Jennifer Tyler

Jennifer T.

Ashburn, VA

About Jennifer T.

Jennifer teaches: Ages 8 and up
Teaching since: November 2009
Last sign in: Today

Overview

My name is Jennifer. I got my degree in vocal performance and minored in Jazz. I began voice lessons myself when I was eight. I am a mezzo soprano, and can teach both female and male voices. I have performed in several opera productions including but not limited to The Marriage of Figaro, Dido and Aeneus, Tenderland, and Hand of Bridge. I have worked and performed in masterworks by Brahms, Chopin, Mozart to name a few. I studied in French, English, Spanish, Italian, and German. I studied diction, ear training, piano, music history, pedagogy, and music theory. I have also performed with artists such as New York Voices, Bobby Mcferrin and Kurt Elling. I was blessed with many learning opportunities to grow in my passion and I would love to pass that knowledge and passion to anyone who wants to learn.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are designed around the needs of each student. The first lessons is always spent testing range, knowledge and abilities already known by the student. Then the student weighs in on what kind of music they would like to learn and what they hope to gain from the lessons. Theory and ear training are incorporated into the lessons. We work on breathing, technique and style. Generally we start with English or Italian. We work on vocal performance from a classical standpoint but Jazz and Broadway can also be taught if desired by the student. Scales and exercises are given each week to be worked on until the next lesson. A recording device is encouraged if the student cannot play the piano. Also, a voice note book to take notes during the lesson to be used during practice during the week.

*** Specialties ***
classical voice and jazz voice.

Experience

Private voice teacher

May 2013 - Present
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I teach private voice lessons incorporating theory, ear training, and sight reading either at the students home or my own. I teach all age levels from 8-73

I also teach private piano for beginning and intermediate piano.

Education

Bachelor of music

Aug 2005 - May 2010
Christopher Newport University

Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance

May 2005 - May 2010
Christopher Newport University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance

May 2010
Christopher Newport University

Studied piano, vocal pedagogy, ear training, theory, diction, music history, jazz performance and ensemble work throughout the entirety of earning my degree as well as continuing to take private voice lessons myself.

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association

Nov 2013
MTNA

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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14 Reviews on Jennifer T.

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Joseph A. Jul 15, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Jennifer is excellent. She does a great job evaluating the level of our son and then provides instruction and practice lessons that 'stretch' him appropriately.
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Mariana D. May 28, 2016
Vocal Training · In home
Verified Student
She is the best teacher ever,she brings out the best out of my daughter.
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Tony Gregory Feb 13, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Incredible teacher! I am really looking forward to my next lesson.
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Juan R. Jan 5, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter get along with her very well. Jennifer is great with young children which is a relief for me as a father. She is very approachable, adaptable and gives the lessons at an appropriate pace.
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Dan M. Jan 2, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Jennifer is a terrific and patient teacher. She takes the time to make sure you understand the ideas she is expressing. I have had lessons in the past, but they were never as interesting as they are with Jennifer, and I am old !
Dan
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Natasha.B Nov 17, 2015
Singing · In studio
I just recently had my first recital with all thanks to Jen Tyler. She is patient, encouraging and always does whats best for the student. She has taught me so much and always motivates me to do better!
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Julia C. Sep 25, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
My 11 year old daughter has been working with Jennifer for a little over one year. Isabela, not only is learning to control her voice but how to read the music for the cues on how to sing the song (tempo, inflection, etc). Jennifer's structure of working on one technical piece and one piece that the student is interested in keeps my daughter learning and happy to attend lessons. Jennifer is also extremely patient with my daughter, who is a curious child and likes to drift her attention. We look forward to working with Jennifer for along time.
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Gerald G. Sep 25, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Jennifer is a very patient teacher who genuinely cares about your growth and wants to see you blossom. Her experience in music shines through and allows her to guide those who are new to the music world. I recommend Jennifer to vocalists of all backgrounds.
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Valeika R. Sep 20, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Patient with my daughter and very understanding.
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Kelly L. Aug 21, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Jenn has been working with my daughter for about 18 months. She was a complete beginner when she started, outside of singing in the chorus at school. My daughter very much enjoys working with Jenn and they have fun while still getting the job done. Jenn is soft spoken and kind which is what I wanted. She is great about letting the kids work often on songs they like which makes it more interesting for the student. My daughter loves musical theater and Jenn has helped her with some audition pieces as well. And having the lessons at home is such a help to me! Give her a try! You won't be disappointed!