My Teaching Philosophy
For more information about my singing studio and offerings click on the following link: Halifax Voice Studio
I have been teaching singing for the past 30+ years and continue to marvel at the priviledge and honor I have to assist singers of all ages and all genres to free their voice and express themselves through their unique souls. As my wonderful teacher in Amsterdam would say: "Singing is a beautiful mystery".
My goal in my teaching is to help my pupils align their bodies in such a way that the voice works as nature intends it. My question is "what needs to be released and what needs to be engaged in order to give the voice what it requires to function freely?"
I teach singer-song writers, musical theatre enthusiasts, choristers, classical lovers, jazz singers, rock and rollers and any style my students feel compelled to sing. I am on a quest to assist the student to sing in the most healthy way possible, bringing joy and a sense of accomplishment to their practice, allowing them to sing what gives them the most fulfillment. Together, we create a plan for their practice which works for their life style and goals.
My singing specialty is contemporary classical music, premiering over 240 works. I am also an improviser and have an array of extended vocal techniques at my disposal. I enjoy passing on my knowledge in this realm to any singer interested in pursuing a non-western approach to the voice.
Janice is amazing! She helped me get out of my shell and perform my songs confidently. Meeting her was life changing when it comes to my music. She can pinpoint any issues you are having with the voice whether physical, psychological or artistically and effectively help polish your sound. A lesson with Janice is worth every penny! – Maya (Mayaya) C-D (Experimental hip hop singer/creator) Halifax
Janice has the unique ability to customize her style and approach to each individual student. I have witnessed singers of all levels, genres and ages achieve major growth not only vocally, but emotionally and spiritually. Studying with Janice can be a personal revolution ~ discovering your true voice in a safe and inspiring environment. In over 15 years of study, I have never left a lesson without feeling liberated and confident. There has been a specific revelation each and every time ~ she is absolutely incomparable. – Karen Myatt (jazz, blues, soul singer) Montreal
Working with Janice Jackosn allowed me to have the biggest personal revelation I’ve ever had. Singing is so personal, but I so easily get bagged down by technique issues. Working with Janice allowed me to sing from the heart and soul rather than overthinking every little thing. – Lindsay Connolly (classical singer) Montreal
Janice Jackson is a brilliant singer and coach with a deep understanding of drama (and the most organic mastery of extended vocal techniques I’ve ever seen). Watching her coach six very different 10-minute premieres was like a week-long masterclass in how to communicate with singers and bring out the best performance you can of a vocal piece on any scale. – Kala Pierson (composer) Philadelphia