Mrs. Jennifer V. Yarbrough

Violin, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher

Jennifer Yarbrough

SAA Member

Contact

Bremerton, WA
360-830-6636
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www.yarbroughstudio.com

As a nine-year-old, Jennifer attended a symphony concert featuring a 16-year-old violinist and knew that day exactly what she wanted to be when she grew up. Following her passion ever since, she now enjoys a career as a professional violinist and teacher.

Jennifer is a registered Suzuki violin and early childhood education teacher and active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the Suzuki Association of Washington State. Her teacher trainers include Sherry Cadow, Carol Dallinger, Christie Felsing, Edward Kreitman, Cathy Lee, Alice Joy Lewis, Allen Lieb, Ann Montzka-Smelser, Danette Schuh, and Edmund Sprunger. She also studied string pedagogy with Kurt Sassmannshaus and completed The Sassmannshaus Tradition teacher training seminar for violin. Besides running The Yarbrough Studio in Bremerton, Jennifer is an adjunct Suzuki violin instructor at The University of Puget Sound’s Community Music Department.

Currently a member of the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, Jennifer also performs regularly with Symphony Tacoma, Tacoma City Ballet Orchestra, and Vashon Opera. Previous orchestral experience includes the Federal Way Symphony, Olympia Symphony Orchestra, Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra (NC), Tar River Philharmonic Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Symphony of the Mountains, Richmond Symphony Orchestra (IN), and the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra.

As a freelancer, Jennifer has enjoyed collaborating with Michael Bublé, Il Divo, Jackie Evancho, Ricky Skaggs and the Kentucky Thunder, and The Ten Tenors.

Jennifer has been featured as a soloist with the Poulsbo Community Orchestra in addition to touring and performing chamber music throughout the US and abroad. Most recently, she collaborated with pianist Angela Draghicescu for recitals in Bucharest, Romania at the Sutu Palace and George Enescu Hall.

Music festival experience includes the Castleton Festival, Round Top Festival Institute, Texas Music Festival, Brevard Music Center, and the Interlochen Arts Camp.

Jennifer received Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in violin performance, graduating summa cum laude, from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. She studied primarily with Dr. Piotr Milewski and Gabriel Pegis and was also coached by Mark Gibson, Lee Fiser, and Timothy Lees.

For more information about violin lessons and early childhood education classes, please visit http://www.yarbroughstudio.com.