Jennifer Brooke (J.B.) Taylor has been active as a piano teacher and professional church musician for over 20 years. From 2002 – 2009, she was a Suzuki piano faculty member and Assistant Director of the Suzuki Talent Education department at the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis. In 2009, J.B.moved to Lexington, Kentucky and founded Suzuki Piano of Lexington, a large private Suzuki piano studio. Her teachers have included Donna Kurtz, Dr. Linda Sabak, Leonard Mastrogiacomo, and Dr.Victoria McArthur. She has completed Suzuki teacher training with Fay Adams, Yasuko Joichi, Doris Koppelman, and Mary Craig Powell.
As a Suzuki student, J.B. received numerous awards, including the grand prizes in both the Young Keyboard Artist Association’s and the American Music Scholarship Association’s International Piano Competitions. In 2004, J.B. was selected as a Shinichi Suzuki Scholar by the American Suzuki Institute and in 2010 the Suzuki Association of the Americas presented her with a Certificate of Achievement for her teaching. She has also served as a guest Suzuki clinician at Suzuki institutes and workshops in Ohio, Minnesota, Alaska, and Tennessee and is a former board member of the Suzuki Association of Minnesota.
J.B. holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance and Accounting from West Virginia Wesleyan College and a Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Florida State University. She also earned a Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurial Management from Florida State. She and her husband, Mark, relocated to the Savannah area in 2016.