Jen Kovarovic has taught Suzuki violin since 1998. A native of Ridgefield, Connecticut, she attended New York University, where she worked with Dr. Sylvia Gholson and Serena Canin of the Brentano Quartet. While completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education, she served as the principal second violinist for the New York University Orchestra. She then remained in New York and continued her violin studies with Joey Corpus. Jen completed her training for Suzuki Violin Books 1-8 at the School for Strings’ Teacher’s Training Program under the instruction of Louise Behrend.
After running her own violin studio in Brooklyn for four years, Jen moved to the Washington, DC area, where she completed a private apprenticeship with Ronda Cole and registered Violin Books 1-10 and the Suzuki course Every Child Can. Realizing the need for better parent education programs in the Suzuki community, Jen also became a certified instructor in Parent Effectiveness Training. She went on to earn a Master of Education degree in Educational Psychology at the University of Washington, where she studied the relationship between Suzuki education and the socioemotional development of students.
Jen lives in Seattle, Washington, where she directs her own violin studio, Suzuki by the Sound. She is also an active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, the Suzuki Association of Washington State, the Music Educators’ National Conference, and the American String Teachers’ Association.