About Jennifer Aikey
Mrs. Jennifer Aikey (last name pronounced eye-key) started her musical journey at the age of 10 when starting violin through the Richmond County Orchestra program in Augusta, GA, her hometown. At the age of 12, she picked up the guitar and began writing songs, and has been a singer-songwriter ever since. Throughout her teens, she also picked up several more instruments, including mandolin, piano, ukulele, and electric bass. An avid music lover of all genres, she has played many styles of music in her life and has played with many orchestras, rock bands, and other performing groups, and plays weekly at her church. Mrs. Aikey received her Bachelors degree from Augusta University as a Music Education major, where she studied violin with Dr. Laura Tomlin. She also obtained her Masters of Music Education from Florida State University in 2016. Mrs. Aikey found her passion for teaching music while obtaining her undergraduate degree, and has taught students privately since 2010, with ages of students ranging from 4 to 67!
Mrs. Aikey began teaching (part-time) in 2011 as a strings teacher at East Aiken School for the Arts in Aiken, SC while completing her college degree. Mrs. Aikey also taught private lessons in Augusta and Aiken on violin, viola, guitar, and mandolin before moving to the Atlanta area. Mrs. Aikey was the Assistant Orchestra Director at Durham Middle School from 2013-2015, and has been the Orchestra Director at Durham since 2015 and loves teaching young people to play string instruments! Mrs. Aikey lives in Acworth with her husband Ben, three-year-old daughter Claire, a dog named Stormy, and a cat named Merlin. Ms. Aikey also enjoys being an active member of her church, listening to live music, coffee, spending time with her family, and traveling.