Miss. Jessica Cooley
Jessica, a recent graduate of the Hartt School, (MM 2014) completed long-term Suzuki Teacher Training for books 1-8 with Teri Einfeldt at the Hartt School of Music in Connecticut where she also studied performance with Anton Miller and chamber music with Katie Lansdale. While there, she enjoyed learning from and assisting the Suzuki faculty and observing over 400 community division students. She enjoyed working as a group class assistant for and pre-twinkle teacher with Donna Ngai.
Previous pedagogy training includes the Mimi Zweig violin teacher’s summer workshop (2011), the Violin Pedagogy workshop at Northwestern University (2011) as well as early Suzuki teacher training at the Intermountain Suzuki String Institute in Salt Lake City (2005, 2007). Jessica’s graduate studies also included a course in the Kodaly method and familiarity of a Suzuki Early Childhood program.
Jessica has maintained her own studio of students ages 3-adult for the past eleven years as well as worked as part-time faculty teaching private lessons and group violin classes in the Virginia-Pierce Glick Young Musicians Program (OH) from 2010-2012.
In addition to teaching, Jessica also enjoys performing in solo, chamber, and orchestral settings. She has participated in masterclasses and workshops with Fritz Gerhart, Christian Howes (Jazz violinist), Eli Mathews (Cleveland Symphony Orchestra), the New York Chamber Soloists, and the Cavani, Shanghai, and Ying Quartets. As a student, she participated as the concertmaster of the Brigham Young University-Idaho Sinfonietta (ID), the Principle 2nd of the Oxford Chamber Orchestra (OH), the concertmaster of the Miami University Symphony Orchestra (OH), and as soloist with the Idaho Falls Symphony, as the winner of the Young Artist Competition Sr. division. For the past year she has enjoyed being a first violinist in the Rexburg Community Orchestra, the Idaho Falls Symphony, and most recently as a violinist in the Orchestra on Temple Square, accompanying the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in weekly radio and television broadcasts (Salt Lake City). Jessica moved to Rochester this fall, where she is now accepting new violin students.