After almost 25 years of providing music lessons in Dixon, Jeanine Cooper, will host her last recital for her many students and the public is invited on April 27, 7:15 p.m., at the Davis Unitarian Church, 27074 Patwin Road in Davis.
Jeanine and her husband, Jim, moved to Dixon in 1989 after living a few years in Davis and raised their family here. Jeanine has taught hundreds of Dixon students beginning with song flute to children as young as 4-years-old.
“Clarinet is my main instrument but I’ve also taught all the woodwinds and also brass,” she said. “It’s been wonderful. I love my students and it’s been fun watching them grow up and mature into wonderful adults. I’ve been very pleased to see some of them pursue music in college.”
Jeanine has also played with numerous orchestras and also assisted the area middle school and high school band leaders. The last Dixon recital for her local students will be bitter sweet.
“I will miss them all,” she said. “Leaving my students in the hardest part about moving,” she said. Jeanine is relocating to Utah to be closer to her sons and grandchildren.
“Eventually I will teach again and will be seven miles from a nationally ranked high school band, the American Fork High School Marching Band,” she said. “And we’ll spend a lot of time modifying the house for Jim’s wheelchair. That’s my priority.” Jim was injured in a motorcycle accident about six years ago.
Any of Jeanine’s former music students are invited to play in the recital and may contact her at (707) 678-0280 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.