- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Hi, there! My name is Jennifer and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2014 and have loved helping my students play by ear, learn to read music, and improvise pop songs. I went to Temple University in Philadelphia and earned a degree in music production. I'm a stress free and easy going person and my teaching style is catered to the student's interests, long term goals, and personality. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
My teaching experience began while working as the music teacher at a day program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities called SpArc Services in Philadelphia. I taught private piano, voice and guitar students through a studio called Philly Music Lessons for 2+ years. I also was the music teacher for the Lansdowne Presbyterian Pre-School in Pennsylvania.
I teach my students out of my comfortable home/studio in Van Nuys, but can teach online and travel to you. The regular styles I teach are: Pop, rock, RnB, improvisational piano, classical voice/piano.
6 years ago in Philadelphia, I started my band, Vita and the Woolf as the lead singer and songwriter. Slowly building a fan base on the east coast, I signed with my current booking agencies, APA (North America) and United Talent Agency (Europe), performing on coast to coast support tours with higher profile artists such as, Colbie Caillat, Bell X1, and Yoke Lore. I have played festivals such as, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, and Firefly. Additionally, I have toured several countries in Europe. Signing with my current label, Believe Digital, and publisher, Schubert Music, I have received placements in the BAFTA award winning show, "Made in Chelsea". My music has been featured in media outlets such as, Billboard, Elle magazine, USA Today, Nylon, Audiotree, Daytrotter, and NPR.Show More
SpArc Services is a day program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I taught music lessons in groups and privately to adults with a wide range of abilities.
Philly Music Lessons is a music studio based in, you guessed it, Philadelphia. I taught private piano, guitar, and voice lessons to kids and adults.
I held weekly music classes teaching children ages 1-5. We would work on memorizing songs, basic rhythm patterns, basic music theory, and practicing with auxiliary percussion.
Very good natured, and easy to take instruction from.
More suited to electric guitar enthusiasts, than acoustic players. I would recommend Jennifer.
jENNIFER WAS VERY PATIENT WITH OUR 13 YO GRANDSON WHO IS IN HE AUTISTIC SPECTRUM. HE TOOK 5 LESSONS AS A TRIAL. WE HOPE HE IS NOW INTERESTED IN MUSIC AND MAY CONTINUE WITH LESSONS THIS SUMMER WHEN HE IS OUT OF SCHOOL
Jennifer is best teacher ever!
Very patient with our seven year old, fun and easy lessons,
kid is always very happy to go to class!
Jennifer is really awesome! She is extremely talented and a great teacher.
Super great instructor, very happy with Jennifer!
Jennifer is a truly amazing guitar teacher. She has a lot of experience and her live performances make her an even stronger instructor. I would highly recommend her to beginners trying to get started with guitar. She's very patient and knows how to keep you interested in learning. Hire her! She's awesome!Show More
Jen is the best teacher ever! She encouraged me to develop my own style, and helped me to push my voice in new directions. Working on improv was so much fun! I loved how she would work with me on a range of different styles and listened to the pace I wanted to take. Her voice is chillingly beautiful, and she clearly has the technical and music theory knowledge to help any level of student. She was and is such an inspiration! She encouraged me to connect with new musicians and now I’m starting my own band :)Show More
Jennifer was my son's piano teacher for over 2 years. She started working with my son when he was 7 and I could have not asked for a better teacher for him. She interacted with him exceptionally well and my son simply adored her. Jennifer has a natural talent in teaching especially due to seeing how much my son has excelled with his piano skills over the years. He was well prepared and rocked all of his recitals due to Jennifer's dedication to him. She was always on time and showed up when expected. I would highly recommend Jennifer as a teacher to all. She is super friendly and has a welcoming demeanor about her. I would definitely rate her one of the best instructors ever!Show More
I studied piano with Jen for two years. During that time, Jen was really flexible and did a great job catering lessons to my music interests!
Wonderful piano teacher. Very patient and accommodating to my daughters needs. Taught my daughter so much about learning to play and read music
Amazing. Jennifer is amazing. I'd recommend to anybody!!