Curriculum Vitae

JENNI ASHER

Violinist, Singer, Erhu player, Improviser, Composer, Teacher

  • hi@jenniasher.com
  • 626-278-9277

EDUCATION WORK

Private lessons for children and adults (2005-present)

  • Primarily Suzuki violin and piano, but also teach voice and erhu
  • Offering classical, jazz, and latin styles, as well as improvisation and composition for fun and serious purposes
  • Providing a varied and enjoyable range of activities to improve the student’s technical abilities
  • Tailoring teaching methods to suit each pupil
  • Organizing annual student recitals for both solo and chamber music experience
  • Completing written reports and assessments

Workshops (2010-2013)

  • Workshop leader of Poetry & Music Workshop at Young Chicago Authors
  • Workshop leader of Composition & Improvisation Workshop for Morpeth School Choir
  • Co-leader for Songwriting workshops in London at: the Southbank Centre, Hackney Children’s Library, Bangabandhu Primary School, Tower Hamlets College, Menorah Primary School, St. Luke’s Primary School, St. Saviour’s Primary School
  • Ensemble Presentation with Yellow Bird String Quartet at Lindero Canyon Middle School, CA

Research (2007-Present)

  • Teacher’s Handbook for Facilitating Audiation: a collection of Kodaly, Jianpu (Chinese notation), and original methodology for aural development
  • Analysis Papers: Prokofiev’s life, Copland’s Development, Mozart Sonata Form, Mongolian music
  • Alexander Technique Article: Assessing Potential Injury in Students
  • Cross-Arts Research Projects on the topics of Synaesthesia and Spoken Word

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

Master’s in Music; Leadership from theGuildhall School of Music and Drama (2010-2012)

Bachelor’s in Music; Violin Performance from the Royal Academy of Music (2006-2010)

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

Performances (2012-2014)

  • Leader of full orchestra for long running theatre production You Me Bum Bum Train in London
  • Residency (monthly performances) at Century Books, Pasadena
  • London Vocal Project at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, 606 Jazz Club, Royal Albert Hall, and other venues

Studio Recordings (2008-2014)

  • Personal album London, a collection of original classical arrangements and jazz/classical fusion
  • Session musician and creative writing artist for Musicians Inc., 4 Esquinas, Thomas Oehler
  • Small ensemble violinist for upcoming British film Sparks and Embers

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

Clinical massage for Performing Artists: www.musicianbodywork.com

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