About Jesse Y.

Background check: Last verified 07/19/2016
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Jesse teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: 2004
Last sign in: More than two months


Originally from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Jesse holds a Bachelor of Music degree in guitar performance from California State University, Stanislaus.

Jesse has worked with an array of artists in the entertainment industry including: The Platters, Greg Bonham, Michel Cusson (UZEB), John Signor, Doug Floyd (Ulalena), along with; Berney Fields, Jacqueline Roche, Richard Flores, Mathew Pivec, and Carlos Bonell among others.

Recently performed in the Broadway Production of CHICAGO: The Musical on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. Prior, he sat as the first guitarist for a new cirque-style show "Waikiki Nei" in Honolulu, Hawaii where he collaborated with award winning composer Michel Cusson.

As a committed guitar instructor with over 10 years experience, Jesse takes great pride in teaching students of all ages. He is dedicated to promoting the growth and progress of each student’s musical expertise.


Guitar Instructor
Jan 2006 - Present
Santa Rosa Music Studio


Bachelor of Music (BM) - Classical Guitar Performance
Sep 2003 - Jun 2007
California State University, Stanislaus

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Sep 2004

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

2 Reviews on Jesse Y.

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Salina Sep 1, 2015
· Classical Guitar · Online I must say I was a little overwhelmed. There are so many teachers to choose from here, i decided to take lessons with Jesse and Im so glad I did! He really helped me to prepare for my junior recital which was a success!
Cody S. Aug 28, 2015
· Guitar · In studio Great guitar teacher! I took lessons with Jesse at the university. As a beginner he got me to understand and learn how to play music so quickly. Thanks Jesse!
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