Jonathan Smucker, tenor
About this pro
15 years in business
1 hire on Thumbtack
Working with Jonathan is an absolute treat. Without Jonathan's guidance, I would have never discovered my passion for singing. Forever grateful!Jul 28, 2016
I've been taking Jonathan Smucker for a few years now and I can honestly say that my improvement has been great . He focuses on breezing methods Which is the ultimate key to singing. He is also a joy to work withJul 27, 2016
Jonathan is always prompt. He's extremely nice, kind, and professional. I always understood what he was trying to get me to achieve and felt understood if I had a problem with a passage or something. I highly recommend!Jul 22, 2016
Jonathon is an amazing voice teacher! Easy to work with, insightful, encouraging, and most importantly, the improvement in my singing is very significant! He's helped me overcome bad habits, sing with greater ease, a fuller sound and with better diction. I've totally enjoyed studying voice with Jonathan for the past 5+ years and give him my highest recommendation.Jul 21, 2016
Jonathan is so great! Lessons are fun and productive - he brings lots of insight and experience and I improved very much.Jul 18, 2016
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My lesson rates are $70 for forty-five minutes weekly, or $75 for alternating weeks. Longer and shorter times may be available on further inquiry.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Initial lessons are about identifying what the student does well and building on it while developing new skills and deepening understanding of the voice as an instrument. I like to start by hearing a song someone knows already, (even 'Twinkle, Twinkle,Little Star,') before introducing new concepts and exercises. I encourage students to record their lessons to help guide their practice and to monitor their own progress from week to week.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I earned a Bachelor's, Master's, and Postgraduate Diploma in Voice at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, attended Northwestern Univeristy, and was a co-salutatorian at Interlochen Arts Academy. I also have trained at San Francisco's Bay Area Summer Opera Theater Institute, LA's OperaWorks, the Redwoods Opera Workshop in Mendocino, Early Music Vancouver's Compleat Singer Programme, and the Aspen Opera Theater Center at the Aspen Music Festival and School. In addition to my formal training, I am constantly pursuing knowledge of music and singing, whether from watching singers live and on tv, talking to colleagues, attending master classes, or my own continuing vocal study.