Rated 5 out of 5 by 4
Rated 5 out of 5 by Edward excellent
I am very satisfied with the piano lesson and the instructions I am getting from Jessica. She is providing me with instructions and explanations of the basics, such as reading music and the scales and the piano key board. She is taking time with the basics, which I really need and do appreciate. She is very articulate and gives very clear explanations. Communicates very well. She is very reliable and also on time.
I am very satisfied with these lessons and Jessica's teaching skill.
February 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Madibri Jessica is a perfect fit for my daughter.
We are new to the area, and my daughter, who is a high school Senior, needed a new voice teacher. Jessica was able to pick up right where her previous voice teacher left off. In just 4 lessons Jessica has refreshed the basics and added new concepts. Most importantly Madison loves Jessica because she is honest with her and doesn't quit until she hears what she is looking for. Madison plans to study musical theater in college, and I believe with Jessica's help she will be prepared. We are lucky to have found her!
January 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by severaltrickpony Here you will find an ally in your search for excellence.
I've had five private voice coaches in my life and Jessica is the finest. As one might expect after viewing her resume, she is an excellent musician with a rarefied degree of training. What her resume doesn't tell you is that she is a gifted educator who not only understands vocal production but also is able to think of several different ways to communicate a single concept.
I recall a couple of my (otherwise talented) voice teachers as frustrated performers whose cynicism informed my lesson time. This is not an issue you need to worry about with Jessica. She has performance gigs and is happily active in her professional community. One may secure her time safe in the knowledge that the lesson will be about the pupil.
Possibly the most distinguishing aspect of studying with Jessica is her facility for problem-solving. Whenever tell her about a physical sensation or an emotional reaction I am having while vocalizing, she not only listens and is supportive but she also takes the extra step of formulating a plan to address the issue. It is this extra step that sets her apart as a teacher. There are not many instructors in the performing arts whom upon hearing, "Wow, I feel really weird when I do 'X'," will subsequently diagnose the physical source of the reported weirdness and then have both the patience and focus to suggest and implement techniques to overcome it.
While I am an adult student, I would not hesitate to recommend Jessica as a teacher for children and teenagers new to training in the arts. I have talked with her enough in the few minutes before and after lessons to know that she genuinely likes young people and has purposely and enthusiastically taken jobs teaching them in the past. Did my nephew live locally I would undoubtedly have him studying voice and piano with her.
December 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by WinnieW Jessica is an excellent voice coach. She is warm, nurturing, and very patient with her student. I highly recommend her!
June 26, 2012