BMus (UART), MMus (UVic)
Jenny (Xheni) Sinaj was born in Albania, located in southeastern Europe. She started playing piano since she was 5 years old. Her passion for music grew throughout the years so she decided to pursue piano as her carrier. Jenny got her bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from the University of Arts Albania, in 2018. The same year she was accepted at the University of Victoria to purse a master’s degree in Piano Performance. She won the University of Victoria Concerto Competition in April 2019 and successfully graduated with her masters in 2020. Throughout her studies, Jenny has actively performed with the UVic Wind Symphony and the UVic orchestra as a soloist.
Since July 2021 Jenny is a sessional instructor at the University of Victoria. She has over 5 years of experience teaching piano to students of all ages and levels, in Europe and Canada.
Here is what Jenny had to say regarding her teaching philosophy: “Music has greatly shaped my life and has been a source of immense joy. It has taught me discipline, commitment, and many other life lessons. I believe I can help pass on the same lessons to my students. Each student is unique, and their input should always be considered throughout the whole journey.”