Born and raised in Louisiana, Jerry P. has a unique and dynamic vocal styling that clearly reflects the varied, eclectic musical environment of his youth: rhythm and blues, zydeco, and gospel to name a few. After honing his skills in performance, piano and voice and earning Bachelor and Master of Music Education degrees, he has become a sought-after classroom and private music educator, having developed school music programs for NYC public and charter schools. In addition, he serves as accompanist, voice teacher, musical director and vocal coach to a variety of organizations and private clients. Musical theatre and opera credits include: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Judah); Bye, Bye Birdie (Ensemble); The Tender Land (Mr. Splinters); Little Women (Laurie); West Side Story (Chino); Musical Director credits include: Hairspray; Rent: School Edition; Once On This Island Jr.; Seussical Jr. In 2012, Jerry P. made his mark as a cabaret artist in his NYC debut ”Sad Songs Say So Much” (BroadwayWorld.com Cabaret Award Nominee) directed by Angela Shultz and musical direction by Brett Kristofferson. With the same creative team, his cabaret follow up, "With Friends Like These," played in fall 2013 to more sold out audiences! Recently, Jerry was named by the Recording Academy© and The Grammy Foundation© as a quarter finalist out of over 30,000 nominations for the Grammy© Music Educator Award.
*** Lesson Details ***
A variety of private instruction options are available. Lessons can be taught in my home studio (located at 147th St. & St. Nicholas Ave in Manhattan) or in your home (additional fees apply). Each student is unique and therefore requires an individual instruction plan that is catered to the student's abilities and interests. A genuine one-on-one approach is utilized in which the student is supported and challenged to learn and self-express through music.
Private instruction is currently available in piano, voice, and general music.
*** Studio Equipment ***
piano, assorted materials for small children (general music/movement lessons)
*** Specialties ***
I specialize in voice lessons, vocal coaching, piano lessons, and general music/theory.