Jennie Stevens has made her home in the Cowichan Valley for 23 years.
Since opening Woodruff Music School over 19 years ago, she has provided a unique music program for an ever increasing number of children and their families.
A large majority of families return year after year, nurtured through their informative years with a loving musical touch.
The group classes are affordable and tailor-made to suit the varied needs of the children.
Jennie’s large collection of instruments from around the world are incorporated through themes, and storytelling. A full set of marimbas (African xylophones), and unique percussion instruments allows for a completely different musical experience for families.
In a world filled with increasingly busy schedules, and many time constraints, Jennie’s warm, loving and relaxed approach and her comfortable studio cottage in its garden setting makes the Music School feel like home.
The philosophy surrounding the music program is one of connection and relationship building, in addition to developing a passion for making and sharing music.
Along with running Woodruff Music School, and teaching music in preschools and schools in the district, Jennie has collaborated in the musical direction of various local children’s theatre productions, including Peter Pan, Oliver, and Alice in Wonderland.
She has performed for many years as part of the Mere Minstrels Trio and more recently in the marimba band, Malaika.
Jennie holds a degree in Education, specializing in Early Education and in Music.
Her programs are based mainly on the Orff Approach, but incorporate many different musical methodologies.
She has had extensive experience in teaching children of all ages (and adults) for the last 33 years.
During all these years, she has never lost her enthusiasm and passion for music and teaching, and continues to inspire the many young musicians that return year after year.
Woodruff Music School
To inquire about the programs or to register
Contact Jennie Stevens
By phone: 250-743-7738
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1975 East Shawnigan Lake Rd.