I have 25 years of playing experience along with a Bachelor's degree in Cello Performance. I was the section leader of my university's orchestra as well as a full-scholarship member of the university quartet. As a professional gigging musician, I have played with Il Divo, Mario Winans, La Jolla Symphony, Doctor's Symphony, Porta Caeli Chamber Players, and the quartet La Dolce. I am a member of MTAC (Music Teacher's Association of California) and can sign my students up for Certificate of Merit. This is a music study program with an annual evaluation and written assessment. Stand-out students will be invited to play at the Branch Recital. *** Lesson Details *** Lessons differ slightly depending on the student. In general, it starts with scales for intonation or working on vibrato, moves on to an etude or exercise, and culminates with work on a piece of music. But not every student works well with this method, so I will add in some musical worksheets and ear training games for those that require lessons with more variety. *** Travel Equipment *** I can come to your home to teach. I will bring all necessary method books and teaching materials.
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching since 2006
Study Abroad Program for Cello Performance
Teaches ages 8+
Speaks German, English
Has background check
Jessica has given my niece five years of INCREDIBLE instruction in music theory and performance. She has been knowledgeable, patient and challenging throughout Rebekah's middle and high school career. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher for her!
I've had this teacher for almost three years now and she has helped me excel in my cello playing much faster than I would have with just a school education.
i've had 3 lessons with jessica and it has been great