Jacqueline began learning violin at age 6 and has been teaching for over 8 years. She was trained using the popular Suzuki Method, followed by advanced classical repertoire including Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Bruch, Paganini and more. Although she was raised on a strict diet of classical music, she now enjoys playing and teaching all genres, especially pop, rock and jazz.
Jacqueline has always maintained a love for orchestral music and for several years, has performed with The Kadima Philharmonic, The Colburn Chamber Orchestra, The Colburn String Ensemble, The YMF Debut Orchestra and The American Youth Symphony. While with American Youth Symphony, she was able to meet and collaborate with famous film composers, such as Alan Silvestri (The Parent Trap, Back to the Future) and David Newman (The Nutty Professor, Scooby Doo).
Jacqueline attended the Colburn School of Music all throughout her middle and high school years, where she studied privately and played with orchestras and chamber groups. It was during this time that Jacqueline began learning how to teach violin under the supervision of her private instructor. She taught several young students while in high school, and continued teaching post graduation. She then went on to UCLA, where she studied both violin and international affairs.
She’s won notable awards, including first place in the Southwest Youth Music Festival competition (two years in a row!) and first place in the Music Teacher’s Association of California (MTAC) competition. She also won commendations of excellence for all four years that she participated in JCM (Junior Chamber Music).
When she isn’t teaching or performing around LA, Jacqueline attends regular private lessons of her own and enjoys using her home studio to compose, arrange and record new violin music. She has open availability to teach in the greater LA area.