Teaches in Nashville, TN
From Spring Hill, Tennessee
Jaie teaches a holistic and integrated method of voice that encourages singers to connect with their bodies and sing with their whole selves. She has studied voice for over 30 years, and integrates physiology and psychology into her teaching style.
Jaie earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Ithaca College in upstate New York in 1994. After singing with the Boston Pops during their annual Holiday Pops series, she relocated to Port Angeles, WA, where she studied with a retired opera singer who transformed her approach to singing. Inspired to continue this lifelong love of teaching singing and music, Jaie studied Choral Conducting at Portland State University, earning her Master of Music in 2017.
Jaie served as Director of Music Ministries at First Unitarian Universalist Church in Nashville from 2017-2021, building the volunteer choir to a roster of 36 singers. When virtual worship began in 2020, she also accepted a remote interim position with a choir from across the country, teaching her unique, practical vocal tools over zoom, so that their voices would be in shape for when they reconvened in 2022 with a new Music Director.
Jaie specializes in working with older teen and adult singers who want good, solid vocal technique that will allow them to hit high notes with ease, make it through long phrases, and minimize vocal fatigue. She teaches in the Franklin area.