Jessica Harvey
Seattle, WA
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Jessica Harvey

Jessica H.

Seattle, WA
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Beginner, Intermediate
Experienced and enthusiastic violin teacher of almost ten years looking for students! Lessons are tailored to each student’s interests and learning style, while also developing a solid technical basis. Beginning students start out generally with the Strictly Strings method books and are supplemented by chosen songs as they progress. Most important to lessons is for the students to feel their forward momentum and enthusiasm for learning!

About Jessica H.

Expect fun and relaxed lessons with an emphasis from the beginning of establishing a love and appreciation for music while developing and polishing technique!

Hello! My name is Jessi H. and I received a Bachelor’s of Art in Music from Bryn Mawr College and a Master’s of Music in Theory and Composition from the University of New Mexico. Playing with other people is a great joy and throughout my schooling and afterward, I have performed in in orchestras, chamber ensembles, pit ensembles, and in collaborations with artists in other mediums. I began teaching violin lessons during my undergraduate degree and have maintained a private studio since then, which has been full of a wide variety of students and has branched out to theory and composition.

My intention in the first few weeks of lessons is to identify the goals of each student and how best they learn. While familiar with most teaching methods, I prefer to modify my style of teaching to what is effective for each student. If the student is motivated by what we are playing, then skills grow exponentially faster. Students are encouraged to perform in spring and winter recitals to showcase their progress.

After three to six months, my students can expect to have a solid foundation in the subject they are studying, a start on the repertoire or subjects of their choice, and motivation to keep going!

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Jessica is great. Very patient and very interested in my goals.

Posted Jul 14, 2019
Elodie (.
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Jessi has been very patient and helpful with my young daughter (and me)! She makes learning violin accessible and fun!

Posted Jun 27, 2018
Chee Wei
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Jessy was very knowledgeable and give me useful feedbacks and ideas on my playing. I was constantly being challenged in developing my skills and musicality and continuously growing. I would recommend her for any adult beginner like me.

Posted Feb 7, 2018
Mikael K.
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Really understood my 9 year old daughter who was contemplating a switch from Suzuki to something else. Fun, engaging, energetic - highly recommended.

Posted Sep 28, 2017
Max
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Great teacher!

Posted Dec 11, 2016
Mikayla I.

Great Knowledge

Jessica has a fantastic knowledge of the violin. Not only can she explain the theory behind music but relate it to everyday examples. She has a fun personality too; so she makes understanding and learning the pieces fun and easy. She taught me to learn more, push my boundaries, and gain confidence while playing.

Posted Jan 13, 2014
Amanda L.

Great Beginnering Instructor

Jessica is very patient and provides excellent feedback. She is highly knowledgeable on a variety of music types. Her studio is a positive and relaxed environment.

Posted Oct 21, 2012

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Experience

Teacher
Sep 2016 - Present

Hamlin Robinson School (HRS)

Teach after-school lessons for beginning piano and violin lessons as a member of the HRS Music Academy to students with dyslexia and other language-based learning difficulties.

Teaching Artist
Sep 2014 - Present

Seattle Symphony

Perform as a member of the Teaching Artists within the Seattle Symphony Orchestra’s Family, School, & Community Programs Department, inspiring a love of symphonic music for all ages through interactive classes, community programs, and hands-on instrument exploration. • Created standardized lesson plans for musical story time for ages K – 2. • Piloted a 20-week residency for the Link Up program in the 2015 – 2016 school year. • Lead Composer Teaching Artist for the Lullaby Project 2016: arranged and composed 10 lullabies, led rehearsals and recordings sessions with SSO musicians, and assisted in mastering the final CD.

Composition Instructor
May 2014 - Present

Self-Employed

Instruct in music composition and theory rooted in the classical tradition to form new works in the student’s line of interest. Designed and taught a ten-week group class based on rhythmic and tonal transformations for Creative Music Adventures.

Composer
Jul 2012 - Present

Self-employed

Compose musical works that combine traditional and modern theories with current and past styles, cultures, and history; inspired by the profound and inane, creating music unique to the ear.

Violin Teacher
Oct 2008 - Present

Self-employed

Instruct students in individualized weekly lessons, emphasizing a solid technical foundation while addressing each student’s musical interests.

Education

Master's of Music, Music Theory & Composition
Aug 2010 - May 2012

University of New Mexico

Bachelor's of Fine Art, Music
Aug 2005 - May 2009

Bryn Mawr College

Certifications

STARS Certification
Aug 2017

Washington DEL MERIT

Certification for child care basics and early learning.

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