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: Yesterday

Overview

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.

Experience

vocalist
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.

Education

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
· Singing · Online perfect
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Gabrielle I. Jan 5, 2017
· 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!
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Lindsey Dec 9, 2016
· Singing · In studio Jen is a great instructor! Very friendly and has a lot to offer!
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Jason H. Dec 1, 2016
· Singing · Online It was fantastic! I will certainly be her student gladly!
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Jason H. Dec 1, 2016
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Patrick F. Nov 18, 2016
· Piano · In studio Had the best experience!!! Great teacher and I learned a lot in just oneday
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Maiyee Nov 18, 2016
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Dylan P. Oct 12, 2016
· 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.
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Chris Sep 7, 2016
· Meditation · Online Very good experience. Sometimes hard to hear. Not necessarily Jennifer's fault. Gotta love technology. Would recommend!
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Loki F. May 8, 2016
· 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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