About Cori


Cori Jackson has been involved in music her whole life - she began formal piano lessons at age 5, children's chorus at age 4, violin at age 10, guitar at age 11, and other instruments as a teen.   She continued her study of classical piano in college and received a B.A. in Music Breadth from California State University Northridge.  Throughout her studies she performed with University Chorus, Steel Drum Ensemble, and African Music Ensemble, and studied the African instrument the mbira in depth. 

Cori's 10+ years teaching history includes 5 years at California Music Academy and a school year at Sierra Academy (a school for children with special needs). At Sierra Academy, she acted as a one-on-one aide for an autistic student, and also introduced a World Music rotation into the weekly school schedule. She has also volunteered teaching music and English throughout her travels in South America, and has performed as a dueling pianist in San Diego where she played audience requests. Today, she volunteers teaching music classes to children with special needs.
Cori has a passion for both music and teaching. She strives to provide lessons that can fit any schedule, situation or learning style. Her varied skill set makes her uniquely suited to teaching all kinds of music to all people and currently has students ages 3-87.