I help build my students' vocal confidence by focusing on developing a basic yet strong and healthy singing technique. Lessons are tailored to each student's needs whether it be learning the basics, preparing for an audition, or just learning for fun. I teach classical and musical theater repertoire. My main objective is to help you succeed in obtaining an authentic voice that is your own.
My favorite thing about teaching is that every lesson is an adventure. There is boundless vocal potential to discover just as long as you are willing to work for it. I also love it when my students not only reach their vocal goals but exceed them. Visit my website at www.jumpsingerprep.com to read my previous students' experiences.
Started my class few weeks ago. He is professional and nice.
Jacob is an excellent teacher! My 16-year-old daughter thoroughly enjoyed taking lessons from him and she significantly improved in both her vocal technique and in her confidence as a singer. He was great at helping her prep for musical theater auditions as well. He’s easy to work with and relates well to his students. He is very supportive and does his best to help his students achieve their goals. I highly recommend Jacob as a vocal instructor.
Jacob was recommended to teach my 9-year-old daughter through the University of Redlands Community School of Music program. She could not carry a tune so I requested a professor. They suggested Jacob, and I was so glad they did! In the nine months they worked together, he increased her range and taught her to sing a melody. He always made sure to warm up her voice before performing. Not only that, he tailored her instruction to her needs. I was so pleased that I also hired him to coach my sons for auditions and performances. My older son needed to sing like a munchkin for The Wizard of Oz. He taught him the professional way to sing. The entire theater could hear him clearly without a microphone. I was very pleased with his instruction and very sorry to lose him. Our loss is your gain!
My typical process is to get a feel for my new student's voices. That consists of finding voice range and voice type depending on the age of the student. I also have them sing a few lines of music so I can deduce where the student is at vocally. Are they new to singing? Can they read music? Can they match pitch? All are questions that I ask myself as I valuate my new student's potential for growth.
Moving forward we talk about the voice as an instrument and how to keep the voice healthy.
I have a Masters in Music Vocal Performance from the University of Redlands in California, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Dixie State University in Saint George, Utah. My experience with auditions and performances will no doubt help students know what to do and what not to do during the audition process.
Lessons are 4 times monthly. In months that have 5 weeks, the 5th lesson is set as a free or make-up lesson.
4 30-minute Lessons = $100 per month
4 50-minute Lessons = $120 per month
I teach ages 10 and up.
Look for a teacher who has a degree in vocal performance or vocal pedagogy (the study of teaching singing) or if they don't have a degree at least they should have an active singing career and have a performance resume to back it up. A teacher with some vocal training is better than one without.