Jenny Chai is a SAA (Suzuki Associations of the Americas) registered violin and early childhood music teacher. In addition to the Suzuki violin teacher training courses she has completed, Ms. Chai also has training in Suzuki early childhood courses. She has more than ten years of experience teaching violin and early childhood music. Jenny has apprenticed under Suzuki violin teacher, Wan Tsai Chen and has received Suzuki pedagogy training from reputable SAA teachers such as Celia Weiss-Nick, Dorothy Jones, Sharon Jones, Edmund Sprunger and Elayne Ras.
Jenny has played with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra during the Children Discovery series, participated in the Edmonton Youth Orchestra and taken part in numerous summer music institute orchestras. She has performed at charity events including ‘Feed the Hungry’ and Food bank drives. She has also led her students to play during the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Pre-Concert Entertainment performances.
Growing up under the Suzuki method, Jenny has adopted the Suzuki method’s principle of ‘Every Child Can Learn’. She believes firmly that by creating a nurturing and fun-motivating environment, that any child can discover a love for music. She has spent over ten years teaching a beginner’s violin program with children as young as 3 years old.
“I believe that all children should have the opportunity to experience music.”
That being said, Jenny also believes that it’s never too late to acquire a love for playing violin. She is currently teaching adult students as well.
“My hope is that all the students in the ECE and Strings Program will learn to love and appreciate music.”