Jessie Massoudi

Jessie M.

Pasadena, CA

About Jessie M.

Background check: Last verified 09/22/2016
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Jessie teaches: Ages 3 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: October 2010
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Every student is a unique person who deserves a lesson customized to their individual needs. Each of my students prospers in an atmosphere of patience and encouragement. While the lessons are fun and enjoyable, the serious student will be supported in the development of skills leading to a rewarding career. And the more casual students will grow in an appreciation of music that will always enrich their lives.

As a music major I developed a deeper understanding of music theory, piano, voice, and theater. I received my A.A. in Music at College of the Desert and my Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Redlands- which I attended on a music scholarship. I have played leading roles in several operas and musicals in Southern California, including Gianni Schicchi, Die Fledermaus, La Boheme (DTL nominee), The Impresario, The Grand Duke, Patience (DTL award), Cosi fan tutte, Little Women, Seussical, and many more. I have also appeared in several concerts, opera scenes, competitions (winning music scholarships and theater awards), and worked as a singer in churches, restaurants, and in pop bands. I continue to stay active in the performance industry, because performing is a part of who I am and I could never live without it!

With this experience under my belt, I feel a desire to pass on my knowledge to students. I carry a strong passion to help people develop their abilities and make them their own. I truly believe that if someone wants something out of life then they WILL achieve it with dedication, perseverance, confidence, and by having FUN doing it!

*Note: My home office has a lot of stairs and also two cats that live with me. If you are disabled or have a feline allergy, please consider in-home lessons or lessons online.

Photos and Videos

"Misery" by Pink

Experience

Voice and Acting Teacher

Oct 2010 - Present
Private Studio

Alto Section Leader/Soloist

Mar 2016 - Jul 2016
Pasadena Presbyterian Church

Taize Soloist

Jan 2013 - Feb 2016
First Methodist Church of Redlands

Soprano Section Leader/Soloist

Jan 2013 - Feb 2014
First Presbyterian Church (Redlands)

Singer

Mar 2006 - Nov 2012
Romano's Macaroni Grill

Cantor

Aug 2008 - Apr 2009
Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Palm Desert)

Singer

Apr 2007 - Mar 2009
Cafe Italia

Singer

Sep 2005 - Jan 2006
Shaken Not Stirred

Pop cover band

Education

Bachelor of Music- Vocal Performance

Aug 2009 - May 2011
University of Redlands

Associates of Arts- Music

Aug 2004 - Jun 2008
College of the Desert

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Music Theory

May 2008
College of the Desert

Music History

May 2008
College of the Desert

Awards

Music Talent Award

Aug 2010
University of Redlands

Music Talent Award

Aug 2009
University of Redlands

Best Supporting Actress

Dec 2008
Desert Theater League

Musical Chairs

May 2008
Musical Chairs

Valley Idol

Apr 2008
Indio Performing Arts Center
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67 Reviews on Jessie M.

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Adrienne A. Dec 2, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Jessie is a delight and a very patient teacher. I am older and need things explained sometimes more than once. She was patient and kind. I look forward to continuing my lessons with her.
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Amanda Nov 22, 2016
Acting · Online
Verified Student
She was really nice and had a lesson customized for me.
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Edgar G. Nov 22, 2016
Acting · Online
Verified Student
She listens and has a wealth of knowledge to motivate peeps like me that are on the fence.
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Kendal G. Nov 21, 2016
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
Kendal was very happy with Jessie.... I think it will be a great fit!

Anna
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Kendal G. Nov 21, 2016
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
Kendal was. Try happy with Jessie.... I think it will be a great fit!

Anna
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Tony Nov 17, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
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Elizabeth H. Nov 16, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Seems to be able to keep the focus of my 8 year old so far during her first lesson. Also seems able to help her understand what was taught so far.
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Solange Nov 1, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Solange really enjoyed her lesson, she's looking forward to next week.
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Jonah S. Sep 21, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Very patient with young kids
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Ethan Aug 26, 2016
Basic Math · Online
Verified Student
Ethan (my 6 year old son) had an excellent first lesson. Jessie definitely had the right approach and it looks like she and Ethan will work well together as teacher/student.
I look forward too seeing the results over the coming months.
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