Jeni Martens - Violin Teacher

South Austin Based Violin and Viola Instruction

Jennifer Martens

BA Cornell University, 1980, Anthropology



MA Teachers College at Columbia University, 1988, ESL



Suzuki Teacher Training:  Every Child Can, Violin Book 1 with 


Peggy Crow; Violin Book 2 with Ed Sprunger; Violin Books 


3 and 4 with Michele Higa George; Group Class with Michele Higa


George; Violin Practicum with Michele Higa George.



Mark O'Connor Method Teacher Training:  Books 1, 2, 3, 4 with 


Pamela Wiley. 



Professional Association Memberships: Suzuki Association of the 


Americas, Greater Austin Suzuki Association 



Ongoing professional development is a priority. Each time I meet 


with your child or my adult students, my goal is to provide top-


quality instruction.  I find fresh insights, skill, and inspiration by 


taking classes on a yearly basis.  



I grew up in Ohio, where my family attended the Youngstown 


Symphony, the sublime Cleveland Orchestra, and the Pittsburgh 


Symphony.  I began viola in middle school orchestra.  While 


in high school I studied with Kay Slocum of the Youngstown 


Symphony.  I played in my high school orchestra and the 


Youngstown State University orchestra, and later in community 


orchestras and chamber groups in upstate NY.   While at Cornell, I 

studied viola with Darrell Barnes and Jenny Hanson of the Ithaca 


College School of Music, then with Roberta Crawford and others.



I am a mom of four, three grown and one in high school.  Favorite 


diversions are walking, reading, and playing in the violin section 


of the Starlight Symphony in Wimberley.