Alexandra Jacques

Violin, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher

Alexandra Jacques

SAA Member


Mesa, AZ
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Alexandra Jacques grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona, and has been playing the violin since age 9. She attended Northern Arizona University on an orchestra scholarship, where she discovered her passion for the Suzuki Method. She graduated cum laude from NAU with degrees in Violin Performance and Instrumental Music Education.

As a performer, Alex has served as principal second violin in the Northern Arizona University Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, and was a finalist in the NAU Concerto Competition in 2008. She played as a section violinist in the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra for three seasons, and attended the prestigious Brevard Music Center in the summer of 2011 on a full scholarship. She currently performs locally with the Arizona Pro Arte orchestra in Tempe, AZ, as well as playing with chamber groups throughout the valley. She has studied violin with Louise Scott, Shelley Rich, and Phyllis Skoldberg.

Alex studied Suzuki Pedagogy at NAU under the mentorship of Dr. Louise Scott and Karin Hallberg. She also has attended training with Carrie Reuning-Hummel, Edmund Sprunger, and Charles Krigbaum. Alex has been teaching private lessons and in schools since college, where she started teaching private lessons for the NAU Community Music and Dance Academy. She also assisted with teaching Suzuki group classes at Marshall Magnet Elementary School in Flagstaff, AZ. She taught for the Suzuki program at Las Sendas Elementary for many years, and now runs her studio from her home. When she’s not teaching, she’s spending time with her husband and two young children, of whom she is an aspiring Suzuki mom.