Justine Jeanotte – Violin and Viola
Justine was born in Alkmaar, The Netherlands, where she began her violin studies at the age of eight. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from Pacific Lutheran University. She has had a private teaching studio since 1998, and currently teaches strings classes at the Madrona School. Past teaching positions have included Orchestra Director at West Sound Academy and Music Consultant for the Auburn School District. She had a subbing position in the Tacoma Symphony, currently plays with the Bainbridge Symphony, has performed in BPA’s Chamber Music Series, and has a violin/guitar duo with her husband Paul. Although classically trained, she now plays and records in two rock bands, “Paundy and Before Cars”, and has recently returned from a European tour.
Jane Landstra – Violin (beg/int) Fiddle (all levels), Piano (beg/int)
- 40 years professional youth & adult teacher.
- UCBerkeley Graduate School of Education Teaching Credentials CA & WA
- Exceptional public school experience with the very young child through adult as well as private and group lessons.
- Recently Jane taught a “Celtic Strings” workshop week to 22 students–8 to 17 year olds in the “KYSS 2013!” Kitsap Youth Symphony summer program.
Jane tailers the lesson to the student. Engages each student in theory, notation, learning by ear and composition. Pianists use classical performance, exercise, lesson,and theory booksets. Violinists use Jane’s own popular, begining to advanced folk violin structured lesson audio materials, slow to uptempo CD’s with guitar back up, technique commentary, chords, & exercise activities. Also available Beg/Int classical theory/lessonbooks. Suzuki violin is offered beginners.
Jane has 6 recordings. Scottish CDs (Berkeley Scottish Players); New England contradance, and Norwegian music, ’70’s-2007.
She has taught violin, song, folkdance and is a dance musician for west coast music-dance camps in CA, Lark in the Morning, Mendocino Woodlands Camp, and Centrum’s International Camp, Port Townsend.
Jane teaches local quarterly beginner/intermediate, and advanced student group workshops in all Celtic traditional violin styles, and Nordic & Quebecois tunes. She leads Poulsbo’s monthly ‘Third Sunday Celtic Jam session’ and organizes the Bainbridge Island community contradances (West Sound Contradance Coalition). She
leads & teaches musicians for popular ‘Midsommer Fest’, Poulsbo. Students play all events & all are open to public participation.
Mentors: Spanish concert pianist Mrs. Isabella Magana of Berkeley CA–piano/ ear training. UCBerkeley Music Minor. Violin mentors are Quartet violinist Jack O’Brien of Berkeley; Suzuki and Starr proponents of Suzuki style teaching & materials. A few of her folk traditional teachers are Scotland’s Alistair Hardy; Jerry Holland, Buddy MacMaster (Cape Breton); Kalle Almlof, Jonny Soling (Sweden) and in Shetland, Tom Anderson.
Paul Cranford, music editor, composer published several of Jane’s compositions in his “Victoria Standard” ‘tune collection’, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Learn more at Jane’s website, or contact her directly:
Jennifer Yarbrough – Violin
A native of Knoxville, TN, violinist Jennifer Yarbrough’s career was launched when, at 18, she won her first position in a professional orchestra. Currently the principal second violin of the Olympia Symphony Orchestra and a section first violinist with the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, she has also performed with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, Richmond (IN) Symphony Orchestra, Symphony of the Mountains, Tar River Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra.
Passionate about teaching, Yarbrough studied string pedagogy with Kurt Sassmannshaus, one of today’s preeminent violin pedagogues, and is a certified teacher of The Sassmannshaus Tradition. Having vast experience teaching private violin lessons to all ages, beginning through advanced, for nearly a decade, she has also coached chamber music, masterclasses, orchestra sectionals, and presented for education and outreach.
Additionally, she has attended some of the nation’s top music festivals, including the Castleton Festival, Round Top Festival Institute, Texas Music Festival, Brevard Music Center, and Interlochen Arts Camp.
Yarbrough received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in violin performance, graduating summa cum laude, from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Dr. Piotr Milewski and Gabriel Pegis.
Learn more at Jennifer’s website, or contact her directly:
(972) 567.7470 (cell)
(206) 486.2970 (studio)