Singing, Speech and Drama
Musical theatre, pop, rock
Bachelor of Music, Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning (Music and Drama)
Jess has been teaching voice for ten years, starting off in Christchurch as a high school specialist music and drama teacher. She has appeared in a number of musical theatre productions both on and off stage, most notably performing with Showbiz Christchurch for Sparks in the Park, Cats and most recently Phantom of the Opera. Jess was an original member and soloist for the renowned Christchurch Pops Choir, took part in the New Zealand International Summer Singing School in 2011, and has since been fortunate enough to study with some of the best vocal tutors in New Zealand.
In 2016, she was selected to take part in a masterclass weekend and performer’s showcase, with one of Australia’s leading musical theatre composers in Melbourne. Jess now runs her own theatre company here in Nelson, as well as teaching voice.
Skills and expertise
Jess believes anyone can be taught to sing, they just need to have the drive to do the work and the patience to let it happen. She loves working with singers who love to sing, and enjoys helping people find the confidence to do so.
She offers group lessons for kids aged 5-10, individual lessons for all ages, workshops to help people overcome performance anxiety as well as frequent masterclasses during the year.