Jeannine Manthey began playing violin at age nine in Palm Springs Unified School District. She was a member of the All-District Orchestra for two years. In ninth grade Jeannine auditioned and was accepted into the All-American Youth Symphony. In high school she was a member of the Anderson Talent Program Orchestra occupying the concertmaster chair for two years. She studied with Eugenia Slahor for two years, and Thomas E Mancini for two years. While attending College of the Desert she studied with George Montgomery.
Jeannine has been a member The Desert Youth Symphony, The Desert Symphony, Redlands Symphony and San Bernardino Symphony. Her real passion is playing in "pit orchestras" for musicals. She has played in ANNIE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, SOUND OF MUSIC, DAMN YANKEES, CINDERELLA, PETER PAN, OLIVER, CAMELOT, OKLAHOMA, ANYTHING GOES and SUGAR and many more. Every year she returns to Palm Springs High School to assist them with their musical production. She is currently a member of the Coachella Valley Symphony and Cedar Chest Strings.
She also teaches three beginning strings group classes, and plays on the worship team at church. She is the mother of six girls and one boy. Her husband Kerry is a member of the Armed Forces and has served three tours in Iraq.