Principal teacher: Bertille Jacobs, Piano
The Jacobs Music Studio offers an early childhood musicianship programme, piano, violin, cello, guitar and theory lessons. We also provide Music for Special Occasions.
Bertille has taught piano and music theory since 1979. She is a qualified school teacher having taught in primary, secondary and adult education schools. She has also worked as a music specialist teacher and prepared various choirs and ensembles. She presently coordinates Ensembles for special events and her Music Studio.
Her Studio Moto: “To Receive a Student with Reverence, to Teach with love and to Release with Freedom”-Steiner, R.
Bertille has a keen interest in education. She has a B.SC., a Grad. Dip. ED., a Grad. Dip in Learning and Behavioural Difficulties and studied Royal Schools of Music to diploma skill level. In the behavioural and learning difficulties area, she has been working with private students using movement, painting and music based therapies. She teaches piano for leisure and for exams. She also coaches other instruments for students preparing for audition and exams.
Bertille is married, with 3 lovely adult children. They are musicians on keyboard and string instruments and presently teach violin, cello, piano and guitar and Early Childhood Musicianship Classes at the Jacobs Music Studio. Her family also plays in an ensemble and sings for special events as well as for their church.
All of her children received music scholarships, from private or music specialist schools. Many of her students have also received music scholarships from both private schools and public music specialist schools, reflecting her educational excellence.
She is a member of Teacher registration Board of WA and a teacher of the Australian Music Examinations Board. She is also a member of the Kodaly Music Education Institute and the Australian Society for Music Education (Inc). She has a Working With Children Check.
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Violin and 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).
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Cello, Piano and Musicianship teacher: Arianne Jacobs B.Arts, Hons (Music Performance)
Arianne completed her music studies at UWA. She graduated with 1st class Honours in music performance. She plays cello and piano. Arianne has won many awards and prizes at eisteddfods and competitions in the last many years. These include the AMEB Trophy for the Most Outstanding Instrumentalists in the 2007 Fremantle eisteddfod (for piano trio). Arianne received a UWA exhibition program scholarship for cello in 2008 & 2009. She also received several music scholarship offers for high school studies. In 2011, Arianne was the winner of the Fremantle Eisteddfod AMEB Trophy ‘For the Most Outstanding Instrumentalist ‘(for solo instrument). Arianne was Australian Strings Association’s nominee for the 2011 WA Symphony Orchestra masterclass with international cello soloist Alban Gerhardt. Arianne was a member of two school choirs and two senior school orchestras in which she had been leading the cello sections for several years. She was music captain in Yr 12 at St. Mary’s Anglican Girls School. She was awarded Honours in her TEE Music performing at Diploma skill level. She was selected to perform in the prestigious Performing Arts Perspectives 2013, as one of the highest standard performance students for the WACE 2012 exams. Arianne plays in string trios that have performed for special occasions, weddings, parties, anniversaries, funerals, Christmas parties, bush dance parties and balls.
In 2014, Arianne was part of a Youth Mission Team, using her artistic skills working with high school students within schools in NSW, SA and the ACT. In 2015, Arianne continued her uni music studies in performance, teaches cello, piano and an early childhood musicianship program. Her interests are, connecting with youth and children, playing the cello, swimming and reading. She has been lead cellist for both the UWA Chamber Orchestra and the UWA Symphony Orchestra. In 2016, Arianne was nominated for the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra masterclass with Alban Gerhardt. Her more recent achievement in Oct. 2016 was winning the finals of the most prestigious UWA VOSE memorial concerto competitions. In 2017, Arianne received 4 UWA awards, this included the Edith Cowan Prize in Music for achieving the highest weighted average mark for her final year in undergraduate studies, the Royal Over-Seas League Prize for Music Performance, the most prestigious VOSE memorial prize and the Wesley Uniting Church Scholarship.
In 2018 Arianne received the UWA music Medal for the Most Outstanding Undergraduate Student; for her honours year.
She is a member of the Australian Society for Music Education (Inc). Arianne teaches at Swan Valley Christian College, Kingsway Christian College, the Quintillian School and at the Jacobs Music Studio in Floreat. She holds a WWCC for working with children.
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My children, both string players, have been working with Bertille Jacobs in the lead up to exams and auditions for several years now. Her patient coaching in musicianship has been invaluable. If you are looking for someone who can bring out the best in your musical child look no further. Five stars! Carol M., Yokine.
My 5-year-old daughter and I are both taught piano by Bertille Jacobs. We have so much fun with our lessons! Bertille is patient, gentle, engaging and encouraging. She has a delightful singing voice, is a talented musician and her love of music is infectious. My daughter and I are both progressing extremely well with our piano playing thanks to Bertille’s tutelage. She easily keeps my daughter engaged during her lesson and we always leave feeling proud, excited and keen to practise. I thoroughly recommend Bertille Jacobs to any child or adult who wants to discover the joy of music.
Karen A., Scarborough W.A.
Bertille Jacobs had a unique relationship with my son as a piano teacher over many years. She has patience and an instinct for teaching music in an intelligent and passionate manner. There are few people who get to know our children at the level this teacher does. I have appreciated that she kept music interesting for a little boy, and that has been a gift in all our lives. I would recommend that gift to anyone looking for a special teacher in their lives. Everyone deserves that level of individual attention. Jennifer B., Scarborough
My children commenced Simply Music with Bertille during the Christmas Holidays. They were playing interesting pieces of music – using both hands – from the first lesson that sounded great! Bertille also encourages the students to find their voices and students sing to accompany the music, which I think is a really good skill to have. My kids enjoy their lessons and are given much positive reinforcement. They are also encouraged to evaluate their own performances and to work out how to improve. Bertille also encourages students to explore variations to songs and create their own. I wish my piano lessons were like this when I learned 20 years ago, perhaps I would still be playing now! Michelle H., City Beach W.A.
References: Jesse-Arjuna Jacobs-Violin, Guitar
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 at try!
Woodside Chair in Leadership and Professor of Management, University of Western Australia
My eight-year-old daughter is fortunate enough to be taught violin by Jesse Jacobs. I have found Jesse to be a consistently patient teacher who has a natural rapport with children and adults alike.
Under his guidance, my daughter has progressed more quickly than I had anticipated on what is a technically challenging instrument for a young student.
Jesse is that rare breed of teacher who is highly accomplished in both his teaching and his musicianship.
I have no hesitation in recommending Jesse for his music tuition services. Kristenn W.
Jesse has been teaching my daughter 7, 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 sounds 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 I highly recommend Jesse as a violin teacher.
Shirley G, Manager - Tax Consulting, Wembley Downs, WA
Arianne Jacobs-Cello, Piano, Early Childhood Musicianship Class
I have been learning the cello with Arianne, and am very pleased with my lessons and with the progress I have made. Arianne is a delightful young lady, mature beyond her years and an excellent teacher. Lessons are never boring, and under her watchful eye, she makes sure the correct techniques are practiced and delivered. I look forward to each week’s lesson and even homework is kept interesting and challenging. I can thoroughly recommend Arianne as a great teacher who keeps things fun but who also gives her pupil a sense of achievement.
Jacquie H., Physiotherapist; Claremont, W.A.
Arianne has been teaching my 11 year old daughter for a year now, starting at beginner level. Under Arianne’s guidance, she has come such a long way in learning all aspects of playing the cello including music theory, maintaining the right techniques, and mastering some lovely pieces. Arianne’s bubbly personality combined with her own exceptional musical talent makes every lesson an enriching, relaxed and fun experience. Arianne is a wonderful role model for inspiring any young student to take up or continue playing the cello. I can thoroughly recommend her.
Angela D., Mosman Park, WA
Our five year old daughter has really enjoyed Arianne's early childhood musicianship classes. It has been such a fun and positive beginning to music. She has loved the variety of games, singing, and introduction to instruments and has quickly learned to play some basic tunes on the piano.
-Alana and Gordon (City Beach)