Vocal Ease Method Voice Lessons

About Jane Jenkins

Jane Jenkins is the founder of A Vibrant Voice, a professional vocal instruction studio where she teaches jazz, jazz scat, pop, rock, classical, and musical theatre. A versatile teacher and dynamic individual with her own performance background, she revels in teaching students of all ages, levels, and vocal registers. She attended the University of Texas and San Antonio College where she studied piano and voice. In the 1990’s she was introduced to the Speech Level Singing™ (SLS) method. An immediate enthusiast, she became a Certified Instructor. SLS now plays a key role in her own teaching methodology.

Jenkins coached two contestants who were selected as Hollywood Finalists for the popular TV show, American Idol. She has taught teenage students at Denver’s Academy of Rock Programs; she has worked with students and technicians in the recording studio to ensure that the voice component is properly integrated on CD recordings; and she has coached public speakers, sportscasters, auctioneers, and square dance callers to improve their voice quality.

Jenkins’ career spans over 25 years with influences ranging from Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn to Dianne Reeves. Performance venues include Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Texas, Denver, and Europe. Born into a singing family, she initially followed in the footsteps of her mother who was a jazz/blues singer with her own radio show and recordings. Growing up in Las Vegas and San Antonio, she quickly broadened her musical repertoire singing soprano for Der Meistersingers Choir, chorus for San Antonio Opera Productions, and musicals for the San Antonio Little Theatre. After moving to Colorado, she added a more contemporary pop and rock flair to her jazz roots. She was the vocalist for the Paul Cotugno Jazz Trio at The Wok in Boulder and performed with the great jazz artist Billy Tolles. She was the singer of standards at the Red Rocks Summer Jazz Festival and opened there for Harry Connick, Jr. Her recorded works include Schubert’s Mass in G and Jazz at the Wok. Her vocal versatility is still enjoyed by audiences in clubs, conventions, and private parties.

Jenkins’ method creates immediate positive results for all singers, with its goal-oriented, solution-based, practical and individualized approach. Jenkins has a passion to provide energetic and creative voice instruction to students of all ages and all levels. Though some of her students have excelled professionally, she also has great pride in helping an average vocalist sing at a wedding, sing in a school choir, have a major role in a musical, or just enjoy singing Christmas Carols with the family.

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