Jesse T is a multifaceted musician specializing in piano, flute and piccolo, and music theory. He holds a Master’s degree in music theory and a Performing Artist Certificate from Stephen F. Austin State University, where he studied flute with Dr. Christina Guenther, piano with Dr. Andrew Parr, and music theory with Dr. Samantha Inman. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in flute performance from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where he studied flute with Dr. Sandra Lunte and Piano with Dr. Richard Seiler.
Jesse has taught piano at Vivaldi Music Academy since 2019. He is on the faculty of San Jacinto College, where he teaches courses in piano and music literature and performs as a collaborative pianist. As a military musician, Jesse serves as principal flutist and assistant director of operations for the Air National Guard Band of the Southwest (Fort Worth, TX). He has performed on flute and piccolo with the Longview Symphony Orchestra (TX), the Monroe Symphony Orchestra (LA), and the Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band (San Diego, CA).
As a teacher, Jesse emphasizes an integrated approach to technical development and fluency with music notation and fundamental theoretical concepts. At the same time, students are encouraged to use those skills creatively in order to access increasingly sophisticated forms of musical expression. This approach empowers students to think and act as individuals in making their own artistic choices.