Born in Melbourne in 1983, Jennen is an enthusiastic, caring and experienced violin teacher in Melbourne. He has mentored at the University of Melbourne, Monash University and Melbourne Youth Music. In 2002, Jennen was a demonstrating violinist for the AMEB Technical Syllabus & Key Techniques DVD series.
Jennen teaches a maximum of six students per week. This allows him to be fully devoted to each student and ensures the opportunity to teach is not taken for granted. He encourages all his students to video record their lessons, so they may view themselves at home and recap on their lessons throughout the week. It's also a great way for their students to document their progress over time.
Having studied the violin for over 25 years under the guidance of over 50 pedagogues, Jennen has experienced many different teaching techniques and personalities. He understands that a great teacher is not just one who can play the violin well. It's how they communicate with their students and inspire them.
As a violin teacher, Jennen's main focuses are:
1. To inspire with good communication and demonstration
2. Inform students how to practise slowly and efficiently
3. Encourage questions from students
4. Teach students to listen and think more
5. To achieve maximum results within the time allotment