Jennie Lou Klim began her study of violin at the age of 6 with Ellen Reid Carter, a Professor of Music who had studied at the New England Conservatory, the Fontainebleau in the Paris Conservatory, and in the private studio of Leopold Auer in New York. She remained a student with Mrs. Carter for 12 years. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Western College, Oxford, OH, J. L. Klim attended numerous ASTA workshops at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI; Chautauqua, NY; Bolzano, Italy; and Lausanne, Switzerland. As a professional violinist, she played in the Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton, OH; Tampa Philharmonic, Tampa FL; Johnstown Symphony, Johnstown, PA; Orchestra Nova, Pittsburgh, PA; Westmoreland Symphony, Greensburg, PA; and Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne, FL. As an educator, she has written numerous method books for violin, viola, cello, and bass; begun string programs in public school systems; directed summer string camps; and conducted workshops with beginning, as well as established strings teachers, in Pennsylvania and Florida. Her former students play professionally as members of symphony orchestras, and teach both privately and in the public school systems. Jennie Lou Klim continues an active schedule of writing, teaching, playing, and serving as a consultant or clinician.