Testimonials

Jared Mahone
Independent Artist
Hoodoo Soul Band

"Jess is one of the most naturally talented musicians I have ever met in my whole career of performing and the fact that she chooses to focus those talents on teaching voice is a gift to anyone seeking this kind of training. Her methods have broken me out of a rut I barely knew I was in and have given me a deeper understanding of my instrument like I have never had before. I can't imagine anyone being better at this than her and the fact that she chooses to do this in my hometown is a huge asset to the music community here. Whether you are thrashing rock vocals, smashing gospel licks, belting pop songs, crooning roots country tunes, singing indie melodies, or even BGVs, anyone in Columbus who wants to stand at the top of your given contemporary music focus should seriously consider training with Jess."


Tony Alfano
Phil Dirt and The Dozers

"Jess' knowledge of the anatomical workings of the vocal cords is incredible and she explains why we do the things we do as singers. I find going to my voice lessons as rewarding an experience as the actual gig performance itself. I am now able to incorporate the new correct way of singing into my shows. My vocal stamina is much better and I'm not wearing myself out like I had been. I only wished I would have met her 20 years ago. I would suggest to any singer a vocal visit with Jess. It's really changed my professional life and I will continue to go for lessons and learn to tweak my new vocal successes."


Nicki Baker
Red Hot Rhythm Review
Nicki & Chaz
Hang Time

"I'm a singer who has gigs almost every weekend and some during the week. I was feeling like I was wearing my voice down. It felt physically tired. I went to Jessica to see if there was any way to preserve my voice and keep up my gigging schedule. She was able to identify the problem, and showed me stretching exercises and a warm up regimen to help prevent it. I implore any working singer to work with Jessica.  She is now an integral part of my continuing career."


Chaz Mechenbier
Red Hot Rhythm Review
Nicki & Chaz
Hang Time

"Just the warm up exercises I learned from Jess, using straws, cup, and a toothpick, made a huge difference on the very first day. My accuracy and especially my range increased. Worth every minute!"


Matt Holley
Worship Leader
Jared Mahone Band

"Jess is a truly gifted vocalist and teacher. Her calm presence, and helpful attitude help you feel at ease with a process that could otherwise make you feel self conscious. I've been singing for over 30 years, and had never had vocal lessons, so I was a little nervous and intimidated to go to a professional. Sure I could sing, but Jess was able to help me with issues I'd been having, and even after one lesson I had tools to help me better perform. I would recommend her to anyone interested in stepping up their game vocally. Whether you're a beginner or a professional, Jess has something to offer."


Gretchen Hoberty
vocalist

"I thought I'd be nervous with Jess (I'm very shy), but she is so warm and welcoming that I felt comfortable right away. She knew how my particular vocal injury affected my voice and identified some of the habits that may have contributed to it. She gave me some exercises to help strengthen and protect my voice. I left feeling hopeful that I will get back the comfort, ease, and endurance I once had singing."


Kary Perkovic
vocalist

"Jess is helping me overcome my anxiety about getting back out there. As a singer who is older and has not sang professionally for over 10 years I have some challenges and she has helped me tremendously. I am learning to increase airflow, relax my throat, and increase my range.  She really listens and focuses in on what needs the most work. She doesn't miss a thing!!"


Toni Kellar
Parent

"Jessica is an amazingly gifted teacher. Not only does she have a deep knowledge of music and theory, she is masterful in delivering that knowledge through innovative methodologies that go beyond a typical teacher's approach. Her vibrant personality engages and draws out the best in her students. If it means anything, we drive 50 minutes each way for our daughter's classes. She's that great of a teacher!"


Stephanie Allaire 
Singer-Songwriter

"As a singer-songwriter I am very cautious when it comes to my voice. The uniqueness of it what keeps me sustainable. Since working with Jessica I have been able to enhance the naturally unique qualities of my voice and improve the areas I am less confident in. Jessica is amazing because she will work with at your current level and tailors every lesson to what you want to work on. All sounds are accessible and Jessica knows how to teach them in a healthy and safe way. Since my lessons I have more vocal stamina while playing long gigs. My lessons with Jessica also helped me to vocally prepare to record my first EP this past winter."


Lindsey Schrock
vocalist

"Jessica really listens to you--whether you are singing an exercise or talking to her about your stresses and concerns, she listens. She has such a calming presence, and integrates advanced techniques in exercises in a way that is simple, understandable, and effective! Any exercises she gives are always accompanied by an explanation of what they will accomplish in the vocal mechanism. She never criticizes; only encourages! She is not only an instructor, but a invaluable mentor who took the time to get to know me as a person and nurture both my voice and my self-confidence."


Morgan Massaro
actor

"Jessica is a remarkably efficient and inspiring teacher. She has taught me the basics of how to take care of my voice and to sing properly but she has also guided me through many tough life lessons connected to my voice. She has taught me about being an artist and a good person as much as she has taught me the technicalities of singing. She has a great sense of what her students need from her and she relays information in a way that make sense but also makes me think critically about my artistry physically, technically, and emotionally. My work with Jessica has been life changing and I am by FAR a much better singer (and person) than when I first walked into a lesson with her."