Jennifer Diedrich

Violin, Viola, Piano Teacher, Administrator

Jennifer Diedrich

SAA Member


Saint Petersburg, FL
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Jennifer Diedrich grew up in DeKalb, Illinois and was a student of Arthur Montzka from 1974—1984; In high school, she was fortunate to study viola and chamber music with the Vemeer Quartet at Northern Illinois University. While pursuing a degree in Human Development at the University of Nebraska, Jennifer continued to study piano and played violin in community orchestras. She played intercollegiate tennis and taught tennis as a USPTA teaching professional, as well. In 2002, Jennifer formed the studio, Suzuki Strings of St. Petersburg. Hundreds of children and families have studied in the studio and have played for the communities of Tampa Bay. Children often play for civic events, museum openings and other public performance opportunities. Jennifer enjoys working with other colleagues in Tampa Bay to offer play-ins and opportunities for children and families. In 2012, the SAA approved the application for St. Petersburg to host a summer Suzuki Institute, of which Jennifer directed until 2019. The institute plans to move to Orlando, Florida under the direction of Rolando Freitag in 2020. Many beautiful memories and friendships are created through the institute experience as students, parents and teachers develop an increasing awareness of the beauty around them. Indeed, the world is a better place because of the work we do together.