Jennifer Frantz is a multi-genre violist,violinist, and composer from Beaver, Pennsylvania. Her passion is to connect people through the power of music, whether it is teaching privately in the Greater Chicago area, or performing and composing with her multi-genre ensemble, Inside Voice(s).
In recent years, Jennifer performed with Kaki King on the New York Public Radio. She was an orchestral member in Jacob Collier’s Imagination of the Charts and Djesse concerts as well as in Terrance Blanchard’s orchestral performance of A Tale of God’s Will. She also performed with Berklee World Strings, touring and playing with many musicians such as Howard Levy, Glen Velez, and Darol Anger. Jennifer’s compositions have been performed all over the U.S. and in Italy with Berklee World Strings, Berklee Violas, The Unauthorized Personnel as well as other ensembles.
Jennifer started classical violin at the age of five and quickly began exploring other styles of music including Celtic and pop. When she was sixteen, Jennifer began to study viola and to explore jazz. Her pursuit of classical and contemporary styles continued with her studies at Berklee College of Music, where she received the North American Tour Scholarship and Berklee Achievement Grants. Jennifer graduated with a viola performance degree, studying with David Wallace and Rob Thomas.
Working with Jenny was such a pleasure. My daughter had never played violin and she made it enjoyable. She beautifully met her right where she was able to manage a social anxiety without a wrinkle! Jenny brought new music each week and inspired creative expression, quality understanding and excellent theory and technique. We saw great progress and a love for the strings!
Parent, Violin Student
Jennifer is a caring and attentive teacher who fostered the love of music in my 12-year-old daughter and inspired her to play her violin with more enjoyment and commitment.
Jennifer has been so patient with my kids especially my son who doesn’t sit well. He has made great progress with her. In addition my daughter started learning with her and she made the transition so seamless! She does very well with kids!
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