Jonita Aadland has been a professional violinist/fiddler since 1988. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Belmont University in Nashville, TN in 1993. She regularly supplied various World Music acts for Walt Disney World, leading Celtic, Norwegian, Country, and French bands at EPCOT from 2000-2015. She also performs regularly at other local Orlando venues such as SeaWorld and Ritz Carlton and Gaylord Hotels, as well as numerous conventions and weddings in the area.
Jonita performed regularly with her friend, and legendary guitarist, Chet Atkins during her time living in Nashville during the 1990s. She also created and produced several large fiddle contests across the country and fiddle camps, promoting traditional fiddling. Jonita grew up in Iowa and spent her teenage years as a competitor at national fiddle championships and is a passionate scholar of Texas and contest fiddle styles, as well as European styles, especially Scandinavian. Her true calling is to teach young people the joy of music and to play the violin, through the Suzuki method, and also expanding their horizons to other styles of the violin.
Jonita is currently an instructor of violin at Osceola County Schools in Florida with 120 PreK students ages 4 &5. She also teaches at the Foreign Language Immersion School in Celebration, Florida and has numerous private students, some of whom are members of the Florida Youth Symphony. She just completed her Book 1 and 2 Suzuki violin training at the Colorado Suzuki Institute in June 2015 and Book 3 at the Florida Music Institute in 2016.
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