Guitar teacher: Jesse-Arjuna Jacobs, BSc., M.Engineering, AMusA.
Jesse completed his undergraduate and post graduate studies at UWA. He plays violin, guitar and piano. Jesse received music scholarships both in his primary and secondary schooling through the Education Department, School of Instrumental Music.
Primary School graduation: ‘Young School Citizen Award in recognition of dedicated commitment and service to the community and for the Most Outstanding Music Student’.
High School: Gifted and Talented secondary schools academic scholarship and a Music scholarship through the West Australian Education Department, for Perth Modern School. He attained Music TEE Honours at Diploma skill level. He also has an AMusA music diploma award. Jesse was a member of several junior and senior school choirs and orchestras. He was also a member of West Australian Children’s Choir, a member of the West Australian Youth Orchestra and was co-leader of the Perth Modern Music Specialist School Senior Orchestra.
Jesse has won numerous awards at eisteddfods and received a UWA exhibition program scholarship on violin.
In 2014, Jesse took a year off university studies to join ‘Youth Mission Team Australia’. Here, he used his skills in music and drama working with high school students in W.A.
He is a member of ‘Prohibition’ who play folk music at different venues around Perth, and the ‘Jacobs String Trio’. who have performed for various special events at church, weddings, funerals, balls, special awards luncheons/dinners, nursing homes and caroling festivities.
Jesse holds a WWCC for working with children. He is a member of the Australian Strings Teachers Association and the Australian Society for Music Education (Inc).
SEE:- student references below for Jesse Jacobs
I write to enthusiastically recommend the wonderful music instruction provided by Jesse Jacobs, of Jacobs Music Studio. Jesse has been tutoring our son Zac for four years on the violin. He began initial instruction the first time Zac picked up a violin at age 6. In early those days, Jesse showed the utmost patience and care with Zac, helping him to stay focused during the lesson, and to give learning a new instrument his best effort. Most importantly, Jesse made
lessons fun with his keen sense of humor and empathy.
We moved away from Perth for two years and during that time, Zac received instruction elsewhere. Upon returning to Perth when Zac was age 8, we were eager to resume instruction with Jesse. Zac still loved the violin, but he was
struggling from time to time with his commitment to practicing.
Jesse re-invigorated Zac’s enthusiasm, by challenging him with new pieces, playing along with him, and introducing him to recitals and competitions, which he now very much enjoys. Jesse’s instructional style is firm, but warm. He corrects Zac
and encourages excellence, but with a soft touch. As a result, we have seen Zac’s proficiency and musicianship sky rocket. He is first violin section leader in the orchestra at his school. His Music Director comments that Zac is able to produce a truly beautiful sound on his violin, and that his performances
continue to shine.
We could not be happier with Jesse’s instruction, and with Jacob’s Music Studio more generally. The relationship between tutor and student is very important and should be special, and in this instance it has made all the difference to Zac’s continued interest and development.
If you hope to encourage your child to love music and to show commitment to growth and improvement, we strongly encourage you to give Jesse at Jacob’s Music Studio a try!
Woodside Chair in Leadership and Professor of
Management, University of Western Australia
Jesse has been teaching my 7 year old daughter the violin. He shows a wonderful display of enthusiasm towards her playing, which she responds very well too. I have to admire his patience and teaching methods, my daughter feels at ease and very comfortable with him. I must also compliment Jesse on his violin playing, it is very accomplished. I would highly recommend Jesse for any student of any age.
Michelle L., Interior Designer Wembley Downs
I have been learning violin with Jesse since February 2011. It is obvious that Jesse is an accomplished violin player and as a violin teacher he is patient, enthusiastic and always very encouraging. Jesse makes violin lessons interesting and plans the lessons so that I learn something new in every lesson. Starting as a beginner I am very happy with my progress in a relatively short period of time. I highly recommend Jesse as a violin teacher. Shirley G.,
Manager-Tax Consulting Perth