"To play a wrong note is insignificant, to play without passion is inexcusable." - Beethoven

Hi and thanks for checking out my portfolio! My name is Jesse and I have been passionate (and busy!) since 14-years old studying and performing music in diverse environments. Although I started playing the flute and tuba my main instruments are piano and guitar. I graduated UC Irvine with both my Bachelor in Music and Master in Fine Arts in composition along with orchestral conducting. Recently I served as Music Director for School of Rock in Temecula and was the music teacher at Ajo High School in Arizona. I am currently a student at CSULB in progress to obtain my Single Subject credential in Music.

Teaching Experience

  • Music Teacher (Full Time), 4th-8th Grade, Lake Elsinore Unified 2023-current
  • Music Director (Full Time) at School of Rock Temecula 2021-2023
  • Music Teacher (Full Time) at Ajo High School 2017-2021
    • Concert Band (Beginning and Advanced)
    • Pop/Rock Ensemble
    • Music & Audio Production
    • General Music (PreK-6)
  • Teaching Assistant at UC Irvine 2009-2011
    • Music Theory
    • The Beatles and the 60s
    • Orchestra Manager
  • Substitute Teacher at Bear Valley USD 2007-2008

Licenses, Certificates, Training

  • Subject Matter Expert in Music, Arizona
  • 30-Day Emergency Substitute Permit, California
  • MFA in Composition from UC Irvine
  • B.Mus. in Composition from UC Irvine
  • Certificate in Mixing & Mastering from Dubspot LA

Educator of the Year 2018

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