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Jessica S. - Piano Teacher
$55per hour

Piano Teacher

Jessica's lessons:

Piano

Piano Lessons

Are you interested in private piano lessons, whether for personal enrichment, for the challenge, or to pursue a professional career as a pianist? I work with students of all ages (including adults!) living in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. I accept students of all levels, from beginners to those wishing to return to the study of piano after a hiatus. I currently provide the convenience of private lessons online, in your own home, or in my private studio in Falcon Heights.

What are piano lessons like?
* Lessons last for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min. At our first lesson, we will discuss your goals and interests, then develop a plan to help you reach your goals.
* I work one-on-one with you to teach you new pieces and techniques, then give you practice suggestions for the week.
* Online lessons are conducted via Skype and digital music annotation software to provide students with all the benefits of in-person lessons. Online lessons are also a viable option when weather conditions prevent traveling to lesson locations.
* Optional preparation is available for those who wish to participate in local music competitions or earn credentialed certification such as the ABRSM exams.

Levels
Beg
Int
Adv
Specialties
Church Music
Classical
Improvisation
Keyboard
Music Theory
Piano
Ages
4 to 90

Overview

I have been a private piano teacher and professional pianist since 2003, working with students from 4 years old through adults. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music from Rutgers University and studied under Susan Starr (Rutgers University), Eleanor Sokoloff (Curtis Institute of Music), Marian Zarzeczna (Westminster Choir College), and Yun-Yun Feng (NJMTA). I also hold a Diploma in Piano Performance from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM).

Additionally, I am a church musician and keyboardist. I have been the pianist in both traditional and contemporary church services as well as church choirs for over 10 years. I have also been invited to teach keyboard accompaniment and improvisation workshops for church musicians.

I am currently an accompanist for the St. Paul Ballet. In the past, I've worked as ballet accompanist for the Princeton Ballet School and Rutgers University's Dance Department.

My students have passed the ABRSM music theory and piano exams up to the highest level (grade 8).

I love music and I love teaching. Combining both passions is what brings fulfillment and joy to my life. It is my goal to share the joy of music-making with my students!

Reviews

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Aug 10, 2016
Piano Lessons

Sharing from my heart, I could not have gotten a more genuine and inspirational piano teacher. Though as an elementary/middle school student I had some tough times practicing the difficult art of piano-playing, I certainly improved under her instruction, and through her patience and diligence, I now play piano for church service! She is hard-working, and certainly has a heart to see her students grow. She really knows how to get kids motivated with those prizes, and her ways of teaching are very effective and creative

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Aug 4, 2016
Piano Lessons

As a college student currently studying Music Education, my piano lessons with Ms. Jessica Shao were some of my best musical memories growing up. I first started lessons with Ms. Shao as an elementary student. She showed me great patience and kindness throughout each lesson, but always encouraged me to do my best. She did a great job of keeping records of our assignments and weekly practicing in our personal journals. She also knew how to motivate young learners with recitals and small prizes!I am very grateful for Ms. Shao for the past years of piano lessons, which led me to become a piano teacher myself today. I am confident in recommending her as a piano teacher to any student who is interested in learning piano!

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Lesson Locations
Teacher's Home Studio
Saint Paul, MN
Near MN State Fairgrounds
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Jessica travels up to 10 miles to a student's home
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Lessons held via webcam
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