Okoh-Tisch Music Studio

We are a private music studio with over 40 years of combined music teaching experience in piano, voice, cello, and beginner violin.

Jacqueline Okoh and Jerien Okoh-Tisch are highly trained music educators who hold degrees in music performance and certification in music education. They are both members of the NVMTA and utilize the most effective music teaching methods that will be tailored to fit you or your child's individual learning style. You will not find more warm, encouraging, fun, creative, or dedicated music instructors. Offering music lessons from beginner to advanced in piano, cello, and voice. Also now offering beginner Violin lessons. Teaching in any field is truly an art and finding an effective music teacher can be challenging to say the least. With two generations of highly skilled music teachers who stay on top of the latest research and methods, you will find the Okoh-Tisch music Studio is above and beyond what any other music studio can offer. Consistency and affordability have made time slots dwindle quickly, so call now to reserve your space in their schedule!

Itzhak Perlman

Teaching is really very, very important. I always tell my students that you should find an opportunity to teach. When you teach others, you teach yourself.


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Science Channel

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I hope you all are enjoying your Summer!

It was a fowl decomposition. #UnKNOWN_PUNster


The math behind Beethoven's music:


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[03/02/18]   Students and parents get excited: piano specialist, Mrs. Jacqueline Okoh, will be back to teach in our studio starting in May, 2018. She will teach full days on Fridays and Saturdays. You may reach out now via messenger to apply for a spot in her schedule or leave a comment and we will reach out to you.

[02/26/18]   All of my students did an amazing job this weekend. So proud of every single one of them and their hard work. Parents, if you took good videos, please post them here or send them to my email. Thanks!

~Ms. Jerien

[01/29/18]   The Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association "Spring Festival" will take place on Saturday, March 3rd at Riverside High School here in Ashburn. I will be given your child's assigned times on Feb 10th. Parents, please make sure your children are practicing 5-6 days a week in preparation for this fun but competitive event.

[01/02/18]   The studio will be closed from Dec 22nd-Jan 4th. Lessons will resume on Friday Jan 5th.


"Breath of heaven"

I finally had some time to do a Christmas Cover: "Breath of Heaven"

Singer songwriter cover of Amy Grant's "Breath of Heaven." One step higher than original key.


What Suzuki Knew, That Took Science 50 Years to Prove

There is no such thing as talent

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Pablo Ferrández - Cellist

The end of the journey that Franck sonata is...

Las night felt like a special concert, thanks so much to all for coming!

•with Julio Elizalde

Hi studio friends. I will be performing at this event tonight, around 8:30pm. Hope you can make it out for a good cause. There will be lots of other amazing performers as well 🙂.

Hope you can come out to Crossroads this Saturday evening for this free concert. Doors open at 6:30pm. Concert is at 7pm. Pop music performed by local artists. Invite a friend!


How to practice effectively ... for just about anything:


Brahms Paganini Variations, Op. 35 (Book I)

A wonderful example of excellent piano technique/posture/artistry and a friend of mine, Henry Kramer. Enjoy!

Originally from Cape Elizabeth, Maine, pianist Henry Kramer’s performances have been lauded as “triumphant” and “thrilling” (The New York Times) and “technic...

My Student Diya Das, playing "Butterfly Waltz." Great Job Diya!

My student Iris, playing "Sugar Cookies". Great Job Iris!

This is my Student Avaline, playing "Gypsy Earrings." Great job Avaline!

My student Donovan Heggs playing "Great Smoky Mountains." Great job Donovan!

National Association for Music Education

Some Sunday night inspiration to get you ready for the work week: #musicmatters

The first of our Summer performance videos. This is my student of almost two years, Sadie Palay (Jaime Palay) playing "Autumn Moon" by Ted Cooper. Great Job Sadie!!


Ten Reasons To Let Your Kid Major In Music

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National Association for Music Education

"Children are natural musicians, as they readily sing, dance and play music from the time they are infants." Via The Conversation

[06/16/17]   We are now in Summer Session and 35 students strong! Our students are preparing their summer performance videos and we will post them here once they are finished :-).


Visual Clues Into The Mind Of An Expert And A Novice

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The Joy of Learning to Play an Instrument Later in Life

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How to practice effectively ... for just about anything:

[11/17/16]   The beauty of the "steady beat" exemplified through music and dance.



A child’s brain develops faster with exposure to music education


musiceducationworks.wordpress.com A study by researchers at the University of Southern California shows that exposure to music and music instruction accelerates the brain development of young children.



A look at the neurological wonders behind playing a musical instrument: http://ow.ly/SDkts


From Mozart To Mr. Rogers: Literacy, Music And The Brain


www.npr.org A test that can flag struggling readers before they're old enough to read and the power of music to help a child hear language. A literacy two-fer from the NPR Ed Team.

Okoh-Tisch Music Studio

Jerien is the best!!!

Are you currently receiving music instruction that is not very helpful or not very fun? Schedule a free 15 minute consultation and you will see the difference that over 40 years of combined music teaching experience makes. Students of all ages learn best when they are relaxed and in a positive environment. We will give you all the tools needed to flourish in your music studies-- from theory to performance.

Don't forget: all lessons after May 28th are now held at our new location: 21424 Glebe View Dr., Broadlands, VA 20148

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Cecilia Bartoli and her epic head voice control.


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Opera: "La Griselda" Antonio Vivaldi 1735
Agitata da due venti ...
freme l'onda in mar turbato ...
e 'l nocchiero spaventato ...
già s'aspetta a naufragar ...

Dal dovere da l'amore ...
combattuto questo core ...
non resiste e par che ceda ...
e incominci a desperar ...
Shaken by two winds ...
quivers into the sea ...
the wave perturbed ...
and the frightened steersman ...
already expects to fail ...

From duty to love ...
he fought to the core ...
he does not seem to resist and give in ...
and he begins to become desperate ...
Agitado por dos vientos ...
la onda vibra en el mar problemático ...
y el timonel tiene miedo ...
ya espera que haya fallado ...
desde el deber de amar a la lucha ...
contra este corazón ...
y no resistirá y se parece que ha cedido ...
y se comienza a desperar ...
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Okoh-Tisch Music Studio

[05/16/16]   Please join us for our spring recital:
Friday, May 20th at 6:30 pm. It will be held at Heritage Baptist Church, 21700 Shellhorn Rd, Ashburn, 20148. You may arrive 15minutes early and please have students dress semi-formal if they are to perform.



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[02/28/16]   Please join us for our February Recital. Sunday, February 28th, 7pm at Crossroads Methodist Church: 43454 Crossroads Dr, Ashburn, VA 20147

Play an instrument! Be a creator of audio art!

Timeline Photos

[12/19/15]   Great Job to all our students on the Christmas recital. Mrs.Okoh and I (Mrs. Okoh-Tisch) are so proud of all your hard work this year. We look forward to making music with you in 2016!!

[10/24/15]   The October Recital will be held Friday, October 30th at 7pm. The location is the Music Spectrum in Herndon, VA. The address is 465 Herndon Parkway, Herndon, VA 20170

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