Jessica Loren Music School is a boutique music school specializing in piano & voice instruction.
Jessica began singing professionally at age 6, studying with Broadway veteran Bernese Elkin. She began studying piano at age 10 with Manhattan School of Music/Juilliard Graduate Fabiola Leon. She performed in her first musical at age 8 and continued on as a triple threat singing, dancing, and acting for years after, working in community theatre, then eventually at the Papermill Playhouse. She began writing her own songs at age 11, and has since gone on to study songwriting and composition. Dance has also been a large part of her life. She majored in Dance with Ruth Clark at the Visual and Performing Arts Academy in Denville, NJ, studying modern, ballet, and drama/technical theatre. Since then, she has gone on to develop her artistry: creating records, furthering studies in music production, live performance, visual art, dance, and performance technique. She currently works as a full time musical artist, performer, and music/songwriting teacher.
Jessica's Student Lindsey performs 'All Of Me' by John Legend. Produced by Jessica Loren.
What we’re learning
Here are some concepts emphasized in lessons with Jessica:
- Major/Minor Scales
- Chords & Chord Inversions
- Music Theory
- Circle Of Fifths
- Basic Blues understanding
- Basic Jazz understanding
- Common Tone Voicing
- Reading Lead sheets
- Pop/Rock song analyzation/notation
- Understanding of different musical styles
- Songwriting (if interested)
- Importance of consistent practice
- Understanding of the voice
- Breath control
- Proper breathing teachniques
- Vocal Health
- Proper warmup/cool down techniques
- Embracing uniqueness of your voice
- Chest Voice, Head Voice, & Mixed Voice concepts
- Hitting high notes
- Audition techniques
- Sight singing (more advanced)
- General knowledge of music
- Performance techniques
...and of course that learning to play piano or sing is just the beginning of a long musical journey! Like learning anything new, it takes time, dedication, effort, and passion to become great 🙂
Lindsey came into the studio after some hard work on the song "Imagine". Here's the recorded song produced by Jessica Loren and Kareem Devlin.
(more coming soon!)