Sophia Jarrell, Director, Dance, and Suzuki violin

Sophia Jarrell M.M. Involved in the arts since age three, Sophia Jarrell knew it was her goal to open a school where families would receive instruction in multiple areas of the arts in one facility. After teaching privately for 6 years, she launched the Black Swamp Fine Arts School in Bowling Green, OH; in the first year, the studio welcomed over 100 students to study music, dance, and visual art. Jarrell currently serves as the school director in addition to teaching violin, ballet, and chamber music coaching. Previous experiences in the arts include choreographing and presenting ballets for children, coordinating and promoting the tour of a German youth orchestra to her home town, serving as the music director for The Radiant TV Network, and completing an arts administration internship at The Ohio Theatre in Toledo, OH. As an undergraduate at Bowling Green State University, she competed in The Hatch (a Shark Tank-inspired event), and received funding from investors to develop Scherzo, a music-reading curriculum that is presented as a game.

Sophia immensely enjoys teaching violin and dance to the next generation of artists and has completed Suzuki teacher training courses. She holds a MM in violin performance as well as a minor in business entrepreneurship from Bowling Green State University. Educating other artists & entrepreneurs about flourishing in business is one of her passions. She has had the oportunity to present on this topic at the National String Teachers Associaion Conference and as a guest speaker at BGSU. Sophia has trained as a ballet dancer in the Toledo area as well as at BalletMet and the English National Ballet.

When not teaching or practicing, Sophia relaxes by curling up with a great book, eating ice cream, or playing games with her husband and friends. She loves traveling and on a recent adventure she discovered the thrill of zip lining! Click here with inquiries about lessons with Sophia.