Piano, Jacqueline Bowler
B.A. Cum Laude, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, M.A. University of Illinois at Chicago, Il, currently a PhD Candidate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Albany, New York, with a focus on film music and sound design. Award Winner for Original Compositions at the Reno Jazz Festival and Cuesta Jazz Festivals. USAC Scholarship Winner to study in Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Originally from Chicago, Jacqueline taught private piano lesson for several years at the Old Town School of Folk Music and has performed at several of its historic venues. She has also lived and worked in Madrid, Spain for several years, where she formed a love of international folk and pop music.
“Jacqueline teaches from beginning to advanced classical piano, jazz and music theory, composition, and rock/pop/electronic. Jacqueline’s teaching philosophy is to inspire and challenge her students at the right technical level and style of music that peaks their interest and attention. She considers herself to be kind, patient, and funny; her goal is to help her students expand their musical repertoire and to motivate (or re-motivate) them to develop a long-term practice, through a low-stress and encouraging attitude towards practice, making mistakes, and trying new material and techniques.”