I have been working in musical theater since 1972. I have been a dancer, musical theater actress, done tv and film. Since 1996 I have directed over 50 shows and coached hundreds of students. I am very familiar with the college and conservatoryvaudition processes and requirements for vocal performance and musical theater. My Studio has won Best Vocal Studio in the Temecula Area 6 years in a row! My best quality is choosing the right song for the singer! This can make or break you in the audition process!
I love working with young people and helping them gain confidence as they build their voice and acting skills! I LOVE seeing my students on stage. I try to get them on-stage as much as possible!
Jillian is an excellent vocal coach. She is engaging, experienced and brings out the best in her students. I only wish we had found her sooner!!
Miss Jillian knows my voice better than anyone else. Her song choices are excellent, I can see my progress every time I come in for a lesson, and she's just so fun to work with!
Jillian has a unique ability to connect with the kids and grow their voice. She introduced my daughter to the world of theater and inspired a passion for musical theater that we are forever grateful.
Evaluation or Audition. See where the student “is” on their journey. Discuss goals, both short and long term. Set up a plan and a short term common goal. Each lesson consists of 30 minutes of warm-up/technique and 30 minutes of performance skills including: vocalizing, acting the song, connection, staging (if required).
Master Classes with: Linda Kerns, Angelo Fraboni, Danny Gurwin, Elisabeth Howard, Scripps Healthcare - Vocal health
Voice: Dianna Ruggiero, Jim Price (Disney), Steven Storc, Seth Riggs
Acting: Clu Gullagher, Arthur Noll, Debbie Glivar, DJ Sullivan, Milt Woodruff, Alan Scharf
Mesa CORE Theater Conservatory - Major: Musical Theater
Ssn Diego Junior Theater - 1971-1981
Lessons are by the hour. Payment is by the month. Prices vary depending on time of day.
I was working as a musical theater "gypsy" from 1981-1995. In December of 1995 I was in a serious car accident that left me in a wheel chair for a year. When I recovered, I was unable to dance professionally so I began volunteering at local community and regional theater companies. As I worked with more people, I began gettting asked to assist with audition preparation, which in turn led to teaching, then producing and directing. I now run a non-profit theater company, but make my living teaching privately.
Musical Theater youth and adults. Vocal Performance majors. Cruise Ship Vocalists, contestants on La Voce Kids (the voice kids), students preparing for University Auditions.