Rated 5 out of 5 by MusicTwins Inspiring teacher
My kids have been taking music lesson from Jesse for several months and they love it. They love the setting in the studio with multiple musical instruments, so that they can get to play other instruments in duets with Jesse. As a parent, I appreciate Jesse's method in teaching young kids. Jesse seems to have music in his heart and his passion can be easily seen by his students. Jesse respects my kids' opinion, yet very disciplined with their attitude. My kids seem to start appreciating 'music' in addition to learning 'skills'.
April 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ksuzz Fantastic!!!
My son started taking trumpet lessons with Jesse last summer, but soon confessed that he really didn't like the instrument. He asked if he could try drums. I suggested that he do that and perhaps try some guitar or keyboards also. He has stuck with drums and loves it, but also asked Jesses to help him with a vocal song he'd like to perform for his school's talent show this spring. I LOVE the fact that Jesse can help him try out so many different aspects of musicianship in his fabulous in-house studio! The first "recital"/jam session was so amazing that my 9 year old daughter asked if she could also take lessons with Jesse. Now both of my kiddos are singing, Jamming and keyboarding together, and it is so much fun.
I hated piano lessons as a kid. I was always in trouble for not practicing enough, but everything the teacher gave me to work on was so unappealing. I wanted a different music experience for my kids. I have found it with Jesse. He is so talented and inspiring. He listens to his students and gently moves them to accomplish amazing results. With his back help, even beginning students can feel like they are part of a band and really making music.
I feel so fortunate to have found Jesse and for my kids to have such a positive and well rounded musical introduction. I have even decided to take guitar lessons for myself now!
My husband had similar negative music experience as I did as a child and was very negative about my efforts to have our kids take music lessons at all until he came to the first recital/jam session at Jesse's studio. He loved it and could completely appreciate how much fun the kids were having learning how to play music in a more modern and flexible environment.
April 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ll91 Great teacher
I highly recommend Jesse. We have tried different options before, and Jesse is the one who understands my son's learning style. He is very attentive and tuned-in to both my son and us as parents, and we communicate all the time about how to best help him progress.
He can go from classical guitar to any song my son wants to learn. His house is set up as a studio, and it's a great environment for the lessons, with Jesse going from one instrument to the other to accompany children playing. He offers online tools to help with learning, uses apple technology, and in that sense, knows how to reach out to teens.
April 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by johnc312 Jesse really creates an incredibly comfortable, fun, and great learning environment
I couldn't have been happier with Jesse. He was very patient and a great teacher. I would recommend him to anyone!
February 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mowgwut Piano lessons are fun!
My son was already taking piano lessons, but not liking it anymore. Other parents always advised me not to 'force' him to take any musical instrument because he'll end up hating it. But Jesse was recommended to me, so we gave him a try.
My son liked the more relaxed atmosphere and attitude, and how Jesse completely tailors the lessons to my son's interests. Jesse also can teach ANY song that you want to play.
Now my son likes taking piano lessons and looks forward to each of his weekly sessions with Jesse. Especially when they do a jam session!
January 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Andre Wonderful, talented, supportive teacher! Choose him!
Jesse is, by far, the best music teacher I have ever had. He is able to effectively leverage my existing knowledge in order to quickly teach me new ideas and concepts of both creating and playing music. I wanted a flexible and talented teacher who could reinforce theory on bass guitar, piano and voice. Jesse has seamlessly done this, and more! Some teachers play or dictate a lesson. Jesse "watches & listens" attentively and finds ways for the student to "connect" to the lesson. I have been playing music for over 30 years. I highly recommend Jesse to anyone: from novice to advanced artist. Choose him!
December 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wheels Jesse is WONDERFUL!
We are so happy we found Jesse! My son has been taking trumpet and guitar lessons from him for over a year now. We take lessons in his home and having all the different equipment and instruments has been such a treat. Because of this, Jesse has also introduced my son to bass. Jesse also jumps on the bass, guitar, piano, and drums to accompany the lesson. He has fun with the kids and teaches them music theory at the same time. He also knows when to push and when to encourage their progress. One thing I especially appreciate about Jesse is how flexible he is with scheduling since many children have very busy schedules these days. I've recommended Jesse to two friends and they have enjoyed him too! I will continue to endorse him!
December 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by GayathriN Prahalad's trial lesson with Jesse
Prahalad and I really enjoyed meeting with Jesse and having a trial lesson with him. Jesse is a kind, patient teacher and has a very nice way of interacting and getting the best out of his student. He is clearly a musician with diverse talents. He was able to give Prahalad an appreciation for different practicing techniques and reading tips. Due to various other considerations we are not able to take lessons with Jesse at the moment, but I would recommend him to others who would like to develop an appreciation for music and learn an instrument.
December 18, 2011