Jessica Rafferty

Violin, Viola Teacher

Jessica Rafferty

SAA Member


Cayce, SC
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Jessica received her bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory. Upon graduation from Shenandoah, she was invited by Joanne Bath to study Suzuki Pedagogy at East Carolina University. Jessica completed her training and is registered in Every Child Can! through Suzuki book 10. She continues her training as a life long learner. Jessica lived in Charlotte, NC from 2011-2016 where she taught at the Community School for the Arts and the Charlotte Academy of Music. She currently lives in Columbia, SC with her husband Adam and their son. She is the Parent Education Coordinator and Violin instructor at the Suzuki Academy of Columbia. She has been teaching with the program since 2015.

She performs frequently with the South Carolina Philharmonic, Long Bay Symphony, and the Rock Hill Symphony. Outside of classical violin, Jessica has a passion for the Electric Violin. She has worked with Mark Wood, assisting with Electrify Your Strings program and was staff at the Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Festival until 2020. She is very passionate about violinists being true musicians and having the ability to play all styles of music. Her goal is to create a love and passion for music in a positive and nurturing environment, all while having fun! She hopes to be an inspiration to her students and be with them along their own personal musical journey.