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Jetske studied violin from the age of 4, primarily under the tutelage of well-known Quebec violin educator Mr. Claude Letourneau. At the age of 16, she began teaching beginner students in Mr. Letourneau’s non-profit school, the Societe Musicale Claude Letourneau. From him, she learned not only the love for the violin but also the passion of teaching young children.
As a graduate of the Letourneau method, she has studied repertoire to a level equivalent to Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) Grade 10. However, as a lifelong learner, she has recently started taking lessons again herself in Calgary, and is pursuing qualification as an RCM ARCT Teachers (Violin).
Jetske has been playing piano since age 7 and she has accompanied her violin students as a collaborative pianist at music festivals. She holds an elementary piano teacher qualification from the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Her fondest memory is of meeting Itzhak Perlman (and his 1714 Soil Stradivarius) backstage at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa in 1999 at the NAC’s 30th anniversary concert. As an encore, he performed a duet with Pinchas Zuckerman, who was preparing to take over from Mario Bernardi as the NAC Orchestra’s Musical Director at that time. Through her attempt to listen to everything Itzhak on YouTube, Jetske discovered her latest musical interest, klezmer fiddle.
For the past 15 years, despite relocating across Canada twice, Jetske has continued to pass on the love of music to a new generation of students, most recently in Brooks. Just recently, at the Brooks Music Festival in April 2019, one of her beginner violin students was commended by the adjudicator for his excellent sound and was chosen to perform at the Gala Concert. Quite an accomplishment for a young man who started playing only six months before!