- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- January 2009
Hello! Here's a little about me:
Whether it's the voice, piano, guitar, or some acting chops, I have pursued the arts passionately throughout my entire life. The motivation to look at things from as many perspectives as possible has driven me to have a unique toolkit of practices to bring to any teaching situation.
Creds, Street: I began performing professionally since the age of 7 as a singer, dancer, and actor in the regional theater scene. Once I got into songwriting, I taught myself how to record, and now gig around the Philadelphia and Lancaster areas.
Creds, Academic: I have a BA in Music, studied theater with SU in NYC, and have an MA in Music Therapy (board-certified). I've been a practicing music therapist for the last 5 years at a Philly children's hospital, as well as an assisted living facility on the mainline.
Teach voice to beginning, intermediate, and advanced students enrolled in the music therapy program at Immaculata University. Lessons consist of both functional voice instruction as well as specific vocal training for use in the therapy field.
Teach acting and audition workshops to help students more fully embody characters and bring text and lyrics to life. Past musical director for summer shows.
Work with 20-30 children to teach and accompany music for children's shows that run on weekends throughout the year. Work on interpretation of lyrics and music for effective characterization.
Jackie is an extraordinary teacher.
She is terrific with my twin girls, well versed in music and piano and quite
talented in both playing the piano, singing and teaching.
My girls are learning a great deal, and really enjoying it.She is an exceptional piano teacher! We are thrilled with her teaching technique so far. . .
We give Jackie our highest recommendation.
Sincerely, Kimberly and Joe Pratt (mother of Stephanie and Natalie Pratt)
Jackie was incredibly patient, insightful, and helpful. She is so fun to learn from and we both had a great time. I noticed improvement after our very first lesson. I would highly recommend Jackie over and over again! Dont miss this awesome teacher!