Jessica Emery

Violin, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher

Jessica Emery

SAA Member


Albuquerque, NM
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Jessica Emery is the founder of The Well-Balanced Violin Studio, an academy that teaches Suzuki and other methods of violin lessons to students of all ages, with an emphasis on healthy playing habits. The mission of The Well-Balanced Violin Studio is to develop each student’s highest individual potential of violin playing, musicianship, and character. Jessica believes that every child can play the violin, and her vision is that every student can play the violin free from tension.

Jessica recently graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX with a Masters of Music in Violin Performance where she studied with Diane Kitzman, Principal First Violinist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. While in Dallas, Jessica regularly performed with regional orchestras such as the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, Sherman Symphony, and Longview Symphony. Ms. Emery also taught privately for the Plano Independent School District, while maintaining a private studio in Dallas.

Prior to her studies at SMU, Jessica graduated magna cum laude from Belmont University in Nashville, TN with a Bachelor of Music in Classical Violin Performance. She studied with Elisabeth Small, former Associate Concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony and pupil of Dorothy DeLay, as well as Alison Gooding Hoffman, First Violinist of the Nashville Symphony and founding member of the Grammy nominated Alias Chamber Ensemble. While studying at Belmont University, Jessica received multiple solo opportunities to perform with university ensembles, and had the opportunity to participate in major festivals in the United States, including the National Orchestral Institute and the National Music Festival. Through Belmont University and summer festivals, she has a great deal of orchestral recording experience on NPR, Naxos records, national televised broadcasts on PBS, and many other recording projects in Nashville.