Jessica Fitzwater

240-236-3317

Job Title: 

Music Teacher

Name: 

Jessica Fitzwater

Department: 

Music
This is my ninth year as a music teacher and I love my job! The performing arts have always been an important part of my life. I am very involved in the arts community here in Frederick. I play violin in the Frederick Symphony Orchestra and was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Frederick Arts Council.

I am from Smithsburg, Maryland and I loved growing up by the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. I graduated from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2005 where I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music. I graduated from Hood College in 2010 with my Master's Degree in Educational Leadership. I have also completed all three levels of my

Orff-Schulwerk Certification, an approach to teaching music that is focused on student-centered musical learning.

In my free time, I like to listen to music, read, try out new recipes, exercise, and visit with friends and family. I also love to travel and have been to Israel, Italy, Mexico, and Puerto Rico! My husband and I have two cats, Oscar and Millie, and a dog named Georgie.

My goal for all of my music students is that they will develop the ability to express themselves through music and movement. My students and I work hard to develop basic musicianship skills including keeping a steady beat, singing in tune, being careful listeners, and music literacy (reading and performing rhythms and melodies).

Please check out the rest of my web page to find out more about your child(ren)'s music education and opportunities at OES!