- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- and Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- July 2001
My background is as a classically trained singer and voice teacher. I have studied with numerous leading voice teachers and singers in the United States. I have a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Florida State University in Voice Performance and I studied for my Doctorate in Musical Arts in Vocal Pedagogy from The University of Miami. My education has provided me a great understanding of how the voice functions correctly and how to relate this to any level of student, from completely inexperienced singers to advanced singers. My teaching style focuses on making sure that the different parts of the voice are working correctly then focusing on the coordination of the entire system working together. Whether you are preparing for an important singing engagement or just trying to improve your skills, I would love to help you achieve your goals.
*** Lesson Details ***
Every voice lesson will consist of equal time instruction through vocal exercises and instruction through song. I have a very laid-back and fun approach to singing and teaching. I feel that the studio should be an enjoyable place and the voice lesson should be a time of the week to which the student looks forward. During the first lesson the student and I will set achievable goals in achievable time spans specific to the level and skill of the singer. I will give the student all the tools to achieve their goals, including weekly skill and muscle training exercises tailored to the student's needs.
*** Studio Equipment ***
In home studio, Baby Grand Piano, Guitar, Microphone and amplifier, seating for parents.
*** Travel Equipment ***
They need a piano or keyboard
*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical voice, using the pricipals of natural acoustics and comfortability in vocal production. Creating a resonance that is natural, beautiful, and individual to each singer.
I taught courses in Voice, as well as courses for prospective high school teachers, undergraduate and graduate, training them in how to teach voice to young singers. I taught private vocal lessons to voice majors in the areas of classical voice, Musical Theater Voice, and jazz Voice. I have tutored Ear-training, Sight-reading, and advanced music theory.+ Read More
Fantastic teacher! Made my son, who was super shy, so comfortable, that he couldn't wait for his next lesson. Highly recommend!
Jeffrey has been a great instructor so far -- friendly and knowledgeable.
He is so great! He is wonderful at going over what needs to be done to reach what I want to do with my vocals. He does step by step and is great at working with me.
I look forward to continuing my lessons with him. He's the only one that was willing to work with me on what I want for my vocals. So definitely highly recommend
He's a great teacher! He taught me how to sing. Improved my voice, from not being a singer at all to theater voice! Absolutely recommend!
Jeffrey rocks! I'm 59 and after a lifetime of not properly singing, I'm finally learning how to correctly sing and protect my instrument. It has been about three months and I've improved exponentially. Jeffrey accepts you at whatever level you are at and brings you along from there. He is knowledgable, patient, and always positive!+ Read More
Excellent teacher! I couldn't be more elated with my decision in choosing Jeffrey for my singing instructor. Not only does he possess highly impressive credentials but he has an amazing way of combining his highly trained teaching ability with his wonderful ability to make you feel comfortable, confidant and at ease. Each week I am amazed at his teaching technique, his engaging personality and his obvious eagerness in helping you achieve your goals. Have had a couple of vocal coaches in the past however Jeffrey is by far the most outstanding teacher I've had and feel privileged to have found him. Thank you, Jeffrey!+ Read More
Jeffrey is awesome! I am 45 and never took lessons before. He made me feel at ease and explained things in a way I can understand.
He's a very nice guy who knows his stuff. A true down-to-earth professional!
I chose Jeff because all his degrees are in voice and singing areas. I made a good choice because he is very good at what he does. I'm in my mid 60's and have never taken singing lessons. I'm quite surprised at how Jeff has shown me how to breath and sing a song the right way. If you just like to sing, like myself or want to learn how to sing, I highly recommend Jeff as your teacher. You won't be sorry.
My son 14 year old son Michael is taking singing lessons from Jeffrey and we could not have hoped for a better experience.
Michael has no previous experience singing but has always enjoyed music and singing around the house. After watching all the singing compititions on TV Michael asked if he could take singing lessons. Not having a musical background myself, I just went on line and found this website and randomly picked Jeffrey because he was close to our home. WOW! Did we luck out!! Michael is benefitting from this experience in ways that he is unaware of. His confidence needs to come a long way before he will be ready to sing publically but he has learned so much in such a short time thanks to Jeffrey! Jeffrey's knowledge, enthusiasm and upbeat attitude is priceless!! I have the privelege of being a fly on the wall during these lessons and it is a total pleasure!! Thank You Jeffrey!!!
Jeffrey has only been working with our daughter Emily for a short time but we have already noticed an improvement in her voice control and breathing. Jeffrey is extreamly knowledgable on all aspects of singing and how to control your breathing and voice. Our daughter really enjoys her lessons with him and looks forward to it every week.
Jeffrey is doing a very good job with our children. He has patience and understanding, is good natured, and very capable.
Jeffrey is professional, knowledgeable, pleasant, encouraging. My daughter finds him funny and feels confortable during the lesson.
Excellent with kids!
6 yr old Robert was scared to take lessons. Jeff calmed him in an instant with his excitement and smile! Patient, fun & talented!
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I love to see how my daughters are getting confidence with their voice. The voice exercises they do and the songs they sing are helping them to get a good voice for either acting or singing, whatever they may choose to do in the future. I love Jeffrey for his patience, dedication for being very supportive with my girls. Ysabel