Jessie Massoudi

Jessie M.

Pasadena, CA

About Jessie M.

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Jessie teaches: Ages 3 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: October 2010
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Thank you for your interest in lessons! I hope to help you achieve your goals and improve your skills, whether you're looking for music lessons, help in math, or need someone to proofread your essay before you turn it in. 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 knowledge that will always enrich their lives.

I have been tutoring and teaching private lessons for over five years, and currently have over 40 active students. I received my bachelor's degree in music with an emphasis on vocal performance at the University of Redlands in 2011, and my Associate of Arts degree in 2008 from College of the Desert. Currently I teach online, locally, and at my studio, and cover a variety of subjects such as voice, music, theater, piano, math, english, music theory, just to name a few.

For academic tutoring (i.e. math, theory, vocabulary) I work on helping the student understand their homework and help prepare them for tests. I can also provide worksheets if necessary and am prepared to demonstrate problem areas in different ways if needed, because everyone learns differently. For voice, piano, music, and acting lessons I teach the student based on what their current level is. If you have no experience, that's okay! My lessons are uniquely designed to fit your needs no matter what level you may be.

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 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 Piano Teacher
Jan 2017 - Present
Joe Ferrante Music Academy

Soprano Section Leader/Soloist
Nov 2016 - Present
Hollywood Lutheran Church

Singer
Feb 2015 - Present
Pacific Opera Project

Voice and Acting Teacher
Oct 2011 - Present
Yucaipa Music

Private Teacher
Oct 2010 - Present
Private Studio

Voice, Music, Acting, Math, English teacher

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)

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
Farsi
Limited 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

70 Reviews on Jessie M.

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Allie Mar 24, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Amazing teacher.
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deborah Feb 7, 2017
Verified Student · Algebra · Online
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Marc Dec 15, 2016
· Vocal Training · In studio
Jessie is an amazing vocal teacher. Her vocal knowledge is beyond her years. I would highly recommend her. Whether you're young or older (like me), experienced or not. Whether you like opera or pop, she is great!
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Adrienne A. Dec 2, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
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
Verified Student · Acting · Online
She was really nice and had a lesson customized for me.
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Edgar G. Nov 22, 2016
Verified Student · Acting · Online
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
Verified Student · Acting · In studio
Kendal was very happy with Jessie.... I think it will be a great fit!

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

Anna
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Tony Nov 17, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · Online
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Elizabeth H. Nov 16, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
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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