Jenny Ugale first entered the world of music through piano lessons at the age of five, and was later inspired to learn clarinet and saxophone in her middle school music program. Her love for music continued to grow and she continued her music studies at San José State University where she earned a Bachelors of Music in Music Education with a double emphasis in Clarinet Performance. During her time at SJSU she studied clarinet under the tutelage of Dr. Janet Averett. Ms. Jenny has performed in numerous ensembles including: SJSU Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, and Clarinet Ensemble; De Anza Symphonic Winds, Vintage Singers, and Concert Choir; and the Ohlone Community Band. She is also an experienced soloist and chamber musician having performed in a number of concerts, student recitals, musicals and various performances. Ms. Jenny is currently working towards obtaining her teaching credential at San José State University to become a music director and spread the joy of music.
In lessons, she creates an environment where students are encouraged and supported to do their best. It is important to her that students find success in learning to play their instrument and about music in each lesson. As a music educator, she believes it is ultimately her goal to impart a lifelong appreciation of music and its significance in our culture, the culture of others, history, and the life lessons it has to offer. She strives to teach her students to become well-rounded musicians and to inspire creativity. Often, she will encourage her students to think about how the music and instrument relate to the world.
When she is not collaborating with or supporting other musicians and artists, Ms. Jenny can be found hiking in the wilderness or basking in the sun on the beachy shores of California. She also spends her time discovering coffee and milk tea shops throughout the Bay Area.