In my session with Jackie, she helped me bring down some emotional blocks and immediately made singing FUN again for me. I'm able to connect to songs better and feel like I'm allowed to just go for it. I highly recommend Jackie, and am looking forward to more sessions with her! She's a great listener, communicator, and performer herself and seems to genuinely want to help you bring out your best and truest performances.
Jackie made me feel totally comfortable as she coaxed me into singing after a long time without. Her insights have helped my voice get stronger when I had almost given up hope. And she is great to work with! I quickly got better with her guidance and encouragement. Thank you, Jackie!
Jackie is unfailingly nurturing and encouraging to young and/or novice singers, providing them with both technical know-how and flat-out enthusiasm. She approaches rehearsal time with a "perfect makes practice" mindset, using rehearsal time to overcome rough patches, while at the same time building a performer's confidence. Jackie respects an individual performer's existing commitments while still fostering that person's individual, "down-time" preparation.
When performing, she approaches every piece with earnestness and authenticity, whether with a full belting number or with a softer, more nuanced selection. In short, Jackie knows her stuff.
My daughter takes lessons from Jackie and she has been so helpful. As a vocal instructor, she knows her stuff of course, but I also appreciate her care for my daughter as a young performer, helping her overcome fears and work through insecurities that tween/teen girls can have. My daughter has grown in her singing and acting as well as her confidence. Jackie has been flexible when our schedule was tricky, and always instructive but positive. Definitely recommend!
If any of my LA friends are looking for an awesome voice coach I highly recommend Jackie Brenneman! She is like an encyclopedia of musical theatre rep and listed five songs just off the top of her head that I had never heard of before that were a perfect fit for my audition piece (which can be half the battle) and really knew exactly how to help me both voice and acting wise. Thank you so much Jackie! I look forward to working with you more.
Jackie is an excellent instructor and modifies her classes to fit the needs of each student. She is personable and extremely knowledgeable about a variety of methods: singing, acting, stage presence, etc. I highly recommend her as a teacher!
Jackie is one of the nicest, most talented people I know. Please do take lessons with her, she is awesome!
I know Jackie Brenneman as a performer and a student. As a performer she is close to flawless - always approaching roles and songs from every angle (musically, vocally, lyric and text analysis). She is meticulous and nuanced. We were peers together at the prestigious CAP21 and as a student Jackie was always prepared, always implementing direction and suggestions of our instructors and other peers, and was eager to learn. I am in awe of her energy and passion. She is an inspiring human being and performer. . . You can only gain from working with her in any capacity!