Jeanette Dillard’s first love will always be the violin! Beginning at age 11, Jeanette studied music theory and bowing technique through private lessons throughout grade school. She began to develop her unique style and indomitable ear for harmony after traveling to Latin America. There, Jeanette grew an entirely fresh appreciation and reverence for her craft after learning new songs from different cultures and experiencing the language-breaching power of music. She continued her music education by attending the YMAM (youth with a mission) discipleship training school in Tyler, Texas.
Motivated by a lifelong love of music, Jeanette has studied and played a wide variety of music styles for violin, voice and guitar. At a young age, she began playing her fiddle with her sisters’ band, the Dillard Sisters, whom continue to perform a for military events, World War II veterans, and living history shows throughout the state. Whether fiddling with friends, joining the worship band at her local church, or composing melodies in her studio, Jeanette continues to sustain her love for the violin in many genres and spotlights.
Jeanette is excited to share both fundamental methods and her personal style with students in the Texas Hill Country. If you are eager to engage with the instrument that has won the hearts of Texans for generations, contact the Hill Country Sound Situation to sign-up for lessons.
Here’s one of the first Spanish classical pieces I ever learned.
Some songs are more fun to play then others. This song by Antonio Lauro always feels like my fingers get to dance to the music. Enjoy!
A very moody piece and one of my favorites.
We had a lot of fun this year performing holiday music around the community. At the lighting of the Blanco Courthouse we performed upstairs with Santa Clause! It was so much fun playing Christmas music and watching the kids sit on Santa’s lap. We also enjoyed playing at the Christmas Market days on the square, the Henry House, and at the Red Bud Cafe. Great job to all the students and special thanks to our voice instructor Julie Prejean. (Amy Fenley, Julie Prejean, Cassie Hartman, Keirsten Sauceda, Debi Cash, Julie Mann, Madison Fenley, Trevor McGuire, Suzy Fudge)
Here is a great version of Dodie Clark’s “Sick of Losing Soul Mates sung my Maiya Keutz with guitarist Elizabeth Wheeler. You can check out Maiya and Elizabeth and many other great performances at this Saturday’s concert, May the 13th at the Yett Park in Blanco at 1:00pm. See ya there!