Sena Jane Thompson


Sena Jane Thompson is a Minnesota native, studying Suzuki Violin
from the age of three with Craig Timmerman, and going on to
earn a Degree in Performance at Minnesota State University,
where she studied with Marilyn Bos.  

Her continuing study has included private lessons with Sally O'Reilly
at the University of Minnesota, as well as attending the
International Aspen Music Festival where she studied with Dorothy
DeLay associate, Naoko Tanaka & performed in the symphony
conducted by Robert Spano.

In addition to her classical studies, Ms. Thompson has studied jazz
with renowned Jazz Violinist John Blake,  the Turtle Island String
Quartet, and the legendary Dr. Billy Taylor.  She was also a touring
fiddler & vocalist for the
Urban Hillbilly Quartet for six years.

Currently, she is freelancing and teaching privately at her home in
the Pittsburgh
area.  Her recent experience includes coaching the
Extreme Strings Orchestra at the Centers for Musically Talented
program at
CAPA as well as performing in ELCO Pittsburgh and
recording for singer
Carolyn Perteete.  In 2010 she became the
mother of a energetic little boy. When she is not chasing him, Ms.
Thompson is also songwriter, singer, and keyboardist for her band
Viola Formica