Vancouver private lessons: Mon - Sun
Skype & FaceTime lessons available
Group Workshops available
Instruments: Voice, Guitar, Ukulele, Harmonica, Songwriting
Styles: Pop, Folk, Rock, Country, Gospel
$30/ half hour
$45/ forty five minutes
Travel fee $10
Semi Private lesson $20/ additional student
2018 to present - Music Therapist | The Summit North Shore Connexions Society | North Vancouver
2017 to present - Instructor | Tapestry Music Vancouver | voice, guitar, ukulele & harmonica
2013 to present - Workshop Instructor | ukulele, harmonica, songwriting | beginner to advanced | Larsen Music, Neighbourhood House Victoria | Tapestry Music Vancouver
2013 to present - Workshop Instructor | voice, songwriting | Rosebud School of the Arts College | Alberta
2009 to present - Private lessons | home studio | East Vancouver & Victoria
2017 - Artistic Director | 7th Annual Victoria Ukulele Week Festival
2014 to 2017 - Electric Guitar Instructor & Stage Manager | Girls Rock Camp | Victoria
2010 to 2016 - Instructor | Larsen School of Music | Victoria
2014 to 2016 - Instructor | Windstars Music Academy Victoria
2015 - Acting Director & Vocal Coach | Kids Musical Theatre Camp | Dansko Studios | Victoria
2014 - Workshop Instructor | ukulele, percussion, harmony | Commonwealth Pro G Girls Day Camp | Victoria
What to expect...
Vocals: Jessica will teach you how to access your authentic voice and free it. She focusses on developing range, tone, breath, ear training, releasing vocal strain and tension, blending the mix between head and chest voice, singing through the bridge, and singing freely without harm by protecting the voice. She works with students to implement practical techniques, while guiding them to use their heart and emotion for a strong, genuine and natural performance.
Guitar/Ukulele: Jessica teaches students how to play songs while developing skills including tuning, rhythmic patterns and strumming, chord progressions, finger picking techniques, scales, notation, beginner theory and playing by ear.
Songwriting: Jessica loves working with her students to develop songs that showcase their abilities and allows them to speak straight from their heart. She guides them to create stories and encourages their songwriting ideas to help structure each song so they achieve their own individual sound.
Harmonica: Jessica will guide you in how to play soulful folk and blues on a diatonic harmonica. Focussing on rhythm exercises, breathing, improvisation, melodies, single notes, bending, cross-harp and accompanying yourself while playing another instrument.