Jen is the founder of Jen's Music School in Footscray and Sunshine which started up in 2010. Jen and her team of teachers shared their love and passion for music making for 7 years. In 2017 Jen relocated to Myrniong, just west of Bacchus Marsh. Now She is teaching in Brooklyn (near Footscray) and Myrniong.
Originally from Sydney, Jen Hawley has been teaching and performing for many years. She started playing guitar at 16 in an all-girl heavy metal band. Now you’re more likely to see Jen pulling out some jazz licks and crooning Billy Holiday ballads.
She trained in classical guitar, cut her teeth on the cover band circuit in Sydney when she was 18 and studied jazz with Bruce Clarke. During the last 5 years Jen has also made a name for herself as a guitar workshop tutor at community music events. She also taught at Kingsville Primary in the music program from 2005 to 2011. These days Jen's musical passions are manouche gypsy jazz and blues. She is a co-founder of The Footscray Gypsies and Supporting Women in Blues programs.
Jen offers music lessons tailored to your goals. Whether you wish to learn classical, jazz, rock, blues, gypsy, folk or modern guitar, Jen is a great teacher for young or old, experienced or first time player.
Currently Jen teaches from her home studio and plays concerts and gigs. She also has a current working with children check.