Soprano Bryn Jimenez has taught students of all ages, levels, and backgrounds for over a decade. She endeavors to create a safe, supportive, and accessible space for her students, and takes a holistic approach to vocal technique as a foundation for all genres of musical repertoire and for dramatic and public speaking. Bryn has a particular interest in the respiratory system’s role in phonation and in supporting students who have chronic conditions and other disabilities which may complicate their experience with voice training.
Bryn’s instruction empowers students to better understand their own voices and to balance and supplement their inherent vocal and performance strengths. Lessons focus on building comfortable and sustainable habits for sound production which are tailored to support each student’s unique instrument and goals. In addition to relevant vocal technique, lessons may include coaching on language, performance practice, acting, and audition preparation as needed.
Many of Bryn’s school-age students have auditioned successfully for NYSSMA and Trinity College exams, TMEA and TPSMEA Choirs, UIL District and State Solo & Ensemble contests, and college music degree programs. Her adult students include a wide array of professional and recreational voice users.
Bryn holds a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Communication Disorders and Sciences (pre-SLP) from California State University, Northridge, and will begin her Masters of Science in the same field in the 2023-2024 school year. She also holds certification from the Victoria Conservatory of Music’s Teacher Training Program, which emphasizes pedagogy and appropriate repertoire for voices of all levels and at all stages of physiological development, and degrees in Vocal Performance from Camosun College in
conjunction with The Victoria Conservatory of Music and from Thompson River’s University in conjunction with the Vancouver Academy of Music. In addition, she is certified by the Buteyko Clinic International in the Buteyko Breathing Method.
As a performer, Bryn has appeared in operas, oratorios, concerts, and recitals in North America and Europe and has received several awards and scholarships from organizations in the United States and Canada.