Jess E Allen Studio
Jess E Allen is a career woman with a passion for teaching, songwriting, singing and performing.
Jess coaches singers, pianits and songwritingers and takes them on a journey from self-concious, shy and self-critical to confident, self-expressed and musically skilled!
Since auditioning for her first musical at the age of 13, this shy, quiet and just a little sassy Jr. higher was captivated by the performing arts.
No longer shy or quiet, Jessica has participated in 15+ musicals. Some of her past theater experience includes HEART Academy’s Emma (Jane Fairfax), Godspell (“Oh Bless the Lord vocalist), Yancy’ Theater Production’s Snow White (Snow White), Annie (Grace), Lion King (Rifiki) and San Jose Children’s Musical Theater’s Fiddler on the Roof, Cinderella, The Wiz, Leader of the Pack, Aida and more.
Jessica has taken 15+ years of private voice lessons but always knew musical theater was not her only passion. During her high school senior year, Jessica was presented with an opportunity to lead worship for the youth at her church with contemporary Christian Music. This stirred within her a passion for the music industry. She went on to lead and entire 5 piece band for the entire adult congregation of Bayside Community Church in San Jose.
Since then, she has started writing music, posting on Instagram and YouTube. She is an experienced songwriter as well, and has written 20+ songs. She has performed these at different venues up in the San Jose Bay Area. As she refines these projects, she is in the process of creating original songs Album with producer Randy Emata in Hollywood, CA.
Currently, she is pursuing a career inspiring, encouraging and calling people to take action on their own dreams through the vehicle of songwriting, teaching and more! She teaches vocal technique at Anthem School of Worship at WestGate Church in San Jose.
Other honors include: San Jose’s Teen Ambassadress from Youth Focus 2006 and Miss Teen Entertainer from the Western Regional California State Talent Competition 2006 and 2007. She has received numerous grand champion awards through her participation in the California State Talent Competition, the California Spring Talent Fest and Greater Bay Area Talent Competition. In July of 2008, she received the title of Youth Classic’s Young Women of Achievement. Because of this, she received the opportunity to sing “God Bless America” at the All Star Football Game hosted by Charlie Wedemeyer.
Able to read music
Student has instrument
Interested musical styles
Photos and videos
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I like to hear more about what your goals are!
I hear a little of your voice and set up a vocal plan from there. I like to record each session so you can practice at home!
For piano, I use a cirriculum called Reading Keyboard Music.
A typical lesson plan looks like a 30 min session once a week or a group program 3x a month.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
My vocal training and technique is based on Bel Canto technique. I have been mentored by teachers of Michael Jackson, Natalie Cole and Stevie Wonder. Piano experience has been in Reading Keyboard Music and Simply Music. Songwriting has developed organically and I have studied with award winning producers such as Seth Mosley. I have competed in multiple scholarship competitions throughout California.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
$75 per half hour
3-6 month packages with discounts
How did you get started teaching?
I have a mentor who took me under her wing to train me and equip me to teach! I'm still teaching 15 years later :)
What types of students have you worked with?
I have history with musical theater, Christian contemporary, pop and classical.
Most students like to sing pop but I have helped prepped for auditions and performances.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Recently, I put on a summit to help singer/songwriters to crowdfund their next original album!
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Choose an instructor you feel comfortable with! Ask what their personal goals are for their studio and their students! Does it align with your purpose for learning music?