Welcome! My name is Jennifer Weiss and I am a professional musician and music teacher. I teach private voice, piano, and music theory lessons to young people and adults. I have also conducted choirs and taught classes in singing and music theory, both in K-12 and college settings. My teaching studio is located in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles.
I earned a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from Westminster Choir College, NJ, and I have extensive performing experience. However, I am equally passionate about teaching, and I completed a dual master’s in Voice Pedagogy (voice teaching). I am a certified teacher, and I regularly participate in music research and conferences. I am so lucky to have a job that I love!
Voice and Piano Teaching
Voice Teaching As a voice teacher, I start with the foundations of good singing – body alignment, breathing, and tone development – and combine them with musical and artistic interpretation skills. I teach a healthy, relaxed vocal technique that is rooted in current research and a deep knowledge of vocal anatomy and physiology. I work with students on many kinds of music: musical theater, contemporary music, and classical repertoire. My voice students range from beginners to working professionals, and they have a variety of goals: joining choirs, singing in musical theater, performing their own music, preparing for college conservatory auditions, polishing professional-level technique, recovering from a vocal injury, or just enjoying the beauty of singing.
Piano Teaching I began studying piano at six years old, and it has been one of the best parts of my life ever since. As a piano teacher, I emphasize a relaxed physical posture, technical development, and music literacy. We explore both popular and classical piano literature, and for beginners I often use the Faber Piano Adventures books. My students, both children and adults, become confident music readers – not performing by rote or struggling note-by-note. Most of my students are beginning or intermediate, and I especially love working with adult beginners. I consider it an honor to introduce piano to other people!
As my students can attest, I am extremely sensitive and flexible in adjusting my approach to meet individual needs. My goal is to help each student become a confident, blossoming musician, whatever that means for the individual.
Studio Policies and Pricing
|30-minute lessons (recommended for students under age 10)||$55|
You can pay by cash or check at the time of a lesson. If you must cancel a lesson, I ask that you please do so with 24 hours of notice. If you must cancel with less notice, I will have to charge you 50% of the lesson cost. Likewise, if for some reason I must cancel a lesson on short notice, I will offer the next lesson at a 50% rate. This helps keep us both accountable.
If you or your child is interested in studying voice or piano with me, please contact me to set up a meeting.