Welcome to Jessica Lutzak's Music Studio!
Take voice lessons from a knowledgeable, enthusiastic teacher!!
Who is Jessica Lutzak?Jessica Lutzak is a private Voice Teacher who began her musical journey at a very young age, starting with piano lessons. Her love of singing also grew through many years as a soprano in respected local choirs and touring choirs (Calgary Children's Choir and Calgary Girls Choir), as well as singing lead roles in her junior high and high school's Musical Theatre productions. Jessica began taking private voice lessons in Calgary, which started her in the direction of a career in music. She attained her Music Performance Diploma through Mount Royal University (then, College), as well as 2 years in UBC's Opera Performance Program in Vancouver, BC. After an unfortunate bout of severe illness, Jessica's passion for singing and teaching voice remained strong, and she achieved the Teacher's ARCT (Voice) in 2012, through the Royal Conservatory of Music. Jessica has been the proud vocal coach for the Calgary Chidlren's Choir, as well as various other local organizations. She as performed with the Calgary Opera Chorus, and remains active in the performing community through: recitals; as a soloist and event singer; volunteering her talents for various causes; and as an avid supporter of local arts events. Her students can be seen and heard around town in local Choirs and Choruses, Musicals, Music Festivals and events, Talent shows, Fundraisers and Volunteer causes. Jessica's students regularly work with some of Canada's finest collaborative pianists and clinicians, and are accepted into respected University Performance programs and summer programs across Canada, and abroad. A large number of Jessica's students receive recognition for outstanding achievements on RCM exams, or in Music Festivals. Jessica is also a NATS member (National Association of the Teachers of Singing), an RCM Certified Teacher, and a previous Director on the Board for Mountainview International Festival of Song and Chamber Music Society. She is committed to continuing her own growth and development as a Voice Teacher and a Musician, and has maintained a reputable music studio since 2003. Jessica believes strongly in contributing to the future of the Arts in Canada. She credits her endless source of energy and inspiration to her wonderful daughter, Eva, and incredibly supportive husband, Jeff.
Why Should I Take Voice Lessons?
The benefits of taking Voice lessons are endless, and create life-long habits to ensure success in all areas. Some of these benefits include self-confidence, time management skills, improvisational skills, collaboration, interpersonal skills, charisma, public speaking, creativity, communication, emotional and self-awareness, self-motivation and determination. Pursuing Voice also improves learning habits and concentration abilities, and exposes students to history and culture.
Why Should I Take Voice Lessons from Jessica?
Aside from being one of the most enthusiastic, positive and passionate music teachers you will ever meet, Jessica is continually striving for the best possible experience for her students. Jessica also aims for a high level of professionalism, as JL Music Studio is a fully licensed business. She treats each student as an individual and plans their lessons accordingly, therefore addressing each individual students' needs and goals, and likes to work with each student in a holistic way, by also addressing the many areas of one's lifestyle that ultimately affect the student's outcome. Jessica has a lifetime's worth of musical education, and an extensive performing background to ensure that her students receive a well-rounded musical experience, and believes in continually improving her own skills in order to evolve and grow as a musician and teacher. Above all, music is not just her hobby...it's her life and passion. Jessica feels it is her purpose to contribute to the Arts in a meaningful way by inspiring her students to discover their authentic voice, and to share their art with the community.
In Jessica's studio, you are not just "another student"; she truly cares about the experience of each student she accepts into her studio. Your individuality and personal growth matter!
Who Should Take Lessons?
Jessica is happy to meet with any person who is interested in taking voice lessons, and accepts students on an individual basis after a meet and greet. She recommends that potential voice students should really consider complimentary preliminary methods, which are highly recommended for singers (see note below for children ages 6-10). All backgrounds and styles of voice are welcome, although Jessica specializes in teaching classically-based singing. Beginners welcome!
What does Jessica Teach?
Jessica teaches beginner through advanced levels of voice, with each student's individual goals in mind. Much thought, care and detail go into her lesson planing for each student. She regularly works with students looking to do RCM exams, festivals, auditions, as well as those who take lessons as a "serious" hobby. Throughout lessons, she emphasizes Music History concepts and Music Theory/Musicianship, as well as song interpretation, to help you get the most out of your experience and performance opportunities. If voice lessons are a priority for you, then lessons with Jessica will surely help you achieve your full musical potential!
*Potential voice students ages 10 and under: While Jessica does accept children ages 6-10, it really works on a case by case basis, and a trial lesson or 2 are essential. Jessica believes that PRELIMINARY MUSICIANSHIP CLASSES using methods such as Kodaly or Orff or Music for Young Children are a wonderful compliment to voice lessons, if possible. Joining a Choir is also very highly suggested! In such methods students will learn: basic musicianship skills, note reading and basic theory concepts, improvisation skills, familiarity with singing, harmonization, music appreciation and preliminary performance skills. Just as we learn to speak before we can read or write, students will learn to sing songs and make music using concepts that they will later use at an advanced level. This then develops a true love of the fun of making music which lasts a lifetime. Jessica also recommends that aspiring young singers (and in fact all aspiring singers) take piano/a secondary instrument, as this is a crucial skill for singers. It helps singers to learn their music, reinforces musical concepts such as rhythm, phrasing and note-reading, and also enables singers to accompany themselves on a basic level when they are away from their usual collaborative pianist or teacher. It can also, truthfully, save a lot of time, frustration and money in future learning.*
JL Music Studio's Contact Info:
Email: (preferred contact method) firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 403-797-1320 *thank you for not phoning after 9pm*
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"THE LIFE OF THE ARTS, FAR FROM BEING AN INTERRUPTION OR DISTRACTION IN THE LIFE OF A NATION, IS CLOSE TO THE CENTRE OF A NATION'S PURPOSE, AND IS A TEST TO THE QUALITY OF A NATION'S CIVILIZATION" -J.F. KENNEDY