Jacqueline Westerduin is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music with a degree in
Classical guitar performance and has recently received her Masters degree in
Musicology from King’s College London. In addition to her academic pursuits,
Jacqueline is certified in the Orff-Schulwerk approach to music education and is working
towards her certification in the Suzuki method. Jacqueline has been teaching both
group music making and individual guitar lessons for over ten years, within which she
enthusiastically employs her Orff and Suzuki training. Jacqueline seeks to engage her
students in participation, play, and exciting challenges in an effort to instill a love of
music and desire learn.
In addition to teaching, Jacqueline has been a concert guitarist for nearly a decade in
her native New York City area, including performances at NYC’s Steinway Hall, the
Baruch Performing Arts Center, The Juilliard School, and Manhattan School of Music.
Jacqueline was also invited to Ward’s Pond Estate in Dolgeville, New York as a guest
performer and lecturer for the Dolgeville Philharmonia concert series.
Ms. Westerduin has participated in master classes with guitarists Jason Vieaux, Carlos
Barbosa-Lima, Pepe Romero, and David Russell.
Education: Manhattan School of Music, BM Classical Guitar Performance; King's College London, MM Musicology
Specialties: Classical Guitar, Electric Guitar, Ukulele