Jaclyn Urban

Jaclyn U.

Sherman Oaks, CA

Lesson Details

Singing

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Urban Lotus Singing: vowel modification, registration balancing, breath management, smooth vocal tone, correct rhythm and musicality, music literacy, sight-singing, solfege
Performance Coaching: A dive into personal, professional, and artistic growth. Fun & formal guided self-inquiry, goal-setting, accountability, yoga movement and affirmations to boost confidence and cultivate empowerment in performance in life & on stage.
There are 4-5 performance opportunities annually!
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About

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Jaclyn delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
January 2007

I am passionate about guiding each student to explore his singing voice and full artistic expression in both Contemporary Commercial Music and Classical repertoire. Emphasis is placed on functional somatic voice work, and healthy vocal technique through successful breath support, effective vowel modification, and increased self-awareness and freedom in the body. I also incorporate Yoga principles of body awareness, breath training, as well as Andover Education and Alexander technique principles into my comprehensive vocal training style, as I believe kinesthetic body awareness is integral to successful singing. In addition, I delight in engaging each student’s imagination and musicality so that they may express the composer’s intentions with their own authentic voice.

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Experience

Voice and Piano Instructor
Aug 2015 - Present
Private Studio

Voice and Piano Instructor
Aug 2015 - Present
Private Studio

Voice Instructor
Jan 2007 - Present
Private Studio

Education

Master of Music in Vocal Performance
Aug 2013 - May 2015
CSUN
Bachelor of Music in Music Education
Aug 2002 - Dec 2006
Nazareth College of Rochester

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Singing Voice Specialist Training
Feb 2015
Karen Wicklund

Somatic Voicework, the LoVetri Method, All Three Levels
Jul 2014
CCM Institute in residence at Shenandoah Conservatory

Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Jan 2014

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.

Photos & Videos

Dance Choreography for Fireflies for Autumn Glow Concert
Dance Choreography for Light up the World for Autumn Glow Performance
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4 Reviews

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Amanda Dec 12, 2018
Piano · In home

I wish there were more subjects I could select to describe what Jaclyn does. She not only teaches my two boys - ages 8 and 6 - how to play piano, read music and sing, she also teaches them patience, how to work through challenges and the best way to approach concepts that are entirely foreign to them without freaking out. They also both learn a bit of dancing, too! They've both come such a long way over the few years they've been taking weekly lessons from Jaclyn and we get such joy from hearing them play. Jaclyn is also a really sweet person and so great to work with. Take lessons from her - you won't regret it!

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Paula Dec 12, 2018
Piano · In studio

My daughter Violet loves working with Jaclyn because she's energetic and very focused on her specific progress and goals. Violet started with her a few years ago with no experience at all, and progressed quickly to reading music, playing separate hands and then hands together on the piano. She just recently had a recital where she successfully performed the most complicated two-hand piece to date, and Jaclyn was there cheering her on. Jaclyn also pays attention to related talents, and has begun teaching Violet to sing and play ukulele, which has had an energizing effect on Violet as she sees the skills overlap. It's had a very positive effect on her attitude, and she's more excited than ever about practicing, which is all a parent can ask for! : )

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Toni Dec 10, 2018
Piano · In studio

Jaclyn is such an amazing teacher and my daughter is eager to not only attend her weekly piano and singing lesson, but to also practice throughout the week. Jaclyn is so comfortable working with children and is such a gifted musician, so the combination makes for very excited, motivated and proud students!

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Stephanie Dec 10, 2018
Singing · In studio

Jaclyn has been an amazing teacher for my daughter. A couple years ago my daughter said she wanted to become a singer and would sing all the time. Her voice was not that great and it wasn’t very enjoyable to hear her singing all the time. Lol. I decided to get her signing lessons just to try to improve her voice a little if possible. After a couple years of studying with Jaclyn my daughter is one of the strongest singers in her class and is in her school’s concert singers group. She now has a beautiful voice and I love to hear her sing. Thanks so much to Jaclyn for that.

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