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About the Instructor

Jessica Evotia Andrews-Hall is an award winning pianist who is in demand as a collaborative performer, teaching artist, curriculum developer and arts advocate. As a native of Seattle, Washington, she began her studies at the age of 4 with her parents, DuWayne and Lagilelei Andrews. Her past teachers include Dr. Murray North, Michi Hirata North, Dr. Peter Mack, Dr. Rebecca Steele, Francis Walker and Dr. Karen Walwyn. Under their guidance, she has performed at venues like Carnegie Hall, the White House and Benaroya Hall. Jessica was a Seattle Symphony teaching artist from 2011 to 2019 where she created music curriculum for babies and led Carnegie Hall Link Up residencies that taught hundreds of students to perform along side the orchestra. She also helped homeless families write and record songs for their children during The Lullaby Project. In 2013, she was featured in a traveling museum exhibit called Treemonisha: Celebrating African Americans in Classical Music. In 2019, Jessica became a pianist for the Pacific Northwest Ballet and recently completed a 63 show tour with the Seattle Opera. As an avid arts advocate, Jessica uses music to inspire, motivate and empower people. She owns a large vibrant piano studio where she teaches private and group lessons for ages two to senior citizen. She is also on faculty at Music Works Northwest in Bellevue where she created a popular Parent & Me group piano class where families learn to play together. Jessica recently became a Steinway Teacher and Educational Partner. Jessica has been teaching piano and dance for over a decade and her students have went on to music conservatories, competed on nation wide televised competitions, performed on Broadway in NYC and pursued professional music careers. Jessica has an equal passion for providing quality arts education and lighting up the concert stage and she feels extremely fortunate to be doing both every single day!

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