Teacher of Violin and Chamber Music
Born and raised in Utah, Jasmine began begging at the age of three for violin lessons. After a few years, her parents acquiesced. Her primary teachers through high school were Lois Stout and Gerald Elias, previous assistant concertmaster of the Utah Symphony. During high school, Jasmine had the experience of spending her summers at Interlochen as an Emerson scholar, Brevard Music Camp, and the National ASTA High School Honors Orchestra. These years provided rich experiences learning from many different teachers (including Carolyn Huebl, Andres Cardnes, Bill Preucil, and Jung-Ho Pak), as well as learning from multiple teaching styles.
Jasmine attended the University of Utah and received a Bachelor of Music with an Emphasis in Violin Performance, and a Masters of Music with an Emphasis in Violin Performance and String Pedagogy. She studied with Ralph Matson, previous concertmaster of the Utah Symphony, throughout the duration of both degrees. She also worked as a Teaching Assistant within the School of Music’s Pre-College Program and the Music School’s History department.
During summer breaks between semesters, Jasmine spent time performing abroad. She was hired by the German Government as the Concertmaster of a professional Opera Music Festival for a complete summer season, as well as spending a summer in London with her string quartet, giving a concert tour of Baroque music. Since graduating, Jasmine has worked as a recording artist for Warner Brothers and MTPit Recording Studio based in Salt Lake City, while at the same time keeping a successful studio of more than thirty children aged 3-14. Music has always been in her blood, and she enjoys seeing a child progress and learn new musical concepts.
Locally, Jasmine was the concertmaster of the Durham Medical Orchestra, but stepped down after the birth of her second child. She enjoys mothering her four young children, spending time with her husband, and teaching herself how to play different instruments.