Music Lessons - Greece/Hiton, NY
Lessons are generally 30, 45 or 60 minutes per week. Lessons include teaching fundamentals of music: theory, technique, musicianship and performance. Skill level of work, amount of work assigned, and practice schedules will be varied for each student.
Currently only accepting cello students. Update 9/21/23: Current studio schedule for the fall is full. Any new potential cello students will be added to a waitlist to be notified of studio schedule openings as they become available.
Jessica Tuttobene has played cello for 27 years. An honors graduate of Old Dominion University, Jessica earned her Bachelor of Music in Music Education, with a dual focus on Instrumental and Vocal Certification in Norfolk, VA. She studied cello with Leslie Frittelli during her undergraduate studies. She also studied both piano and voice while attending Old Dominion University, now known as the F. Ludwig Diehn School of Music. As a part of her studies, she greatly enjoyed performances with the Orchestra, Chamber Ensembles, Chorus, Madrigals, and Jazz Choir.
Jessica was the Orchestra Director at Azalea Gardens Middle School in Norfolk, VA from 2011 to 2018 teaching Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass in an orchestra setting. During this time, Jessica also had the honor of guest conducting All-City Orchestras in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake, VA. From 2012 to 2022, Jessica played cello with the Symphonicity Orchestra of Virginia Beach in Virginia. While in the orchestra, she also performed with the Symphonicity Quartet for community outreach performances and local private events. In 2018, Jessica started Col Vita Music to share her musical passion and experience teaching music lessons from home and performing for hire at local events.
Jessica also teaches chamber music at The Hochstein School and will perform with the Penfield Symphony Orchestra in the 2023-2024 season. She continues professionally as a member of the American String Teachers Association, Music Teachers National Association, and Sigma Alpha Iota. She strives to always improve herself as both a musician and educator. Let Jessica share her musical passion and experience with you!