Jacquie Cassella Young

Jacquelyne Y.

Allentown, PA

Lesson Details

Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Learn how to play the piano with technique, theory and performance.
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About

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

Teaching since:
June 1995

As a young child, Jacquie began to show interest in both piano and voice. Coming from a musical family tree, her father began teaching her beginner piano as well as vocal harmony through original children compositions. She began her formal piano training at age 8 and continued to study for the next 5 years. At this time she also began writing music and recording her compositions in the family recording studio.

Around the age of 12, Jacquie began her training in classical voice. She is well versed in all styles from Opera to Pop and has the unique ability to train others to accomplish their musical goals. As a Coloratura Soprano she has starred in many productions and won prestigious vocal competitions throughout the USA and Europe. Jacquie is an accomplished Contemporary Songwriter and Recording Artist which has caught the eye of quite a few National Recording Companies. In the Summer of 2000 she toured throughout Tuscany, Italy as a featured soloist with SSMA with an Orchestral Ensemble. While in college she minored in Piano Performance and majored in Vocal Performance.

Jacquie began teaching at the age of 16 from her family's music store in beginner piano and voice where she learned the art of being an private instructor. Since then she has taught at other prestigious Music Schools and has trained students of all ages to the advanced level. She prides herself on the ability to be able to customize each lesson to accommodate both the student's wants and needs. She has trained many students who have gained successful entrance into LVPA Charter High School, Community Theaters and highly acclaimed competitions such as "American Idol." In 2005 she acquired a membership with NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing).

Come have FUN with Jacquie, she would love to have the opportunity to guide you or your children through a musical journey!

As a private instructor Jacquie believes that lessons can be both FUN and rewarding. She holds her students accountable for practicing and preparing for the next week's lesson by setting goals and providing techniques in order to be successful. Throughout the lesson she will give praise for the students accomplishments as well as give constructive feedback for improvement. She prefers to teach from the Alfred's Piano Library for Piano, recommends Theory, Harmony & Solfege, as well as materials for the students choice of Musical and Vocal style. It is also recommended to bring a notebook, binder and personal MP3 device in order to prepare for the next week's lesson. Within the first 3-6 months a student will have learned the beginning techniques for either piano or voice and have quite a few songs added to their repertoire.

Jacquie's studio has a comfortable seating area for parents to observe the lesson if desired. She also has a full size digital studio piano, recording studio, stereo, and other musical necessities to accommodate each and every lesson professionally.

All styles from Opera to POP!
Experience with teaching young children, special needs (physically/intellectually disabled), and people who are tone deaf.

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Experience

Owner/Private Instructor
Jan 2004 - Present
Star Studio

Private Studio Instruction in Piano and Voice

Vocal Director
Mar 2010 - Mar 2011
Movement Theater

Musical Theater Vocal Director and Coach

Private Instructor/ Head of Vocal Department
Jan 2004 - Jan 2005
Calderone Music School

Head of Vocal Department Studies and Private Instruction in Piano and Voice.

Private Instructor
Sep 2002 - Jun 2003
Eastern Conservatory of Music

Private Studio Instruction in Piano and Voice.

Store Manager/ Private Instructor
Mar 1992 - Nov 2002
Dennis Michael Studio

Retail Music Store Management and Private Studio Instruction in Piano and Voice.

Education

Certification Music Therapy
Sep 2009 - Present
Marywood University
BA Vocal Performance
Jun 1997 - Dec 2000
Millersville University

Languages

French
Professional Proficiency
Italian
Professional Proficiency

Awards

Featured Soloist
Jul 2000
SSMA

Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Jun 2005

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

Professional Shoot- February 2012

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2002 Demo Cover

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You can BECOME A STAR!

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1 Review

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Jessica S. Apr 9, 2014
Singing ·

Excellent Teaching Skills

The best vocal coach ever! Miss Jackie makes the students feel as though there is nothing that they cannot do and helps them achieve it. She is very knowledgeable in every aspect of her field, goes above and beyond. She is very patient with the students and never lets them feel silly. I highly recommend her for vocal lessons.

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