Violinist and educator Juanita Jackson is ACM’s Artist of the Month

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Violinist and educator Juanita Jackson is Arts Council Menifee’s March Artist of the Month. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Juanita Jackson was named Arts Council Menifee’s March Artist of the Month. Jackson is a violinist and educator who developed an interest in music from a young age. She said she remembers her father playing several instruments growing up, most notably the ukulele. At the age 9, Jackson decided that she would like to play the violin. It was a decision for which she cannot give a reason even as an adult. “I could have started two years earlier if I had chosen the flute or something like that, but I wanted to play the violin,” Jackson said. “Why? I can’t tell you, but what is for certain is that I never would have been able to start playing if it had not been for the public-school system.” She was pulled out of class for lessons twice a week beginning in fourth grade, con
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