Jessica KirbySuzuki Violin, Suzuki Strings
a warm February morning in Fort Worth, Texas, a little girl was born.
Throughout her early years, when she wasn't climbing trees, she sang and
danced her way through life. At the age of 6, she asked for a guitar
for Christmas. Upon opening her gift of a plastic “play” guitar, she
announced that what she had really meant was a violin!
And so it
began... Jessica grew up a “Suzuki Kid”, playing and performing
throughout all of her schooling years. By high school, she was in the
choir, show choir, theater, school musicals and was a high stepping
Dixie Bell (Richland drill team). Her love of music and the arts became
her pursuit in college, from performing in musicals, operas, choir
concerts and recitals to playing violin in the University Orchestra.
college, she married a tall, dark musician and began the adventure of a
lifetime! Jessica and her husband have spent the last 21 years making
music together in ministry with their two teenage daughters, Emily and
Hannah. Jessica currently teaches elementary music as well as violin at
Grapevine Faith Christian School.
Jessica holds a Master's of Music in Musical Theatre (1997)
from Oklahoma City University. She is also a registered teacher with the Suzuki
Association of the Americas, a member of the North Texas Suzuki
Association and holds an EC12-Music TEA certification.