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Jessica B.
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Improve your skills by studying with a professional violinist & teacher with 20+ years experience!
Want to learn diverse repertoire, improve your rhythm, or finesse your technique? Take lessons that are engaging and fun, as well as focus on varied types of repertoire and styles, reading proficiency, musicality, technique and music theory so you are happy and confident with your playing! I've been teaching violin and viola professionally for 12 years. I pride myself in making lessons tailored to your wants and needs so you meet your goals as fast as possible! 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 can't wait to work with you!
About Jessica B.

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 am classically trained professional violinist/violist with over 12 years of teaching (2 years specifically online!) and professional classical playing experience, currently based in Saint Louis, Missouri. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance, a Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Music Studies, am completing my Master of Music degree in Music Eduction from Boston University. I am a registered Suzuki teacher for books 1-5, with affiliations in ASTA and the Suzuki Association of the Americas. I am also a certified TEFL teacher through the University of Toronto. I 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 private schools, music schools, summer camps and festivals. Advanced students have been awarded spots in All-State competitions, summer festivals and received Talent Scholarships for college as well as admission at highly competitive Conservatories. 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. Not all students are the same, and therefore not one method will work for every student! I 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 ADD and FAS. I am extremely comfortable teaching all ages and levels up to advanced. Use of games, rewards and an incentive system 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! **Preparing for your online music lesson: 1) Try to have your violin/viola tuned if you know how and books, music stand, pencil, note pad ready in advance to save time. 2) Parents should be sitting next to young students to help with technique adjustments, make notes in music, write down assignments, etc. 3) Make sure to position yourself or the student front and center in front of the tablet/phone/laptop so I have a clear view of the instrument, left hand fingerings, bow hold, etc. **New Music Studio students** -Masks REQUIRED even if fully vaccinated. -Have your instrument, shoulder rest and any books you may already have. -You may park on the cul-de-sac next to the house and walk down. I have a trial 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 size violin to use for the first lesson if your child is a beginner. -After the first lesson I will send an email explaining what materials and equipment I recommend you buy to help you sound your best. -Places to rent or buy instruments will be recommended upon request. *** Cancellation/Reschedule Requests *** 1) At least 24 hours notice is required if you need to cancel your, or your child's lesson. You will be given the option to take a credit that will automatically roll over to cover future unpaid lessons on your calendar, or the option to reschedule for a different day within a week of the canceled lesson. 2) If you do not show up to your lesson no notice was given, the lesson will be marked as "missed" and will still be charged as if you attended the lesson. 3) If I need to reschedule or cancel a lesson for whatever reason, you will be given an option for a makeup lesson or given a credit that will automatically roll over to cover future unpaid lessons. 4) All lessons are billed ahead of schedule and must be paid in advance in order to keep your lesson slot. Specialties -Suzuki Violin/Viola Method -TEFL -ESL -Special Needs -Music Theory Tutor -English Tutoring -Genres: Classical, fiddle,pop,rock. Experience teaching violin, viola and English to ages 4-Adults.

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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Teaching since 2007

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Masters of Music Education

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Teaches ages 5+

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Jessica B.
Teaches Online
Improve your skills by studying with a professional violinist & teacher with 20+ years experience!
Want to learn diverse repertoire, improve your rhythm, or finesse your technique? Take lessons that are engaging and fun, as well as focus on varied types of repertoire and styles, reading proficiency, musicality, technique and music theory so you are happy and confident with your playing! I've been teaching violin and viola professionally for 12 years. I pride myself in making lessons tailored to your wants and needs so you meet your goals as fast as possible! 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 can't wait to work with you!
About Jessica B.

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 am classically trained professional violinist/violist with over 12 years of teaching (2 years specifically online!) and professional classical playing experience, currently based in Saint Louis, Missouri. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance, a Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Music Studies, am completing my Master of Music degree in Music Eduction from Boston University. I am a registered Suzuki teacher for books 1-5, with affiliations in ASTA and the Suzuki Association of the Americas. I am also a certified TEFL teacher through the University of Toronto. I 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 private schools, music schools, summer camps and festivals. Advanced students have been awarded spots in All-State competitions, summer festivals and received Talent Scholarships for college as well as admission at highly competitive Conservatories. 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. Not all students are the same, and therefore not one method will work for every student! I 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 ADD and FAS. I am extremely comfortable teaching all ages and levels up to advanced. Use of games, rewards and an incentive system 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! **Preparing for your online music lesson: 1) Try to have your violin/viola tuned if you know how and books, music stand, pencil, note pad ready in advance to save time. 2) Parents should be sitting next to young students to help with technique adjustments, make notes in music, write down assignments, etc. 3) Make sure to position yourself or the student front and center in front of the tablet/phone/laptop so I have a clear view of the instrument, left hand fingerings, bow hold, etc. **New Music Studio students** -Masks REQUIRED even if fully vaccinated. -Have your instrument, shoulder rest and any books you may already have. -You may park on the cul-de-sac next to the house and walk down. I have a trial 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 size violin to use for the first lesson if your child is a beginner. -After the first lesson I will send an email explaining what materials and equipment I recommend you buy to help you sound your best. -Places to rent or buy instruments will be recommended upon request. *** Cancellation/Reschedule Requests *** 1) At least 24 hours notice is required if you need to cancel your, or your child's lesson. You will be given the option to take a credit that will automatically roll over to cover future unpaid lessons on your calendar, or the option to reschedule for a different day within a week of the canceled lesson. 2) If you do not show up to your lesson no notice was given, the lesson will be marked as "missed" and will still be charged as if you attended the lesson. 3) If I need to reschedule or cancel a lesson for whatever reason, you will be given an option for a makeup lesson or given a credit that will automatically roll over to cover future unpaid lessons. 4) All lessons are billed ahead of schedule and must be paid in advance in order to keep your lesson slot. Specialties -Suzuki Violin/Viola Method -TEFL -ESL -Special Needs -Music Theory Tutor -English Tutoring -Genres: Classical, fiddle,pop,rock. Experience teaching violin, viola and English to ages 4-Adults.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Teaching since

Teaching since 2007

Education

Masters of Music Education

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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Jessica is a great teacher. She is very patient and I like how she has fun and creative ways to teach violin to kids. She provides great feedback.

Posted Aug 12, 2021
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Very patient but also makes appropriate corrections. Great feedback on playing. Knows exactly what needs to be improved on just by listening.

Posted Jul 20, 2021
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Very patient and provides great feedback. Gave practice homework right away which was great! Can tell if tone and notes are being played correctly or not just by listening.

Posted Jul 20, 2021
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Violin
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
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W
T
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S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
15 minutes
$22
30 minutes
$30
45 minutes
$45
60 minutes
$59
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30