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Jessie Edwards

The Montclair Music Studio is proud to introduce

violin, viola, & piano instructor
Jessie Edwards.

Residing in Montclair, NJ, Jessie Edwards is a graduate of Montclair State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance.   He has performed as a cellist in orchestras as well as at weddings and other special events.  

Jessie joined the staff of the Montclair Music Studio in 2021.


Getting to Know Jessie…

What Brought on Your Interest in Music?

I grew up listening to all kinds of styles of music. Jazz, classical and pop music interested me most. I had many friends as a young person who shared my musical interests. 

When did you start your studies?

I started on the violin when I was 5.  I saw a number of concerts as a very young person, heard the sound of the violin and fell in love with it.

Was your family involved in music?

My foster father played piano as a hobby and my aunt played organ in church.

Have You Participated in any extra curricular organizations or music clubs?

I’ve played in many symphony orchestras, including the Ridgewood Symphony. I’ve enjoyed playing in various chambers settings and getting together with friends to play.  I often play professionally at weddings and parties.

What other instruments are in your repertoire?

There are many instruments in my repertoire.  Besides violin and viola, I have a performance degree in cello from Montclair State University.  As a music major, piano was essential.  Music engineering is also a passion of mine.  I enjoy recording and engineering hip hop and r&b styles in my home studio.

Have You Played at Other Venues?

As I mentioned, I love playing professionally in various venues. Weddings, concerts, and parties are very common in my life.

Any Favorite Hobbies Other Than Music?

I love to bowl.  I took it up at about 10 years old and have won many tournaments and prizes for my accomplishments.

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