Jessica's Violin & Viola Studio
Jessica's Violin & Viola Studio

Jessica's Violin & Viola Studio

Offers remote services
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Offers remote services
Discounts available
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Introduction: **Currently accepting new students for online lessons via Skype/Facetime/Zoom** My name is Jessica and I am classically trained professional violinist and violist with over 20 years of playing experience, currently based in Saint Louis, Missouri. I hold a BA in Music Performance from Shenandoah University, a Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Music from University of Maryland Baltimore County and am completing my Masters of Music in Music Education from Boston University School of Music. Music has been passion of mine since a very young age, so it was inevitable that it would end up being my career. Naturally, a love for teaching the wonders of music followed suit! I've been teaching violin and viola professionally for over 12 years now am always encouraging my students to go above and beyond. My experience includes teaching private and group lessons at my private studio, students' homes, as well as at various music schools, summer camps and festivals. Advanced students have been awarded spots in All-State competitions, summer festivals and Talent Scholarships for college as well as admission at highly competitive Conservatories. I am also a registered Suzuki Violin/Viola teacher and have attended many teachers workshops in order to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to work with any and all types of students, including those with learning disabilities, such as ADD and FAS. While I am a registered Suzuki violin teacher, I do not teach solely out of a certain method or "by the book"; I choose and mold every lesson depending on specific, strengths, weaknesses, etc. If you are a more advanced, serious player, more intensive lessons and repertoire will follow suit. I am comfortable teaching all ages and levels up to advanced. Use of games make learning the violin fun and accessible for young children. Older and more advanced students receive a more technical, intensive and advanced approach. Coaching and weekly help on school assigned materials (orchestra/string class music and homework) Classical, Jazz, Gypsy and Fiddle styles are all introduced and studied to give students a rounded technique. Music theory (reading and understanding music) is incorporated in lessons. Repertoire is diverse and exciting. Various approaches for the visual or aural learner. Guaranteed to keep you or your child engaged and interested! They say, "Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life!" When it comes to teaching, truer words have never been spoken! I love working with each and every one of my students and their parents as they work towards their music goals. Whether it's acing school concert music, an audition, or striving to become the best musician they can be, I am truly grateful I am able to take part in my students' journeys and help them reach their goals.

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Bhavika T.
Aug 11, 2021
Jessica is very patient and has fun and creative ways to teach violin to kids. She provides great feedback.
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Jameka G.
Feb 3, 2018

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Jessica has been amazing at teaching my 5 year old son the violin. He’s been her student for almost four months. Other teachers wouldn’t accept children 5 years old but she had no problem taking him as a student and my son thoroughly enjoys it. She tailors her classes based on her students needs and her gentle yet authoritative approach makes learning violin easy and enjoyable. The classes have actually helped my son with focusing, motor skills, and listening in school. Hers classes are very hands on for both the student and the parent. She is flexible in the event if you have to cancel or reschedule. I highly recommend her to anyone who has a child interested in violin. I’m actually considering classes with her myself.
Violin Lessons (for children or teenagers)
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Shea L.
Sep 16, 2016
Jessica is a fantastic teacher! She offers clear instruction tailored towards helping her students become complete, well-rounded musicians. Learning either the violin or the viola from Jessica is an experience that will foster a lifetime love of musical study in your child, further enforced by the compassion, knowledge and dedication she brings to each weekly lesson. Without hesitation, I would recommend Jessica and her studio to anyone looking to hone legitimate musical skills in a supportive environment.
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Scott D.
Jan 3, 2018
Jessica's Violin & Viola Studio has been a great experience for my daughter, 10 yr old. Jessica has a great home studio and a variety of times that work well with busy schedules. She is very good with beginners and teaches in a way that parents can take an active role in their child's development. Highly recommended.
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Jeff B.
Sep 15, 2016
I took beginner Viola lessons with Jessica and had a blast! She was extremely patient with me and explained things in a way a non-musician can understand!
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Lesson prices at my studio in Ballwin, MO start at $25.00 for a 30 minute lesson, $38.00 for 45 minute lessons, and $50.00 for an hour lesson.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I will give recommendations for where to purchase/rent an instrument, links for books and accessories, and figure out the best time and place to schedule your lesson.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Master of Music in Music Education - in Progress Boston University Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Music- January 2017 UMBC Bachelors of Music Jan 2013 - Jun 2013 Queen's University-Belfast Bachelor of Music- Violin Aug 2009 - May 2013 Shenandoah University High School: Baltimore School for the Arts Suzuki Training: Violin & Viola Book 1 Violin & Viola Book 2 Violin & Viola Book 3 Violin & Viola Book 4 Violin & Viola Book 5 Every Child Can!

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