I believe music is essential in education, as it teaches self-discipline, improves mental function, and enriches the soul. As a voice teacher, I believe in teaching healthy technique and opening doors to many genres, and fostering creativity and self-expression through composition. I encourage students to participate in choral and dramatic groups to hone their craft, as well as to help push them past their self-imposed limitations. As a cello teacher, I encourage involvement in orchestras and chamber groups, as they teach teamwork and develop listening skills. Music is such an incredible form of personal expression, and I aspire to help my students find their true musical voices and share them with others.
I feel that performance is an integral part of music education and will make sure that my students are given ample opportunity to perform, whether it be at a recital, open mic night, as part of a choir or orchestra, or in a musical production to nurture each of my student's performance abilities.
My daughter has been taking lessons from Jaime for six years and we have never been dissatisfied. She has a knack for finding just the right song for her students to sing. She’s also fun and very energetic!
She never really got mad at me, just said to go home and practice. She's really funny, and doesn't feel like a teacher but more like a friend.
Jaime Lyn English is an excellent professional voice teacher. She is a very fun teacher. she knows every students' strengths. My daughter is always looking forward to the lessons. My daughter said she feels so relaxed after each lesson. She feels like her therapist.
First and foremost, we need to have fun. Music is fun and the lessons should be too. When it comes to practice I expect students to spend time outside of the lessons practicing to ensure that they see results. I work with a variety of methods and concepts to ensure that I am building a solid understanding of music in my students. I work on intonation, music theory, sight reading, and expression.
I am comfortable teaching:
Voice: Beginning to Professional (Ages 12 and up, younger at instructor's discretion)
Cello: Beginning to Intermediate (Any age)
Piano/Guitar: I teach current singing students how to accompany themselves
I have extensive background in classical technique, and teach proper, healthy belt technique as well. I am comfortable teaching music from all genres and styles. I focus on developing a beautiful and unique sound for each student while maintaining a healthy, flexible voice.
I teach beginning and intermediate level cellists who either rent or own their own instrument. I encourage my students to join an orchestra or string ensemble, as there is no substitute for the experience of being part of a musical team. Cello students will work out of a technique book that will help build a solid foundation. Once basic skills are learned we will start to search out more advanced music.
Master of Music, Vocal Performance - UNCG Greensboro
Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance - Eastman School of Music