FOUNDER & INSTRUCTOR OF THE WELL-BALANCED VIOLIN STUDIO

Jessica is a violinist and teacher that is inspired to work with Suzuki students, as well as Intermediate/Advanced students on the importance of taking care of your body while playing the violin. She believes that preventing unneccessary tension, pain, and injuries at a young age will unlock the ability and enjoyment of playing the violin for life.

Background: Jessica grew up taking Traditional violin lessons in East Texas. In high school, she began having pain from overplaying the violin with posture, setup, and technique problems, which continued throughout college. In 2015, Jessica began researching the effects of violin playing on the body, as well as the importance of body awareness, alignment, stretching, massage therapy, yoga, and more. She has continued her research through studies in Alexander Technique, Body Mapping, the Feldenkrais Method, etc.

Education: Bachelor of Music in Classical Violin Performance from Belmont University, Masters of Music in Violin Performance from SMU

Primary Teachers: Elisabeth Small, Alison Gooding Hoffman, Diane Kitzman

Teacher Training: Registered Suzuki Teacher in Every Child Can, Violin Books 1-3, and Suzuki Early Childhood Education Stage 1

Teaching Experience: Private Suzuki Teacher in Dallas, Private Teacher and Sectional Coach for schools in Plano Independent School District, Graduate Teaching Assistant for undergraduate students at SMU

Performing Experience: Section Violinist with Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, Sherman Symphony, Longview Symphony, San Angelo Symphony, and Lyric Stage Pit Orchestra

 Jessica is a violinist and teacher that is inspired to work with Suzuki students, as well as Intermediate/Advanced students on the importance of taking care of your body while playing the violin.

She believes that preventing unneccessary tension, pain, and injuries at a young age will unlock the ability and enjoyment of playing the violin for life.

BACKGROUND

Jessica grew up taking Traditional violin lessons in East Texas. In high school, she began having pain from overplaying the violin with posture, setup, and technique problems, which continued throughout college. In 2015, Jessica began researching the effects of violin playing on the body, as well as the importance of body awareness, alignment, stretching, massage therapy, yoga, and more. She has continued her research through studies in Alexander Technique, the Feldenkrais Method, the Grossman Method, etc.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Music in Classical Violin Performance from Belmont University, Masters of Music in Violin Performance from SMU

PRIMARY TEACHERS

Elisabeth Small, Alison Gooding Hoffman, Diane Kitzman

TEACHER TRAINING

Registered Suzuki Teacher in Every Child Can, Violin Books 1-3, and Suzuki Early Childhood Education Stage 1

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Private Suzuki Teacher in Dallas, Private Teacher and Sectional Coach for schools in Plano Independent School District, Graduate Teaching Assistant for undergraduate students at SMU

PERFORMING EXPERIENCE

Section Violinist with Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, Sherman Symphony, Longview Symphony, San Angelo Symphony, and Lyric Stage Pit Orchestra

Jessica is a great teacher! She is calm and patient with each student, and she creates a structured environment that is perfect for learning. She also keeps the lessons positive and fun! After studying with Ms. Emery, my daughter loves to practice and looks forward to her violin lesson and group lesson every week.

Michelle Roberts

Parent

Jessica is a great teacher! She is calm and patient with each student, and she creates a structured environment that is perfect for learning. She also keeps the lessons positive and fun! After studying with Ms. Emery, my daughter loves to practice and looks forward to her violin lesson and group lesson every week.

Michelle Roberts

Parent

Interested in taking lessons with Jessica Emery?

Interested in taking lessons with Jessica Emery?