Jennifer

Violin
Viola
Homeschool Violin
The Learning Groove
Toddler Music
World Music
 

Jennifer, violinist and Toddler Music Instructor, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (Violin) from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music. She studied with renowned violinist and graduate of the Julliard School, Benny Kim.

Jennifer has played with the Philharmonia of Greater Kansas City in Parkville, Mo since 2002. She has performed with orchestras including the Kansas City Ballet Orchestra, Kansas City Philharmonia, Des Moines Symphony, Colorado Mahlerfest Orchestra and the Kansas City Puccini Arts Festival Orchestra where she was concertmaster in 2002. She freelances in the greater Kansas City music community and is a member of the Kansas City Federation of Musicians. She has participated in master classes with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenburg, Pamela Frank, Roland Vamos, the Orion String Quartet, the Prazac String Quartet, and the Manhattan String Quartet among others.


In addition to performing, Jennifer has taught both violin and viola in the Kansas City area since 1998. Many of her students participate in the Kansas City Youth Symphony and the Olathe Youth Symphony. Jennifer also conducts violin sectionals for the Olathe NW Orchestra and has also adjudicated for the Shawnee Mission Northwest Orchestra. She also teaches at St. Ann's and helps to manage their talent show. 

Recently, Jennifer's work in raising donations for pediatric cancer research has inspired her to volunteer her time performing with friends on the oncology floor at Children's Mercy Hospital. When not performing or teaching, she spends her time with her husband and three children in Lenexa, KS.



“Jennifer cares so much about kids. She goes that extra mile to make it fun. She even wrapped bows in ribbon to make them look like lightsabers to play Star Wars. What dedication." - Leigh-Ann
Want to Grow Your Mind with Language and Music?
Welcome to Language and Music House

The best time to expose children to music and language is while they are young; as by high school many people have lost the ability to hear specific accents or tones. That is the mission of Language and Music House, to grow minds through language and music. This includes Dyslexic minds as well, which are powerful but need to be taught reading and languages in a different way. At Language and Music House each class is tailored to each individual child or adult.
Our offerings include:
  • French Classes – En group, Mommy/Daddy and Me (toddler), and private
  • Spanish Classes - Group, Mommy/Daddy and Me (toddler), and private
  • German Classes - Group and Private
  • Japanese Classes – Group and Private
  • Italian Classes - Group and Private
  • Language Tutoring - Private
  • Piano Lessons– Private and Group – Two Tracks available for those more serious and those playing for fun
  • Violin Lessons– Group Lessons and Private
  • Voice Lessons - Private
  • Trumpet Lessons - Private
  • Guitar and Ukulele Lessons -Private
  • Percussion and Drum Lessons - Private
  • Flute Lessons - Private
  • Trombone Lessons - Private
  • Recorder Lessons - Group and Private
  • Clarinet Lessons - Private
  • Oboe Lessons - Private
  • Toddler Music  
  • Summer Camp and Spring Break Camp
  • Dyslexic Tutoring - Private
  • Speech Therapy - Private
  • Tomatis Therapy for ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Anxiety - Private and at home