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Jake C.
New York, New York
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Learn classical technique and repertoire from a professional vocalist with a decade of teaching
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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- Experience with singers of all backgrounds and styles - 15+ years experience as a professional vocalist, choral singer, vocal coach, music director, and conductor - Specifically tailored "lesson trajectory" for each student based on their interests, previous experience, and goals - Flexible hours and scheduling - Responds quickly by phone, email, or text - Happy to negotiate lesson payment
About Jake C.

Hello, I'm Jake, a voice and piano teacher originally hailing from Nashville, Tennessee. I recently moved to New York City after completing a master's degree in Musical Theatre Music Directing at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. I have 15+ years of experience as a professional vocalist, pianist, music director, arranger. and conductor. From demo and session work in Nashville, to singing in prestigious cathedrals in Ireland, to conducting orchestras for musical theatre in California, North Carolina, and the U.K., I am excited to bring my passion for music education to a new group of students. My teaching philosophy centers on engaging each student at their current level of development and isolating what specifically motivates them to pursue music - focusing on their strengths while developing them holistically as musicians and artists. In addition to technique and performance skills with their voice or the piano, I also incorporate musicianship-building units including aural skills (ear training), sight reading and sight singing, music theory, and music history into each lesson. I look forward to working with you and continuing your unique musical journey.

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Jake C.
New York, New York
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Learn classical technique and repertoire from a professional vocalist with a decade of teaching
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Background Check
Background Check
- Experience with singers of all backgrounds and styles - 15+ years experience as a professional vocalist, choral singer, vocal coach, music director, and conductor - Specifically tailored "lesson trajectory" for each student based on their interests, previous experience, and goals - Flexible hours and scheduling - Responds quickly by phone, email, or text - Happy to negotiate lesson payment
About Jake C.

Hello, I'm Jake, a voice and piano teacher originally hailing from Nashville, Tennessee. I recently moved to New York City after completing a master's degree in Musical Theatre Music Directing at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. I have 15+ years of experience as a professional vocalist, pianist, music director, arranger. and conductor. From demo and session work in Nashville, to singing in prestigious cathedrals in Ireland, to conducting orchestras for musical theatre in California, North Carolina, and the U.K., I am excited to bring my passion for music education to a new group of students. My teaching philosophy centers on engaging each student at their current level of development and isolating what specifically motivates them to pursue music - focusing on their strengths while developing them holistically as musicians and artists. In addition to technique and performance skills with their voice or the piano, I also incorporate musicianship-building units including aural skills (ear training), sight reading and sight singing, music theory, and music history into each lesson. I look forward to working with you and continuing your unique musical journey.

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Very impressed - both fun and professional!

Posted Sep 24, 2021
Music Director
Sep 2014 - Present
Regional and Small Professional Theatres, USA
Over 20 shows as music director, conductor, associate music director, and keyboard player. Theatres include Pacific Conservatory Theatre (PCPA) in California, Clarence Brown Theatre in Tennessee, Lees-McRae Summer Theatre in North Carolina, and the Boiler Room Theatre in Tennessee.
Voice and Piano Instructor
Aug 2014 - Present
Private Studio
Private lessons in Voice and Piano for students from beginner through master's degree. Lesson trajectory and style tailored to suit each students' interests and goals.
Vocal Coach
Aug 2014 - Present
Private Studio
Vocal Coach and Audition Prep for Musical Theatre, TV and Film, and Commercial Music.
Session Musician
Jun 2013 - May 2019
Various Nashville Recording Studios
Worked on demos and sessions for up-and-coming singers/songwriters as a pianist, vocalist, and arranger.
Vocalist
Aug 2005 - Aug 2021
Various vocal ensembles
Experience as a backup singer, choral singer, and soloist with various vocal ensembles in Nashville, Tennessee and Knoxville, Tennessee.
Master's Degree, Musical Theatre Music Directing
Sep 2019 - Sep 2020
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Bachelor's Degree, Voice and Piano Education
Aug 2015 - May 2019
University of Tennessee

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