Note: Jessie will be returning to teaching private lessons in August. Please contact her now to schedule a lesson for August or the fall. Prospective students are invited to take a trial lesson. Returning students are urged to establish your lesson day and time for the coming year ASAP.
violin | viola – beginner | intermediate | advanced
voice – beginner | intermediate
When her grandfather promised to make a violin for any of his grandchildren who learned to play, Jessie Scott became a determined student of the violin at a young age. Growing up in a musical family, she was encouraged and supported to pursue this interest, performing both as a violinist and singer in the Leavenworth and Wenatchee area. She studied music at Whitworth University where she received a B.A. in music with an emphasis on education.
Although she has continued to perform with regional orchestras and provided vocals for some recordings, Jessie’s primary love is sharing the joy of music with her students. She has taught voice and violin privately for seven years and worked as a music specialist in a private Christian School. She recently became a violin coach for the Everett Youth Symphony Orchestra. In her violin instruction, she employs the Suzuki method of pedagogy, and incorporates other teaching methods as well.
Jessie grew up at Tall Timber Ranch, a Presbyterian church camp, where her parents have served as directors for over 30 years. Her immersion in camp experiences has equipped her with strong skills in developing engaging and enjoyable experiences for children, youth, and adults. Jessie tries to make learning music fun, incorporating age-appropriate games to build skills. She has added Kindermusik to her list of credentials, and enjoys teaching music to preschoolers through Kaleidoscope Academy and Kindermusik.
Jessie lives in Snohomish with her husband, Curran Scott. She appreciates being close to her brother and sister-in-law, Aaron Fishburn and Beth Whitney, and performing with them in their musical enterprises.
Not surprisingly, Jessie enjoys all sorts of outdoor activities, including rock climbing, backpacking, camping, rafting, etc. For two years, she was a national jump rope competitor.