Jacob Shipley

Jacob S.

New York, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I have been singing for over a decade now and have found that the most important thing in voice lessons, besides enjoying them, is building a foundation for a healthy, long lasting voice. My goal is to help my students eliminate tension and free up their voices so that their technique carries them through difficult songs without any pain or stress.

About Jacob S.

I am a multi-instrumentalist from Upstate New York. I started playing guitar and saxophone 10 years ago and simply couldn’t stop! Over the years, I picked up ukulele, clarinet, mandolin, flute, among others, studied voice at Ithaca College as part of their BFA MT program, and have become a singer/songwriter and recording artist.
As a teacher, I am all about loving and performing the music. Learning instruments can be hard and technique is very important, but if we don’t cultivate a passion for music, why are we playing it at all? The most engaging and successful artists are those who put themselves into their music and fully perform it, not just play it. My goal is to keep his classes stress free and focused on enjoying the passion of performance while pushing towards more challenging and exciting material.

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Nick
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Jacob is an excellent instructor! He was patient and encouraging with my daughter while laying a wonderful foundation in what I hope will be a life-long relationship with music. They also have a lot of fun every time which definitely makes learning anything new easier. Have recommended to friends and family!

Posted Jul 9, 2019

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Experience

Teacher
Oct 2018 - Present

Curated Care

I currently teach group music classes and private lessons through a parent-teacher database called Curated Care.

Teacher
Aug 2017 - Nov 2017

Kidville Riverdale

I taught music classes at a Kidville in Riverdale before breaking off to teach privately!

Education

BFA Musical Theatre
Aug 2013 - May 2017

Ithaca College

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Actors' Equity Association
Jun 2018
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.
ASCAP
Oct 2016
ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.

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