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I found Jesse to be very professional and knowledgeable. I would not hesitate to contact her again in the future for followup lessons.Apr 10, 2018Verified
Singing Lessons (for adults)
I started taking lessons with Jesse a few weeks ago and I am very satisfied with her expertise on singing. She is very compassionate, accommodating, and even really funny at times. She also takes very detailed notes for me to take home and keep progressing on my own time. I hope to continue taking lessons with her for some time to come!Feb 27, 2017Verified
Singing Lessons (for children or teenagers)
She was great with our son, very calm and patient. He really enjoyed his first lesson!Feb 16, 2017Verified
I commissioned a song to surprise my husband with at our wedding. I had written the lyrics years before but had no musical ability. She did an outstanding job of capturing the emotion and tune I wanted and her piano work was delicate and beautiful. She was also very reasonably priced.Nov 5, 2016
Jessie is a wonderful musician and vocal coach! She knows how to keep relaxed while singing. Her voice lessons are very structured and full of information that is useful for any level of singer.Sep 26, 2016
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?The standard fee for lessons is $45 for 60 minutes or $25 for 30 minutes. Performance and composition fees generally start at $100 an hour per musician, equipment is included in this price. Additional fees may be required for travel expenses, recording expenses, expedited orders, and holidays. Discounts are offered for certain scenarios (non-profits, military, seniors, teachers, vegans/vegetarians, off season or mid-week events, etc.), please inquire for more information.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Listening is key. Everyone has a unique relationship with music and their own individual goals. I customize each lesson, performance, or composition to my client's particular needs and goals while paying close attention to their preferences and concerns. Specifically, in regard to lessons, I aim to grow the scope of lessons as the student's knowledge and abilities expand.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?My Grandmother and Mother were both professional singers so I began music lessons before I was in preschool. In addition to school choirs and music classes, I have studied voice with many different classically trained, professional vocalists and teachers both in America and in Scotland, including renowned soprano Patricia Bates, choir director/tenor Ken Taylor, singer/composer/pianist Dr. Arfsten, conductor/soprano Dr. Hannah Wunsch, and many more. In high school, I won numerous awards for choir and theater performances in regional and state competitions, successfully auditioned to be a soprano in the prestigious All State Choir four years in a row, and was even chosen as part of a select few to perform at Disney World for their 1990 Christmas Concert. Thanks to my mother's insistence, I begrudgingly started taking classical piano lessons in 1986 with musical prodigy & Juliard graduate, Marlene Woodward and continued to study piano pedagogy with her until 1992. I studied music, theater, and dance at FSU until 1995 when I moved to New Orleans to deeply engage in jazz studies and the New Orleans music scene. My first professional vocal performance was in 1991, and in 1995 I began working full time as a professional singer, pianist, composer, and recording artist. In 1999, I began self producing the first of 6 Aural Elixir CDs. Then in 2002, I moved to Colorado for expanded touring options as well as more performing, composing, recording, and teaching opportunities. I returned to school in 2008, first at FRCC and later immersed in the music programs at CU. I am scheduled to graduate in 2017, meanwhile I continue to perform, compose, record, produce, study, and teach music.