BMus (Hons) – Manchester Manager. Woodwind, piano and singing
Hi! I’m Jess and I’m from “up North” in Manchester. I graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London a year ago (with a first!), studying clarinet and saxophone, and I am currentlying studying my post graduate degree at the Royal Northern College of Music. I perform regularly in the North West in orchestra, pit bands and with my multi-instrumental group Chameleon. I teach beginner to advanced piano and woodwind and beginner to intermediate voice. Outside of music, I love being active and have become the biggest fan of Pilates! It means I feel less guilty about eating my favourite chocolate fudge cake.
“I personally find lessons with Jess very enjoyable because I appreciate her teaching method and find it easy to relate to her” – Aurna, student
Violin, piano, theory and beginner singing
Hello! I am a violinist and music teacher based in Manchester and Lincolnshire. I began my musical education from the age of five and I am currently a student at the Royal Northern College of Music. I have enjoyed many orchestral and chamber music opportunities, playing in projects with the Hallé orchestra and Manchester Camerata. I also enjoy playing chamber music and doing session work, performing with touring groups in venues across the country including, Manchester Palace Theatre, Birmingham’s New Alexandra Theatre and Kings Theatre in Glasgow.
I love assisting young musicians in their music making! Sadly, I can’t eat cake but I do have an uncontrollable love of ice-cream and fudge!
BA (Hons) – Guitar, bass & keyboards
I studied Popular Music & Recording at The University Of Salford where I graduated with a First. Since then I have been an active musician and tutor around Manchester, focussing on Guitar, Bass and Keyboards. Performing has given me the chance to travel far and wide with an array of bands & musicians like Lissie and The Travelling Band – I spent the past year busking my way around Australia just to name one recent adventure! Somehow though, I always find myself coming home to Manchester (mainly for the Eccles Cakes!)
Ronald Maas BMus (Hons)
Bass guitar, pop and jazz piano, band coaching
I graduated from Utrecht Conservatoire (NL) with an Honours degree in Jazz and Pop. Over the last fifteen years I’ve played over 1000 gigs with a huge variety of bands and projects, including big festivals and club tours all over Europe. I have also recorded ten albums and contributed bass lines to a handful more. I have taught several hundreds of bass guitar students in all styles, such as pop, rock, funk, blues and jazz. I am also experienced in coaching bands of all levels. I have helped those with little experience to set up a new band and coached musicians writing their first original songs, but have also coached experienced bands.
I always genuinely enjoy every second of helping students find their way in music, whether that’s learning how to play their favourite songs or writing their own originals.
When it comes to cake, I don’t really like lemon. I was always more of a McCartney fan.
“Ronald is polite, confident and friendly. He put me at ease and is clearly skilled. We did some fundamental technique work and talked a little at the end about creativity and songwriting. Big thumbs up” – Dawn James, student
MINI MAESTROS - AND FOR OUR LITTLE BROTHERS AND SISTERS...
For children ages 3-6.
Lessons aim to:
- introduce and familiarise your child with musical themes - singing, rhythms, dynamics
- build your child's confidence and communication skills through performing
- give your child an after-school activity they're not "too young" for
- encourage and inspire their creative minds
- discover the amazing world of music!
If you would like more information about how you can start Mini Maestros, get in touch today!
Manchester - contact Jess: jess@