Ms. Jill Good
Violin, Viola Teacher
Through her father’s study with Dr. Suzuki when he brought the Mother Tongue Approach to the US, Jill became part of the first generation of Suzuki students in America. That first hand experience with the infancy of Suzuki in this country informs her teaching style and approach today, blending Suzuki’s eastern philosophy and method with adaptations which bridge the cultures of East and West.
Jill Good holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in violin performance from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music and University of Illinois at Champaign, respectively. She received a full 4-year scholarship for string quartet playing at Shenandoah, and was a Teaching Assistant in violin at University of Illinois.
Jill has founded and directed two community music schools, first Ocean Conservatory in Newburyport, MA and then Manhattan Violin School in New York City, where she created Crackerjack Kidz, an innovative group introductory violin class for young children with an emphasis on joyful experiential and kinesthetic learning.
Jill teaches in Boston and on the North Shore’s Cape Ann.