Pianist Jennifer (Walsh) Bowman is a native of Olympia, WA, who has earned degrees in Piano Performance, Piano Pedagogy and Collaborative Piano from Whitman College, Northern Illinois University and The Juilliard School. She has studied with Janet Mooney, Leonard Richter, Lee Thompson, Debra Bakland, Donald Walker, Margo Garrett, Jonathan Feldman, Rohan de Silva, Brian Zeger and Samuel Sanders.
She has performed in most of the major concert venues in the area including Benaroya Hall, Nordstrom Recital Hall, Meany Hall, Seattle Art Museum, Lagerquist Hall, Minnaert Center, and The Washington Center. Professionally she has worked with Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony, The Fifth Avenue Theatre, Capital Playhouse, SOGO, Academy of Music Northwest and Seattle Conservatory. She has also performed live on KING FM 98.1 several times.
A music educator for over 25 years, Ms. Bowman has taught piano from the elementary to the collegiate level, and is currently on the piano faculty of Pacific Lutheran University. Her students have been prizewinners in all sorts of competitions. She is also an experienced vocal coach with over 18 years of experience in art song and operatic repertoire. She is an active and versatile collaborative pianist and participates in a large variety of musical events every year.
Ms. Bowman loves to teach students of all ages & abilities. Her students describe her as someone who maintains high standards, yet approaches each individual with "enthusiasm," "boundless energy," and "using positive feedback." She truly loves the challenge of creating an individualized course of study for each student.