Jesse Tingle is a multifaceted musician specializing in piano, flute and piccolo, and music theory. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Music Theory from Stephen F. Austin State University under the supervision of Dr. Samantha Inman. His research is focused on using musical analysis to enhance the process of learning music in performance. At SFASU, Jesse studied piano with Dr. Andrew Parr and flute with Dr. Christina Guenther. He also holds a Bachelor of Music in flute performance from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where he studied piano with Dr. Richard Seiler and flute with Dr. Sandra Lunte.
An active performer, Jesse is a flutist with the Longview Symphony Orchestra (TX), the Monroe Symphony Orchestra (LA), the Air National Guard Band of the Southwest (Fort Worth, TX), and formerly served with the Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band (San Diego, CA). He performs regularly as a pianist, and maintained a private studio in East Texas before joining the faculty at Vivaldi in 2019.
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.