Jill H. has always loved kids AND music! Like many children, Jill began learning piano as a child, and after several years added violin to her music learning journey. From there, she became passionate about the cello, and is currently active in numerous orchestras and chamber groups as a performing musician.

She joined The Music Place faculty in 2018 and holds a Bachelors of Music from San Jose State University. As principal cellist in the university orchestra, she began a long term career in both teaching and performing, thus uniting her two passions for kids and music.

Teaching Style

Jill brings her natural enthusiasm and energy to everything she does. From the youngest ages to those who have special needs, Jill is friendly, kind and instinctively knows how to draw out the best musical selves from each the student. She is friendlier than strict, but inspires excellence because of her highly skilled performance and dedication to her craft.

InstrumentsCello Teacher

  • Cello
  • Violin
  • Viola


  • Baywood Ave
  • Koch Ln
  • Willowhurst Ave


"I appreciate that you care about the quality of your service. Joy's cello class with Miss Jill is going great. Joy totally enjoys the class and is motivated to practice. I sometimes sit in the class and I can tell that Miss Jill is a very good teacher. Her teaching is balanced between techniques and music. And she did it in a fun and encouraging way. I am very happy that Joy can have her as her teacher." ~Faith

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