Jillian Vicinanza

Guitar for Singers, Musical Theatre, Piano for Singers, Pop Voice, Singing, Voice

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Hey there! I'm Jillian and it's so nice to have you here.

I am a professional vocalist in NYC. I perform musical theater, classical music, and liturgical music in and around the city. I participate in professional operas, choral groups and other concert series, as well as professional theater work. Performing gives me a sense of bliss and completeness that is indescribable.

I have a Master's Degree in Music Therapy and a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance from SUNY New Paltz. I am a nationally board certified music therapist (MT-BC). My background in music therapy means that I am comfortable adapting lesson through a therapeutic lens to meet the needs of different individuals, regardless of their learning style, ability, diagnosis, or individual preferences.  

I have been teaching voice, piano, and guitar for singers since 2011.  I have run group workshops, but my favorite way to work with people is 1:1, where we can focus on every aspect of your learning process and make sure you have everything you need to succeed.

As a music therapist: I have worked in hospice (Calvary Hospice), hospitals (Montefiore), schools (too many to name in and around NYC), and with private organizations.

As a vocal coach: I have worked with individuals who--as a result of our work together--have achieved so much. Here are some examples of what these amazing souls have achieved: acceptance to very selective performing arts high schools; acceptance to selective music colleges; creation of and participation in award winning films; booking a musical role on a film set; booking various roles in musical theater, including paid productions; creation of albums released on Spotify (some with over 100k followers now); creation of new original songs; wins at musical theater competitions; wins at highly compeitive talent shows; creation of projects gifted to family and friends; increased comfort performing at open mics, karaoke, talent shows, and other fun events; participation in highly selective choirs; and so much more!

Please know: I am just as happy to work with an eight year old picking up the guitar for the first time as I am to work with a professional vocalist looking to book their next gig. We never stop learning, and sometimes being with someone in those beginning stages of their process are some of the most fun and exciting moments to share.

It is truly a passion of mine to support people as they reach their goals. I am not someone who tells you what to do, who to be, or how to shine. It's my goal to guide and support you on your path, through education that's offered through a therapeutic lens. 

As a voice teacher/vocal coach: I want to help my students settle comfortably into their own musicality by showing them the building blocks of a solid technique, drawing particularly from the things that helped me grow as a vocalist. I want my students to feel strong in their body, comfortable and relaxed in their breath, and confident in their performance. Above all, I want my students to feel empowered and safe to explore and take risks.

I offer all my sessions virtually, and it has been so beautiful being able to connect with people from all over the world. I feel confident in my abilities to create a safe, nourishing space of acceptance. I see all my students through a therapeutic, trauma-informed, and holistic lens.

For fun!: I'm a student of astrology, currently working on a memoir, and enjoy spending time with my rescue dog, Chloe (who I love SO much). I love: to read, travel, and be anywhere near water (lakes, rivers, oceans--yes please!) 

Thank you for reading my page!

I have a Master's degree in Music Therapy (SUNY New Paltz) and am a nationally board certified music therapist (MT-BC); performer and vocal instructor. I have a Bachelor's in Music Performance (SUNY New Paltz); nationally certified yoga instructor and meditation guide (300+); certified and attuned Reiki master; practicing Life Coach; and professional writer and editor (Bachelor’s in creative writing). I am a certified birth doula (CD-DONA), and I am also a Crisis Text Line Counselor. If this sounds like a lot--it's because it is! I find joy in learning.

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