Welcome! It pleases me to welcome you as a valued student. My job as your instructor/coach is to ensure that my students get the best knowledge and skills. I teach the following lessons:* Voice lessons * English * Spanish * Public Speaking * Piano for beginners and revisiting... I advocate a dynamic variety of approaches to your learning styles and trends. My interest is in the study of voice production; functionality, style/approach, health, and stage presence and as a result, my students are empowered with useful tools to reach their goals, and confront and overcome common oppositions. Monday & Wednesday lessons (06:00pm- 08:30pm) SATURDAY LESSONS ARE 1 HOUR SLOTS ONLY AND EVERY OTHER WEEK. (10 am-4:00 pm) See below the schedule September 10th (10am-4pm) 24th (10am-4pm) October 8th (10am-4pm) 22nd (10am-4pm) November 5th (10am-4pm) 19th (10am-4pm) December 3rd (10am-4pm) VACATION December 4th- January 3rd Private lessons will resume on Wednesday, January 4th 2023. I am a PROCESS teacher. Everything in life is a process. Therefore, as a PROCESS teacher, I believe in the beginning of every first lesson with all of the information (I plan to teach) as a preview. Immediately (upon the next lesson) followed by my teaching methods: My teaching methods fall into these four categories: (D.A.D.E.) • Discovery- Gathering relevant and resourceful information on voice functionality. • Application- Putting technical skills to use and knowledge of when to use them. • Development- Process learning- Changes cause/effects and as a result, progress, production, and promise. “Trust the process.” • Execute- To bring forth, carry out, and perform! Process teaching and learning is a specific teaching style that not only empowers the students to feel confident about their craft, but it also gives the students useful skills that can be applied to REAL "time-life" scenarios. This reinforcement confirms that the students have indeed learned what they've hired me for and more. By signing up for voice lessons with Jackson, you will become a V.I.P. member. What is a VIP member? V.I.P. members have the inside opportunities to learn “singer secrets!” (Vowels, Interpretations, and Pept-talk). • Vowels- Two different approaches: Spoken and Sung • Interpretation- A stylistic approach that best explains or makes sense of. Your explanation for your creativeness. • P.E.P.T.-Talk (Details in your lesson) Note: 1. The most important thing for singers/musicians/language students is that they train their ears. Why? Because 90% of what you'll learn is by what you recall from hearing/listening. 2. ENVIRONMENT- is key to your learning. It's important for you to surround yourself around the very things that you're learning. Once you sign up, you’ll receive a questionnaire. The information you provide is vital because it shapes and designs your learning curriculum. Bio: From Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Born October 15th, 1974) is an American singer, songwriter, arranger, and producer. Notable instruments are the piano and percussion. Jackson is one of Washington, DC’s prominent male vocalists. His voice is recognized as; beautiful light lyrical-pure tone, fine diction, long phrasing, and an extended high range. He is also known for his work within the concert/recital repertoires around the Washington, DC Metropolitan areas and performances with the Symphonic Orchestra of Northern Virginia, Jeff Dokken, conductor. Jackson credits himself as a Pop Inspirational singer. “Music to touch, move, and inspire.”- Jackson C. Jackson has experience working with youth and adults in churches, and privately. He has taught music and accompanied the production "KIDS" at the Kelsie Collie Children's Musical Experience. His music education studies hail from; the University of the District of Columbia,- Washington, DC, Oberlin Conservatory under Richard Miller,- Oberlin, OH, and Shenandoah University Conservatory under Dr. Kathryn Green,- Winchester, VA with an emphasis in Voice Pedagogy (CCM) Contemporary Commercial Music. His professional music career began (In the spring of 2009) in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. Jackson is fortunate to have had a career built on “word of mouth” via his fans and supporters. Often, he is called upon to sing for; weddings, funerals, private parties, churches, recitals, etc. Words and phrases that best describe Jackson's vocal performances are: (G.R.I.P.) Graceful, Refreshing, Inspiring, and Powerful. *** Specialties *** Pop, Inspirational, Gospel, Rhythm & Blues (R&B), Classical, Contemporary Jazz, and some musical theater. "Trust the process! Everything in life began and will end with a process."- B. Jackson C Languages: (English & Spanish) My interest in the Hispanic language, its apparatus, style/approach, and culture as it pertains to the ever-growing population and bilingualism around the Americas. My desire is to engage the students in the discovery and appreciation of the lingual- romantic tongues. Spanish: Countries visited; were Mexico and Peru. I can guarantee that within a few months you'll feel confident and sure that you're conversation- ready to Speak Spanish. Therefore, if you're preparing for a trip to a Spanish-speaking country, you’ll find Peruvian Castellano pronunciation straightforward and as good as any other, with few of the dropped letters or peculiarities found in some other countries. English (As a second language) I enjoy helping others learn the complexities of the English language. English is indeed a hard tongue to grasp, however; it’s not difficult once you understand its secrets. (Phonetic learning) Acting Coach: I advocate a dynamic variety of approaches to your learning styles and trends. My interest is in the study of voice production; functionality, style/approach, health, and stage presence and thus, my students are empowered with useful tools to reach their goals, and confront and overcome common oppositions. Public Speaking: Like that the other subjects, my primary focus is to give you fundamental skills of interpretation. There are seven interpretation techniques that are used to empower and influence not only the speaker but even your audience. The seven interpretative techniques can be applied to these six types of speeches: Narrative, Descriptive, Expository, Persuasive, Informative, and Social groups. You will also learn stage presence and effective leadership skills. By the end of this course, you’ll not only have the confidence, but you’ll also have the command and compassion to lead.
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching since 2007
Bachelors of Music
Teaches ages 7+
Speaks English, Spanish
Has background check
Jackson gave a short series of singing lessons to my two elementary aged children. He is great with children, a wonderful teacher and a talented musician. I highly recommend him and hope to use him again in the future.
Jackson was truly awesome today. He was very clear and very helpful, with great insights into singing. He’s the first professional instructor I’ve had, and he’s great. I would recommend him to anyone
Jackson is such an excellent teacher I have ever seen. This is the first time for my 8 years old son to take his piano lesson. Jackson made the class very funny ,interesting and active . My son is a beginner, and Jackson is really patient to him . My son is so happy with Jackson. When we got back home, he practiced piano himself seriously. We are excited for the next lessons.