Violin, Viola Teacher
Jessica Leigh Wallenhaupt, violinist, received her Masters in Music in Violin Performance from New York University in 2012 where she studied with Anton Miller. She graduated with a Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2010 where she studied with Kevin Lawrence. Leigh performed in the UNC School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra for five years, and was a part of the NYU Symphony Orchestra as well as the NYU Baroque Ensemble. She is currently playing as a first violinist in the Round Rock Symphony, and frequently sits in with the Waco Symphony. An avid chamber musician, Leigh has performed all over the United States as well as in the Netherlands, Germany, and the Czech Republic. Her chamber group in Austin is performing regularly. Leigh also loves playing non-classical music, and has played with and recorded for many musical acts around the Austin area. Leigh has taught violin as well as ear training and music theory as a member of NYU’s adjunct faculty and at music companies and privately since 2003. In addition to teaching a studio of over 30 kids in the Round Rock Independent School District, Leigh currently co-directs and teaches with Suzuki Strings of Austin, a co-op style program run by her and her colleagues Daniel Gee, Lindsay Crofts and Connor Bell. Leigh is registered to teach the Suzuki Method of Violin (Books 1-6 and Book 8) through the Suzuki Association of the Americas, and has trained with Ed Kreitman, Linda Fiore, Mark Mutter, Teri Einfeldt, and Judy Offman. She currently maintains a studio of over 20 private Suzuki students.