Private lessons offer the opportunity to benefit from one-on-one instruction tailored to your specific needs and goals. Jackie and Matt are experienced instructors and singers with a proven track record of success. They regularly attend conferences and workshops sponsored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Southeastern Theatre Conference, Music Theatre Educator's Alliance, The Voice Foundation, CCM Voice Pedagogy Institute, and the Pan-American Vocology Association. Their continuing education means that you always have access to cutting edge voice science and vocal techniques.
Jackie and Matt have successfully navigated the college audition process with students for over ten years. Former students have been accepted to schools including Julliard, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, Belmont University, University of the Arts, Hartt School, Shenandoah Conservatory, and many others. Jackie and Matt work individually with students to identify schools that are the best fit and help tailor applications, essays, resumes, and audition packages that communicate their unique personality.
Matt regularly presents lectures, workshops, and masterclasses throughout the United States. Past presenations have included NATS National Conference, NATS Summer Workshop, Pan-American Vocology Association, The Voice Foundation Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, National Center for Voice and Speech, Southeastern Theatre Conference, Indiana University New Voice Educator's Symposium, Carolina Voices, Virginia NATS, North Carolina NATS, Georgia NATS, Missouri NATS, Valley of the Sun NATS, Illinois Wesleyan University, Ohio Northern University, University of Northern Colorado, University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, University of Missouri, Brigham Young University, University of Toronto, Wright State University, and online lectures for Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and Clayton State University. For more information visit EdwardsVoice.com.
Jackie is currently an adjunct voice instructor at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in Hagerstown, MD and has previously taught at Center State Performing Arts Academy in Gonzales, LA and the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra Conservatory in Lafayette, LA. Matt is currently an Associate Professor of Voice and Voice Pedagogy at Shenandoah Conservatory and Artistic Director of the CCM Voice Pedagogy Institute.