Jessica - BAH Teacher #3142

“Jessica, a distinguished cello teacher and composer provides in-home, in-studio, and online lessons, and possesses an outstanding musical education from renowned institutions. Her academic journey includes a Bachelor of Music from the Peabody Institute and a Master of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory, and she is currently pursuing a Doctor of Music degree at McGill University. Under the mentorship of esteemed educators such as Alison Wells, Amit Peled, and Susie Napper, Jessica has honed her skills and expertise in cello performance, composition, and music theory. Book an interview now.”
 - Jessica


My teaching style is inspired by the instruction I received at top conservatories like Peabody, Oberlin, and McGill. Students thrive when they are feeling comfortable, and confident-- so I believe strongly in nurturing my students with kindness and exploring teaching methods that work best for each individual student. Music instruction is not a 'one size fits all' kind of deal, and this is why I am passionate about finding which educational avenue works best for each of my students.

Name: Jessica (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 30's

Gender: female

I have attended the following schools earning the following degrees: -McGill University- Graduate Diploma (Doctor of Music in progress) -Oberlin Conservatory-Master of Music -Peabody Institute-Bachelor of Music My principal teachers included Alison Wells, Amit Peled, and Susie Napper

Aside from performing on cello and baroque cello in ensembles around Montreal, I am also a composer and educator. I have been invited to give lectures and masterclasses at several universities in Canada and the USA. When I lived in the USA, I taught a baroque improvisation course of the summer at Cornish College of the Arts. I also love exploring other genres-- and since moving to Montreal I have been consistently collaborating with Canadian singer/songwriter Daniel Lavoie.


Rates and Studio Policies
Registration Fee: $25.00 (One-time lifetime registration fee may be used by all family members)

Rates for instruction:
30 minute private lesson: $39.00
45 minute private lesson: $49.00
60 minute private lesson: $59.00

Travel charge: additional $15.00 per visit (for lessons in a client's home as opposed to my studio)

1. Cancellation Policy
Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.

2. Cessation (quitting) Policy
A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.

3. Illness Policy
Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.

BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.

No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.

4. Rescheduling Policy
Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.

Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy

Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.

It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.

5. Evaluation Period
There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).

Lessons in your home

Jessica is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas

Online lessons

Jessica can provide online instruction. While other platforms are possible BAH strongly recommends the use of the Zoom video conferencing platform as it is optimized for music lessons and audio quality.

Jessica's Studio Location

Jessica offers lessons from her studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.