Jennifer Scott

Jennifer S.

Denver, CO
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Students will learn how to manipulate their voices, discover their own style, learn classical vocal training, as well as solfeggio as means for learning scales, arpeggios and improvisation and harmonization. Students should be prepared to bring in some songs they wish to learn to work on. Together we can discover other songs to further build their technique.

About Jennifer S.

Music is my passion. I have studied music for over 15 years, and have extensive performance experience as well as experience in coaching, choreography, music composition, and acting and I currently perform on a regular basis.

Born in Seattle, WA, I first came to love music when I was given a Casio keyboard at age 6. Since then, I learned viola, and eventually switched to the violin, ultimately to major in violin performance at the University of Idaho, in Moscow, ID where I also studied voice. I earned a place in various orchestras and choirs through extensive auditions and maintained a 4.0 cumulative grade point average at the University of Idaho.

Composition has always been a passion I have pursued on the side which led me to the University of Colorado at Boulder, where I earned my Masters degree in music composition, completed in the Spring of 2008. I learned how to write acoustic and electronic music as well as studio recording processes.

I worked for the Walt Disney Company through the College Program after which I became a campus representative on Disney's behalf. My performances with the Disney Company include: 1st Violin for the Encore Cast Choir and Orchestra at E.P.C.O.T. in July 2007 and as Mrs. Armstrong for S.T.A.G.E.'s 2007 Christmas Pageant, performed in E.P.C.O.T. December 13-16 in the Circle of Life Pavilion.

Since my return to Boulder in January 2008 I finished my Masters Degree in Music Composition and taught Ear Training and Theory of Music to Freshmen, and Ear Training to Sophomores at the University of Colorado at Boulder until May 2009.

I became a member of a six-person band, called Indigent Row, in 2008-2011 where I played fiddle and sang lead vocals. We performed throughout Colorado monthly.

I now reside in Denver, Colorado. I joined Buckstein (Modern Country Rock) in March 2015 and performed regularly each month all over Denver and sometimes out of state until February 2020. We were the house band for the internationally recognized Grizzly Rose performing 6 nights a week bi-monthly for several years. In February 2020 I joined Twenty Hands High and since Memorial Day have been performing 2-4 nights a week all over the Midwest including Utah, WY, NE, as well as Colorado. I’ve performed also with numerous other bands including but not limited to: Caitlyn Ochsner Band (from Nashville), Premium Diesel country cover band, Denver’s The RadioBand pop cover band, LoungeBEATS solo violin + DJ, Loose Change Band, The Country Music Project, and more. I’ve recently also developed my very own solo project JDS Violin + Tracks producing my own music backing tracks of covers and originals in an epic upbeat electronic arrangement. Search Jennifer Deann Scott to learn more.

I currently teach beginning voice, all levels of violin and viola, sight-reading, theory of music, recording techniques, performance techniques, and song-writing. I am continuing to compose new music and collaborate with others as the opportunity arises. Some of my collaborations have been published and are available online. Please ask for details.


*** Lesson Details ***
Are you excited about learning a new instrument or learning to sing your heart out? Come and learn with me in a comfortable, friendly environment! I am patient and encouraging. I will help you set goals and meet them. And to help motivate you, I will schedule performances along the way so you can show off all of your hard work!

I can teach you violin, viola, voice, music composition, recording techniques and stage techniques! I am trained in numerous styles and can help tailor lessons to your passion.

Lessons will start with the basic building blocks, as any great musician needs to have a strong foundation in the basics. I can teach you how to read music as well as improvise if that is your desire. I feel it is essential to know how to play/sing by sight and will make this a strong focus throughout the initial lessons in addition to technique and posture. I will make sure you learn how to perform and practice without injuring yourself, as certain repetitive motions can cause long-term injuries if you are not practicing with proper posture and technique. My goal for you is to make this a fun journey.

Embrace your musical side and express yourself! Bring a positive attitude to your lessons and get ready to show off your stuff!

For string players, I like to combine Suzuki with traditional Russian style and progressive scales to build the foundation and then progress to the styles of your choosing. For vocalists, I focus on Solfeggio to learn scales and sight-singing techniques and then focus on exercises to build vocal range and control. At all levels of learning I will be sure to assign tunes to work on in addition to scales/exercises so that there will always be something fun to work on in addition to the rudiments.

Remember, this is supposed to be an enjoyable experience! Let me take you on your musical journey and give you the skills to express yourself through music. Choose me as your instructor and I will contact you within 48 hours to schedule your first lesson.

I look forward to seeing you on stage!

-Jennifer

*** Studio Equipment ***
In the space I will have music stands and an amplified electric keyboard. All students should bring their own water to each lesson. Violin/viola students must bring their own instruments complete with rosin, bow, cleaning cloth, and protective case.

*** Travel Equipment ***
All students must acquire their own music stand. I expect my students to have access to a piano or musical keyboard and purchase their own music books.
Violin and Viola students will need to have an instrument with shoulder rest, bow, and rosin. I highly recommend that all beginning string students purchase Suzuki Book 1.

*** Specialties ***
Electric Violin
Acoustic Violin
Vocal Performance
Five-String Violin Performance
Music Production

My specialties include: Suzuki, Alexander Technique, traditional Russian Violin, Country Fiddling, Celtic Fiddling, Classical Violin, Classical Viola, Folk Singing, Traditional Irish, pop singing. Composition ranges from electronica, to experimental, folk, and electroacoustic pop.

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GIllian J.
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On time and so professional! Jennifer was very patient and gave very clear instructions and very clear homework practice instructions. I really Look forward to our next weekly lesson. As an adult learner I would highly recommend her.

Posted Nov 15, 2017
DeborahF

Singing Lessons

My 16 year old daughter loves working with Jennifer and feels she learns a lot. She's a beginner and Jennifer is excellent at starting her with the basics but still making it fun.

Posted Nov 24, 2010
LarryR1

Jennifer has been very helpful in improving my two son's singing from the 1st lesson! They have only had 3 lessons and have learned so much already and are very pleased with how friendly she is and focusing lessons on their needs as students. Thank you Jennifer!Larry R.

Posted Oct 19, 2010
JaleneM

Mom

I think Jennifer is very patient and I apperciate that she tries to make the lessons more kid enjoyable for my son. She asked him what his favorite song was and made a cd for him, that was very kind of her.

Posted Oct 1, 2010

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Experience

Fiddle and 2nd Lead Vocals
Feb 2020 - Present

Twenty Hands High

Country/Southern Rock. We performed all over the Midwest ranging from Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, as well as Colorado at large venues, festivals, and private corporate gigs. I played with a five-string electric violin and utilized pedals for effects for the big stages then my acoustic violin for smaller scale gigs. I sing lead occasionally.

Violinist and Back-up Vocalist
May 2016 - Present

Denver's The RadioBand and Premium Diesel

Pop and Country Cover Band for hire for weddings and corporate events all over Colorado and New Mexico.

Student Success Coordinator
Apr 2012 - Present

Colorado Film School

Admissions, advising, scheduling courses, and event coordination.

Fiddle and Back-Up Vocals
Mar 2015 - Feb 2020

Buckstein

Country Rock. We performed all over Denver at large venues, festivals, and private corporate gigs. I played with a five-string electric violin and utilized pedals for effects for the big stages then my acoustic violin for smaller scale gigs. Performed regularly as the house band for the World Famous Grizzly Rose in Denver, CO.

First Violin, ENCORE Cast Choir & Orchestra
May 2007 - Dec 2007

Walt Disney World

Performed live at E.P.C.O.T.

Education

Master of Music Composition
Aug 2005 - May 2008

University of Colorado at Boulder

Bachelor of Music Violin Peformance
Aug 2001 - Jun 2005

University of Idaho

Certifications

First Aid / CPR / AED
Dec 2016

American Red Cross

Certified ScrumMaster
Oct 2016

Agile Alliance

TV/Video Editing
Jun 2000

Tri-Tech Skills Center

Awards

Presser Scholar Award
May 2004

Lionel Hampton School of Music

Affiliations

Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)
Jan 2002
Sigma Alpha Iota is a professional International Music Fraternity for women. Formed to uphold the highest standards of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world, it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.Sigma Alpha Iota operates its own national philanthropy, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.

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