concerto No. 2 with the South Orange County Chamber Orchestra as a soloist.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Large, open living room space with an 88 key weighted upright keyboard. Seating for parents in couches and chairs. Foot stool for shorter piano students. Music stand light. Music Stand for Violin & Viola Students.
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