Jacob Scharfman
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Jacob Scharfman

Jacob S.

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I’m Jacob, a Juilliard-educated baritone singing and teaching around the world. I currently offer remote lessons from my home studio outside Washington, DC. I teach consistent, confident technique in any style—classical to contemporary—and welcome students of all skill levels and backgrounds. My only expectations are clear communication, dedication, and a commitment to vocal happiness and health.

I hold degrees in music from the Juilliard School (‘18) and Brown University (‘13). As a performer, I sang the 2019-20 season in Strasbourg, France, following my European début in Salzburg, Austria. I’ve sung in major houses including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, and the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse.

About Jacob S.

Hello! I’m Jacob, a Juilliard-trained baritone singing and teaching around the world. I currently offer remote lessons from my home studio outside Washington, DC. I teach consistent, confident technique in any style—classical to contemporary—and welcome students of all skill levels and backgrounds. My only expectations are clear communication, dedication, and a commitment to vocal happiness and health.

I hold degrees in music from the Juilliard School (‘18) and Brown University (‘13). As a performer, I sang the 2019-20 season in Strasbourg, France, following my European début in Salzburg, Austria. I’ve sung in major houses including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, and the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse.

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Matt
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Jacob is a gifted teacher. While my voice was good before, Jacob's teaching made it superb. His insights on the anatomy of singing and sensitive corrections helped me shape my voice into a strong but nuanced instrument. His teaching style is good-humored and kind, never judgmental.

Posted Aug 11, 2020
Reggie
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Jacob is an all-around incredible voice teacher. He’s patient, prepared, and able to translate music and voice theory into accessible language for the novice (which was my case). As a working professional artist, he brought real-time experience into the lessons, and then enjoyed and learned so much from watching him maintain his craft while also teaching and coaching. It’s worth mentioning that Jacob is kind and funny. I highly recommend working with Jacob as a teacher and/or coach. My time spent with him was definitely worth the investment.

Posted Aug 11, 2020
Gemma Wilson
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Jacob is an excellent teacher. He opened my eyes to my ingrained bad habits, like tension, and we did a lot of helpful exercises to help remedy that. He's a very flexible teacher and open to suggestion; I wanted to sing more confidently in duets and he made that a part of our lessons. But for the lessons where I wasn't sure what I wanted, Jacob provided challenging exercises for me to attempt. I still use the valuable exercises that he taught me.

Posted Aug 11, 2020

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Education

Master of Music in Voice
Aug 2016 - May 2018

The Juilliard School

Double Bachelor of Arts in Music and Italian
Sep 2009 - May 2013

Brown University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Professional Proficiency

German

Professional Proficiency

Italian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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