Jessica Jenkins Davis

Community School of Music; Director, Suzuki Violin Program

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Areas of Expertise

  • Suzuki pedagogy
  • Positive psychology
  • Violin performance

Work Experience

Professional biography

Jessica Jenkins Davis directs the Suzuki violin program at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina and is currently a doctoral candidate in music education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  Jessica began her musical studies in San Diego, California as a Suzuki violin student. Her teachers include Melissa Reardon, Philip Tyler, Mary Gerard, and Shirley Stafford.  During her undergraduate studies, she participated in the Centrum Chamber Music Festival in Port Townsend, Washington, studying with the renowned Tokyo String Quartet. She is a registered Suzuki teacher with the Suzuki Association of the Americas to teach books one through ten, and has completed Suzuki short-term training with Michele George and long-term training with Joanne Bath. She has served as an institute instructor in the North Carolina Suzuki Association and for Charlotte School of the Arts. Jessica has written many articles about the benefits of music education and is committed to bringing the joy of music into the lives of as many children as possible.

Courses Taught: Suzuki violin


Academic Credentials

Master of Music in Violin Performance with an emphasis on Suzuki Pedagogy, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC,  May 2011

Bachelor of Art in Music Education, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA, May 2009


Professional Credentials

Registered teacher wiht the Suzuki Association of the Americas


Publications

Jenkins Davis, Jessica. “Pitch Perfect: The Connection between Absolute Pitch and Language Acquisition.” American Suzuki Journal 41, October 2013, 50-51.

Jenkins Davis, Jessica. “Positive Psychology and the Suzuki Approach to Talent Education.” American Suzuki Journal 39, August 2011: 58-61.

Jenkins, Jessica. “Suzuki Violin and Excellent Teaching: A Case Study of Michele George.” Arete: The PLNU Honors Journal, August 2009: 111-121.

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