Jacqueline Savage

VP of Programs, MMTA

Jacqui graduated from the University of Maine in 2008 with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education, majoring in piano with a vocal track.  While Jacqui was in school, she worked part time as the Organist and Youth choir Director at Brewer’s First Congregational Church in Brewer, Maine and was also Organist at Eddington Methodist Chruch in Eddington, Maine.After graduation, Jacqui accepted the position of Minister of Music at Standish Congregational Church where she directed the Choir, developed a Youth Choir, and played the organ and piano for church services, funerals and weddings for almost 10 years.  During that time, Jacqui also started her own business, Jacqui’s Piano Studio, teaching private piano and voice lessons in Portland, Maine.

 

Today, Jacqui runs a full time studio in Falmouth, Maine where she teaches approximately 54 students. Her program includes recitals, group classes, master classes, and student participation in Maine Music Teachers Association Festivals.  She is the Vice President of Programs for the Maine Music Teachers Association where she assists with organizing conferences, festivals and competitive events for piano students across all of Maine.  


Jacqui is currently Minister of Music at Saco First Parish and leads the music program which includes directing the Senior Choir and Youth Choir, accompanying the Junior Choir, organizing the music for Worship and playing the piano and organ for services, funerals and weddings.

   

Music has been a part of Jacqui’s life since a very young age, taking lessons and playing duets and two piano music as a child wit h her Mother and Grandmother.She participated in music as much as possible in school and went to Portland Arts and Technology High School for Music her Senior year.  Over the years, she studied the organ with well-known organists such as Kevin Birch, Ray Cornils and Christopher Pelonzi in Portland.  She has had piano lessons from a very young age and later studied with Baycka Voronietsky at the University of Maine, Christine Kissack of Piano Learning Center and Laura Kargul who is the Director of Keyboard Studies at the University of Southern Maine.  Jacqui believes that learning and accomplishment on instruments like the piano and organ are a life long journey, and so in addition to her teaching, she will always be continuing her professional development through conferences and private lessons.


Jacqui is also the mother of three Children, Alex who is 13 and plays the piano and sings, Emily who is 5 and also loves to sing, dance and play the piano, and Gunnar who is 1 and is very good at banging on her gathering drum!!  She feels extremely lucky to share of her passion of music with her own family and her students and students families!


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.