Maurissa Jones

Maurissa J.

Sacramento, CA
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Lesson Details

Bass Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My students can always expect their first lesson to start with an assessment of their abilities. After I determine my student's level, we establish a goal & I create a personalized lesson plan for each student. Each week I go over what we had previously learned and then start on something new. I send my students home with a detailed practice log and short videos to make sure they are practicing the correct way. Each month I give my students an assessment on both performance & music theory.
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Maurissa delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2008

Maurissa (AKA Missy) has been playing professionally since she was 16 years old. She started with the violin when she was in the fifth grade and expanded her musical knowledge to other instruments such as bass, guitar, piano, ukulele, and drums once she got into high school.

In her freshman year of high school she joined her first band, Darkhorse, playing bass with them in American Legions, Moose lodges, VFW Halls, and many other venues.

Once she gained the necessary experience playing live, she was hired by countless bands and began doing session work on the violin and bass.

Teaching being her passion, she began giving music lessons to her classmates when she was still in middle school. It didn't take long before she was teaching the children of family friends and fellow church goers. And now, with many years of teaching experience, she is playing and teaching music full time.

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Music Teacher
Jan 2008 - Present
Missy's Music School

Missy's Music School is a small, home business that I began when I was still in high school. I have taught dozens of children and adults how to play violin, bass, and guitar. While I was going to college, I took a short break from teaching and have recently begun running my business again.

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Teacher's Assistant
Aug 2012 - May 2013
Dry Creek Elementary

In my senior year of high school, I volunteered at a local elementary school as an assistant. I worked with the special needs children, playing music and doing art with them.


Jan 2016 - Jun 2016
Sierra College
Jun 2015 - Dec 2015
Yuba College


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Sign Language
Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Missy Jones playing bass with Hollywood Texas Blues at The Owl Club in Roseville.
Missy Jones playing bass with her band Hollywood Texas Blues.
Photo by Maurissa J.

Photo by Maurissa J.

Photo by Maurissa J.

Photo by Maurissa J.

Photo by Maurissa J.

Photo by Maurissa J.

Photo by Maurissa J.


9 Reviews

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Rick Feb 23, 2018
Ukulele · In studio

First time I had lessons where the teacher did not have a ukulele
Asked for Hawaiian strumming which she showed me the last 5 minutes of the last lesson

Tyaire Dec 25, 2017
Violin · In studio

issy leverages her considerable musical talent and her experience as a teacher, artist, and performer to deftly assist you on your path to mastering your instrument of choice. With all this experience and knowledge under her belt she is able to glean insights into areas of your performance that require additional work, and to better direct the course of your training to improve your results. More than that, with her love of music, her care for her students, and her formidable patience, she creates a learning environment of encouragement, positivity, and fun, which will keep you coming back for more.

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DANA Dec 7, 2017
Violin · In studio

Awesome teacher that really focused the lesson around you and your skills.

Mike Dec 4, 2017

I was particularly struck by how she seems able to tailor the lessons to a students particular needs/abilities, etc. Highly recommended!

Talli Aug 24, 2017
Guitar · In studio

Maurissa is not only one of the nicest people I've met, but beyond knowledgeable in so many different instruments! It's impressive! She's going places!! Patient (as I'm a beginner) she really pays attention to what I need to be working on!

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Jay C. Apr 9, 2017
Music Performance · In studio

I have had the pleasure to be in a band at one time with Missy and have also known her for many years. She is a very dedicated musician and artist. Her work ethic is outstanding never late for shows etc. She is also very patient with children of all ages.

Chris M. Apr 9, 2017
Bass Guitar · In studio

Talented, smart understands young minds.
As well as the artistic personality. *makes you accountable warning..

Reid Apr 9, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

As a local musician for many years in the area I have had the opportunity to play with Missy and her professionalism is unsurpassed in the business. She is the real deal. Fair...patient...talented..balanced...and knows how to convey the necessary structure needed for students to succeed. Do yourself a favor and spend a session with her to see for yourself her dedication to her clients and her love of being a part of making great music as you progress to each new level of expertise.

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Judith Apr 9, 2017
Fiddle · In studio

We've known Missy for years and she helped get both of my sons started learning guitar and violin. My sons always looked forward to class and they had so much fun learning together. Now when they hang out and start jamming together it usually turns into a teaching moment 😉 Teaching is what Missy is made to do!

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