Bainbridge Island Voice Teachers

You have given me so much more confidence as a singer and songwriter! I cannot recommend Jenny Davis highly enough!

- Myles Mitchell, Red Stone Sinners, Australia

Jenny Davis

Professional jazz vocalist and recording artist, Jenny Davis, offers singing lessons and vocal coaching for all ages and all levels of experience. A popular instructor, students study with Jenny to expand their range, acquire proper methods of vocal placement, and learn the basics of supporting the tone through the breath. Her style is upbeat and positive!

Some students come to the studio with no vocal training. Much like learning to play a wind or brass instrument, Jenny teaches students how to “play” their voice through traditional vocal technique. Lessons are designed to establish the basic fundamentals of technique, and discover songs that inspire joy, passion and fun! Her vocal coaching also emphasizes skills in musicianship and performance for jazz, pop, rock, country, folk and musical theater, from beginner to professional singers, delivering instruction tailored to the goal of the student.

Bringing two decades of performance experience and education, Jenny puts a strong spotlight on musicianship for vocalists, as well as offering practical direction in songwriting, arranging and leading instrumental ensembles. Learning to read music charts and work with a band is an important part of being a successful vocalist and musician. Jenny knows how to coach students in acquiring this craft.

A Seattle native Jenny Davis, she holds a MFA in Music Composition and received her Bachelor of Music from Cornish College of the Arts, a recipient of scholarships, with focus on classical technique and jazz performance. An international jazz vocalist and composer with over 25 years of teaching experience, she actively performs throughout the U.S., Europe, Canada, and has released four albums. Jenny has been an instructor at Island Music Guild since 2014. She currently sits on the Board of Directors.

I love working with students of all ages and figuring out what will help each student become more confident with their voice. I help students develop the skills to use their voice in a healthy and authentic way.

- Adele

Adele Berg-Layton

Bachelor of Arts, The Evergreen State College
5th Year Music and Drama, UW
Master of Music, Vocal Performance Boston Conservatory
Member, National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
Adele performed extensively in Musical Theater, Opera, Recital of Art Song and Chamber Music. She has taught voice through private lessons, group workshops and as a choral conductor. She recently retired from teaching elementary music in public school and has returned to her first love of teaching individual voice lessons.

She has experience with young voices as well as middle and high school and adult voices. She is knowledgeable of vocal literature in many styles and languages. Folk, Pop, Classical, Musical Theater, Gospel, all styles are enhanced by a free clear tone production. She had helped many students participate with more skill in their choral groups, musical theater auditions, theater roles, and solo performance opportunities.

A guitar wizard

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Peter Spencer

Peter Spencer is Seattle’s premier fingerpicking guitarist. A founder of the Fast Folk Songwriters’ Cooperative in Greenwich Village, NYC, the recordings he made there in the ’80s are now in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian. He has released six albums off original songs, a blues concert album, and an album of instrumental Christmas music for solo guitar. He also teaches at Dusty Strings and the Seattle Guitar Store.

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My approach to music is about fun.
Without technique music is an endless frustration. Too much technique and you can kill the music. This is why I focus on what a students musical interest is and then branch out from there. The better you are the more fun it is to play. Learning how to practice is the key to having more fun.
I have spent my life playing music in countless bands, projects, gigs and recording sessions. I believe a musician should be well rounded and work on. playing by ear, reading , time , theory and writing.
Electric Bass, Guitar, Vocals are my favored instruments.
I have a project studio here at the Guild and enjoy recording students and teaching them about electronic music production.
My degree is in Electric Bass Performance from the University of Miami Fl.

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