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, or help in math. Every student is a unique person who deserves a lesson customized to their individual needs. Each of my students prosper 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 enrich their lives. Experience: I received my Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Redlands in 2011, where I attended on a music talent scholarship. While I was a student at the University, I sang in the award winning Chapel Singers chamber ensemble under the direction of Jean-Sebastien Valleé. As a versatile artist, I'm also well known as a pop singer and frequently perform with the jazz band, North Benched. I have been tutoring and teaching private lessons for 10 years, and currently have over 40 active students. As a working performer in Los Angeles, CA, I have played leading roles in many operas, most notably Musetta (La Bohème – DTL “Best Supporting Actress” award nominee), Miss Silverpeal (The Impresario), Giulietta (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Nella (Gianni Schicchi), and Dorabella (Così fan tutte). Musical theater and operetta highlights include, among others, creating the role of Janine in the world premier of Gunfight at the Not-So-OK Saloon (a hilarious award winning Hollywood Fringe Festival operetta), Adele and “Allie”/Alfred (Die Fledermaus), Lisa (The Grand Duke), Lady Angela (Patience – DTL “Best Supporting Actress” award winner), Gertrude McFuzz (Seussical the Musical), Amy March (Little Women the Musical), Evita, and Guys and Dolls. In the summer of 2021, I was able to return to live theater with Mission Opera in the West Coast premiere of Offenbach's rarely performed Le 66 as Grittly, and recently sang the role of Gianetta in Landmark Opera's late summer production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers. I have also appeared in several concerts, opera scenes, competitions (winning music scholarships and theater awards), and worked as a soloist and section leader in churches, restaurants, and professional pop bands. 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!
Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
Teaching since 2010
Bachelor of Music- Vocal Performance
Teaches ages 3+
Has background check
Answered all my questions and now understand the equations for Geometry.
My 8 year old daughter had her first singing lesson today and said that Jessie is the best and nicest teacher ever!
My daughter really likes working with Jessie, she really responds well to Jessie's positivity and patience. She's very easy for my daughter to talk to and she makes math more fun for her. Highly recommend.