I've been teaching for over 20 years. I am a member of MTNA, OMTA, and OMTA East, actively pursue new pedagogical research, advocate for PASK, and collaborate with living composers and music publishers. I have adjudicated, presented, and chaired events as a member of the TMTA. In addition, I have devoted time to working in diverse arenas to enhance accessibility of music, including a music group for stroke patients. My students have premiered the works of contemporary composers, performed beautifully in adjudicated events, learn to speak music conversationally and naturally. I studied piano from a young age, continued to study piano performance in college, and performed with the Giocoso Trio in Tucson, AZ. The most effective lessons are tailored to you: your interests, your abilities, and your goals. While I am classically trained, I embrace a versatile teaching style. I've been told that I have a gentle presence, and a soothing approach. My specialization is in establishing strong, healthy piano technique in beginners, and rehabilitation for those students who never received a foundation in technique to begin with. Better technique means better performance, and also opens doors to more exciting repertoire. Visit my site, RoseCityPiano, to learn more!
I love seeing people's faces light up as they recognize that they can engage with the music they love in a profoundly meaningful way.
I love the laughter that emerges as people begin to let go of their self-criticism and have fun as they progress.
I love being able to show students how to get past those "tricky parts" in songs, or to stop feeling pain by making a simple adjustment of technique.
I love that online lessons opens up availability to everyone during more flexible hours.
Jessica is an excellent teacher and a lovely lady
Exceedingly patient, very encouraging, gentle correction, diverse individualized and tailored approach to each student with a wide range of instruments and age ranges; keeps STUDENT goals in mind and gently put continuously and attentively guides and corrects; highly detailed; excellent professional...I hope to continue working with Ms. Jessica for life.
Jessica is an excellent teacher
I have been working with Rose City Piano Studio for many years now, and I have had the most wonderful experience learning piano. Jessica is a fantastic teacher. She is professional, patient, kind, understanding, and caring. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher. She truly values the progress of her students and their hard work. She motivates me to practice regularly to be prepared for every lesson, and I see the constant progress in my piano skills. Her lessons require you to put in effort into your playing, and it really pays off. My technique skills and knowledge of music theory has greatly improved as I've worked with her. I fully endorse learning under Jessica.
A lifelong piano student, I continued my studies in music theory and piano performance in college. I actively pursue professional development through national and international conferences, forums, and pursue additional research and training opportunities. I have been teaching students of all ages and abilities for over 20 years.