Jayna Jones

Jayna J.

Mesa, AZ

About Jayna J.

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Jayna teaches: Ages 4 to 60
Special needs
Teaching since: August 2009
Last sign in: Yesterday


I have performed my whole life! I started with choir in Elementary School, and was in choir all throughout Middle School and High School. My show choir was featured on the pilot episode on Glee! I graduated from college with a degree in Classical vocal performance, and am classically trained. I love Musical Theatre, and a good Mariah Carey song, on any given day!

In college I had extensive theory training and took over 40 units of just Music theory including, ear training, and counterpoint.

I have performed in over 3 operas, and I think that performance is very important in all aspects of life!

I took piano for 10 years, and believe that piano is the foundation for any sort of musical training.

I have been teaching for about 3-4 years now and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!! I can't imagine doing anything else.

*** Lesson Details ***
I always bring necessary materials to our first lesson. From there, I will assess where the student is at, and prescribe the proper methodology. I have an excellent selection of vocal books, and am willing to suggest other books that might be suitable.

I use 2 different methods for teaching piano. The Alfred Series or the Faber and Faber series. I will asses which will be necessary to for the student after our first lesson.

I am not a strict teacher, but I am not laid back either. I expect all of my students to practice at least 4-5 times a week. However, I do understand when unexpected life circumstances come up, and time does not permit one to practice.

For my piano students, after 3 months, you can expect to be reading music on the staff, and after 6 months, with practice you can expect to be playing music off the staff with hands together hopefully in the second level. :)

For vocal students, after 3-6 months, my students will have developed a healthier, better technique to singing. Hopefully we will have 3-5 songs in the students repertoire list, and he/she will gain a sense of confidence when singing out loud or in front of an audience.

Guitar students can expect to learn how to play their favorite pop song within 3 months.

ASL students will be able to participate in deaf conversation within 6-9 months. However, by the end of the first 3 months, students will be able to finger spell their names, as well as various greetings to introduce themselves, and start conversations with deaf people.
*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a piano at my home, as well as a plethora of vocal and piano repertoire.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Necessary supplementary curriculum for students to learn. I expect the students to have a piano or keyboard, ready to use for weekly lessons.

Keeping the lesson grounded, focused, with a clear objective, all while being fun, and engaging.

Photos and Videos


K-8 Music Teacher

Jul 2015 - Present
Avalon Elementary

K-3 Teacher

Sep 2013 - Dec 2014
Dunsmore Elementary

I worked with classroom teachers to provide music education that integrated with set curriculum. We would sing songs pertaining to holidays, as well as learn rhythms, and basic skills of sight reading.

Piano and Voice Teacher

Oct 2013 - Jun 2014
Millan Music

I taught students from 4-50 the basics of piano and vocal techniques depending on what each student wanted to receive out of each lesson. I was in charge of scheduling all my students and making sure they paid on time, and practiced the curriculum every week.

Piano and Voice Teacher

Sep 2012 - Oct 2013
California Music Academy

o Teaching music in a studio setting
o Abiding by a set, suggested curriculum
o Organizing personal schedule of students
o Calling and responding to parents
o Adjusting teaching techniques to fit the needs of all students


Vocal Performance

Sep 2008 - May 2012
Vanguard University

Languages Spoken

American Sign Language

Professional Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Music Education Teaching Credential

May 2015
California State University Northridge

I have recently graduated with a teaching credential in CA, which is valid in 46 other states to teach music to any grade level of students.

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19 Reviews on Jayna J.

Griffin Oct 12, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Jayna has been absolutely wonderful thus far! I really didn't know what to expect going into these lessons, but her young-self is full of life. She is very skilled and highly knowledgeable in musicality. Thirty minutes is plenty of time for the content we go over, but would love to stay and talk music even longer if I could. She is as relatable and personable as anyone. Jayna has a good way of making the lessons fun, while maintaining stern-enough attitude to keep you focused and on-track. I really couldn't enjoy my time more with and look forward to many months of lessons ahead.
Cole M. Oct 9, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Jayna is a fantastic teacher.
Tien N. Oct 9, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My 4-year-old daughter loves taking lessons with Jayna. She has learned so much over 2 months. Jayna's lessons are always fun and productive. We will stay with Jayna as long as we stay in AZ.
Teresa Aug 24, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She is awesome! Explains things so well and is very patient and encouraging.
Can't wait for my next lesson.
Simi /. Aug 23, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
We REALLY enjoy working with Jayna for my son's (6) piano lessons and my daughter's (4) singing lessons. We have had 3 weekly lessons so far and my kids really look forward to the lesson and are happy to do the practices at home.

Miss Jayna is very good with kids, she breaks things down for them in easily understand ways, she is encouraging while still holding them to a standard.

I wanted to teach more of the technical method for piano and signing and she was fully able to incorporate my wants (and instruction book) with no difficulty into her lessons. My kids are really moving fast in their education!

We drive nearly 45 miles to Miss Jayna and it's worth every minute.
Edwin wold Aug 16, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Jayna is a great teacher! She is upbeat and teaches in a way that is very easily understandable. Especially for someone coming into it so late in age. She does a great job!
Debanhi C. Aug 8, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I took my 9 year daughter for her first lesson and I was just amazed!! Jayna is just great, she is very friendly, very knowledgeable, even fun, my daughter just liked her so much, we will be coming back for several lesson!!
Karis Jul 7, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Jayna is very easy to work with and does a great job helping my daughter feel comfortable and in improving my daughter's skills. I'd highly recommend her!
Karis Jun 25, 2016
Singing · In studio
Jayna is an entertaining teacher! She makes corrections without sounding condescending or making you feel uncomfortable. If something isn't working, she comes up with fun ways to fix it.
Jennifer Jun 25, 2016
Singing · In studio
My 16-year-old daughter thoroughly enjoys her lessons with Jayna!
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