- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- January 2003
Hi! Thanks for visiting the about the teacher page. I’m Jeannine. I’m a graduate of Berklee College of Music with 15 years of professional teaching experience in an abundance of settings. As a private educator, I’ve been employed at top music schools throughout the northeast teaching voice, piano, and songwriting, while simultaneously working extensively as a recording artist, composer, and performer. I’ve taught and/or directed over 1,000 students from the ages of 2.5-87.
Along with teaching privately, I hold a CE in K-12 Music in NJ, and have worked in classrooms ranging from Pre-K to Middle School. I have experience working with students with learning disabilities, having worked for 4 years as a middle school music and band teacher at the Churchill School in Manhattan (a school specializing in language based learning disabilities and ADD/ADHD). I studied pedagogy at the graduate level at Hunter College in NYC, and have served as a music director and accompanist for countless school productions at the middle and high school level.
In my own music career, I’ve worked comprehensively in the industry as a songwriter, performer and recording artist. I’ve released two albums of my original music, and have written, recorded, and arranged for numerous independent and label-signed acts throughout the US. I’ve toured nationally, appearing with grammy nominated and award winning artists, while working regularly performing at weddings, corporate events, and restaurants.
My students range from hobbyist musicians to budding professionals. Many are involved in music additionally through school and community, and most audition and perform on a regular basis. Past students have gone on to study music in college and perform at the professional level, releasing their own albums, and appearing as contestants on competitive singing shows. I forge long-lasting relationships with my students, and have worked with all of my current students for years.
I can assist in in preparation for college auditions, state and regional competitions, and musical theater auditions (as well as provide accompaniment for any of these situations).
Additionally, I am available to provide tutoring for AP music theory, placement, and PRAXIS exams.
Responsibilities include: Running and maintaining various studio spaces as sole owner and operator, teaching piano and voice to children and adults, creating individualized lesson plans, preparing children and adults for ongoing audition/recording/performance opportunities, preparing all students for two yearly recitals.+ Read More
Responsibilities included: Developing and implementing age appropriate musical classroom activities that include seasonal songs, movement, fine motor skills, basic tonal and rhythmic memory, and collaborating with school administration to prepare 3 choral performances per year.+ Read More
Responsibilities include: Creating and implementing customized curriculum and lesson plans for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade special education classrooms, providing middle school and high school musical direction and accompaniment, teaching group clarinet, flute, and piano lessons, band direction, chorus direction, and concert preparation for winter and spring middle school music performances.+ Read More
Responsibilities included: Arranging, transposing, and editing sheet music for 30 musical numbers, working one on one with soloists on proper vocal technique, staging, and artistry, accompanying dance and choreography run-throughs, rehearsing large choral numbers with complex harmonies, and accompanying 3 performances in professional theaters in NJ and NYC.+ Read More
Responsibilities included: Creating individualized lesson plans, teaching stage presence/technique/movement, preparing students for recitals, recordings, and auditions, accompanying students at high school and college auditions.
Responsibilities included: Creating individualized lesson plans, teaching piano and voice to children aged 4 and above, working with developmentally delayed children and adults using music therapy and creative movement techniques, preparing school-aged children for middle school, high school, and college auditions, teaching organization and beginning-advanced musical concepts+ Read More
Responsibilities included: Creating individualized lesson plans, creating and adhering to goal charts, preparing students for middle school/high school/college auditions.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.
Jeannine was amazing! She could not have done a better job!! I had 0 singing experience and after just one double session, I had learned more than I ever expected!!