Jessica Bauer is a violinist based in Brooklyn, NY. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Music and Psychology from The American University in Washington, D.C., a Master’s of Music and an Artist Diploma from the NYU Steinhardt School of Education and Culture. Bauer has most recently studied with Laura Hamilton, former associate concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. She has studied under numerous teachers at Manhattan School of Music, where she attended Precollege from 1999-2013. These teachers include Ms. Christina Khimm, Mr. Grigory Kalinovsky, and Mrs. Julie Becker. Bauer was concertmaster of the NYU Orchestra and NYU Broadway Orchestra during her post graduate career. She has won the concerto competition at American University twice, with both the Sibelius and Tchaikovsky violin concertos and was fortunate to perform both with the AU Symphony Orchestra.
Bauer has years of teaching and pedagogical experience both in the New York and DC metropolitan areas. She has been brought up playing under the Galamian school of violin and uses both the Suzuki method and other string methods in her teaching. She believes that building a well-rounded musical education is important and incorporates theory and ear training into lessons.