The Jennifer Dowd Vocal Studio is a thriving vocal pedagogical environment for students of all levels and ages. The studio boasts of many regional and state pageant winners, theatrical and vocal competition winners, professional vocalists, as well as many emerging recording artists.
The technique used in the studio is based on Italian Bel Canto technique mixed with other pedagogical philosophies to produce a natural, “sing as you speak” method (a.k.a. speech level singing). This technique helps the singer find ease in producing sound without strain, and aids in sustaining breath support. Once mastered, students find this technique is easily transfered to any style of music.
Although vocal technique is the primary focus in the studio, students also work on acting and staging aspects of their selections.
* Aspiring singers and actors who wish to learn vocal technique
* Professional singers, actors and news anchors use lessons to maintain and better their voice
* Singers who need help with staging/acting
* Pageant participants who sing as their talent
* Community singers who seek more ease in vocal production
What age is best to begin vocal lessons?
While the popular age bracket is pre-teen, any one who is “vocally active” should consider lessons. Good vocal models are very hard to come by in today's entertainment market, and misconceptions abound when it comes to producing a healthy, individual vocal tone. Many poor vocal habits are caused by the absence of professional guidance when the student is involved in many singing activities, particularly music theater youth groups.
How long does it take to see results?
Each voice is unique and individuals experience vocal change, differently. Results will vary from student to student. Other variables such as frequency of lessons, practice habits and vocal use, also play a part in how the student will progress. To better vocal technique and agility, lessons should be considered as a long-term investment in your education and craft.
What is special about the Jennifer Dowd Studio?
As a member of the studio, not only will you receive pedagogical and theatrical guidance to make you a better vocal performer, but you will also be considered for many regional performance opportunities not extended to other studios. Studio members have been invited to perform at the opening of the Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Centenary Summer Band Concert Intermission Series, Fox 33 Network’s Sounds of the Season / Gleeful Christmas, and the city wide 4th of July celebration RiverBlast hosted and televised by KSLA Channel 12 and KTBS Channel 3, just to name a few. Additionally, students who are interested in the entertainment business will be introduced to industry professionals who can guide them on a successful career path. Naturally, all members are kept informed of all relative auditions and events for which they would be eligible.
How do I request a vocal lesson with Jennifer Dowd?
Please send your inquiries, along with your name and phone number(s), to Mrs. Dowd by e-mailing directly to , or you may submit your information using the field below. Upon receipt of your inquiry, you will be contacted by phone or e-mail to discuss lesson availability and to answer any questions you may have.