Violinist ~ Violin, Viola and Piano Teacher

Guiding students to realize their musical potential through emphasis on proper technique, development of critical thinking and performance.

"I came to Jenae as a post-college absolute beginner, looking to try something new and reasonably challenging. What I found, and am still enjoying:  with her encouragement, patience, and guidance, I keep improving and am excited to go to lessons! She makes it fun, adjusts to my level and is understanding of my hectic schedule."​

-Cathryn Lubinski

"Jenae is such a dedicated teacher and I feel my children are getting a solid music foundation from her.  They are  learning true appreciation for playing and listening to music.  She pays attention to proper technique and understands how to encourage her students to get the most she can out of them."

-Penny Mapa (parent of two of Jenae's students)


About me...

     Jenae performs regularly with orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the Boston area. She is a founding member of the Cambridge String Trio, an ensemble dedicated to performing great classical works as well as world music, raising money for charities and providing educational concerts.
     Jenae won scholarships to study at the Longy School of Music, completing her Master of Music degree in Violin Performance with Emphasis in String Pedagogy with Professor Mark Lakirovich, and also earned her Undergraduate Diploma in Violin Performance with Professor Janet Packer. In addition to her musical studies, Jenae completed her Bachelor's of Music Degree from Emerson College.
     Jenae is an active member of the American String Teachers Association and regularly attends conferences on violin and pedagogy such as the Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies at the Juilliard School in NYC, and the ASTA National Conference in Providence, RI. She has a thorough understanding of pedagogy and a true passion for teaching students of all ages and abilities. Jenae's students play in youth orchestras and chamber ensembles in the Boston Metro area such as the Clafflin Hill Youth Symphony and at the Rivers Conservatory.
      Jenae is on the violin, viola and chamber music faculty at the Rivers Conservatory, teaches at the Cambridge Music Consortium and maintains a private studio in Boston. Jenae's hobbies include yoga, learning foreign languages, and learning other instruments such as the classical guitar and mandolin.


 Jenae Starikov