Jessica Nixon

Jessica N.

Baltimore, MD

About Jessica N.

Jessica teaches: Ages 5 to 18
Special needs
Teaching since: December 2011
Last sign in: Within a month

Overview

For the past year and a half, I have been teaching private piano lessons in Gainesville, Florida. I graduated from Dickinson College with Neuroscience, Biology, and Music degrees. I have been playing piano for 20 years through private lessons as well as national and international competitions. I have always had piano in my life and love to share my passion with others!

*** Lesson Details ***
I love to make lessons fun and painless. I require minimal practice time outside of the lesson (although more is always better!!) I commonly use Faber Piano Adventures series for beginner students, but I also love to give a student another piece from a well known composer to give them a bit of a challenge for us to work through together. I am extremely understanding of busy schedules. After 3 months of beginner lessons, my students knows how to play several small pieces and are developing their technique. By technique, I mean how to sit at the piano, place the hands at the piano, and touch the keys! They will feel comfortable playing their pieces and some may play them by memory! I plan the lessons so that they are always very fun.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have an upright apartment piano with absolutely beautiful tone. It is located in the living room with seating for parents.

*** Specialties ***
Classical but am familiar with teaching modern pop music

Experience

Piano Teacher
Jun 2012 - Aug 2013
Great Southern Music

I taught students of all ages. My students participated in recitals involving teachers of all musical instruments.

Education

Doctorate of Dental Surgery
Aug 2013 - Present
University of Maryland School of Dentistry
Bachelor of Science
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Dickinson College

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Spring Recital Audition
Apr 2008
New Jersey Music Teachers' Association
Spring Recital Audition
May 2007
New Jersey Music Teachers' Association
Spring Recital Audition
May 2006
New Jersey Music Teachers' Association
The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
Jun 2005
The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
Jun 2004
The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
Annual Recital Audtion
Apr 2004
New Jersey Music Teachers' Association
The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
Jul 2003
The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
Certificate of Achievement
Jul 2003
The Piano Teacher's Forum of Central New Jersey
The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
Jun 2003
The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
High Honors at Philadelphia Music Teachers Association Performance Festival
Apr 1999
Philadelphia Music Teachers Association
Superior rating at National Federation Festival Junior Division
Aug 1997
National Federation of Music Clubs

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Pete Mar 6, 2016
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Great instructor! I took music theory with Jessica and I learned a ton. She was able to explain difficult concepts in a way that I could grasp easily.
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