Jessica Rafferty

Violin, Viola Teacher

Jessica Rafferty

SAA Member


Columbia, 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. 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 and teaches with the Suzuki Strings at USC Program . She performs with the Union Symphony Orchestra and is the 2nd violin sectional coach for the Union Symphony Youth Orchestras. 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 is on staff at the Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Festival. She is very passionate about violinists being true musicians and having the ability to play all styles of music. Jessica conducts her own Rock Orchestra Workshops and has worked with several local middle schools.  Jessica is currently accepting students through the Suzuki Strings at USC program. 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.