Jessica Burton

Jessica B.

Austin, TX
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I started sewing at age 8 (thanks mom!)

I have a degree in technical theatre with an emphasis in costume design and technology. I design costumes for community theatres, opera companies and drag queens.

I helped teach sewing and costuming during my degrees. I believe in starting beginners with familiarizing themselves with their machines and how to read patterns.

I would love to share my years of experience designing, sewing and crafting with you!

About Jessica B.

Music and the arts have been a large part of my life since I was a child.

I have performed in numerous operas, musicals and plays. Favorite roles include the Witch in Into the Woods, Agathe in Der Freischutz, the Countess in Marriage of Figaro, and Fastrada in Pippin.

I have a degrees in Opera Directing, Vocal Performance and Theatre Arts. I started teaching acting classes in 2001, and have coached voice since 2010. I have studied voice with James Gardner, former head of opera at Julliard School of Music, Matthew Oglesby, vocal area coordinator for the WTAMU School of Music, and Darlene Wiley, head of voice department at Butler School of Music, UT and William Lewis, dramatic tenor with 35 years experience singing at the Metropolitan Opera.

I direct operas, design costumes, teach whenever and whatever I can, and love spending time with my cat.

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Dennis M.
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Jessica is super knowledgeable about fixing your technique without missing a beat! I feel so much more confident in my singing and will continue talking lessons! She’s amazing!

Posted Jul 2, 2020
Janet R.
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She is the best teacher

Posted Mar 9, 2020
Luz M S.
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My experience was really good. Jessica is a good teacher. Very detail-oriented. Answered all my questions. Gave me great tips and advice. I learned so much in one hour. Thank you, Jessica!

Posted Feb 10, 2020
Ryan
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Jessica helped me with tailoring & alteration challenges, answered all my questions and provided excellent tips for improving my techniques. Now I know how to achieve the looks I’m going for, and I’m excited to continue sewing. Thank you Jessica!

Posted Nov 27, 2019
Sandi L.
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My lessons were based on altering a tunic top for a custom fit. Jessica, is a pro! I learned so much from her instruction that I will continue to take classes for other sewing projects.

Posted Nov 5, 2019
Elmarie S.
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Great experience! Jess was very thorough with identifying my voice type and recommended me the proper repertoire for me to practice. I'm excited for my next lesson with her!

Posted Sep 15, 2019
Dinora R.
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Really enjoyed my lessons with Jessica. She is a very personable and gifted patient instructor. So I never felt intimidated learning how to sew since it was all new to me. Thank you Jessica.

Posted Aug 10, 2019
Barbara
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Absolutely fantastic!! Very knowledgeable and helpful. I’ll definitely be booking her again!!

Posted May 7, 2019
Heather N.
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Jessica is awesome! She is warm, patient, and kind. We hit it off right away. I can't wait for my next lesson. Heather. ;-)

Posted Mar 17, 2015

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Education

Doctor of Musical Arts: Opera Direction
Aug 2015 - May 2018

University of Texas

Masters of Music: Opera Direction
Aug 2013 - May 2015

University of Texas, Austin

Bachelor of Music: Vocal Performance
Jan 2008 - May 2013

West Texas A&M University

Bachelor of Science: Theatre Arts, emphasis in Costume Design
Aug 2005 - May 2007

West Texas A&M University

Associate of Science: Theatre, Acting
Aug 2003 - May 2005

Amarillo College

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

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