Jessica is available to teach violin & viola lessons
Lessons are 30, 45 or 60 minutes .
Registered Suzuki Training - Units 1-10
(beginners to advanced performers)
Cash, Check, Venmo (Jessica Platt@Jessica-Platt-21) & Zell
Under my guidance, students learn to evaluate, create and perform at a high level. They learn to develop and fulfill short-term and long-term goals as they embark on their own musical journey. Performing in perceived safe, public environments is crucial to build confidence. Tailoring the needs of each of my students is my specialty. We map out a plan of action and I help guide my students to their goals while building their confidence very step of the way.
While I love teaching my students, I would be remiss if I did not encourage my students to learn successfully independently from me. The future generations depend on this independence. Technical, artistic, and emotional independence is what I train all myself students to achieve. I make sure they have the tools and confidence to practice, create and sustain their own musical journey while I can help direct their path and far beyond their time with me. My studies with Roman Totenberg, John Kendall, Sherry Kloss, William Preucil and others have taught me how to be independent, yet constantly learning and improving my skills: teaching, creating and giving back what I have learned. This cycle cannot be broken.
In addition to performance and teaching skills, students must develop business and interpersonal skills needed to organize, finance, promote, and execute events to sustain a livelihood in this ever-changing music industry. The development of music technology skills is also encouraged and honed in my studio.
My teaching philosophy involves much more than basic string technique, music theory and history. Nurturing each student’s musical ability involves showing them a world where careful planning, discipline, courage, and excellent preparation can bring them to a masterful musical career and a playful hobby, if chosen. I perform on a regular basis. I am constantly researching new and better ways in which to teach and I hone this knowledge with love and kindness even on the harshest of days. I believe in molding amazing human beings as well as amazing musicians.