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MISS JESSICA D

MUSIC/ORCHESTRA TEACHER

 

Miss Jessica earned a Bachelor's of Music in Music Education from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Prior to joining the HHA team in 2021, she taught elementary music in Virginia Beach. Her interests in the arts began at a young age, music, visual art, and theater, but her primary  love has always been music. She started playing the cello at 10, and began mentoring young string students at 12. She continues to paly the cello, but has added many more instruments to her repertoire over the years. She has a lifelong passion for teaching and loves enriching young minds through the power of creativity. 

Miss Jessica grew up in Michigan with one sister and many, many pets. she moved to Virginia during her service in the United States Navy. In 2021, her husband was accepted as the current Master of Music in Conducting at UW-Madison, where he serves a TA and directs the School of Medicine and Public Health Orchestra. Her family relocated to Wisconsin, and Jessica currently lives in Middleton with her husband, Kelby, and two boys, Leo and Emmett, who are 8 and 3. 

In her free time, she enjoys making and listening to music, making and eating delicious food, reading, and spending time with family. Her family loves spending time outdoors, camping, fishing, hiking, and exploring. They have been loving living in Madison and look forward to enjoying it for years to come!