Influences: Debussy, Chopin, Mozart, Chick Corea, George Winston, Oscar Peterson
Every person hears music differently. Some have excellent rhythm, but have difficulty hearing the notes. Others may have superb technique, but find it difficult to translate the notes into phrases. Because each student is unique in their abilities, I approach teaching music much the same way a doctor diagnoses a patient. I listen carefully and respond with a lesson plan that places emphasis on both what the student wants to learn and where they need the most help.
I combine music theory, technique, improvisation, and ear training with many different styles of music (classical, blues, rock, jazz, and pop) to create a student that has a well rounded music education.
To inquire about lessons with Jesse, please fill out the Inquiry Form on this page, or call us at (800) 417-4620.
- Private Lesson Teacher
Lessons to all age groups and levels. Taught Tracy Morgan's (actor from SNL and 30 Rock) child. Have had students from age 3 to 84. 
- Andy's Family Music Center - Private Piano Teacher, Livingston, NJ [2003 - 2006]
- D-Otherside Music Group - Manager/Producer
Manage #1 Billboard Producer, Lior Magal. Work with major label recording artists such as Nelly Furtado, PINK, Cascada, and Idina Menzel. Affiliates of major labels Warner, Geffen/Interscope, and Universal. 
- South Orange Vailsburg United Methodist Church - Music Director/Organist, South Orange, NJ
Directed music for adult choir, youth choir, weddings, funerals, and guest artist concerts. [2001 - 2008]
- LoFi Entertainment - Artist Management & Booking Agent for various venues and bands in the NYC area [2007 - 2008]
- Professional Accompaniment - Play auditions for Broadway singers and musicians. 
- Graduated, Bachelor of Music in Music Business and Piano Performance (BM), Berklee College of Music 
- Dr. George Cherry [1991 - 1997]
- Moogy Klingman [2007 - 2008]
- Lior Magal [2008 - 2009]
- Member, BMI (performing rights society) 
- Member, National Association of Recording Arts & Sciences (GRAMMY'S) 
- Member, American Guild of Organists (AGO) 
- Louis Armstrong Jazz Award - Society for Advancement of Jazz Music 
- BEST Scholorship - Berklee College of Music 
- Outstanding Educator - SOVUMC 
- Outstanding Educator - SOVUMC 
- Myne & Jesse Sabo - "In Reflection" 
- BEST Scholorship [1998 - 2001]
Student Reviews for Jesse
(5.0 out of 5 stars)
a great piano teacher - August 30, 2015
By Tammy, Piano Lessons
I started taking piano lessons from Jesse about 6 months ago. He has been very patient and very responsive to my questions. He is also reliable and accomodating to my work schedule. It has been a wonderful experience learning piano from Jesse. I highly recommend him as your go-to piano teacher.
Great Teacher - May 5, 2010
By Diana Silfen - New York, NY, Piano Lessons
Jesse is a great piano teacher. He is patient with his students and uses up the full session teaching valuable things. His passion for the piano really shows and influences me to be passionate about it too. I recommend Jesse as a piano teacher to kids or adults.
Thanks Jesse! - January 31, 2010
By ZHONGZONG - NY, NY, Piano Lessons
He is a very patient and professional piano teacher. Dotcom Peng, my son has been learning piano courses twice a week since last June from Jesse. Thanks for everything.