Jennifer Fisher

Jennifer Fisher
Teacher, Junior School Strings
September, 2011
BMus (University of Victoria); AVCM (Victoria Conservatory of Music); BEd (University of Victoria)

Teachers have an incredible opportunity to empower students to search for truth, to take ownership of their education and to be leaders.

After more than 15 years teaching violin and viola privately, Jennifer was inspired to further her education and become a classroom teacher. Her inspiration came from the many string teachers who play with her in the Victoria Chamber Orchestra and where she became acquainted with Mary Smith, our former Junior School Strings teacher. In 2011 Jennifer began assisting Mrs. Smith with the large string ensembles and in 2015 took over as Junior School Strings teacher.

“Playing a musical instrument enriches the learning that takes place in other subject areas and plays an important role in building character,” Jennifer says. “It is a joy to work with string students and help them to improve on their skill.”

“I am proud that after many years of practicing, lessons and rehearsals that I am able to use my talent to teach and share with others.” she says.

Outside of SMUS, Jennifer has five children. When time permits, she enjoys knitting, reading, cooking, playing volleyball and badminton, running and listening to music. She also tries to be involved and volunteer in all three of her children's schools.