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 amazing! Her love of music is obvious, and infectious. She's also incredibly patient, and tailors her lessons to her students' ability. I swear I'm practically tone deaf, but I've learned so much more under her than my previous teachers!
A lifelong piano student, I continued my studies in music theory and piano performance in college. I have been teaching students of all ages and abilities for nearly two decades.