Improvisation

Classes for K-12 in all levels

Jessie Montgomery offers improvisation classes for students K-12 using a teaching style based on the Creative Ability Development Method (CAD).

This method was invented by Jessies's first violin teacher the gifted music pedagogue Alice Kanack.  A student and disciple of Mr. Shinichi Suzuki,  Ms. Kanack developed her own method of teaching students to draw out their own creative abilities through improvisation following a progressive course that ingrains listening, ensemble and theoretical skills. 

While on faculty at Community MusicWorks from 2004-2009, Jessie worked closely with Ms. Kanack to bring the fundamentals of CAD to the curriculum and to inform her own group teaching practices.

Please contact Jessie for further information about class availability.