At WIMA, each student will benefit from a personal approach based on their goals, whether they are at a beginner, intermediate, or advanced level. Fun is the heart of our philosophy, and we integrate it into all of our lessons while imparting our knowledge and passion for music to our students. Our teachers work with pieces chosen by the student and adapted to suit their level. Students will also have the opportunity to play one of their favourite pieces at the end-of-session recital.
Our teachers use creative methods and books that perfectly correspond to the level of the student and respond to their objectives. Students will learn how to read sheet music, chord diagrams, and musical notation at their own pace.
Each WIMA studio is outfitted with quality accessories and equipment. Just bring your violin, your sheet music, and your energy!
Jana grew up in Seattle, Washington and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music. Jana started her studies as a violinist with her father at age five, switching at age 14 to study with Croatian violinist, Sanja Futterman. She has participated and performed in many competitions and festivals on both the east and west coasts of North America including the Seattle Young Artists Music Festival, the Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside where in 2016 she won first place, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and Domaine Forget. Jana also broadened her studies by learning and performing on the viola and studying composition. After having been accepted at universities including the Eastman School of Music, and the San-Francisco Conservatory, she chose to study at McGill University with acclaimed violinist, Axel Strauss. Jana has since played in many orchestras, chamber groups, and has participated in masterclasses including those led by French violinist Régis Pasquier, concert violinist Rachel Barton Pine, and concert master of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Martin Chalifour. After completing her undergraduate degree, she plans to pursue her career as a professional violinist, and plans to complete her Masters and Doctoral degrees in Violin performance.
Jana teaches on Saturdays.