I would like to briefly introduce myself:

I was born in Honolulu Hawaii and moved to Oregon in 1968 so my father could finish his electrical engineering degree at Oregon State University. I attended Walla Walla College from 1973-75 and graduated from Loma Linda University with a Bachelor's of Music degree in 1978. I graduated with a Master's of Education from Lesley University in 2001.

I started playing the piano when I was six years old, and music has become a big part of my life since then. I play the violin, organ, piano, and for the past four summers have studied guitar privately. I play folk, jazz, classical, and beginning rock music.

When I am not teaching or preparing for my lessons, I pursue many hobbies and interests.  Some hobbies are raising German Shepherds and birds. I currently own a black and white guinea pig named Spudly. I enjoy bike riding, creating greeting cards, playing tennis, learning foreign languages, raising hollyhocks and cactus and succulents. I am a car enthusiast and am interested in helicopter. I like to read and listen to music, mostly classical, jazz, and Led Zeppelin!

I strongly believe that performances build self-confidence and demonstrate the skills they have learned. Performance opportunities at Talbot Hill are group guitar class (I teach in Mr. Kerbs's Top Notch Performances Microsociety organization, Honor Choir for 4th and 5th graders, a Veteran's Day Celebration for all students, and Primary and Secondary grade levels. 

I want my students to learn how music is essential to their lives: it is not just limited to music classes.

I want them to know that music has something for everyone. Music enhances our lives and provides numerous avenues for children to succeed.

It is my privilege and joy to share my music with your children!

Mrs. Cheryl Jackson