Jill Van Gee

Viola, Violin Teacher

Jill Van Gee

SAA Member


Sunnyvale, CA
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Jill Van Gee, violist, is excited to be starting fresh in the San Francisco Bay Area after recently moving from Central Texas. A registered Suzuki Teacher in viola and violin, books 1-3, Ms. Van Gee is accepting viola students of all ages and abilities, and beginning-intermediate violin students.

Ms. Van Gee is Assistant Principal Viola of the Santa Cruz Symphony, a member of the Austin Symphony Orchestra, and a former member of the San Antonio Symphony. She was Principal Violist with the Juilliard Orchestra for a summer residency in Spoleto, Italy, and has played with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician, she has toured extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and North America, and while playing with the avant-garde Canadian ballet company La La La Human Steps, she recorded original music by David Lang and Gavin Bryars. A winner of the Canadian Music Competition, she was privileged to perform at the 2006 International Viola Congress. Ms. Van Gee holds a Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School and a Master of Music from the Université de Montréal.

In addition to her love of music, Ms. Van Gee enjoys cooking, hiking, and being a companion of two adopted kitties, Artemis and Captain Spectacular.