Jessica O’Leary

Jessica is a violinist with a persuasive portfolio career combining performing, teaching, seminar presenting, mentoring string teachers and writing violin tutor books.

She is Principal 2nd violin with OSJ, regularly plays with the Royal Opera House and was a member of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.

Passionate about music education, she is Head of Strings at a London Independent School, string consultant and examiner for ABRSM and regularly presents seminars to teachers in the UK and Asia. Her articles are published in international music magazines and her violin tutor books – Best of Grade (1-5), 80 Grade studies (1-5 and 6-8) are published by Faber. Violin and Viola Basics are part of her most recent beginner string method series and are co-authored with Paul Harris. Cello and double-bass Basics will be released in consultation with specialists later in 2021.

She has performed in a variety of venues including Carnegie and Wigmore Halls, Sydney and Royal Opera Houses as well as pop arenas in London and Dubai. She gained a post-graduate scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music with the Amadeus string quartet and was recently made an Associate (ARAM) in recognition of her services to music.

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