Studio Owner and Vocal Tutor
Master of Music Studies (Vocal Pedagogy), QLD Conservatorium of Music
Bachelor of Primary Education, Wollongong University
Diploma of Youth Work, TAFE Illawarra
Advanced Certificate Estill Voice Training
Jess has grown up in the Illawarra and been active in the local theatre community for over 20 years. After being mentored in singing teaching by local teachers she moved to QLD to study the specifics of the craft. Here she studied under the leading voice teachers in the country; Irene Bartlett and Adele Nisbett. This course taught the specifics of how to change your voice to suit different genres of music as well as how to produce any sound you want without hurting yourself.
Before moving away to pursue tertiary studies, Jess had many years of vocal and dance training under local teachers, she undertook exams in AMEB and ISTD (tap and jazz). In 2007 Jess started a vocal group for local youth through Shellharbour City Youth Services, whilst studying for her Diploma of Youth Work. Jess then went on to complete an Advanced Certificate in Estill Voice Training while working towards her Bachelor of Primary Education. Continually participating in professional development opportunities, Jess has learnt from International voice experts such as Ingo Titze, Dane Chalfin, Mary Saunders Barton and Anne Peckham.
After completing her Masters degree in QLD, she returned to the Illawarra and taught at the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music. Here she taught both individual lessons and choirs to great success.
Some of her student achievements include:
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, QLD Professional Production.
The Magic Flute, Oz Opera. Jess prepared the choir for this performance.
'The Voice Kids' TV show.
Current songs on Triple J.
Successful entrance into Universities.
Honours in AMEB examinations.
To find out more about Jess's teaching methods please click the 'about' section of the website.
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This studio is planning to grow and requires more teachers.
All applicants must have qualifications in their instrument or have significant industry experience. Teachers at IVA are expected to access professional development opportunities annually. This studio believes in team teaching so it is imperative that you are open to collaboration. Not a vocal teacher? Perhaps you can add expertise in another area such as performance coaching, accompaniment or sound production. IVA believes in your quality education and pay rates will reflect this.