Jane Singhal holds a B.A. in music from Yale and an M.A. in Russian Studies from Princeton. Jane began her violin studies with Dr. Seymour Rubinstein at Indiana University South Bend. At Yale she studied with Kikuei Ikeda of the Tokyo String Quartet and subsequently in Canada with Dana and Yuri Mazurkevich, students of Russian master, David Oistrakh. Jane was concertmistress of the Midwest Chamber Orchestra and director and violinist for Interlude, a New Jersey-based chamber ensemble.
Jane has performed as a soloist with the Twin Cities Symphony and participated in the Yale at Norfolk Chamber Music School, the Sarasota Music Festival, and the Shawnigan Summer School of the Arts in British Columbia. She is the author of Creature Feature-A Musical Menagerie, and the producer of the CDs Miss Jane’s Children and Classical Tales.
Jane began her teaching career as violin instructor at Ecole Alexandra in London, Ontario and as a language and string specialist at The Vail-Deane School in Mountainside, New Jersey. Since relocating to the Bay Area, Jane teaches select students at her studio in Belmont, California, combining highly individualized teaching with a holistic approach to practice and performance that allows students to make dramatic progress on the instrument. Studio students are devoted to the violin, dedicated to achieving excellence in their playing, and excited about tackling the great works of violin literature. Acceptance to the studio is by audition only.
Teaching Statement: Vibrant playing starts with clean technique. Thus I am exacting in what I expect of students in terms of detailed daily practice and establishing a foundation of left hand and bow skills and intonation and rhythmic accuracy. Together the student and I work to create a beautiful tone and to bring out the unique voice of each piece, so that the music is engaging to play and to listen to. Students develop performance confidence and style by taking advantage of recitals, competitions, auditions and graded exams that are available to them throughout the year.