JESSICA WEST offers professional voice lessons and performance coaching in St. George, UT and internationally via online webcam. Jessica received her BA in Music & Theatre at Southern Virginia University. She continued her vocal education & became a Certified Voice Instructor with the Institute for Vocal Advancement (IVA). She is also a member of NATS the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Jessica’s vocal background is abundant in vocal science, vocal pedagogy, & numerous vocal techniques practiced throughout the world. She’s seasoned with vocal & performance training in the Old Italian School, Speech Level Singing, The Institute for Vocal Advancement, as well as education & techniques stemming from Juilliard & the Manhattan School of Music. Jessica has studied Opera with Tony Award Winner and Grammy Nominee, Lisa Hopkins Seegmiller who trained at Juilliard, Yale University, and the Manhattan School of Music.
Jessica specializes in healthy singing, speaking, & stage vocal technique. Jessica is dedicated to personally assisting each of her students find a voice that is free of strain and fatigue AND also find a voice that has a powerful range of emotion and artistry. Her singers learn to maneuver ALL genres of music with healthy vocal techniques and to sing in balanced mixes & resonances while exploring artistry and performance. With balance, the voice maintains a clear & strong tone and has dynamic freedom, a wider range, and an ability to sing with ease & little to no effort in any style of music. Jessica uses special tools & techniques relevant to each individual's specific vocal needs & unique goals. Whether you're just starting out and want to find your voice or just desire to improve your professional performance and vocal abilities, Jessica will help you feel comfortable and assist you in reaching your goals.
Jessica specializes as a performer and teacher in jazz, crooning, musical theater, choir, pop, country, classical, opera, crooning, yodeling & more. Jessica aims to equip her students with the tools & skills they need to become masters of their craft. Your training sessions include foundational vocal technique, performance technique, stylistic nuances, recording studio techniques, auditioning, IPA, music theory, sight singing, ear training, & more.
Jessica recently performed concerts in Germany June 2016. Jessica also performs as an actress in Southern Utah. Her most recent work being with Brigham's Playhouse starring roles such as Meg in Little Women, Liesl in the The Sound of Music, & Wendy in Peter Pan! She has also loved playing the roles of Billie in Babes in Arms, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, & Beth in Little Women.
VOICE & SINGING LESSONS: Jessica offers voice & singing lessons for individuals, groups, & ensembles of all levels and all ages. Online lessons are also offered via GoogleHangouts for students worldwide.
ACTING LESSONS: Jessica offers beginning to advanced lessons in acting ranging from musical theatre, straight plays, shakespearean, improvisational theater, film acting, TV/commercial acting, Commedia del Arte, clowning, opera, & more. In studio or online lessons available.
UKULELE LESSONS: Lessons in beginning & intermediate ukulele technique are available for those in need of training with chords, strumming techniques, fingering, & music theory. In studio or online lessons available.