Singing, Theater Acting, Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Opera Voice
I hold a Masters Degree in Music from George Mason University. Since relocating to New England, I have been on stage at Theatre by the Sea, Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston, and The Granite Theatre. I can also be seen on the ABC TV show "Body of Proof".
A native of the Washington DC Metropolitan area, I have performed with the Washington Opera Company, at the Kennedy Center, and Historic Maryland's Adventure Theatre. New York City credits include performances off-Broadway for the York Theatre Company, CAP21, and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
I have been a vocal teacher at the Dance Studio of Park Slope in Brooklyn, New York, in addition to coaching students privately. Previously, I taught at the Virginia Institute of the Performing Arts, was Musical Director for The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia's Music and Drama Camp and The Snow Camp Historical Drama Society. I have also taught in Prince William County and Stafford County Virginia Schools and served as a judge for the VTA Middle School One-Act play Competition, VCDA District IX Choral Festival, and the Stafford County Choral Society Scholarship competition. In 2008, I served on the production staff as musical director at the Astors' Beechwood Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island.
Proud Member of Actors Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, and the National Association of Teachers of Singers.
Drum, Piano, Singing, Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Saxophone, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Organ
My name is Jarrod V. I am a graduate of the University of Rhode Island Music Program. I currently teach music in Jamestown, RI. I also manage and play saxophone in a six-piece funk/reggae band that tours the north-east. We were recently recognized as "Band Of The Year" in Southern New England. I have performed on stage with members of the Grateful Deal and the Allman Brothers. I have also opened for acts such as P-Funk, Buddy Guy, the Violent Femmes, Johnny Winter and the Spin Doctors.
If you are looking to master your instrument and learn how to perform on stage, I am the right teacher for you! I feel I have a great deal of enthusiasm and knowledge to offer to my students, and if given the opportunity, I will make a great musician out of you!
Piano, Singing, Acting, Broadway Singing, Dance, Music Performance
I am a recent graduate of Rhode Island College with a degree in both Music and Musical Theatre. With my music degree, I strongly focused on musical theatre pedagogy as well as classical music. I also trained extensively in dance and acting which I believe has helped me tremendously when teaching voice. I also have studied piano for the past 10 years and continue to train in voice.
My approach to teaching, whether it be voice or piano, is one with care and concern for the student. Each student is an individual and will take in knowledge in different ways. I always like to cater my teaching to whatever the students needs are. This requires observation and experimentation on my part. When I find what works, it makes for a more productive lesson for my student and I. In voice, I have a strong passion for musical theatre and contemporary genres. My focus is on students learning contemporary genres in the most healthy but stylistically accurate way. I believe the singer has to be multi faceted to have a flourishing career in the world of music. To just sing one genre is unrealistic in this day in age. I want to help my students grow to be diverse singers who have a healthy technique that will get them through any career they may pursue.
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