Suzuki Violin Teacher, Suzuki ECE Teacher, Founder & Director
Jodie St. Clair (formerly Jodie Danenberg) is the founder and director of the Eugene Suzuki Music Academy (ESMA) in Eugene, Oregon, where she teaches violin and Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE). She has a Bachelors of Music Performance in Violin from Northern Arizona University and received long-term Suzuki violin training at NAU and the University of Oregon. She has received training from Dr. Louise Scott, Karin Hallberg, Judy W. Bossuat-Gallic, Allen Lieb, Kathleen Spring, Dr. Susan Baer, Dorothy Jones, and Sharon Jones.
Jodie is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and regularly attends training to continue expanding her teaching knowledge. After founding ESMA in 2009, Jodie began teaching SECE in 2010. In 2013, Jodie taught SECE at the 16th Suzuki Method World Convention in Matsumoto, Japan. She is also a regular guest presenter for Library Storytimes throughout the Eugene Public Library system.
When she’s not teaching, Jodie can be found crafting, cooking, and having adventures with her fabulous husband, the author Anthony St. Clair, son Connor, and daughter Aster.
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 H.