Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Music - Temple University (Philadelphia) Graduate Studies in Music Education - University of the Arts (Philadelphia)

Mr. Thomas Jeske

I started my first instrument, the cello, in Illinois public schools at the age of 9 and began private lessons when I moved to the Delaware Valley at the age of 12.  I began playing with local professional orchestras and the Philadelphia Youth orchestra at the age of 15, and began studies with former Associate Principal Cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Miss Elsa Hilger, at the same time.  Since then, I have performed with such notables as Kansas, Olivia Newton John, Ben E. King, Aaron Neville, Luciano Pavarotti, and Linda Ronstadt, as well as a two week concert tour in northern Spain with the Newtown Chamber Orchestra.

I love making music and helping others to learn the skills and self-discipline necessary to begin that exciting journey. 

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