Jessica Lee
Boulder, CO
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Jessica Lee

Jessica L.

Boulder, CO
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I am a professional cellist with a graduate degree in music and extensive performing and teaching experience. I look forward to working with you or your child to help accomplish your goals and have fun making music! Lessons are tailored to each students needs and abilities, and I have vast experience working with students of all ages and abilities, from elementary students to college students. I teach online and in-person lessons.

I can provide private lessons for beginner-intermediate level violin and viola students who are in elementary-middle school. I also provide beginner-advanced cello lessons for students of all ages.

About Jessica L.

Jessica L. is a graduate student at the University of Colorado Boulder where she is pursuing a Master of Music in cello performance. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bard College at Simon’s Rock and a Texas teaching certificate in music education. As an avid music educator, Jessica has held positions in elementary, middle and high schools in addition to summer youth orchestra programs in Kerrville and San Antonio, Texas. She has served as adjunct professor of cello at Schreiner University and as principal cellist of Symphony of the Hills in Texas. Her performance experience includes solos with orchestras as well as recitals and chamber music performances in Colorado, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Texas, and Alberta, Canada. Jessica L. has attended prestigious music festivals on scholarship and most recently attended the Evolution of the String Quartet Program at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Canada and the Kent Blossom Music Festival at Kent State University in Ohio.

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Ryan M.
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Jessica was well prepared and very engaging with our daughter. Our daughter can’t wait for the next session!

Posted Apr 5, 2021
Ashley B.
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Great first lesson, very thorough!
Am excited for the other classes

Posted Mar 30, 2021
Caitlin
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Posted Mar 30, 2021
Lecia
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I really enjoyed my first lesson and am looking forward to leaning more from Jessica!

Posted Feb 7, 2021
Kay L.
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Jessica has been absolutely amazing and patient. As an older adult learn I had apprehensions and thought I could not do it but helped me to realize I could. I would definitely recommend her!!!

Posted Dec 29, 2020
John
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Jessica is an excellent celloist!! I learned a lot in our time together which set the tone for mastering the cello! Great teacher!! John

Posted Dec 2, 2020
Violet
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Just had a great first lesson for my six year old daughter who is a complete beginner. She had a lot of fun and is looking forward to continuing to learn about the violin.

Posted Nov 8, 2020
Maegan
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Thanks for the lesson.

Posted Oct 28, 2020
Alisha
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Jessica is a passionate musician who is as equally skilled at teaching her craft to children as she is knowledgeable about Cello. She has been detail oriented, but she has also been exceptionally patient and kind. I have been thrilled with Jessica's offering of in-home lessons. With 4 children, I already do too much chauffeuring for school and sports activities, which would have made music lessons for my youngest very difficult. My 10yo has literally stated that she "loves" Jessica and that "she's so sweet." We have only seen Jessica twice so far, but we hope to continue our lessons with her.

Posted Oct 27, 2020
Karen
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Jessica is fantastic. Highly highly recommend.

Posted Aug 18, 2020
Konnar
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My 10yo son had his first lesson with Jessica and he said it was the "best lesson ever." He is very much looking forward to his next lesson.

Posted Jun 20, 2020
Isabella N.
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Jessica arrived on time and prepared. She was kind, smiled and patient with her student (10 year old girl). My daughter loved her first lesson and is excited for the next one.

Posted May 28, 2020
Lucas
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Jessica is a great cellist and teacher with quite a bit of professional performing and teaching experience. Highly recommended!

Posted Apr 27, 2020
Christina
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Enjoyed taking lessons with Jessica! I learned so much and greatly improved through taking lessons with her.

Posted Apr 27, 2020

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Experience

Cello Coach
Aug 2018 - Present

Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras

Cello section coach for the youth orchestra.

Cellist and teacher
Aug 2006 - Present

Self Employed

Teaching experience includes full-time instructor positions, private lessons and group classes. Texas Education Agency certification issued June, 2011. Performance experience includes cello sections of professional orchestras, ensembles, theaters and private event coordinators.

Summer Intern and Teacher
Aug 2010 - Aug 2019

Hill County Youth Orchestras

Leading group classes and conducting student ensembles for the HCYO summer music program in Kerrville, Texas.

Principle Cellist
Aug 2004 - Apr 2018

Symphony of the Hills

Principle cellist since 2016, member since 2004.

Orchestra teacher
Aug 2010 - Jun 2016

Public Schools in Texas

Taught full time elementary, middle school, and high school orchestra at multiple schools in Texas.

Adjunct Professor of Cello
Aug 2010 - May 2012

Schreiner University

Taught cello lessons

Intern and Assistant Teacher
Jun 2008 - Jun 2011

Youth Orchestras of San Antonio

Summer internship that included assisting conductors and music professionals. Activities included leading group classes for violin, viola, cello, and bass. Additional experiences included assisting and conducting student ensembles for performances and public demonstrations.

Education

Masters of Music: Cello Performance
Aug 2018 - Present

University of Colorado Boulder

Bachelor of Arts, Music and Political Studies
Aug 2006 - May 2010

Bard College at Simon's Rock

Certifications

Texas Educator- Music (Grades EC-12)
Jun 2011

Texas Education Agency

Public school teaching license.

Awards

First place, Concerto Competition
Aug 2017

The New Texas Symphony Orchestra

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