Jada Henderson
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Jada Henderson

Jada H.

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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Are you ready to take your music to the next level? Looking to better the quality of your sound? I am an experienced producer and audio engineer of 10+ years, specializing in DAW newcomers. With me you'll be exploring a world of music technology approaches beyond "record" and "play." Whether you're a singer-songwriter with a wealth of ideas or a rapper tired of paying for beats you've found on YouTube, you'll learn the basics of creating your own sound within the first two lessons. My main DAWs are Ableton and Logic, so lessons can be customized based on you program of interest including GarageBand. Though you'll be learning a lot, what's most important is that you have fun while honing you craft!

About Jada H.

I am a professional singer, vocal and music producer, songwriter and recording artist. I graduated from The Detroit School of Arts and went on to obtain a Bachelors of Vocal Performance and Composition from Spelman College, becoming the first Spelman student to perform a senior recital of all original works. I have 10+ years of performance (choral, background and solo), producing and audio engineering experience.

I teach vocalists and aspiring music producers/engineers from teen ages to adults. I am a classically trained vocalist with additional background in the Black church vocal tradition, jazz and R&B. I possess the ability to teach students how to sight-read music and charts at an advanced level across genres as well as how to transcribe music themselves. Music production and engineering are just as important to me as singing and will be taught with the same passion and excitement. I am well versed in Ableton, Logic and GarageBand and can energetically explore an array of production skills like smartphone music making, sampling and live-looping.

As a vocalist, I have performed at esteemed venues across the country such as Carnegie Hall in classical vocal ensembles, jazz bands as well as a solo artist. I've placed runner-up in the Detroit Jazz Festival's Youth Vocal competition and performed as an opening act for artists such as Chrisette Michelle, Elle Varner, and soul legends Frankie Beverly and Maze. I have also recorded and engineered various EPs and albums of my own. As a vocal producer I am frequently supplying supporting vocals and vocal arrangements on the recordings of popular indie artists in my home studio.

I am dedicated to teaching students to be themselves through music and find their voice and authenticity. My main genres of focus are R&B and Jazz––my love will never change! It is still important, though, to use Western pedagogy to strengthen technique and musical ability. This solid foundation will only make your performance in other genres better! I hope you will kick off your journey to becoming the musician of your dreams with me. I'll make it an enjoyable ride!


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Vocal and Music Technology Teaching Artist
Jun 2019 - Mar 2020

New York Public Schools

-Lead elementary students in private vocal and bass guitar lessons -Implemented immersive music learning through iPad education -Collaborated with core curriculum teachers to engage students through arts learning -Organized events for music students to show their musical knowledge to guardians and faculty


Music Performance (Voice) and Composition
Aug 2014 - May 2018

Spelman College

Aug 2010 - Jun 2014

The Detroit School of Arts


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Jun 2014

Detroit Jazz Festival Youth Vocal Jazz Competition


Women In Music
Jun 2019
Women In Music is a non-profit organization with a mission to advance the awareness, equality, diversity, heritage, opportunities, and cultural aspects of women in the musical arts through education, support, empowerment, and recognition. Our seminars, panels, showcases, achievement awards, and youth initiatives celebrate the female contribution to the music world, and strengthen community ties.
Jan 2015
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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