Jacqueline Savage  

VP of Programs, MMTA

I have wanted to be a music teacher since I can remember!  At the age of 7 my grandmother gave me piano lessons until the age of 9 where I received formal lessons.  I was also involved with the music at the church I attended by playing piano pieces and singing in the choir.  I continued to pursue music throughout high school  by accompanying the choir at my high school, and taking as many music classes as possible.  My senior year I attended PATHS (Portland Arts and Technology High School) for music.  

After High School I attended the University of Maine in Orono and received my Bachelors Degree in Music Education, majoring in piano with a vocal track.  I studied piano under Baycka Voronietsky, voice under Nancy Ogle, and organ under Kevin Birch.  During my college years I played organ and piano at local churches, accompanying and directing both youth and adult choirs.  I also played weddings and funerals and taught piano lessons at the University.  I participated in Chamber music and sang in Athena Concort (female choir) and collegiate chorale.  

 My last semester I received my teaching certification and participated in a 15 week internship teaching music at Hampden Academy in Hampden, Maine for Kindergarten-12th grade.  

After college I studied organ for 3 years with Ray Cornils and am currently studying the piano with Christine Kissack.  I am currently studying the organ with Christopher Pelonzi who is the Director of Music/Principal Organist at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland, Maine.

I have taught piano professionally for the past 10 years and currently have a full studio of 50 plus students.  I love what I do and am always continuing to learn and grow with my students!

I am also a step mother of a 12 year old boy named Alex who loves music and am the mother of a 4 year old little girl named Emily who is always singing and dancing and to a 9 month old little boy named Gunnar who loves his music class!  

Music is a huge part of my family life and I'm so lucky to be able to bring that enjoyment into the lives of other families!    


Saco First Parish  
I am currently the Music Director at Saco First Parish, UCC!  There I direct the music for Sunday services and lead the Senior Choir.  I just started there in July 2017.  Prior to this worked as the Minister of Music at Standish Congregational Church for almost 10 years.          

Testimonials

"Jacqui is an amazing piano teacher! My daughter has been a student of Jacqui's Piano Studio for four years and it is incredible to see what an amazing piano player she has become. My daughter can sit at the piano and play for hours, it's truly magical! Jacqui is young, energetic, full of excitement for her students and their parents. She truly loves what she does with a passion and that is what makes her such a amazing piano teacher."        -Neda N.


"We highly recommend Jacqui's Piano Studio. Jacqui is very talented and has a wonderful way of teaching piano. She's so dedicated to her students and her work. We just love her!!"  -Deb C


"Our 2 teenage boys have been taking piano lessons with Jacqui for the past 2 years. Jacqui has an ability to cater to each child's musical interests, which keeps them excited about practicing. Jacqui is kind and organized and the kids are always happy to attend lessons with her. Would highly recommend!!" -Katelyn A.


"Jacqui has worked with my daughters for a few years. They have grown tremendously during this time and they wouldn't trade their weekly visit with her for anything. Jacqui makes the learning fun"  -Ginny G.


"Jacqui's is an Excellent teacher. She is well educated and talented. She was very patient and kind with my son. The recitals were a great opportunity for my son to experience playing in front of an audience. Highly recommend her classes" -Paula M.