Jennifer Vanella

Jennifer V.

Pittsburgh, PA

About Jennifer V.

Jennifer teaches: Ages 14 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: August 2007
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Hello! My name is Jen and I am a International Level Vocal Coach.

I specialize in helping people find their Voices in a personalized, relaxed environment. I work with Television Level Artists to those who just love to Sing! We are all a Active performance based studio as well.

My certifications include:


WVU BA of MDS 2010
Duquesne University A.D Masters Level of Opera, Jazz Performance 2013
CCM Pop, Contemporary Music Certification Shenandoah 2014University
MTNA Certified Music Teaching National Association 2015
NAT National Association of Teaching Vocal Coach 2016
# Vocal Coach for Thumbtack 2016 Pittsburgh PA 2016
Certificate of Vocal Pedagogy NYU 2015
Certified in Alexander Technique 2015

and I am certified to work with Kids! I just didn't want to pay for it twice. Feel free to ask about that and I'll send you a copy.

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Experience

Executive Director

Apr 2011 - Present
Sing and Relax Studios

International Level Vocal Coaching, Marketing, PR, Music Video Production and much more.

Executive Director

Apr 2011 - Present
Private Studio

I am a private vocal coach who contracts for takelessons and runs her own business

Education

NYU Vocal Pedagy Summer Certification

Jun 2015 - Jul 2015
NYU Langone Medical Center

Certificate of Contemporary Vocal Pedagogy

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
Shenandoah University

A.D MM of Opera and Jazz Performance

May 2010 - May 2012
Duquesne University

Duquesne University, Artists MM Performance Degree, MDS BAA WVU. CCM Certificate, NATS Teaching of Singing Certified

Aug 2003 - May 2012
Duquesene, West Virginia University, Shenandoah University

BAA Multidisciplinary Studies

Sep 2006 - May 2009
West Virginia University

Languages Spoken

English, IPA for singing: Italian, German

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

MTNA Vocal coach

Oct 2015
Music Teachers National Association

CCM Somatic Voice Level 3, and certified Vocal Coach National Association of Teaching

Jul 2013
Shenandoah University

The understanding of teaching contemporary commercial voice. So I teach how to approach those Pop ballads and top 40s without hurting your voice.

Awards

Pop Dust AOL National Feature

Nov 2015
AOL.COM

My first National Article.

Mar 2014
Examiner Magazine

Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing

Mar 2014
NATS

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

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20 Reviews on Jennifer V.

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Kayla Sep 29, 2015
Singing · In studio
Jen is very easy to get along with. Alongside making her teachings fun and easy to understand, she has taught me a lot in the years I've been going to her. I highly recommend her to anyone looking the expand their voice.
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Roger B. Jun 13, 2015
Acting · In home
Verified Student
Having no acting experience by the end of the first session Jennifer had a framework to move forward. Very pleasant experience in comfortable surroundings.
Recommended - yes ! :)
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Lea Anne M. Mar 3, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Jennifer is a very easy teacher to deal with. Jennifer was a very responsive to my daughters needs for both scheduling and material and made things very easy on us.
Jennifer helps you feel very comfortable while learning and she's not even afraid to try new things or look at something from a different angle. I highly recommend Jennifer!
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Amy W. Dec 15, 2014
Broadway Singing
Verified Student
Jen has been working with my daughter for only 4 months but her growth in that amount of time has been amazing. She absolutely loves Miss Jen! Jen is an outstanding teacher and makes my daughter feel so comfortable and relaxed. Her favorite time of the week is when she can work with Jen. We are so honored and grateful that she is working with our daughter, we couldn't ask for a better teacher. The best around!
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Olyvia D. Nov 1, 2014
Broadway Singing · In home
I started working with Jen a little over two months ago, and in those two months I have learned more about the music business than I have in my entire life. Ms. Jen works hard to make sure her students get the most out of every lesson. She is a genuine person with a huge heart and dedication to the music field. In every lesson, Ms. Jen warms us up well by working on breathing techniques. We are always laughing and having a ball, there is never a dull moment with Ms. Jen! I would recommend Jen to anyone interested in taking lessons. She is an inspiration to all of her students, and the best teacher I have ever had!
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Anna I. Oct 7, 2014
Singing · In studio
Jen is a great teacher who really cares about her students and whether they are learning. I came to her studio to learn how to sing for fun, and it was very helpful! She lets the student's goals guide the instruction, rather than sticking to a rigid curriculum. Jen also considers the student's needs and understanding carefully, making sure to explain things in a different way if needed.
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Kiera S. Aug 23, 2014
Broadway Singing · In studio
I worked with Jen for just over a year and I have to say, not only did I learn a lot about music theory and breathing, but I gained such a great mentor and friend. I left Pittsburgh when I graduated and Jen is still there willing to answer questions about anything related to singing. In the year that I worked with her I: performed in three studio performances, auditioned and got the part of Mary Sunshine in my college's production of Chicago, and made it to the semi-finals of the Classical Singer's Competition. Without Jen, I wouldn't have been able to do any of that. I am more confident than ever and I'm still singing!
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Lara R. May 29, 2014
I am so impressed by Jen and her passion to truly help others. Her patience and ability to work through any challenges are inspiring. Jen is an incredibly talented individual with an amazing ability to help anyone learn and grow, regardless of their beginning skill level. You can see just how much she cares and goes above and beyond to make her lessons fun and meaningful. She is just wonderful and I would and do recommend her to anyone who will listen.
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Kayla V. Mar 7, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Jen is simply the best-better than all the rest!!!

My grandaughter Kayla has been taking singing lessons with Jen for almost a year now. Prior to Jen, Kayla had one lesson with another teacher but it was not a good match. Kayla needed someone who would critique her in a positive way and make her strive to do better in all aspects of what she learns. Jen has this capability of taking something negative the student is doing and make the student feel positive about it. I know sounds impossible, but I witnessed it myself. My grandaughter loves going to her lessons and she is learning so much more than just singing techniques. Jen has opened a whole new world to my grandaughter. She talks about now writing her own music, learning Italian,etc. She even tried out for a school play and got a part; something I know she would not have been comfortable doing if not for Jen. So, if you want an atmosphere of learning in kindness, an enthusiastic teacher that makes you feel special as you learn your craft, never makes you feel self conscious of yourself as you learn and most of all the ability to let the student know they truely are special she's the one. She's a teacher you'll remember with a warm smile everytime you open your mouth to sing.
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Ella S. Jan 28, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Amazing Person

I love to going to my voice classes with Jen! She is funny, kind, and a wonderful person to be around. My favorite part of my week is going to my voice class. She has a unique way of teaching that is helpful but fun. I have a fun time when I arrive there to when I leave. He personality makes you feel welcomed and in a relaxed environment. I would recommend Jen to everyone that what's a voice lesson! She is an amazing person to be around!