Jaco Cronje is a Strings Teacher at Gray School of Music
Bachelor of Music, S.M.U.
Jaco Cronje started his violin career at the age of 5 in South Africa. During the final year at Grey College Secondary School, he had the privilege of passing the Final Unisa Violin Exams with distinction. At Grey College he tutored beginning violinists between the ages of 7-14. His class grew to over 60 students in just three months.
In 2006, he started intensive violin lessons under the guidance of Professor Jack de Wet, a violin pedagogue who is respected worldwide for making an impact on young violinist. He taught violin at the Rondebosch High School and trained several students for their Trinity Guildhall Practical Examinations.
The past four years, Mr. Cronje has studied violin at Southern Methodist University earning a degree in Performing Arts in Violin. He has been teaching for 10 years. Jaco Cronje is enjoying the rich and vibrant creative arts and music community in Dallas. He teaches violin at the Otto Middle School in Plano. Jaco finds great joy in helping people see the beauty of music. He is a dedicated violin teacher who wants to help children see what music can do for them. He also enjoys teaching adults. Mr. Cronje is married and has a five year old son and an infant daughter. He lives in Garland with his family. He has a Brown Belt in karate and enjoys squash, tennis, hockey, rugby, and swimming.