SERIOUS STUDENTS ONLY. It doesn't matter what genre or style of music you sing. I offer the highest quality voice lessons and teach students to sing with healthy vocal technique with a clearer understanding of how anatomy, physiology, and the psyche is utilized as the body sings. Students will build repertoire and study the history of songs and their composers to better understand how to sing a story. Together, we will explore and refine your authentic voice.
I am passionate about my work. I began singing as a very young child. As a professional singer and music educator, it is an honor to prepare new, emerging and experienced artists to perform in this incredible field. There is little more important to me than sharing the gift of song with the world.
I first studied with Jolie my senior year of college as a voice major. After years of voice teachers who didn’t quite understand my voice, Jolie was a breath of fresh air. She immediately knew that I had been placed in the wrong voice type and began working on techniques and repertoire to help release my authentic voice. I still use many techniques, visualizations, and body work from those lessons in my career as a soloist today. I would encourage anyone looking to develop a strong and healthy voice, as well as a varied breadth of repertoire, to study with Jolie Rocke Brown.
Its more than just a voice studio session, She incorporates life lessons and how to stabilize emotions to tell the story properly and well.
Jolie is passionate, patient and very knowledgeable in vocal training. She is able to push you to new heights allowing you to see tremendous growth!
Introductory meeting includes a discussion about the students goals and wants as well as setting goals for the future. I share information about vocal anatomy and how the voice works and provide the student with a daily exercise regiment. As they learn how the body sings, I guide them to healthy alignment, breathing and vocal production. We begin to learn song repertoire within the third - sixth lesson (depending on the beginning level and other factors)
All but dissertation for Doctorate of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance. Over 25 years of teaching experience. Collegiate vocal teaching since 2003. Private studio instructor since 1995. International performer of opera, art song, spirituals, jazz, gospel and other styles.
$80 per hour (pay per lesson)
$75 per hour (4 hour bundle $300)
I began teaching the Year I graduated from college in public schools in Connecticut. After honing my skills further I started teaching private voice lessons with select students and for local arts programs. As my students excelled, more students came. In 2015 I accepted a Visiting Instructor position at Texas Southern University and relocated to Houston. I also teach Applied Voice at Prairie View and continue to expand my private voice studio.
Elementary, middle school, high school, college, working professionals, church musicians, and seniors rediscovering their love of singing. I also work with students with special needs.