I would definitely call Miss Jessica from The Music Room the Mary Poppins of piano. She is lovely and her patience is astounding.
— Rachel, 6yo son
About Miss Jessica
Miss Jessica is a dedicated teacher with a wide range of experience in the performing arts. Motivated by her love of teaching, her enthusiasm for the Harmony Road Method, and her passion for sharing music with children, she opened The Music Room in 2012. She is a certified Harmony Road instructor with fifteen years of experience teaching group piano classes. Between 2001 and 2005, she taught the Harmony Road method at the Piedmont Piano Company's music school in Oakland. Prior to becoming a Harmony Road instructor, she taught music and drama to children for several years, mostly at summer camps, including the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts in Southern California and the New Conservatory Children's Theatre in San Francisco. Jessica was also an actor for many years and performed with numerous theatre companies, including Berkeley Repertory Theatre, TheatreWorks, Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, and Impact Theatre in Berkeley. She earned a bachelor's degree with honors in music from Brown University and currently sings with the San Francisco Choral Society. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, two teenage sons, and a very energetic yellow lab.
About Mr. Kevin
Mr. Kevin is an accomplished pianist and a kind and patient teacher. Originally from Oklahoma, he won several awards in his youth and even performed with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic! He earned his Master's Degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and his undergraduate degree in Piano Performance from Northwestern University. He is currently a rehearsal pianist for the San Francisco Girls Chorus.
About Miss Heidi
Miss Heidi is native of the San Francisco Bay Area, born of immigrant parents from the Philippines, and raised in Daly City and the SF Sunset district. She has been playing piano for over thirty years for churches, choirs, and youth and community musical theater, including productions at Broadway by the Bay, Stage 1 Theater, Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, and Oakland and Alameda High Schools. In addition to double bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Ethnic Studies from UCSD, she has an MPH in Maternal and Child Health from UC Berkeley. After over fifteen years of working and teaching in the field of public health, she has shifted her career and is currently in a three-summer MA Music Education program at SJSU. She is also enrolled in the Piano Teaching Certificate program at Las Positas College and taking classes in Early Childhood Education. Her dream is to produce musical theater productions with youth of color in her neighborhood of East Oakland. When not playing the piano, you can find her training for triathlons, making earrings and documentaries, teaching music and Tagalog to her toddler son, jamming with her bass-playing husband, or writing her dissertation to finish her PhD degree in Community Health at UCLA.