With a Master Degree in Vocal Pedagogy with studies at the Vanderbilt Voice Center, Jessica is a sought after vocal clinician. She has worked with artists signed with/managed by Disney, William Morris Agency, Simeon Studios, and Graffiti Records to name a few. Recent masterclasses include Belmont University, Instituto Allegro, Musico a Musico International Conference, Columbia Community College, and Austin P. High School in Houston, Texas. She currently serves as the casting director and vocal coach for the HFCC Performing Arts Company.
Click on and listen for the difference in the vocals between the first and second albums.L
Hear the Difference?
In late 2011, the band SOS 3:16 approached Jessica for vocal coaching. The husband and wife duo already had a great first album "Luz Eterna" but wanted to take their vocals the next level before heading into the studio again. They were thrilled with how their second album, "Vives en Mi" turned out after coaching with Jessica. She was so impressed with them that she hired lead vocalist and owner of Simeon Studios, Edwin Portillo, to produce her own Bilingual EP!
Voice lessons are for singers who are just getting started in their career or who have found that their technique is no longer working for them. Or for someone who just wants to learn how to sing. Technique levels vary depending on the goals of the individual. You will learn about proper breathing, coordinating of the vocal tract, vocal health basics, resonance, music theory, ear training, and stage presence. All genres are welcomed.
45 minute lesson for students under 18: $45
1 hour lesson (all ages): $70
Lessons must be paid monthly in full (cash, check, or paypal) by the 25th of each month for the upcoming month in order to reserve the time slot.
A 24 hour advanced cancellation is required. Rescheduled lessons are up to the discretion of the instructor.
Worship Arts Advisor
Jessica has served on many worship teams all over the US. She also had the opportunity to be the worship leader for a missionary team in Macedonia where she shared the gospel through music. During her time in Boston, she was a lead vocalist for the Berklee worship band, At Order. She also helped to lead worship for Lifeway's Philadelphia location camp ministry in 2007. During her time in Nashville she taught at Instituto Allegro, A Worship Arts Academy, where she oversaw the department of vocal studies from 2009-2012. There she not only acted as a vocal coach but led courses on music ministry and took part in Musico a Musico's Nashville Congresso where she got to work with artists Jaci Valasquez and Salvador.
As Courtney talks about in her video testimony, you will see that vocal coaching is for an artist who is already recording and performing who is looking to understand how to develop their voice further. This is extremely beneficial for artists who tour so that they know how to take care of their voice and give consistent performances on the road.
1 hour Session: $70lacvo
Vocal Production Advisor
Are you looking to take your recording to the next level? Jessica can advise your solo act or group on site at the recording studio to help you to record efficiently and with excellence. She has helped several bands with correcting pitch (without the help of auto-tune), dynamics, diction, and balance. She is also willing to help you record bgv's as needed.
$90 per hour (for on-site recording sessions)
**Jessica is also willing to be a touring vocal health mentor (pending availability).
Jessica helped The Protomen with bgvs on their second album "The Father of Death" and went on to be a vocal advisor for two band members and perform with them live as well.