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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 an holistic approach to vocal technique. Bryn's instruction emphasizes well-coordinated breathing and articulation as a foundation for all genres of repertoire and for dramatic and public speaking. For students who want to explore the relationship between their breath and voice in more detail, she also offers sessions that focus specifically on breathing coordination as it relates to phonation.
Bryn’s instruction empowers students to better understand their own voices and to balance and supplement their natural vocal and performance strengths. In addition to relevant vocal technique, lessons may include coaching on language, performance practice, acting, and audition preparation as needed.
Many of Bryn’s students perform in productions and choirs. Her 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 certification from the Victoria Conservatory of Music’s Teacher Training Program, which emphasizes pedagogy and appropriate repertoire for voices of all levels and stages of physiological development. She has degrees in Vocal Performance from The Victoria Conservatory of Music in conjunction with Camosun College and from the Vancouver Academy of Music in conjunction with Thompson Rivers University. Since graduation, she has continued to train privately with teachers and coaches in the United States and Germany. In addition, Bryn 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.