Jennifer Diaz


Jennifer Diaz Spera holds a Bachelor of Music from the Conservatory of Music in San Francisco and a Master of Music from the University of Colorado where she studied with Edward Dusinberre of the Takacs String Quartet.

Jennifer has been engaging students and parents with her energetic teaching style and warm and nurturing disposition for over a decade.  Jennifer recently returned from a year in Milan, Italy where she continued her baroque violin studies and immersed herself in the Italian culture by sampling large quantities of gelato and pizza with her two small children.

Prior to her year abroad, Jennifer enjoyed teaching a studio of forty private students.  Through a special grant Jennifer had the opportunity to teach weekly violin sectionals in over a dozen public schools in the Boulder Valley School District.

Jennifer feels fortunate to have started her Suzuki journey with William Starr shortly after moving to Colorado.  She continued her studies with Joseph Kaminsky, James Hutchins, and Cathryn Lee. A passionate lifelong learner, Jennifer will be continuing her training with Kristen Marshall and Roland Freitag this Fall.

Jennifer also enjoys performing with professional early music ensembles in the area including Boulder Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, Boulder Bach Festival, and Seicento. Jennifer is married to Italian classical guitarist Nicolò Spera and has two energetic young children.  When she is not chasing her children around or teaching violin, Jennifer enjoys reading historical fiction, practicing Italian, cardio kickboxing, biking around Lafayette, and experimenting in her overcrowded vegetable garden.