Suzuki Violin Teacher, Suzuki ECE Teacher, Founder & Director
Jodie St. Clair (formerly Jodie Danenberg) is a registered Suzuki Violin Teacher, and the Director and Founder of the Eugene Suzuki Music Academy. She has received long-term Suzuki violin training at Northern Arizona University and the University of Oregon.
She has received Suzuki violin and instruction training from teachers Dr. Louise Scott, Karin Hallberg, Judy Bossuat, Kathleen Spring, and Allen Lieb. Jodie was trained in Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) instruction by Dorothy Jones and Sharon Jones, developers of the SECE curriculum. Jodie has also studied violin under Dr. Louise Scott, Dylana Jenson, Kathie Jarrett and Fritz Gearhart. Jodie is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and regularly attends training to continue expanding her teaching knowledge.
Jodie has taught SECE classes at the 16th Suzuki Method World Convention, held Mar. 27-31, 2013, in Matsumoto, Japan. She is also a regular guest presenter for Library Storytimes throughout the Eugene Public Library system.
In addition to violin teaching, Jodie loves baking and gardening, is an avid knitter and spinner. She enjoys living life with her husband (now working on Violin Book 1), son (a 3yo pre-Twinkler), and daughter (a Little Note).
SAA Registered Training
- Every Child Can!
- Violin Unit 1
- Violin Foundation 1A
- Violin Foundation 1B
- Violin Unit 2
- Violin Unit 3
- Violin Unit 4
- Violin Unit 6
- Violin Unit 7
- Violin Practicum
- Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) Prenatal and Early Years, Stage 1
- Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) Prenatal and Early Years, Stage 2
- Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) Prenatal and Early Years, Stage 3
“Jodie has a wonderful way with children. She explains things in ways that they understand and has lots of engaging ideas for practice. My children (ages 5 and 7) love her friendly, approachable manner. As a parent, I also appreciate how clearly she sets out goals and exercises for each week. She has great skill in helping families through the inevitable ups and downs in motivation.”
— Julie Hessler