Jennie Brent is a cellist and Co-Educational Coordinator of Palaver Strings. She grew up in New Haven, CT, where she began cello at the age of seven and studied with Ole Akahoshi. She studied with Peter Wiley at Bard College Conservatory and with Julia Lichten at Manhattan School of Music. Jennie is a passionate chamber musician and was a member of the Annellie String Trio for over a decade, which received first place in the Chamber Music Competition at the University of Connecticut. Jennie has performed chamber music concerts in venues such as Steinway Hall, Merkin Hall, Carnegie Hall, Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, and The University of Hong Kong. She has attended a number of music festivals including Bowdoin International Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute, Sejong International Music Festival, and the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar. Jennie is a dedicated, Suzuki-certified cello teacher and has been teaching privately for many years, as well as at the Harmony Program in New York City, Festival de Música in San Juán de Colón, Venezuela, the Josiah Quincy Youth Orchestra Program, and Bridge Boston Charter School. She is certified in a method of early-childhood music education, Music Learning Theory, which she has taught at Horizons for Homeless Children. In addition to music, Jennie is a certified yoga instructor and loves to explore the ways that music and body awareness can overlap and serve one another.