Testimonials

“Our daughter started taking lessons from Jessica and LOVES IT AND LOVES JESSICA!!!!”  – Scott, Grand Haven, MI

“Taking lessons with Jessica for so many years was an incredible experience. I love playing the piano, but to keep me interested in the long run, I am someone who needs my piano lessons to be fun and engaging as well. Jessica was so good at doing just this. In addition, she was able to focus in on my strengths and play to those, while also narrowing down my weaker areas to help me improve there too. She was so flexible with my constantly changing mind on what type of music I was in the mood for that week. She was also so understanding about my time and when I was under pressure with school and other activities. Jessica taught me so much in a wide range of music and technique, and I will forever be grateful that she instilled in me a love for playing the piano that still exists to this day, years later.”  – Juliet G, Wilmette, IL

“Lessons with you were the best I ever took. That’s comparing one summer to 9 years! You pushed me out of my comfort zone when it came to singing and choosing more difficult [piano] pieces, something I really needed!” -Sara S, Norton Shores, MI

“Jessica is amazing! My tween daughter was bored with piano and ready to give it up when her first instructor retired. Enter Jessica! She brought an amazing balance of musicality coupled with fun, creativity and energy! Even through my daughter’s very busy high school days, she wanted to continue with piano and Jessica was a huge part of that. I miss the sound of their duets flowing through our house. I cannot recommend her highly enough!”  – Meg, Wilmette, IL

“Thank you so much for making piano so much fun for Max and Oscar… I think they will love music their whole life because of your enthusiasm.”  – Anna P., Chicago

“Jessica is amazing. She has adapted her teaching styles and methods perfectly to work with my 8 year old daughter with no experience AND my 16 year old son with a few years under his belt. Jessica is professional and knows how to motivate kids and speak their language. We’ve only been working with her since September but I am thoroughly impressed! I can’t recommend her highly enough. Get a spot with her before she fills up!!!” -Lauren, Grand Haven, MI

“I thoroughly enjoyed taking lessons from Jessica because she knows how to fake her way through anything. I know, it sounds strange, but she taught me so many ways to play different styles of music in short periods of time. She taught me how to fake my way through a piece of music I don’t necessarily have time to practice for. Jessica also taught me how to play and read chords better than I ever thought I could. She is an awesome contemporary musician, and she helped me become the musician I am today!”  – Katie H, Norton Shores, MI

“You have been the perfect teacher for Olivia and you are so conscientious about what works for her…a rare and amazing trait in a piano teacher (or any teacher in general!).”  -Dana C, Chicago

“[Our daughter] can be quite difficult and not everyone knows or is good at dealing with her.  You have always had that gift!”  -(Name confidential for obvious reasons 🙂

“Jessica was a fundamental element of my music development. She was spunky, experienced, and also flexible to work with any kind of student. She wasn’t afraid to take the lessons a step further to incorporate songwriting, sound development, and other techniques beyond basic music.”  -Karina B, NYC

“I would have quit piano too early if it hadn’t had been for Jessica. She was – and is – the best piano teacher and I remember every single lesson with happiness. She has a way of drawing out the very best of everything in her students, whether it be natural piano skill or work ethic or laughter. For me, it was all three. I remember the laughs we shared and how Jessica was not only my piano teacher but also a huge role model for me and I’m so grateful for her and her impact on my life.” -Chloe, Wilmette, IL

“We will REALLY miss you.  I know Laurel has absolutely loved having you as her piano teacher.”  -Julie O, Evanston, IL

“We have thoroughly enjoyed Jessica’s teaching over the past 6 years, and will miss her dearly.”  -Rebecca C, Evanston, IL

“Thanks again for everything – you have been such a special and important part of our lives these many years.  You really instilled in the girls a love of music and a great enthusiasm for piano, and gave them such a strong foundation on which to grow (which, hopefully, they will)!”   -Lauren S, Evanston, IL

“I want to thank you for such a fabulous week of CAMMP! [My child] thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience and it gave me such joy to watch him. I’m thrilled that he is gaining the confidence to be himself and not worry what others think.”  -Michelle, West Michigan

“I just wanted to follow-up with you and tell you what an amazing time my kids had at [CAMMP].  The closing event Friday night was truly a crescendo!  Thanks again… Can’t wait for the next camp.”    –Don, West Michigan

“I do so hope you continue to do these little camps… You’re very good at it and the kids really love it 🙂  Thanks for providing such a fun opportunity for our daughter.”  -Molly, Norton Shores, MI

“My daughter loves coming to [C.A.M.M.P] and looks forward to it each year! She loves the creative process of coming up with material on the spot and enjoys the many laughs she has with friends over the course of the camp week.  Thank you for what you do Jessica! I can always count on her to leave camp with a smile on her face. We appreciate you!!!”  -Jennifer, Norton Shores, MI

“As an instructor, I can tell you that her work with her students goes far beyond just the general teaching level. She knows how to motivate them and how to unlock their abilities by focusing on their interest while correcting foundational concepts and those related to technique. She holds regular recitals for them in which they perform splendidly, and she also helps them with their own creative composition and recording projects. As you can imagine, a teacher with this level of ability and enthusiasm is highly regarded by her families. In fact, Jessica’s teaching schedule is always full and she always has referrals by her families for new students each year. She is incredibly responsible and responsive. She turns in all paperwork in a timely manner, provides make-up lessons as needed and is excellent at record keeping. She is an extremely hard worker and a perfectionist. Jessica has been a wonderful asset to our school  …Many students would grow from the opportunity to study with her.”  -Christie, Artistic Director for Piano Lessons in Your Home

“My son learned the love of piano from Jessica. She allowed him to follow his own interests, in terms of types of music that he played. Now he is 18 and still plays for pure enjoyment. She always showed up with a smile and he was just as happy to see her.”  – Joan, Wilmette, IL

“Thank you so much, regardless of passing or failing, you helped me see and feel differently than I have for my whole life up to now, about this theory stuff.  You helped SO MUCH – my knowledge and morale.  More valuable than gold, that kind of help.” – Elisabeth, Kalamazoo, MI (regarding music theory entrance exams, for Masters in Music Composition program at WMU)

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