Jodie St Clair

Violin, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher, Parent, Administrator

Jodie St Clair

SAA Member


Eugene, OR
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Jodie St. Clair is the founder and director of the Eugene Suzuki Music Academy (ESMA) in Eugene, Oregon, where she teaches violin and SECE. She has a Bachelors of Music Performance in Violin from Northern Arizona University (NAU) and received long-term training at NAU and the University of Oregon. She has received training from Dr. Louise Scott, Karin Hallberg, Judy W. Bossuat-Gallic, Allen Lieb, Kathleen Spring, Dr. Susan Baer, Dorothy Jones, and Sharon Jones. After founding ESMA in 2009, Jodie began teaching SECE in 2010. In 2013, Jodie taught SECE at the 16th Suzuki Method World Convention in Matsumoto, Japan. She has always been passionate about working with parents and recently launched Adventures in Suzuki Parenting where she makes videos to help parents with practice. When she’s not teaching, Jodie can be found crafting, cooking, and having adventures with her fabulous husband, the author Anthony St. Clair, son Connor, and daughter Aster. Learn more about Jodie and ESMA at