Mrs. Marguerite Jayasimha

Violin, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher

Marguerite Jayasimha

SAA Member


Mountain View, CA
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Marguerite is the Director of the Advanced Suzuki Institute at Stanford University ( and the director of the Bay Area Suzuki School of Music ( Marguerite moved to the Bay Area in 2013 from San Diego where she co-founded and served as a director of the San Diego Suzuki School of Music.

Marguerite began her training as a violinist at age five, developing a lifelong love of music. She is a trained Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher and Suzuki Violin Teacher. Marguerite performed with the La Jolla Symphony and the quartet “String Crossing” in for several years in San Diego. She currently performs with the Redwood Symphony in Redwood City, CA.

In addition to taking additional Suzuki Teacher Training coursework she has developed a love of Indian classical music and plays East/West fusion with her husband, an accomplished Tabla player. During her two-year stay in Singapore in between San Diego and the Bay Area, Marguerite taught children from many different countries and backgrounds and enjoyed being a student herself, learning the Sitar! She was an active member of the International Women’s Choir of Singapore singing, playing violin and serving as a substitute director.

Marguerite loves meeting and collaborating with other Suzuki teachers. She attended the 2013 Suzuki World Convention in Matsumoto, Japan, the birthplace of the Suzuki Method.  She is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, served on the board of the Suzuki Music Association of California, San Diego Branch and currently serves on the board of the Northern California Branch.