Originally from Texas, Jennifer Florez has taught music in grades K-8 for the past ten years in public and private schools. Additionally, she taught Early Childhood music through the University of North Texas while pursuing her Masters of Music Education degree. Trained as a classical pianist, Jennifer performs as a jazz vocalist, percussionist, and director of African drum ensembles. Currently, she is a teaching artist for 92nd Street Y’s Musical Introduction Series and Schools Partnership Program. She is a piano and voice instructor for 92 Y School of Music. In her spare time, she applauds every musical attempt made by her young son, Miguel.