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Jackie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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Ages 5+ and special needs

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Come learn with me! I’m going on 12 years as a 6th grade Band teacher. In that job, I teach all Band instruments in small groups and private instruction throughout the school day. I have experience teaching students with special needs. My main instrument is French Horn, which I play in a local professional concert band.

Often in schools, teachers aren’t able to give each student the attention they need because they have so many students at once. In our lessons we will work on what you need! Maybe you struggle with reading music or keeping a steady beat. I have lots of games and activities to practice note names, fingerings, and learn rhythm. Maybe you are ahead of your class and want more challenge. Let’s work on it together!

I have a Bachelors degree in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin- Madison along with a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from National-Louis University. I have been teaching private lessons since 2002.

When not teaching I am spending time with my two awesome young boys and my husband. We love to be outside playing sports and hiking as well as jamming to various music in our living room.

I’m new to TakeLessons.com, but not new to teaching! Give me shout!

I look forward to meeting you, having fun, and helping you on your musical journey!

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Band Teacher
Aug 2009 - Present
Oregon School District

I teach first and second year Band students how to play their instruments, music theory and reading music, as well as how to play in an ensemble.


Curriculum & Instruction
Aug 2009 - Jul 2011
National Louis University
Music Education
Aug 2002 - Dec 2005
University of WI- Madison


Fluent / Native Proficiency


BA Music Education
Dec 2005
University of WI- Madison


National Association for Music Education
Sep 2006

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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National Education Association
Sep 2006

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

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Photos & Videos

My 2018-2019 school picture. 12 years of teaching!

My dad and I play in a summer band together. We play weekly concerts in a park. I love that music connects people and families!

Playing French Horn with friends in an impromptu performance of the “Thomas the Tank Engine” theme song for my son’s birthday party.
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