Jennifer Parde

Jennifer P.

Gwynn Oak, MD

About Jennifer P.

Jennifer teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: February 2002
Last sign in: 3 days ago


I am a professional singer-songwriter and have been teaching lessons fulltime for the last 12 years. I teach students of all ages and levels of experience. My current range of students include: kids with learning/developmental disabilities, teenagers who have starred in school musicals, and performing adult singer-songwriters. Whatever your background or desire, I can help you to cultivate your unique musical potential, and to strengthen your creative voice.

As a professional vocalist and pianist, I have worked freelance, in a variety of settings, over the years--including solo, in wedding bands, small jazz and rock/pop groups and with big bands. I have been singing with the Mood Swings Big Band for 6+ years. During that time, we have performed at the White House, the Chamber of Commerce and in Kennebunkport, Maine (at the Bush estate).

I also have an extensive professional and personal background in meditation (10 years), astrology (5 years) and healing (particularly Reiki, 4 years). I am very interested in the intersection between a healing/mindfulness-awareness approach and singing/playing piano.

Photos and Videos

Singing/playing my original song, "The Other Side", at the Teavolve Cafe/Lounge in Baltimore, MD.


Apr 2008 - Present
Mood Swings Big Band

I sing a wide range of music with the band, including standards, ballads, pop/rock, R & B and Motown. We perform at weddings, corporate events, vineyards and occasionally public/political events. We have played at the White House, Chamber of Commerce and in Kennebunkport, Maine (at the Bush/Walker residence).

music teacher
Oct 2003 - Present
Olenka School of Music

Although initially hired as a voice teacher, I have taught in a wide range of contexts over the years, including: private voice, private piano, early childhood music/movement, keyboard classes, voice classes and music camps. I have also helped to design/publish many (perhaps a thousand!) pages of music curriculum/theory work for beginner to intermediate/advanced students (given as music class "homework").

keyboard player, vocalist, arranger
Aug 2009 - Oct 2014
Midway Fair

I played and sang with this folk/rock band for 5 years. During this time, we recorded 3 albums and 2 EPs, and played in Baltimore, Washington D.C. and New York. We opened for national, touring acts such as Seth Glier and The Kennedys.


B.A. (double major: music and psychology)
Aug 1997 - May 2001
Goucher College

21 Reviews on Jennifer P.

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Jesse V. Feb 9, 2017
Verified Student · Singing · Online
Gabrielle I. Jan 5, 2017
Verified Student · Piano · In home
Jennifer is an awesome piano teacher! She works great with children! My 6 year old is very engaged, interested and ready to learn! She leaves each week saying how she cannot wait for her next lesson and she practices a lot at home. I believe this comes from Jennifer's excellence in teaching! I would highly recommend her!
Lindsey Dec 9, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
Jen is a great instructor! Very friendly and has a lot to offer!
Jason H. Dec 1, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · Online
It was fantastic! I will certainly be her student gladly!
Jason H. Dec 1, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · Online
Patrick F. Nov 18, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
Had the best experience!!! Great teacher and I learned a lot in just oneday
Maiyee Nov 18, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · Online
Dylan P. Oct 12, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
Jennifer did a great job relating to my 12 year old and making the lesson fun. He came right home to practice what he learned. Looking forward to many more lessons.
Chris Sep 7, 2016
Verified Student · Meditation · Online
Very good experience. Sometimes hard to hear. Not necessarily Jennifer's fault. Gotta love technology. Would recommend!
Loki F. May 8, 2016
Verified Student · Astrology · In home
Jennifer is great at explaining the chart and how it pertains to me. I am lookong to learning more.
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