Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
Online via Webcam
My Musical Education Background
I have a degree in Vocal Performance and Opera from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. While there I studied music theory, ear training, piano, music history, composition, French, German, and Italian, as well as performed extensively in the choral and opera programs. In addition I have studied with many of the finest vocal and audition coaches in the world, including Joanna Levy, David Brunetti, Melissa Hart, Jeffrey Dunn, and many more.
Genres and Subjects Taught
I teach all styles of singing, as well as acting, audition skills, public speaking, speech writing, and creative writing. I use my classical training as a foundation but teach all genres of music, including but not limited to opera, musical theatre, country, rock, jazz and folk.
My base rate is $70. I charge $60 for four or more lessons paid in advance. I make house calls for an additional $5 fee.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
My students range in age from 8 to 85!
My Certifications and Awards
I have a degree in Vocal Performance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. In addition, I am a trained educator certified in the State of Florida, and also have a background in psychology, which is very important to the success of my teaching.
I am also a songwriter and have produced a CD of Childrens Music called French Fries and Giggles.
My Musical Influences
I love all Broadway and Opera, but am also a big fan of rock and roll, country, jazz, folk and independent music.
Lake Worth, FL
It just occurred to me that this thanksgiving I didn't show thanks to one important person, you! Thank you so much for all you've done, believe me you've impacted my life in many ways. the process of rent was such an eye opener for me on so many aspects of my life, and that one day of dreyfoos prep helped more than you'll ever know! Thank you for everything.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Awesome teaching/coaching with especially good eye for talent and bringing out the best in YOU!
As a certified, licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, I heartily endorse Melissa Boher Jacobson in her endeavors as a voice teacher, coach and stylist. She has demonstrated her knowledge of vocal anatomy and preservation when observed during teaching sessions. It is crucial that students receive proper vocal teaching to prevent anomalies that could damage their vocal mechanism. Her diplomatic, warm and encouraging personality make for a dynamic learning opportunity. Melissa's 's teaching methods reflect the best standards in vocal performance.
West Palm Beach, FL
Dear Melisa I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am for my son to be a part of an amazing cast Into the Woods. He has been your student since this summer camp and he is so happy. He loves going to rehearsal because you make it fun for the students. He is learning so much . We are very happy to have you as his instructor and a teacher. You have amazing a amount of knowledge, patience and care. Thank you for being a truly wonderful teacher !