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Jessa Young
Singer-Pianist-Songwriter-Teacher

e-mail: jessa@jessayoung.com
www.jessayoung.com

“Young is a wonderful singer, writer and pianist with a beautiful spirit.”
Henry Butler

“I love my students. I teach to inspire them to discover
their potential as individuals who have something unique
to express—and who can do so like no other!”
Jessa Young
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY QUALIFICATIONS
Nurtures individual learning styles Extensive music training
Invites students to the challenge of excellence Intuitive teaching skills
Music is a joyous experience to give and to receive. Personal integrity
All ages can tap into their innate musicality. Broad teaching experience

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EDUCATION
Young earned a B.A. in Piano Performance and Vocal Education from Utah State University and studied composition and orchestration at Aspen Music School, a branch of The Julliard School of Music.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Young has taught private piano and vocal lessons to individuals of all ages in Colorado’s Aspen area since 1999. From Fall of 2007 to Spring of 2008 Young moved to Seattle, WA to further her career as a recording and performing artist, and taught for MLOW, an organization that teaches the fundamentals of piano to elementary age students. She works as a contributing artist and teacher in the Jazz Aspen Pays to Play Scholarship Program and taught on the faculty of the Mountain Laurel Music Preparatory from Fall of 2002 to Spring of 2006. She taught choral education at Basalt High School Roaring Fork High School for two years (1997-1999) and has taught elementary school students through Aesthetic Education and the 3 R’s, a national program sponsored through Lincoln Center, New York City. In this program, teaching artists team with school teachers to create workshops to help elementary students open up in a creative way to classroo

Profile Summary:
VOCAL AND PIANO COACH Seattle, WA
SINGER Seattle, WA
More About Me
Music, Mythology, Travel, Symbology, Sailing, Rollerblading, Biking, Hiking, Gardening, Organic Food, Cooking, Children, Plants, Ocean and Sky, Bodies Of Water.
Work Experience:
Piano and Vocal Coach—(August 1997 to the present)

Music Instructor – (August 2008-March 2009)

Music Instructor at the Marble Charter school (3rd-8th grade) Wendy Boland; Principal
Piano Instructor MLOW (Sept-May 2008/2009) Seattle, WA
Taught piano skills (classes and individual lessons) to elementary students in Seattle. I structured creative workshops to help the parents of my students and administrator’s of the schools more aptly participate in their children’s learning process.
Jeanne Freng, Artistic Director

Assistant Program Director – (June to August 2007) Centrum Jazz and Chamber Festivals - Port Townsend, WA
Bill Kiely; Program Director

Instructor for Jazz Aspen Pays to Play (June 2006 to May 2009)
Jazz Aspen – Aspen, CO

Composition Teacher – (September 2003 to May 2006) Mountain Laurel Music Preparatory – Aspen, CO
Taught music composition and theory classes (skill based classes) to groups of students ages 5 to 17.
Laurel Sheehan; Director

Music Teacher – summers of 2003 and 2004
Alliance for the Varied Arts – Logan, UT
Janet Shaw Rouse, Program Director

Teaching Artist– (September 2001 to May 2003)Aesthetic Education and the 3 R’s – Aspen, CO

Choral Director – September of 1999 to May 2001
Mike Constanzo, Principal BHS, Wendy Moore, Principal RFHS
Education:
B.A. Music (Composition, Piano Performance & Voice) Utah State University, 1997
Aspen Music School (Music Composition and Orchestration) Summers 1996-1998.
Tom Hess Music Mentoring Program (January 2008/present)
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Jessa Young is located in Seattle, WA and has the following skills: VOCAL AND PIANO COACH, SINGER
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VOCAL AND PIANO COACH

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Relevant Education / Credentials
B.A. Music (Composition, Piano Performance & Voice) Utah State University, 1997 Aspen Music School (Music Composition and Orchestration) Summers 1996-1998. Tom Hess Music Mentoring Program (January 2008/present)
Years Experience: 12

SINGER

Category: Music
Description
Relevant Education / Credentials
B.A. Music (Composition, Piano Performance & Voice) Utah State University, 1997 Aspen Music School (Music Composition and Orchestration) Summers 1996-1998. Tom Hess Music Mentoring Program (January 2008/present)
Years Experience: 20