SINGING TEACHER, CHOIR CONDUCTOR AND PUBLIC SPEAKING COACH
I find potential and help it flourish…
My musical journey began over 22 years ago and alongside my classical singing career I have more than 14 years of professional teaching experience, this includes conducting children’s choirs at both state and private schools and theatre schools and for music festivals in the UK and at International private schools abroad, such as the renowned Berlin International School in Berlin, where I was appointed as their Choir Director and Singing Teacher and with whom I collaborated at the Berlin Philharmonic for their school music festival, alongside other public events. I also worked at the Scuola Paritaria Primaria Bilingue private international school in Lucca, Italy, for whom I was both the Music Director and Choir Leader.
"Jennifer is a wonderful singing teacher and I thoroughly recommend her. My daughter started lessons with her at age 7. Jennifer discovered her voice and patiently encouraged her to find her own path into singing, whilst helping her prepare songs for singing exams and competitions. Jennifer especially helped her with breathing techniques so she could sustain notes and supported her throughout her journey. She auditioned successfully to be a chorister at Canterbury Cathedral and now sings in 2 University Choirs."
Jennifer conducting her students for their 'International Day' school event in Berlin & preparing her older students for their choir festival at the Berlin Philharmonic
WHAT I OFFER
1-1 lessons, Group lessons and Online lessons
I offer private one to one and small group singing lessons such as 3-4 in a group, and general vocal coaching in my Kent based coastal studio for singers of all levels including complete beginners.
Public Speaking and Business Presentations
I also offer coaching for public speakers and business men and women, helping with delivery of presentations both at work and online to help deliver better quality vocal production and more confident presentations.
I am available to coach choirs needing extra technical help, a boost in confidence and sound production, I am available to come and help music groups that may need an external pair of ears to help with voice work and balance and other technical issues and performance techniques.
School Lessons and School Choirs
During my teaching career I have had particular success working with school choirs and young children studying music both as extra-curricular activity and for music exams, competitions and school related projects.
Confidence, Anxiety and Behaviour
Through my holistic approach to singing, addressing the whole person, I have also helped children, young adults and people with confidence and anxiety issues and also health issues in their singing lessons and choir participation. I have also had experience working with children affected by learning and developmental disabilities and behavioural issues.
Parkinson’s and ‘Sing to Beat’
I have also trained in and worked with people who suffer with Parkinson’s via the ‘Sing to Beat’ training programme, with the Canterbury Cantata Trust.
Scholarships, Competitions and Exams
I have also trained singers in getting music scholarships, winning competitions, achieving distinctions and other excellent grades with Trinity Guildhall & ABRSM, for cathedral choral groups, musical theatre groups and for recordings etc.
I have helped get my students full scholarships to private schools through my singing teaching methods, and I’ve also helped my students get professional music contracts at famous establishments such as the Berlin State Opera, performing under the baton of Daniel Barenboim.
I also offer help with posture, pronunciation and musical skills such as sight reading and aural training.
At my new Kent coastal studio I have a beautiful, sunny and light space overlooking the English Channel with a baby Petrof grand piano.
I charge £40 per half an hour session
For online lessons I use Zoom, FaceTime or Whatsapp video calling.
Sessions range from 30-90 minutes, depending on age and experience.