teacher 

 

Guiding singers of all abilities to find their unique voice with kindness, compassion, patience, and a sense of humor.

 

Each of us possesses a unique voice for each of us is a unique person. My goal as a teacher is to always strive to see the individual and bring out the beauty that is inside for I believe that we all have a story to tell if we are given the chance to sing.

 

Trained at Peabody Conservatory, I have been mentored by teachers who 

instilled in me the foundations of singing:

-how to engage both the breath and the body

-the importance of text

-the beauty of a vocal line

-attention to detail in both singing and acting

I am now able to teach my students the very same things that I have learned and continue to learn as I go.

 

My students have attended NYU, Towson University, Peabody Conservatory, Arizona State University, and Temple University, to name a few, but my students are also individuals who simply want to sing for those around them without feeling self-conscious. No matter what your level of singing may be, I am honored to be your guide as you find your unique voice.

There is no better feeling than singing a song. Join me in the studio and experience it firsthand.

Styles taught:

Classical (Art Song/Opera), Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Cabaret

Kelly Foulke,

Current Student and Cabaret Singer

Jennifer encouraged me to produce a Cabaret show and coached me in the song selection, preparation, writing, and marketing. The end result was SUCCESS! My first show was one of the best experiences of my life. I am grateful for Jennifer's ability to bring out the best in me and my voice. She is able to provide simple technical descriptions, creating an atmosphere which always keeps me improving my performance as well as laughing. 

 

Whether you are new to having a voice teacher or are looking for inspiration and guidance for a performance, she provides the technical, creative, and caring environment needed to support your dreams. I highly recommend Jennifer. 

Shoshi Greenberg

Current Student

Actor and Singer

When I first met Jennifer I was auditioning for her Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop and I was absolutely terrified! I did not know how to ground my breath and relax my body and I was shaking up there on stage. Working with Jennifer changed my life. Jennifer sees me for the musician and person I am and helps me be the best version of myself I can be. She helped me find my unique voice and taught me how to use it in a way that brought me out of my shell and made my voice soar. Without her, I would not be the performer I am today. 

 

She has not only been the most influential teacher in my field of study, she has also been one of the most influential mentors and friends in my life! 

 

Her teaching style is incredibly supportive and loving while also challenging and pushing you to reach your highest potential. Jennifer will get you where you need to go! 

My favorite lesson with Jen was the time I was working through a particularly challenging song, challenging not as a singer, but on a personal level. While I was going through the song, my emotions got a hold of me, and I began to cry through the bridge and into the final chorus. When I finished, I quietly said, "I know. I made a few mistakes." 

 

She looked at me and said “Yes. But I think if you hadn’t allowed them to happen you would never have had such an amazing moment of realization as you did just now.”

 

Because that’s who Jennifer Blades is. She will not only build your skills as an Artist and Performer, but like the mother she is, she will nurture your spirit as a human being.

Jennifer Blades is an amazing voice teacher, vocal coach, and director. I have been a student of hers for almost 6 years now, and I am constantly improving under her tutelage. I truly appreciate and love everything she has done for me, whether trying to understand the character in a song, maintaining a healthy technique, or giving me the confidence to sing.

 

If you need something to convince you to go to her, she is a firm believer that her students should never imitate others and believes that every student should be as unique as possible. Not a carbon copy. 

Gabriel Taylor,

Former Student

Tenor, Actor, Director

Rachel Lockett

Current Student

Singer and Actor

Have questions? Ready to dive in and get started? Simply click on the button to schedule a time to either chat or schedule a lesson. 

 

Until it is safe to sing in person, all lessons will be held via Zoom. As long as you have a computer, a phone, and reliable internet, we can have a successful lesson. 

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