Jess and Friends

Jess and Friends offers individualized private music lessons for children and adults in students' homes in NYC, Boston, and now remotely across the globe, including Chile and Canada.  The dynamic team teaches students of all ages, all levels, and all levels of interest, ranging from young beginners to award-winning industry professionals.

Lessons are usually once a week (although some students love it so much they have lessons twice a week).  Throughout the school year, there are group recitals in a supportive environment where students have the opportunity to share their music, work toward a goal, get inspired by their peers, and have fun.  Lessons are offered in piano, guitar, ukulele, bass, voice, and more.

It is the goal to cater teaching to each student's individual needs and learning styles, and to guide them throughout their musical journey.  As role models, the teachers help their students grow as musicians and also as people.  Along with imparting a musical education that includes instrumental instruction, music theory, history, and appreciation, it is the fondest ambition to foster a love of music in all students.  Teachers seek to help them discover how to fit music into their lives now, as they grow, and especially for the long term.

To find out more, please reach out through the website. 

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Overall Rating:

Jess and Friends offers lessons in voice, guitar, ukulele, piano and others with fantastic friendly teachers. I can't recommend them enough. My son has always taken lessons over Zoom with them but they also offer in person options. 

I go to the recitals and I'm blown away every time by every performance by every kid of every age and experience. 

I can't recommend it enough!


My 14- and 11-year-old daughters have taken piano lessons from Jess and Friends for several years and we have been really happy with it. The teacher comes to our house or occasionally does lessons via Zoom if the circumstances warrant it, so it is super convenient and one less thing I have to drive to. Our teacher works incredibly well with different learning styles, personality types, and confidence levels. I am so impressed with how he engages with the kids and encourages them to challenge themselves and learn new things all while having a really fun time. My kids really love that they get to have some say in the music they choose to play. I think that has helped them be more invested in their practice and kept them motivated. And I actually really enjoy listening to the music that they play! We feel so grateful to have found Jess and Friends. It has been a really good fit for our kids and we would highly recommend it to other families who are looking for music lessons.