Jennifer Berg 36133 Johnstown Rd, Farmington Hills MI, 48335
Instruments:Suzuki Method, Viola, Violin

Styles:Classical, Kids
Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:10 years
Rate:$50 / hr


Personal Statement

Violin and viola lessons for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students in a focused, studio setting with regular performance opportunities. Providing exceptional musical instruction that inspires and equips each student with the technical and expressive tools to accomplish his or her distinct artistic aspirations. Offering both classical and contemporary stylings, along with appropriate technique, theory, pedagogy, and full certification in Suzuki methods. Holding membership in American String Teachers Association (ASTA), as well as Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA), tenured membership with Ann Arbor Symphony (A2SO) and Flint Symphony (FSO).

Education / Training

Jennifer is originally from the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, where she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota with Sally OReilly along with violin pedagogy and Suzuki training for all levels with Mark Bjork. She earned her Masters in Violin Performance at the University of Michigan with Stephen Shipps. Jennifer served as concertmaster at both UM orchestras and has performed with the New World Symphony. As a soloist, she has won the MNSOTA Competition Collegiate Division and was a National Finalist in the MTNA Competition in Toronto. During summer seasons, she has performed in music festivals including the Music Academy of the West (Santa Barbara), the National Repertory Orchestra (Breckenridge), the Colorado College Summer Music Festival (Colorado Springs), the Chautauqua Music Festival (New York), and the International Music Academy Pilsen (Czech Republic).

A dedicated educator, Jennifer loves sharing music with students of all ages. Her passion for teaching began at a young age guiding her sister and grew during summer festivals teaching students one-on-one and in group settings. Jennifer has been an instructor with the Sphinx Overture program in Flint, the Interlochen Center for the Arts with Ann Arbor high school orchestras, the Cultural Arts String Camp in Manchester, the Novi High School orchestras, and Expressions Music Academy. As a member of the Ann Arbor Symphony String Quartet, she develops and performs chamber music concerts for many schools and events throughout southeast Michigan. She currently maintains a private teaching studio in Farmington Hills, MI.

Jennifer Berg