Dr. Jamie Johnson

Jaime Johnson attended Arizona State University where she earned three music degrees: Bachelor of Music Education, Masters of Music in Performance Pedagogy and a Doctorate of Music in Viola Performance.  Dr. Johnson has taught in the public school system in Arizona for 28 years, 8 years at the junior high level and four years as a high school director.  She currently teaches at Wilson Elementary and Field Elementary for Mesa Public Schools.  In addition to teaching, Dr. Johnson plays the viola in two part-time professional symphonies and is well known as a freelance violist in the valley. She is a member of the American String Teachers Association, the Arizona Music Educators Association and frequently adjudicates festivals in Arizona.  She has conducted elementary honor orchestras for Mesa, Scottsdale and Tempe school districts. In 2015 Jaime received the Outstanding Mentor Teacher Award from Arizona State University School of Music. In 1978 Jaime had the privilege of attending the European String Teachers Conference in Lucerne Switzerland where she took classes as well as some lessons from Paul Rolland. William Magers, Jaime's viola teacher, emphasized the Rolland Actions through-out her 35 years of private study.