Paige has over twenty years of experience teaching guitar to children and adults. She has been particularly influenced by her extensive training in the Suzuki Method, a method that was devised for teaching music to very young children in Japan. She received her Suzuki training at the Intermountain Suzuki Institute with Frank Longay, one of the founders of the Suzuki movement. She incorporates much of the Suzuki philosophy in her teaching; and it is her belief that every child, given the proper environment, can become musical.
Paige Jackson began her guitar studies at the age of twelve with Cheryl Fitiak in Cleveland, Ohio. She has been a Presser Scholar and a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar (Sao Paulo, Brazil). Her flute and guitar ensemble, the Silverwood Duo, has been performing for over ten years. They have two recordings (Collage and Noel); and in 2004, they made their New York debut at Carnegie Hall. http://www.silverwoodduo.com.
She holds a Bachelor of Music in guitar performance from the University of Akron where she studied with Stephen Aron and a Master of Music in guitar performance from the University of Arizona where she studied with Thomas Patterson. She is currently on the faculty of Pima Community College and owner of the Musical Hearts Guitar Academy.
To learn more about the Academy, or to enroll your child in a kids guitar lesson, please call (520) 299-3797.