Music has been a part of Jessica’s life as long as she can remember. She began piano at age seven and joined her first choir shortly thereafter. From then on, she sang whenever she could in her schools, communities, and congregations, including an international choir in Scotland at fourteen and all-state choirs in Texas during high school. At sixteen, she began to teach piano lessons. She hasn’t stopped teaching since.
Jessica has performed across the world, from local new/experimental music events to the stage of the Hanoi Opera House. She has a degree in Music Education from Brigham Young University, where she was a member of Women’s Chorus, Concert Choir, BYU Singers, and the marching band. She conducted, taught, coached, and accompanied various other groups. With Singers, she toured to state and national choral and educator conventions, as well as two tours to Arizona and to Indonesia and Viet Nam. While in school, she also sang with Millennial Choirs and Orchestras during their Utah tour and competed with Salt Lake Vocal Artists in an elite international choral competition in Tolosa, Spain.
It is Jessica’s belief that everyone is a musician in some way, and that anyone who wants to can sing or play. She enjoys helping students develop their musical identities through healthy, holistic, and collaborative methods. Whether her students are learning to play “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” on the piano or sing arias from Italian operas, she loves nothing more than to see them succeed.