Susan Jerome

Susan J.

Elk Grove, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Advanced
I've been working with accent reduction for students for 5 years. Having done hundreds of voice over commercials I learned many dialects and how to teach good American English. I studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and taught at Berlitz Language Schools. I have a specific curriculum for reducing accents which includes diction, articulation and vocal exercises.

About Susan J.

I started teaching because I have a passion for teaching, as well as helping students reach their true potential. I not only teach the students looking to learn their craft, but also those looking to better their ability. My goal is to impart my knowledge and love of music, theater and speech to all of my students. I now teach in my fully equipped home studio in Elk Grove, CA.

I have been a professional Actress, Show Singer, Commercial Voice-Over Artist and Teacher for the past 25 years in the Bay Area. I have a BA in Theater Arts from University of Minnesota, as well as from San Jose State University. I have studied Theater, Dance, Music, and Mime at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. I have 30 units in "Early Childhood and Development" from DeAnza College in San Jose, CA.

I am also a member of the AFTRA, SAG and EQUITY unions.

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Megan
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Susan s so sweet and easy to be around. I was instantly very comfortable with her. Susan is knowledgable and positive.

Posted Mar 5, 2020
Adaleiz O.
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Susan has been very patient and encouraging during lessons for my daughter. Susan is very positive has given good tips and techniques to help improve my daughter's singing.

Posted Aug 30, 2019
Kevin A.
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Susan is a great instructor who is very patient and knowledgeable. I look forward to every lesson and exercise and would recommend her for anyone looking for an acting coach.

Posted Mar 15, 2019
Kelly P.
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She is a very patient and fun teacher.

Posted Mar 10, 2019
alli S.
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I think Susan would be a better teacher for a beginner student than for an intermediate student. The voice lessons were still helpful, but she was more of a practice coach than a teacher, for an intermediate/advanced singing student. If you need to learn how to breathe and support your singing, I'd recommend her for starting out, but if you are already a trained singer and looking to improve even more, you'd be better off going to a more specialized expert singing teacher. She was a nice lady and I had fun in her lessons though.

Posted Jul 11, 2017
Kobe C.
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Susan is very sweet and easy to work with. My son is so excited to learn different techniques to improve his vocal skills. We can't wait for his next lesson.

Posted Jan 14, 2017
Chloe
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Susan is amazing! FUN, friendly, talented, very informational and knowledgeable- she certainly knows her stuff! My child was so excited after her first lesson.

Posted Oct 28, 2016
Vidushi U.
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Susan is a great music teacher. She is also great with kids

Posted Aug 24, 2016
Kyle
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Ms. Susan is warm, encouraging and knowledgable. My son looks forward to his lessons and enjoys doing the follow up exercises. This has been well-worth the investment!

Posted Aug 10, 2016
Faith S.
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Susan is an amazing instructor! She started out with some beginning material but quickly increased the difficulty as she gauged my experience. She came to my home and we started right away. My 3 month old daughter was asleep in her nursery and didn't make a peep. The convenience of her coming to my home so that I can do something for fun as a new mom is so amazing! I feel like I've known her forever! I'm looking forward to her sending me songs that she thinks will sound good with my voice! I'm so excited for Lesson #2!

Posted Feb 18, 2016
Anna
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Susan is passionate and a great teacher

Posted Feb 16, 2016
Ana
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Susan is really nice and I would recommend her as a teacher. I had a lot of fun and she truly helped me improve my singing.

Posted Jan 26, 2016
Kay
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She's overall a really nice teacher. I love the fact that she organizes concerts to get real practice. Recommend!

Posted Dec 2, 2015
Kristine
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The Stars explain it all, she's very enthusiastic about teaching and loves to get to know you better which is really great, and she gives you songs that are recent that she thinks you should sing!

Posted Oct 14, 2015
Tamara R.
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Tamara had a wonderful first singing lesson with Susan! Susan is very knowledgeable and a positive inspiration. Thank you!

Posted Sep 12, 2015
Tamari G.
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Tamari really enjoyed the vocal warm ups

Posted Aug 22, 2015
Bob L.
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Susan helped me with my speaking voice and we focused on a wedding speech I had planned to give as the father of the bride. Her feedback was invaluable and the speech was a resounding success. Not sure I could have pulled it off as well as I did without her help.

Posted Jul 1, 2015
Ryan H.
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Susan is kind, effective, and pushes me to sing my best. I can feel my voice growing stronger and more confident with every lesson. I look forward to our sessions every week with a smile.

Posted Jun 13, 2015
Taeho O.
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Susan is a wonderful teacher who loves working with her students! She has helped me gain a lot of confidence in my voice as well as giving me a strong foundation into the basics of singing.

Posted Jun 3, 2015
Julie Flanagan
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Susan is one in a million. I feel ready for my audition with her help! She is also extremely nice and easy to work with.

Posted May 12, 2015
G K.
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Extremely nice teacher, she knows how to teach proper vocal placement well, and she's very encouraging

Posted Apr 20, 2015
Greg G.
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I am about to have my fourth session with Susan and i'm looking forward to it. Susan is wonderful. I'm a guitar player in a band and have never tried singing outside the car, and she has been extremely helpful and encouraging. Susan provides a great mix of techniques that I never would have guessed would be helpful, but they are! Susan has quickly give me the training and confidence that will allow me to sing in my band very soon. She is not a clock watcher and she gives you 100% of her attention and dedication. I absolutely would recommend Susan to anyone. I wish I hadn't waited so long.

Posted Feb 19, 2015
Susan J.
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"Susan is great! Experienced, great with kids, excellent constructive feedback. My daughter has learned so much already and is very excited about working with Susan"

- Heidi E.

Posted Feb 18, 2015
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"My daughter has taken a few lessons with Susan and we couldn't be happier. She does a variety of practices, breathing techniques and warm ups as well as singing. She genuinely cares about her clients and goes out of her way to support them. Her lessons are a lot of fun and my daughter always looks forward to go."
- Charlotta H.
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"I am about to have my fourth session with Susan and I'm looking forward to it. Susan is wonderful. I'm a guitar player in a band and have never tried singing outside the car, and she has been extremely helpful and encouraging. Susan provides a great mix of techniques that I never would have guessed would be helpful, but they are! Susan has quickly given me the training and confidence that will allow me to sing in my band very soon. She is not a clock watcher and she gives you 100% of her attention and dedication. I absolutely would recommend Susan to anyone. I wish I hadn't waited so long."
- Greg G.

Posted Feb 18, 2015
Susan J.
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"Susan has helped me improve on breathing, confidence, improving my range and is a lovely lady. She also helps me with monologues, which I love doing. "


-Lexi B.

Posted Feb 18, 2015
Susan J.
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"I've been going to lessons with Susan since the middle of June and I am so impressed! My parents have noticed that my singing voice has gotten much better with every single lesson that I've had with her. Susan is a very caring, gentle woman and I never feel judged when I'm singing with her. She gives credit where credit is due and helps you improve in aspects of your voice without making you feel bad about yourself. I definitely recommend choosing Susan to be you or your child's vocal coach!"

- Jinju H.

Posted Feb 18, 2015
Susan J.
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"Susan J. is an exceptional teacher as well as a warm and friendly person. She is easy to work with, but will challenge you to reach your full potential in a constructive and encouraging way. I have become a noticeably better singer after working with her once a week for just two months. She taught me many things about singing that I would never have thought of, as well as how to warm up my voice and how to sing with passion and emotion without sounding cheesy. Her lessons were invaluable, and there is no question that the experience I gained from taking lessons with her has made me a much better musician. I would highly recommend taking a lesson with Susan if you want to get better at singing or acting!"

- Jack S.

Posted Nov 20, 2014
Susan J.
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Susan's professional expertise enables her to assist students on anything from communications, speech, narration, accents reduction, improv, comedy, acting, voice, and singing. Her rich and versatile experience gave her the ability to provide insightful feedback while suggesting the most relevant exercises on which to work. Susan's excellently put together recital allows students to build their confidence in a very fun and supporting environment.

Susan is able to relate and work with students of all ages, be it kindergartners or professors. I highly recommend taking lessons from Susan; you'll look forward to your lessons week after week."
- Han C.

Posted Nov 20, 2014

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Experience

Children's Theater Teacher
Oct 2010 - May 2011

Sunnyvale and Mountain View Recreation Centers

I created and taught several theater classes including: " Musical Reading Theater For Tiny Tots" designed for children 3-5 years; Improvisation and Commercial Voice-Over Workshops; Lights, Camera Action Classes

Education

BA Theater Arts
Jan 1986 - Present

University of Minnesota , San Jose State University and Deanza College

Theater Arts
Sep 1984 - Present

San Jose State University

THEATER ARTS
Sep 1968 - Feb 1973

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

Languages

English and French

Professional Proficiency

French

Professional Proficiency

French

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Joey Award
Nov 1998

San Jose AFTRA/SAG Awards

REceived an award for outstanding voice-over for Ruth Carrunza Productions, Mountain View CA 94040

Awards

Best Actress Award
Jun 1987

San Jose State University; Joey Award , Chanhassen Natural Dinner Theater; Equity Actress ;Actress; SAG and AFTRA TAlen UnionsI

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