Ms. Jessica L. Embach Jankauskas
Viola, Violin, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher
Jessica Embach Jankauskas recently moved to Staunton, Virginia where she directs the Staunton Suzuki Studio. She offers private and group lessons, recitals and public performance opportunities. She is currently accepting students—www.stauntonsuzukistudio.com. Previously, Jessica was an active teacher in Wichita, Kansas. She served as director of Suzuki Strings at Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts (BCAPA) and maintained a private studio at her home.
In 2014 Jessica created the Wichita Area Suzuki Association (WASA) with the purpose of strengthening the Suzuki community in south central Kansas. WASA offers collaborative performance opportunities and workshops to students of participating teachers.
As a clinician Jessica has taught at the Greater Austin Suzuki Institute, Amarillo College Suzuki Program, Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD Spring Workshop, Monarch Suzuki Studio Chamber Music Camp and Winter Workshop, and The University of Texas Longhorn Camp. In 2010 Jessica was a presenter at the American String Teachers Association National Conference in Santa Clara, California.
Before moving to Kansas, Jessica co-founded and co-directed Suzuki Strings of Austin with Daniel Gee in Austin, Texas. Concurrently she directed the strings program at Ambleside School in Fredericksburg, Texas. During her graduate studies Jessica taught and served as the outreach coordinator for The University of Texas String Project.
Jessica received her Masters degree in Music and Human Learning from The University of Texas at Austin with Dr. Robert Duke and Dr. Laurie Scott. She completed her Bachelor degree in Music and Russian from the University of Iowa.
Aside from teaching, Jessica is an active performer on viola. As a chamber musician she has performed in Europe and America, and her orchestral positions include the Round Rock Symphony, Dubuque Symphony and Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony.