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Rowell Jao


Teaches Violin, Viola

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About Rowell Jao

I have received my M.M. in Violin Pedagogy, M.M. and B.M. in Violin Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music, Certificate in Teaching the Violin and Viola: Creating a Healthy Foundation from Northwestern University, and I'm also a Graduate of the Governor’s School for the Arts in VA. I studied with Dr. Olivia Hajioff and Dr. Marc Ramirez - the marcolivia duo, Akemi Takayama and Doris Lederer - from the Audubon Quartet.

I'm a qualified Suzuki Violin teacher, a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area. I have received Suzuki Violin teacher training from The Greater Washington Suzuki Institute & PhoenixPhest Grande Suzuki Institute with Ronda Cole, The Ithaca College Suzuki Institute with Edward Kreitman and Kimberly Meier-Sims, as well as from the Colorado Suzuki Institute with Sherry Cadow and Mark Bjork. I've also taken Suzuki Principles in Action (SPA) with Teri Einfeldt. I'm also a member of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA).

Please feel free to view my registered Suzuki training with the SAA at:

I'm proud to have had an extensive performance history, while having a thriving music studio, and ~10 years of teaching experience with students of all ages and skill levels from very young children to adults. I teach both violin and viola.

Please feel free to visit my website: to learn more about myself and my studio lessons!

Germantown MD Music & Arts 301-353-1113 Germantown MD