Jackson Caesar

Jackson C.

Takoma Park, MD

Lesson Details

Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I have taught and coached beginners.
By signing up with me, you'll learn a great deal of interpretation skills. And have fun learning too!
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About

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Jackson delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 6+

Teaching since:
January 2007

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, confront and overcome common oppositions.

I am a PROCESS teacher. Everything in life is a process. Therefore, as a PROCESS teacher, I believe in beginning 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 of 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, 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; 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 (Spring 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, some musical theater.

"Trust the process! Everything in life began and ends with a process."- B. Jackson Caesar

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; 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 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, confront and overcome common oppositions.

Public Speaking: Like that of 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, you’ll have the command and compassion to lead.

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Experience

Teacher/Coach of Voice, Piano, Spanish, English and Public Speaking
Feb 2008 - Present
Self and others (below)

* I have taught private lessons out of my home for about four years.
* Piano (6-50+) I enjoy helping people return to their passion.
* Voice (6-60+)

I recently took some time off (4 years) because of my professional singing career and recently, two additional years to study Voice Pedagogy (CCM) in Contemporary and Commercial Music.

Spanish:
Countries visited; Mexico and Peru.
I took up Spanish as a hobby. I lived in Peru for about 6 months. (Immersion) I learned Castilian (Castellano) and a little of Quechua. (Peruvian Indigenous language)
I have tutored beginning Spanish.
I have taught Spanish Conversation workshops using relative scenarios that include excursions about town.

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Education

Bachelors of Music
Aug 2012 - May 2014
University of the District of Columbia and Pedagogy CCM at Shenandoah University
Bachelors Degree in Music
Aug 2004 - May 2011
University of the District of Columbia

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Support and Service- 2010
Nov 2010
UPLIFT Community Foundation, Inc.

I was honored to perform a fundraiser Jazz Concert "The Song Giver" in order to raise awareness for homeless in the Washington, DC area.

Outstanding Service 2008
Apr 2008
UDC Science Program

Often called upon to sing at the UDC Mortuary Science Program- I was the honorary guest performer during their awards ceremony.

Outstanding Service-2008
Apr 2008
UDC Language and Cultural Diversity Department

I was honored during the Hispanic Heritage Month for: Student body leadership. President of the UDC Spanish Club. Leading Club/Organization on campus. (40+ active members)

Awards

African American National Performing Arts Award 2014
Feb 2014
Library of Congress (LCBIG DAPMAACA)
Scholarship Recipient Award- 2008-09
Apr 2008
Colonial Dames Organization

Photos & Videos

My winter look

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Intro; (P.E.P.T.-talk) Psychological, Emotional, Physiological & Technical problems or challenges faced while singing. Soft palate usage.
He is 20 yrs old, 2nd voice lesson. Pop singer
Clean shaved pic 2013

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Lincoln Memorial Photo shoot.

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Soprano Pop singer.  First time of voice lessons.
The Valentine

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Casually me.

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Working with a senior. Retired.  Sings in a church choir.

46 Reviews

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Rachel E. Nov 30, 2017
Singing · In home

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.

Eli Nov 12, 2017
Singing · In home

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

Andy Y. Oct 18, 2017
Piano · In studio

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.

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Tad Oct 10, 2017
Singing · In studio

I've taken five 5 lessons with Jackson. I can tell he has a complete concept about singin and how to teach it. It is based on a lot of existing ideas and some he has developed. The difference is in how the concepts are applied to obtain a result, singing which teaches and moves an audience and not just a technically proficient voice. Candidly, it took me a few lessons to get the vocabulary and ideas to be clear when discussing the concepts and techniques. Now that I have that together I believe there is a lot here to learn. I highly recommend Jackson.

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Paulina Sep 29, 2017
Piano · In studio

Yesterday my 7 year old daughter attended her first piano lesson with Jackson and she loved it. I was very impressed with the technique by which he engaged my daughter in a fun musical learning experience.

Jada Sep 28, 2017
Singing · In home

Jackson was awesome with my little girl. It was her first lesson and he was so patient. She enjoyed her time and was very comfortable in the end. Jackson is a national with little children

Elyse Jul 23, 2017
Singing · In home

I loved Jackson so much. He helped me understand completely new concepts and helped me learn things that will help me in my singing career. He takes a completely original approach to teaching and singing theory, and it really improves how you perform. I would definitely recommend him to someone who is comfortable with their singing voice, but wants to take it to the next level. But I'm sure he is great with everyone!

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Lauren M. Jul 8, 2017
Classical Piano · In studio

Jackson is an awesome musician. You can tell he loves what he does and is very patient with my chatty 7 year old. Signing up for more lessons :)

Guiliane Jul 7, 2017
Singing · In home

Awesome!

Ray Jul 1, 2017
Singing · In studio

First lesson today and I thought it went great. Learned new and insightful information. Jackson is a great teacher who makes the environment a comfortable place.

Lauryn Jun 30, 2017
Gospel Singing · In studio

Very patient yet thorough instructor. I emphasize patient for my child was unable to focus on last week's homework , yet they powered through together as a team.

Gary Jun 29, 2017
Singing · In studio

awesome first lesson, already started practicing some of the stuff I learned!

Seble M. Jun 15, 2017
Acting · In studio

Jackson on my recent class was completely rude and insensitive to me . He has no understanding of other cultures, was inconsiderate, and full of assumptions for a teacher who should help people open up. He is unsupportive of difference. He said "what's wrong with you, this should come naturally to u" when I couldn't portray an emotion. And it was my 4th day! I mean he doesn't know me or the culture I came from! I felt discouraged and left with a decision not to continue with him. This was a bad impression for some one who is new to this country. I hope he enjoys my hard earned money I payed & won't be available to attend anymore. I am furious. But, hopefully he is the only teacher who is pretentious on this website. Out

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Keenan C. May 27, 2017
Vocal Training · In home

Jackson is a pleasure to work with. My son and I both enjoyed the session. This instructor is very knowledgeable and proovide a lot of information and professional tips. We are happy tp have chosen Jackson as my son feels great about his teaching style. Jackson provides a lot in an hour session. We will continue with the hourly sessions so that we can get the best of the learning experience. Thank you Jackson for the passion and need to help others master their art. I am so glad for all the time I invested to search for the right vocal instructor. You are awesome!

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Seble M. May 23, 2017
Acting · In studio

Jackson was very open and clear about what he wanted to cover. He makes you at ease the whole session and he is very relatable. I am happy he is near me and I can't wait for the next class.

Ming A. May 18, 2017
Singing · In studio

Unprofessional in communication and focus...

Terence May 10, 2017
Piano · In studio

Thoroughly enjoyed my first lesson. Looking forward to more.

Marshall H. Apr 2, 2017
Vocal Training · In home

Excellent instructor. Got me back into singing after a brief 20-ish year hiatus. Highly recommended.

Justin Apr 1, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

Extremely detailed instruction and sensitive to the student's needs.

Darren M. Mar 30, 2017
Public Speaking · In studio

Jackson is not only a wealth of knowledge and information but he truly has a passion for his craft. Best first experience I've had!!

Andy De Jan 10, 2017
Music Performance · In studio

Jackson is talented and patient, and really makes you feel like this is doable no matter what your skill or ability.

Kindra Jan 9, 2017
Piano · In home

My daughter is taking the lessons and she is so happy with Jackson. I don't think we could have picked a better teacher. Just with that one lesson, she's excited about the homework he's given her and looking forward to working with him in the future. Thanks C. Jackson

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Delante D. Jan 5, 2017
Piano · In studio

Jackson was my first piano/voice instructor and the only one I'll ever use. His innovative methods of teaching piano and voice are great for anyone to learn, no matter your skill level! Jackson's lessons took me further over the course of a few months than I would have gotten on my own in years. By far the best piano and voice teacher the DMV has to offer!

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Chris Sep 28, 2016
Piano · In home

First lesson was great and intense. Just what I wanted from my instructor. Great learning for adults.

Hiroto A. Sep 28, 2016
Singing · In studio

His lesson was great!
My son didn't want to sing in front of someone before, but he enjoyed a lesson and he said he loves to sing a song now!

Lissette Sep 7, 2016
Singing · In studio

Was very mind blown of what I learned! Amazing teacher!!
Can't wait to learn more!!!

Diana S. Jun 15, 2016
Piano · In studio

Jackson is very friendly, very responsive, very patient with mistakes, and good at explaining basics for beginners like me.

Malachy M. May 29, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio

Excellent teacher - very patient with kids. Cares about his students.

Maurice B. May 26, 2016
Speaking Voice · In home

Life Changer!! Lessons for life, ammo to give the "wow" effect, and confidence to move further in your life and career, is what you'll get with Mr. Jackson. Sign up... You'll be glad you did...

Marcia A. May 12, 2016
Piano · In studio

He is a great teacher!

Venna R. Apr 26, 2016
Vocal Training · In home

I am overwhelmed, but encouraged, being informed that the knowledge and information given in this first lesson is an overview of the process that is needed to attend the skills to perfect singing performance.
Mr Jackson has made an accurate diagnosis of my need to be achieved to attained my established goals, and has structured a plan to take me through a process for me to attain my goals. THANK YOU!

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Nurlan Q. Apr 26, 2016
Singing · In studio

I can say that he best instructor which I have ever seen, his technics on approach to your voice is amazing

Nurlan Q. Apr 26, 2016
Singing · In studio

I can say that

Tanya B. Apr 7, 2016
Piano · In studio

Jackson has the best energy and motivation for my sometimes stubborn seven year old! He's been a fantastic teacher for the past almost 2 years! I highly recommend Jackson as a teacher.

Tania G. Feb 3, 2016
Singing · In home

Awesome lesson

Arian R. Jan 6, 2016
Spanish · In studio

He uses great teaching methods and puts forth much effort towards his lessons. I truly appreciated him taking his time with me.

Reale H. Nov 23, 2015
Singing · In studio

Jackson is a wonderful teacher as he is knowledgable and patient. I enjoy every session we have together as it is personalized for you and the focus and attention that he gives is above par. I greatly enjoy the time and enthusiasm that he brings to each session and I know that I'm in good hands.

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Reale H. Nov 23, 2015
Singing · In studio

Jackson is a wonderful teacher as he is knowledgable and patient. I enjoy every session we have together as it is personalized for you and the focus and attention that he gives is above par. I greatly enjoy the time and enthusiasm that he brings to each session and I know that I'm in good hands.

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Ashley D. Nov 12, 2015
Piano · In home

Great instructor, patient, understanding, Jackson is meticulous and wants nothing but the best for his students.

Ulanday T. Sep 15, 2015
Vocal Training · In home

I loved working with Jackson!!! His energy was always soooo positive and encouraging!!! I felt comfortable with him!!! Most importantly, he really had a passion to want to see me succeed! Even sometimes at the expense of his valuable time!!! Once I'm able to financially afford lessons again, Jackson will be the instructor of my choice!!! I appreciated his patience, promptness, and great line of communication!

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Keenan D. Jul 9, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio

So far I have had a great experience and have learned so much in so little time

Dennis S. May 28, 2015
Singing · In home

I had a very awesome class that with Mr JACKSON.He was very informative and easy going at the same time. I think that this is the kind of assistance that i am looking for, to help further my singing and overstanding of music in general.

Marlowe May 25, 2015
Piano · In studio

Playing the piano with Jackson is so much fun.

Faaizah H. Apr 23, 2015
Singing · In home

I learned so much during my first session with Jackson I can't wait for my second session next week

Josh M. Dec 10, 2014
Singing · In home

My experience with Jackson has been amazing. I can already hear an improvement in the way I sing within 2 weeks. He gives very useful feed back. Also, things to practice at home. Anyone looking take their voice to the next level I would recommend Jackson.

Keith M. Oct 30, 2014
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Jackson has been a superb teacher. He pushes me to become better each lesson and this has and is building my confidence even the more. I really appreciate his passion for music and how he EXPECTS me to bring my best every week and he teaches with a spirit of EXCELLENCE. I will highly recommend him to anyone

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