About Miss Alex
Alexandra Jacques grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona, and fell in love with the violin when she started playing at age 9. She attended Northern Arizona University on an orchestra scholarship, where she discovered her passion for the Suzuki Method. She graduated cum laude from NAU with degrees in Violin Performance and Instrumental Music Education.
As a performer, Alex has served as principal second violin in the Northern Arizona University Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, and was a finalist in the NAU Concerto Competition in 2008. She played as a section violinist in the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra for three seasons, and attended the Brevard Music Center in the summer of 2011 on a full scholarship. She currently performs locally with the Arizona Pro Arte orchestra in Tempe, AZ, as well as playing with chamber groups throughout the valley. She has studied violin with Louise Scott, Shelley Rich, and Phyllis Skoldberg.
Alex studied Suzuki Pedagogy at NAU under the mentorship of Dr. Louise Scott and Karin Hallberg, and additionally has SAA registered training in Books 1-4 with Carrie Reuning-Hummel, Edmund Sprunger, Charles Krigbaum, and Rolando Freitag. Alex has been teaching private lessons and in schools since college, where she started taught private lessons for the NAU Community Music and Dance Academy, and assisted with teaching Suzuki group classes at Marshall Magnet Elementary School in Flagstaff, AZ. She now has a private teaching studio at her home in Mesa, AZ while also teaching group classes with the Valley of the Sun Suzuki association, and teaching the Suzuki program at Las Sendas Elementary School.