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    Jen KovarovicOffering private lessons in
    Seattle, Washington
    About MeContact Me
    Introduction
    Greetings! I am a Suzuki Violin Teacher offering weekly individual lessons and group classes in Seattle. I have been teaching Suzuki violin for 14 years. My private violin studio, Suzuki by the Sound, reflects the ideals and principles of the Suzuki approach. You can find more information about me on my website: http://www.suzukibythesound.com

    My Teaching Background
    A native of Ridgefield, Connecticut, I attended New York University, where I studied with Serena Canin of the Brentano Quartet. While completing my Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education, I served as the principal second violinist for the New York University Orchestra. I then remained in New York and completed my training for Suzuki Violin Books 1-8 at the School for Strings’ Teacher’s Training Program under the instruction of Louise Behrend.

    After running my own violin studio in Brooklyn for four years, I moved to the Washington, DC area, where I completed a private apprenticeship with Ronda Cole and registered Violin Books 1-10 and the Suzuki course Every Child Can. Realizing the need for better parent education programs in the Suzuki community, I also became a certified instructor in Parent Effectiveness Training. I went on to earn a Master of Education degree in Educational Psychology at the University of Washington, where I studied the relationship between Suzuki education and the socioemotional development of students.

    I live in the Madison Valley neighborhood of Seattle with my husband, and my cat, Codetta. I am also an active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, the Suzuki Association of Washington State, the Music Educators’ National Conference, and the American String Teachers’ Association.



    My Teaching Philosophy
    I believe talent is learned, not inherited. Every child can access talent. I work to create a positive learning environment while asking families to meet my clearly stated expectations.

    Parents who are new to my studio take an 8-session course, Parent Effectiveness Training, once a month. This class addresses the common roadblocks that interfere with fun and productive learning. Parents attend all violin lessons and group classes for students younger than thirteen.

    Rates And Availability
    I teach from my home studio in the Madison Valley neighborhood of Seattle. My rates are $31 per 30-minute individual lesson and $26 per group class. Individual lessons are scheduled on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Beginning group classes are held on Wednesday evenings, 5:00-5:30pm. More advanced group classes are held on Wednesday evenings, 5:30-6:00pm.