Jenna L. Potts
Violinist and Violin Instructor
Ms. Potts holds a Master of Music with an Emphasis in Pedagogy from the Longy School of Music where she studied with Mark Lakirovich. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music, summa cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University where she also studied with faculty from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Ms. Potts serves on the board of directors for Suzuki:MA, and she is an active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas with registered training in Books 1 through 10. Her Suzuki teacher trainers have included Moshe Neumann, Kimberly Meier-Sims, Nancy Jackson, Sherry Cadow, Doris Preucil, Tom Wermuth, and Joann Melvin. Additional pedagogical studies have been with Clay Hoener, Valerie Bobbett Gardner, Mark Mutter and Terry Durbin.
Ms. Potts currently holds a faculty position at the Concord Conservatory of Music, and maintains private studios at the Cambridge Music Consortium and her Natick home. Past faculty positions have included: South Shore Conservatory, Creative Arts in Reading, MA, the Pentucket School District, the Wyoming Center for the Arts in Cincinnati, OH, the Cincinnati Music Academy, and the Cincinnati Musical Arts Center. In 2009, her work teaching violin lessons to underprivileged children within the Emmanuel Community Center pre-school was a featured story on the Cincinnati’s Channel 5 television station. In the summer of 2010, Ms. Potts served as faculty for the Alcyon Summer Music festival coaching chamber groups and teaching music history classes. During the same year she directed and instructed her Summer Practice Retreat in 2010. In the summer of 2013, Ms. Potts taught orchestra and violin classes in Haiti through the Holy Trinity Music School Summer Camp. Additionally, Ms. Potts has led handbell ensembles, taught beginning piano and viola lessons, tutored conservatory theory students, and assisted with undergraduate music history courses.
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Master of Music
In Violin Performance with Emphasis in String Pedagogy
Longy School of Music, Cambridge MA
Bachelor of Arts
In Music: General Music
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
SAA Certificate of Acheivement