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    Jenny ShotwellOffering private lessons in
    Federal Way - Tacoma, Washington
    About MeContact Me

    Jenny is a leading presence in the Seattle area vocal scene. She currently performs regularly with the 5th Avenue Theater in productions as well as a guest artist for their Show Talk Series, Seattle Symphony and their Spotlight Night Series and New Works Program. A cross-over artist Jenny also has an extensive background in opera performing leading roles with Tacoma Opera (Marie in The Daughter of the Regiment, Despina in Cosi Fan Tutte and Cupid in Orpheus in the Underworld). She has also sung many previews with the Seattle Opera Guild and many leading roles with The Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society. She performs regularly in cabarets throughout the area featuring some of Seattle's finest singers including The Inverse Opera and Opera on Tap. She has also had the honor of singing the National Anthem for The Seahawks, The Mariners and The Seattle Storm. She has also musically directed for such theaters as Village Theater, Broadway Bound, The Broadway Conservatory and Kids at Play.

    Jenny received her Bachelor's of Music in Vocal Performance from Pacific Lutheran University in 2004. She has taught private voice and piano now for over eight years and her students range in age from elementary to professional adults leading successful careers in the musical theater or classical world. As a private voice teacher Jenny focuses on the classical technique as well as proper technique for musical theater (belt) and pop, rock and jazz. With her successful career that spans many genres she feels it is in important to also expose students to variety. For students that have a particular focus (musical theater, classical, rock) Jenny tailors lessons to accomplish stronger techniques within their desired field while teaching proper technique across the board (expanding range, placement, breathing etc). Jenny is also an accomplished accompanist in the area and so all students have the great benefit of an accompanist in all lessons which not only can be expensive with other teachers ($25 plus on top of teacher fee - she does not charge extra for this skill) but is also invaluable when working towards an audition or competition. Jenny's students not only are performing leading roles throughout the Puget Sound but many of them in high school have gone on to the State level of the Washington Solo and Ensemble Contest.

    Jenny also loves to teach piano! Her piano background is also extensive having played for over 25 years. She plays regularly for private events (weddings, funerals, parties etc) and also musically directs as well as accompanies rehearsals / auditions / performances for such companies as The Village Theater, The Inverse Opera, ACT Theater among others. She especially loves teaching young children (ages 4 - 13) and stresses the importance of not only music theory but puts a strong emphasis on sight-reading.

    All students perform in studio recitals throughout the year as well as compete in their districts Solo and Ensemble. Jenny also provides audition vocal and acting coaching and puts time and effort into preparing a student for an and all auditions they choose to pursue. She has an extensive musical library and puts time and effort into each choice the student sings.

    I currently have a few afternoon slots available - please contact for more info! For videos, updates on performances and more please visit my website:

    Look forward to hearing from you!