Mrs. Jennifer V. Yarbrough

Violin Teacher

Jennifer Yarbrough

SAA Member


Poulsbo, WA
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Originally from Knoxville, TN, violinist Jennifer Yarbrough won her first professional orchestral position at the age of 18 and has continued to enjoy a diverse career as a performer and teacher ever since.

Jennifer is a registered Suzuki violin teacher and active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas as well as the Suzuki Association of Washington State. Her teacher trainers include Sherry Cadow, Christie Felsing, Edward Kreitman, Cathy Lee, Alice Joy Lewis, Allen Lieb, Ann Montzka-Smelser, and Edmund Sprunger. She also studied string pedagogy with Kurt Sassmannshaus and completed The Sassmannshaus Tradition teacher training seminar for violin. In addition to maintaining a private studio, she 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, 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.

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