Jessie Shulman

Jessie S.

Topanga, CA

About Jessie S.

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Jessie teaches: Ages 6 to 90
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Teaching since: January 2014
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Overview

Hello! I'm Jessie, and I'm a freelance singer and teacher in the Los Angeles area.

I received my M.M. in Voice from the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) at the University of Cincinnati, and B.M. in Opera Performance from CSU Long Beach.

I have taught beginning to intermediate piano, and beginning to advanced voice for the past three years now, and I love it! Although I specialize in opera and classical vocal technique, I enjoy and teach a variety of genres of music, and encourage a healthy technique with minimal tension.

Currently I sing with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and have also sung with the Chicago Symphony Chorus, Music of the Baroque, and Cincinnati Opera. Check out my website for more information about me at www.jessieshulman.com

I teach private lessons in the LA/San Fernando valley area, and am available to teach both piano and voice, no matter your experience level! My approach is to focus on healthy, easy singing and/or playing. Correct posture, breath, and technique are fundamentals of a healthy instrument. I also have experience with the Alexander Technique, and incorporate its many benefits into my teaching. I am comfortable teaching various styles; whether it's pop, rock, classical, or musical theater, I would love to help you achieve your singing and piano playing goals! Please feel free to contact me with any questions, and I will happily answer them!


For more information, please visit my website:
www.jessieshulman.com


*** Lesson Details ***
Fun atmosphere, individualized lesson plans, no experience necessary

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha grand piano, wide range of books/sheet music, full length mirrors, printer/scanner, internet access

*** Travel Equipment ***
For in-home lessons, students must have a piano or keyboard available

*** Specialties ***
Opera and classical voice technique, piano, sight-reading, ear-training, classical repertoire, German diction, Italian diction, French diction

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Experience

Roster Chorister

Jun 2016 - Present
Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles CA

Alto Section Leader/Soloist

Jun 2016 - Present
First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA

Chorister

Sep 2015 - Jun 2016
Music of the Baroque, Chicago IL

Alto Section Leader

Dec 2014 - Jun 2016
Union Church of Hinsdale, Hinsdale IL

Associate Member

Aug 2014 - Jun 2016
Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago IL

Bruckner Te Deum (2016)
Berlioz Romeo & Juliet (2016)
Scriabin Prometheus (2015)
Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky / Scriabin Symphony No. 1 (2015)
Welcome Yule (2014)
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (2014)

Voice and Piano Teacher

Sep 2014 - May 2016
American Music Institute, Clarendon Hills IL

Chorus

May 2013 - Jul 2015
Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati OH

Turandot (2015)
Don Pasquale, as Carmen Miranda (2015)
Il Trovatore (2015)
Madama Butterfly (2014)
Carmen (2014)
Aida (2013)
Der Rosenkavalier, as Third Noble Orphan (2013)
Don Giovanni (2013)

Vocals and Piano Instructor

Jan 2015 - May 2015
Guitar Center, Highland Park IL

Choral Scholar

Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
Calvary Episcopal Church, Cincinnati OH

Alto Section Leader

Sep 2010 - Jun 2012
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Long Beach CA

Education

M.M Voice

Aug 2012 - Apr 2014
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

B.M. Opera Performance

Aug 2007 - Jun 2012
California State University, Long Beach

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Emilie Dieterle Scholarship

Aug 2012
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM)

Harold Heiberg Liedersänger Preis

Jul 2011
American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS)

Scholarship for Vocal Music

Apr 2010
Dramatic Allied Arts Guild

Affiliations

American Guild of Musical Artists

Feb 2013

An American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters.

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2 Reviews on Jessie S.

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Shayna W. Aug 6, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
she is great!
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Mary F. Jan 24, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Jessie has been great! The kids love her teaching style and look forward to their lessons.