Meet Our Faculty

Jennifer Perkins

Youth Orchestra: Director, Camerata Strings & Chamber Strings

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that musicians should explore all styles and genres of music that interest them, and should surround themselves with people who will support them on that journey. We should never be afraid to make mistakes while learning or trying something new, and never be so hard on yourself that you can’t enjoy what you’re doing.

Education

B.M. in Music Education, State University of New York (SUNY) College at Fredonia; M.M. in Music Education, Kent State University

Bio

Jennifer Perkins has been an educator and musician for more than twenty years, teaching chorus, general music, and directing musicals. She is currently the strings/orchestra teacher in Wilmington, MA. She also teaches private violin, viola, cello, ukulele, and piano, and is a member of the cello section with the New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra and the Firebird Pops Orchestra. Jennifer has performed with the Vancouver (WA) Symphony Orchestra, the Columbia (OR) Orchestra, the Woodstock (NY) Chamber Orchestra, and the Greater Newburgh (NY) Symphony Orchestra. As a means to keep herself busy during the quarantine, she began studying the mandolin and banjo, and is now pursuing the bagpipes.

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