Jenny Rosser grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska and is a Husker at heart <3. She has a passion for music and always had an innate talent for it. She received her Bachelor’s in Instrumental Music Education from Florida State University (Go Noles!) in 2010 and her Master’s from Arizona State University in Music Performance (Clarinet) in 2012. Jenny has played the clarinet for 22 years now! She has performed all up and down the South Florida Region in numerous orchestras, bands, and chamber ensembles, and recently moved to Los Angeles during the summer of 2017 where she continues to maintain an active private lesson studio! She is entering her 8th year as a music teacher and has taught not only elementary music, but middle school band as well. Jenny also was an Adjunct Professor of Woodwinds at Indian River State College from 2013-2017. She ran a superior-rated band program in Florida, and was even given the privilege of being the clinician for the Heartland Middle School Honor Band in February of 2017. In 2015 and 2016, Jenny teamed up with former colleagues from Arizona State University to help save the endangered African Blackwood Tree or Grenadilla (used to make clarinets, oboes, and piano keys) in their non-profit organization “Clarinets for Conservation.” To help raise awareness the annual Treasure Coast Clarinet Day was held where you would find Jenny teaching classes, private lessons, performing, and being a clinician for the event. She currently resides in the Highland Park area with her Chihuahua named “Fawn”.
Where did you go to school and what was your major?
I went to Florida State University for my bachelor’s degree in Instrumental Music Education and graduated in 2010. After that I went to Arizona State University where I received my master’s degree in Music Performance- Clarinet and graduated in 2012.
What is your highest degree held?
Master’s Degree in Music Performance
Why did you want to be a teacher/work in education?
I had a very influential K-2 Gifted teacher that made learning magical! She made learning fun by having us put on plays, dress up as clowns, create puppet shows, etc. She has a lot of influence in the type of teacher I am today. Her creativity was astounding!
But more specifically to music I was always passionate about the subject and excelled in it tremendously all through-out school. I also had always been told I had a ‘knack’ for teaching and/or being a leader and enjoy being around kids so it was a no-brainer. I couldn’t imagine sitting in an office cubicle all day! NOT FOR ME! ;-)
How long have you been teaching/working in education?
This will be my 8th year of teaching music! (I’ve taught all ages all the way up to college level!)
What is your favorite thing about LCS?
I love that all of the staff members are very friendly and it's a close-knit/family-like community!
What was your favorite book when you were the age of your students?
When I was really young I LOVED this book called “Buster Loves Buttons”. It’s a hidden gem!