Bass, Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Drums, Euphonium, Fiddle, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Keyboard, Music Theory, Oboe, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin, Music
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
I am young, motivated and dedicated. I work well with children of all ages, because I am experienced, patient and used to working with different learners. I am committed to getting all my students to acheieve their dreams, and not settle for second best whilst having fun and experiencing the joy of MUSIC! I was born in England, and grew up there and also in Palm Beach. I received a great deal of my music education in Europe. I was born into a musical family. My mother was a concert pianist, and my step father was the Grammy Award Winning director of the COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA, Grover Mitchell. I started playing at 3, and my first instrument was the piano. I have perfect pitch, and I compose my own compositions. I love music. It is my passion, and this is evident in my lesson studio!
My Musical Education Background
I hold a Bachelors of Music Degree with Honors and a Specialty in Piano Performance and Vocal Performance and I also hold a Masters of Education Degree with Honors and a Speciality in Administration and Technology from Michigan State University. I have taught in public and private schools as the music director since 2000. I worked in private school from 2000-2006 directing their music program, and directing musical theater. Since I moved to Port Saint Lucie in 2006, I now work as the music director in a public K-8 school in Saint Lucie County, where I am head of department. I teach over 1000 students weekly in schools, and am used to working with all kinds of kids! I began teaching private lessons in 1996, and currently have over 16 years teaching private lessons to students from age 3 and up! I have worked with students of all ages, and levels and am great at working with students with autism, Down's Dyndrome and other special needs.
Genres and Subjects Taught
I teach private lessons in almost every instrument. My specialties are PIANO, VOICE, GUITAR, STRINGS and DRUMS, but I teach other instruments as listed in my profile as well. I will teach any style of playing you want to learn. I have a great deal of knowledge and experience playing all styles, specifically CLASSICAL, JAZZ, BLUES, POPULAR and CHURCH MUSIC.
Please contact me directly regarding the rates for lessons. These vary depending on length of lesson, in my studio or your home, and type of instrument etc.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
Ages 3 and up for most instruments. I am very happy to offer you a Free evaluation to determine readiness to learn an instrument for ages 3 and 4
My Certifications and Awards
PROFESSIONAL TEACHING CERTIFICATE (FLORIDA) MUSIC K-12, and ELEMENTARY EDUCATION. I have received the MUSIC TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD multiple times. I have received the PTO TEACHER OF THE MONTH AWARD. I was a WHO'S WHO OF COLLEGE GRADUATES 2008. I was a WHO'S WHO OF ENTREPRENEURS 2009, 2010, 2011.
My Musical Influences
I have many influences in my musical career. Ultimately, I am inspired by Beethoven and Chopin. Their music moves me, and has been a source of great learning for me as a musician and a learner. My step father, Grover Mitchell, and the Basie Band obviously instilled the love of jazz in my soul, and of big band music. His dedication to the art of music and passion definitley has instilled in me a commitment to transforming lives through the gift of music. It also taught me how to be a performer. My mother, a concert pianist taught me the art of patience, practice and how to teach! Just because you are talented and a good performer does not mean you can teach. However, she has inspired me to be both an excellent performer and a successful top notch teacher.
Port St. Lucie, FL
Petrova Jones Music runs the music program at Saint James Christian Academy. The students look forward to their music lessons, and rejoice when they see Petrova and her team walk through our doors. They use many creative venues for teaching music, theory, instruments, and singing. They bring in boom whackers, tambourines, recorders, keyboards, and many other things to enhance musical learning. Many students also participate in after-school piano, violin and guitar lessons. Petrova Jones and her team bring excellence to our music program.
Port St. Lucie, FL
Petrova Jones Music is the best! I have been with Mrs. Jones for roughly 7 years and she has taken me from Mary Had a Little Lamb to playing Chopin, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, etc. as a 16 year old. I have been to a different teacher before finding Petrova Jones Music abd I ended up quitting because the teacher did not engage me. Mrs Jones, on the contrary, immediately captures the student by allowing them to progress at their own pace and not getting caught up in the boring cords and scales alone. When you start, you learn how to play MUSIC, and that's the beauty of any instrument. I also decided to pick up violin and I had no need to find a different teacher since Mrs. Jones could accommodate both musical interests.
Fort Pierce, FL
You should hear her play! She is a tremendous performance but the difference with her is she CAN teach and she is a talented teacher too! So often many music teachers can play but not teach...... Not the case at all with petrova. You are lucky indeed if you are her student!!
PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL
My son is autistic. She has found a gift in him of music. She is so patient and talented. She has done things with him we never dreamed possible. She has gotten him to play with both hands which is a huge accomplishment with his fine motor skills. He is the hit at recitals! He adores her!
PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL
Petrova is a highly sought after teacher in the area. If you are lucky enough to secure a lesson time in her studio, you are fortunate indeed! She has taught my daughter how to sight read, compose, and she is now playing Mozart in just 6 months at age 7!! I love her semi annual recitals, and my daughter just loves practicing!