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Jessica Ivry


Jessica Ivry is a longtime Bay Area freelance cellist and educator. Currently conducting the orchestra in the Piedmont Unified School District, and teaching elementary strings in Oakland Unified School District, Jessica previously taught at College of Marin, Ross Valley School District, and San Francisco Unified School District. She was a founding cellist for world music string + vocal ensemble, Real Vocal String Quartet ( With RVSQ, Jessica performed at Stern Grove Festival opening for Kronos Quartet, toured overseas as a musical ambassador through the US State Department program, American Music Abroad, and was featured with a cover photo and article in Strings Magazine. Jessica has also performed for theater productions including A little Night Music, The Last Five Years (A.C.T. San Francisco); The Orphan of Zhao (A.C.T. San Francisco & La Jolla Playhouse); An Audience with Meow Meow, Pericles: Prince of Tyre, and Figaro (Berkeley Repertory Theatre) and in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Post Street Theatre, SF). Jessica composed original music for Death of a Salesman and The Bright River (A Traveling Jewish Theatre, San Francisco). She has performed or recorded with Father John Misty, Jenny Lewis, David J, Bauhaus, Feist, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Journey, Ty Seagull, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, Mirah, Guster, Vienna Teng, and Beats Antique. She recorded on Grammy-nominated album, Blueprint of a Lady for jazz vocalist, Nneena Freelon. Jessica received a Bachelor of Arts from Skidmore College, a Masters in cello performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a Masters of Art in Teaching from Longy School of Music of Bard College. Visit her website at

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Email [email protected]
Phone Number 510-593-3395
Instruments/Types Cello
Lesson Fee $65/$75/$85
City Oakland
Age Range of Students 5-adult
Education Master in Art of Teaching, Longy School of Music of Bard College Master in Cello, San Francisco Conservatory Bachelor of Arts, Skidmore College
Number of Years Teaching 20
Institutional Affiliation
House Calls 1
Private Lessons or Ensemble Coaching Both
Method Influenced by Suzuki, Orff and Kodaly pedagogical methods
Music Style(s) Taught Classical, String Improvisation, Rock/Pop, Jazz
* All rates are estimated and subject to change

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