Studio Papillon was founded in 2003 by Jennifer Bergamot-Rose, who took a break from the practice of law to pursue her life's passion - music.
The papillon, French for butterfly, represents the educational process, resulting in beauty and joy.
Studio Papillon offers online and in-home piano, voice, songwriting and French lessons. In-home instruction is available in the DC Metro Area and Virginia Hunt Country.
Encouraging Creativity and Fun.
Studio Papillon's primary goal is to spread the love of music. Our teachers customize lesson curriculum to support each student's goals. To ensure quality, all lessons include technique, theory and a blend of classical and jazz training.
During the global pandemic, our teachers challenged our students to create music videos to connect, uplift and refresh their experience in the absence of in-person recitals. The response to the challenge resulted in students creating interesting sets and producing high quality, creative music videos.
We Love Teaching Little Ones.
Jennifer, our founder, particularly loves teaching 4-6 year olds piano. Their enthusiasm and high energy allows them to absorb new information easily. In fact, children this young have an easy time learning to read music, because they do not think about whether the task is easy or difficult. They are just excited. And it is this energy of excitement that moves the lessons forward.
This video features our 3-year old student, Noa, performing Ode to Joy at her first recital.
Jennifer Bergamot-Rose is a performing artist, songwriter, creativity coach and licensed attorney. Jennifer's musical journey started at age 2, when she started playing melodies by ear. She began formal music training at age 4 and continued to study music and French in college and beyond.
Jennifer has studied classical piano with acclaimed concert pianists Brian Ganz and Jeffrey Chappell, both students of the legendary Leon Fleisher. She has also studied voice with renowned vocal pedagogue Martha Randall of the University of Maryland Opera Studio.
Jennifer is known for a variety of genres. She performs singing and playing world jazz at diplomatic functions and is a regular performer at the French Embassy and French Ambassador's Residence in Washington, DC. Jennifer loves playing music by Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Mozart and Chopin and improvising meditative music inspired by these other worldly sounds. She has recorded and released 4 EPs of world jazz and original songs now available on Spotify. More on Jennifer's music and creativity coaching at www.bergamotrose.com.
Jennifer, a lifelong Francophile, holds a Bachelor's Degree in French and Music. She has prepared adult students for professional positions in Francophone countries. She has also taught children French conversation and grammar, preparing them for placement exams for their schools in Canada or for travel abroad. As a lawyer, Jennifer has practiced law in French and now regularly offers pro bono legal services to NGO's assisting immigrants from Francophone countries. Her goal with French is to help others access beauty, connection and freedom.