Vocal (Western Classical, Music-Theatre and Pop)

At JAM Music Center our faculty have a deep and wide range of expertise in every area of professional singing. Through comprehensive training in vocal techniques, we guide our students to prepare themselves for both opera and concert vocals. We encourage students to explore many different genres, including classical, folk, world, jazz and pop etc…  This keeps their passion of music alive and growing. Students will also receive training in pitch control, sight-reading and general musical theory. The study and application of different vocal techniques and detailed knowledge will allow them to adapt to any genre of music. From developing basic vocal lessons, to preparing students for a career in music, our teachers will provide your lessons to meet your requirements and goals.  

Western Classical

This type of singing is heavily rooted in traditional, classical voice-training and styles. It usually features many of the same distinguishing characteristics as classical/operatic singing, such as: consistent vibrato, tall and round vowels, smooth register transitions, a ‘balanced’ tone quality, crisp/proper diction, etc.

Traditional Musical Theatre

It is a speech-based vocal genre that features crisp, percussive diction. Functionally, it incorporates thyroarytenoid-dominant production for both genders (aka ‘chest voice’ and ‘chest/mix’).

Contemporary Musical Theatre

This type of singing combines characteristics of traditional musical theatre singing with contemporary pop/rock influences.  It features ‘bright’, speech-based, mostly straight-tone production and frequently requires higher belting than traditional musical theatre singing.


This singing is heavily influenced by commercial music vocal styles like pop, country, hip-hop, r&b, rock and others.  It is an empathetic, reactive, and emotion-based genre of singing that embraces vocal distortions like growls, breathy tone, screams and vowel manipulation.