Jennifer Jones

Jennifer J.

Frisco, TX

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Jennifer delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
February 2010

Hi! My name is Jennifer J. I graduated with my Masters in Music from the University of Redlands. I received my Bachelor's Degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Through my college career, I was able to perform in many musical productions. Some of these roles include: Yvonne in Miss Saigon (Louisiana Lyric Opera), Mother in Hansel and Gretel (University of Louisiana at Monroe), Erma in Anything Goes (University of Louisiana at Monroe), Euridice in Orfeo ed Euridice (University of Redlands), and Suor Angelica in Suor Angelica (University of Redlands). There are many performance coming up this year, also!

During my time in Undergrad, I had the opportunities to study abroad for two summers. I was accepted into University of Miami's Salzburg program (2009), and the following summer did Westminster Choir College's Florence Voice Seminar (2010). Throughout both of these experiences, I was able to work with world renowned teachers and coaches. These programs helped me grow as a teacher and a performer.

I am a member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), Texoma Region.

With the experience I have, I hope to start teaching you someday!

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to have fun in lessons, but also get things done and help my students grow. I do require my students to record every lesson, therefore helping them practice during the week. All in all, I want you all to feel comfortable in your learning environment, and have fun learning!

For voice, I teach multiple breathing exercises and techniques. Also, I will organize the individuals warm-ups according to the songs we are working on and voice type.

With piano, I use the Alfred book series. I learned piano using this series and I absolutely love the visuals and techniques. It makes it easy for parents to help with their kids.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio with Yamaha upright piano. Lots of stickers and fun stuff for young students. Parents are welcome to sit in the room or are welcome to sit in the living room during the lesson.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide the books, piano students need to pay $8 a book.

*** Specialties ***
In voice, I work the Alexander technique methods. I believe in releasing bad tension and freeing the voice.

In piano, I start with the Alfred Series. Once the student is in level 1B, I incorporate the use of a theory book. The understanding of theory is key in music!

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Experience

Congregational Song Leader/Praise Team Leader
Sep 2013 - Present
Trinity Presbyterian Church of McKinney, TX

I lead the large congregation in song every Sunday

Voice and Piano Teacher
Jan 2010 - Present
Jennifer's Voice and Piano Studio

I teach private voice and piano lessons. I love improving students self esteems and musical talents!

Opera Singer
Jan 2010 - Present
Jennifer's Voice and Piano Studio

I perform for events such as weddings, funerals, luncheons, etc.

Voice Teacher
Aug 2011 - May 2013
Community School of Music at the University of Redlands

Private voice lessons

Singer/ Actor
Jun 2009 - Jul 2009
Louisiana Lyric Opera

Performed the part of Yvonne in Miss Saigon

Education

Master of Music
Sep 2011 - Apr 2013
University of Redlands
Bachelor of Music
Aug 2007 - May 2011
University of Louisiana at Monroe

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency

Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Oct 2012

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

Photos & Videos

2015 headshot

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University of Redlands production of Suor Angelica. I played the role of Suor Angelica
Spring 2014 recital

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This is an aria by Belini from the opera I Capuletti e i Montecchi.
This is a cover from the Goo Goo Dolls.
Set by Lee Hoiby
This is a dedication for all the Mothers on Mother's day!
Photo by Jennifer J.

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Photo by Jennifer J.
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16 Reviews

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Maureen Aug 25, 2016
Opera Voice · In studio

Very knowledgeable and carefully listened to my goals and objectives for taking lessons. Thoroughly enjoyed my lesson and look forward to taking more.

Audrey H. Jan 14, 2016
Opera Voice · In home

Jennifer is SO knowledgeable and gifted. Her professionalism shines and she is very invested in her students' success. We have been so happy with her services!!

Alyssa C. Dec 17, 2015
Piano · In studio

I had a great experience with Jennifer and Take Lessons. Jennifer is highly qualified, flexible, and creative with her work.

Shandoah J. Sep 17, 2015
Singing · In studio

Jennifer is very thorough, and personable. She really works around my schedule whenever there is an issue. I would definitely recommend her as a teacher.

Linette M. Aug 13, 2015
Piano · In studio

My daughter likes her . She feels comfortable to ask questions. She likes the way Jennifer teaches. Jennifer is flexible with scheduling. Recommend!

Jenny G. Jul 26, 2015
Singing · In studio

Great first lesson. Very knowledgeable teacher with a great personality.

Tony E. Apr 24, 2015
Piano · In studio

My granddaughter was just beginning piano. Jennifer was very patient and kind to her. Great instructor. I definitely would recommend her to anyone.

David W. Nov 1, 2014
Singing · In studio

Jennifer is an excellent teacher. Her attention to detail and technique cannot be matched. She has the ability to pinpoint exactly what needs improvement, and she is able to re-train the bad habits you have. I've seen a huge improvement in my voice in just one year. Now, I'm singing with a larger range with a much more healthy sound. This is important because I want my voice to last. I highly recommend Jennifer.

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Allyson G. Oct 3, 2014
Piano · In studio

Jennifer is very patient with my active eight year old. Her positive feedback and encouragement has made piano my child's favorite activity! As a parent, I appreciate Jennifer's clear instructions and communication.

Pam F. Oct 2, 2014
Singing · In home

Jennifer is truly amazing! She teachers our 8 year old son and has taught him so much. He is a talker and wiggles around a lot and Jennifer has the patience of an angel with him. He loves her! Because of her, he has an ability we never knew he had. We couldn't be happier with her teaching!! And...she has the most incredible voice!

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Damian R. B. Sep 3, 2014
Singing · In studio

I started taking lessons with Jennifer after never having Voice Lessons before. She is not only knowledgeable, but helps when something like this is outside one's comfort zone. She is personable, and helps tailor the lessons to the students' ability and goals. A++

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Kirsty S. Aug 18, 2013
Singing ·

I would highly recommend Jennifer F

Jennifer is a really good teacher. She helped me improve my vocal range. Jennifer taught me new techniques with my singing voice. She organised a recital in which I participated. She guided me to select a song which was challenging but suited my voice. The sing lessons and the recital gave me more confidence in my myself. She is a great teacher.

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THELMA C. May 16, 2013
Singing ·

Great Teacher

I've really liked being taught by Jennifer. She's very encouraging and is extremely educated in music. She can always provide a reason for why she is teaching a certain technique, and is very receptive to my opinion and ideas. She's enjoyable to be around and has such a positive attitude at every lesson, which has been such an encouragement in developing my musical skill. I'm really glad to have had the opportunity to be taught by her.

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Misti G. May 16, 2013
Piano ·

Jennifer Free

I absolutely loved working with Jennifer! I am a grown adult who has always wanted to learn how to play the piano. Jennifer has made it very easy to learn all the basic teachings. She is also very patient and understanding. If she can teach me, anyone can learn from her!

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Manal K. Jan 25, 2013
Singing ·

My daughter likes working with Jennifer.

Jennifer gives my daughter her undivided attention, is very patient with her, is positive and encouraging. She tries to keep the lessons interesting and gets feedback from my daughter when selecting new songs.

AlR Apr 26, 2012
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Jennifer is an outstanding voice teacher. She is very encouraging and knowledgeable person her field. She provides a safe and supportive learning environment for me so I can unleash my creative side while , step by step, develop new skills in singing. She has high standards and expectations and I know this will help me to achieve my goals.

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