Jennifer maintains an active private studio in the Bay Area, with students all over the Peninsula. She joined the adjunct voice faculty at San José State University in the fall of 2018. She has taught for Broadway by the Bay, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Musical Theatre Works and Lareen Fender’s The Ballet School.
In lessons, students learn about breath support, resonance, and alignment, with the goal of finding freedom in singing. Lesson time is spent on warm-ups and vocalises that help to establish healthy and reliable vocal technique and on repertoire appropriate to the age, skill level, and interests of the student. Jennifer also helps students with musicianship and coaches students for recitals and auditions. Teaching is based in classical technique as it applies to both classical and musical theatre genres.
All lessons are currently being conducted virtually. Stay tuned in regards to in-person lessons!
Rates for lessons (effective September 1, 2019) are:
For lessons at my studio or online (via FaceTime or Zoom):
$80 for 60 minutes/$65 for 45 minutes/$50 for 30 minutes
If you are interested in lessons or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to
contact me: [email protected]
Student and Parent Testimonials
“In the three years I’ve been studying with Jennifer, I have learned and progressed so much more than I could have imagined! She ensures that her students have solid foundational skills, provides gorgeous repertoire suggestions, and models correct form and technique beautifully. She understands the scientific and technical aspects of vocalization and draws upon her vast knowledge in every lesson. Jennifer is very attuned to her students; she can find new ways to keep us moving forward even when the student feels stuck. But best of all, she listens well and is so adaptable and caring, on top of all her music skills. Music is Jennifer’s essence! ” – Colleen V., adult student, member of Schola Cantorum
“Jennifer is an extraordinary teacher, performer, and human. She is supportive, fun, considerate, and knowledgeable. When you take lessons from Jennifer, you receive classical training, which gives you solid technique and vocal foundation from which to build, and you sing a variety of musical styles. Jennifer has many different techniques and tools to help you grow and reach your specific vocal goals. She puts in so much time and effort to get to know you and your voice and to determine what strategies work for you. Jennifer helps you find a diverse repertoire that accurately fits your voice while also challenging you. Since Jennifer is constantly auditioning, working, and performing in the professional world, she knows how to prepare you for auditions and roles. She understands how the theater world works and can guide you. Jennifer has helped me prepare for many auditions, including my college musical theater auditions. I have learned so much about my voice and myself as a person by taking lessons from Jennifer. She has taught me not only about singing and performing, but also about vocal health. Not only does she care about your voice, but more importantly she cares about you as a person. Jennifer is and always will be one of my greatest mentors and role models.” – Catherine D., student at Oklahoma City University, Bachelor’s of Music in Musical Theatre
“Jennifer became our daughter’s voice teacher several years ago. Jennifer is a wonderful role model for young singers. She is encouraging, honest, fun, and hard-working while also keeping her students on task. She is responsive to both her students’ needs and dreams and their parents’ questions. Our daughter has developed as a musician and singer with Jennifer’s supportive guidance. Jennifer is also a gifted singer and performer, which inspires her students.” – Julie & John M.
“Jennifer Mitchell is a bright, bubbly, amazing teacher who is always open to help me. She plays a big role in my life, and I always look toward seeing her in my voice lessons. She is smart and helpful, and she always knows how to make you learn more. I always tell my mom, I learn something new everyday. Jennifer knows how to make you work hard, but has one of the biggest hearts I know. Thank you, Jennifer, for always teaching me and being a one of a kind teacher who I look forward seeing everyday.” – Kylie, age 14
“I would highly recommend Jennifer Mitchell–she has been my voice teacher for about 2 years now, and I couldn’t ask for a better, more encouraging, fun, highly knowledgeable instructor! She is very well trained, but also is able to work with each student very personally to communicate metaphors or examples or exercises that will allow the student to grow and improve. I’ve really enjoyed working with her, and she has taught me so much about my voice and how to use it, especially since I started as a beginner!” -Jana, age 15