Jocelyn Zhu's studio comprises of students from diverse backgrounds, ages, musical levels, and performance experience.
In addition to individual lessons, Jocelyn fosters inter-studio collaboration to encourage partnership and community-building skills.
Jocelyn's teaching method strengthens violin technique and musical understanding by developing the individual's skills of goal-setting, hypothesizing, problem solving, and strategy.
Jocelyn has been teaching privately for over a decade, utilizing a blend of the Suzuki and Dorothy Delay methods designed to help students discover violin technique and music theory, as well as develop skills in hypothesis and deduction that will help them become independent musicians and artists. Jocelyn’s students have gone on to The Juilliard School Pre-College Division, and have won competitions throughout the Connecticut and New York areas. In addition to her private studio, Jocelyn has taught extensively through her nonprofit, Concerts for Compassion. In partnership with the United Nations and Red Cross, she has taught violin to refugee children in over 30 countries throughout Europe and Central America. Jocelyn is a teaching artist at the 92Y, and a guest lecturer and educator at The Juilliard School’s Chamber Music and Community Service Course of 2018 and 2019.