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Rowell Jao

Rowell Jao received an 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 is a Graduate of the Governor’s School for the Arts in VA. He is a Registered Suzuki Violin teacher and a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area. Rowell is also member of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) and has students participate in their ASTACAP yearly exams.

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

Rowell Jao has an extensive performance history playing with orchestras in Virginia and Maryland, as well as being the first violinist for the 2008 Grammy nominated album Indigo Road by lutanist Ronn Mcfarlane. Rowell Jao has a thriving music studio with over 10 years of teaching experience with students as young as age 3 to adults, teaching violin and viola.

Please feel free to visit his website:  to learn more about his studio lessons and him!"