Jackie Lo graduated from the Music Department, University of Minnesota with a doctoral degree in Jan. 2003 and from the New England Conservatory in Boston with a master of music degree in May 1996. Within the past 27 years, she has been involved in many high-quality performance activities in Minnesota opera, orchestras, chamber music and personal solo recitals. She performed in many professional or university orchestras and covered wide range of repertoire including both classical and contemporary works. After 1995, she was awarded scholarship in several highly competitive music festivals including Bowdoin, Round Top and Aspen.
In addition to the solid performance background, she also offered strong teaching experience for many music schools since 1988. She received the highest-level teaching certificate for piano from the Yamaha Institute before college and also the training of string, piano and Suzuki pedagogy in graduate school. Her teaching covered violin, piano, viola and theory for both children and adults through one-on-one or group lessons. Based on the teaching experience, she gradually developed many approaches to deal with students who have different technical problems or difficulties. She led or conducted the youth orchestras using Suzuki and Kodaly methods in Conducting Music School, Young Musician’s Orchestra and Woodbury Youth Orchestra for four years. She also taught at Newport Elementary and St Paul Washington Technology Middle School (Saint Paul). She is currently teaching in her personal studio in Woodbury.
Dr. Lo is been certified a “Master Certification” from Music Teacher National Association (MTNA.) She is the Program Director of Minnesota Music Teacher Association, The String Chair of MMTA, Saint Paul Teacher Association, MTNA, Twin Cities Musicians union and National Federation of Music Clubs.