Mr. Thomas Jeske

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Bachelor of Music - Temple University (Philadelphia) Graduate Studies in Music Education - University of the Arts (Philadelphia)

Mr. Thomas Jeske

I started my first instrument, the cello, in Illinois public schools at the age of 9 and began private lessons when I moved to the Delaware Valley at the age of 12.  I began playing with local professional orchestras and the Philadelphia Youth orchestra at the age of 15, and began studies with former Associate Principal Cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Miss Elsa Hilger, at the same time.  Since then, I have performed with such notables as Kansas, Olivia Newton John, Ben E. King, Aaron Neville, Luciano Pavarotti, and Linda Ronstadt, as well as a two week concert tour in northern Spain with the Newtown Chamber Orchestra.

I love making music and helping others to learn the skills and self-discipline necessary to begin that exciting journey.

 

Remote Learning:  Students can find assignments by signing into Google Classroom using their school district email address.  Questions may be sent to me through Google Classroom or by email.

Sign-up Codes:

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  • Remote Learning:  Students can find assignments by signing into Google Classroom using their school district email address.  Questions may be sent to me through Google Classroom or by email.

    Sign-up Code:  cjcsrg6

     

    As part of your remote learning and if your instruments are still fairly well in tune, continue to practice your music for the spring concert.  If you have questions about what songs those are, contact me through email.  I do not recommend tuning the instruments yourselves.  Taking them to the store where you rented them may be possible.

    If you would like, feel free to record your playing, with video if possible, and send that recording to me.  I will be happy to offer you some suggestions on how to improve.