As a musical coach working in the field of Cantorial music, it is heartwarming to hear positive changes in your student's vocal technique. Such changes are usually subtle and slow. This past year I have observed significant improvement in no less than four students, all of whom study with Jeffrie Allan, several of which experienced a total "makeover." Unusual, to say the least. I have gotten to know Jeffrie, and have observed him at work. I findhim to be a talented, knowledgeable, intuitive teacher, who I recommend highly.
Jeffrie is a joy to work with. His knowledge of the workings of the voice is vast, and he shares his wisdom and insight with humor and kindness. His passion is clear, and he takes time to notice even small change and celebrate. If you don’t want to just improve as a singer, but get to know your own voice better, there is no greater teacher.
I came to my lesson in knots vocally; I couldn't seem to get my breath to work. High notes that I had had easily before were not working. In just 5 minutes, Jeffrie had me singing on my breath with ease, and the high notes were easier than they had been for me in quite some time! Because he is such a great singer, he knows what each individual needs both mentally and vocally.
As a teacher Jeffrie is so empathic that he literally feels my experience when I’m singing. He can sense exactly what is happening in my voice, diagnose, and address any issue. I feel that my study of voice with Jeffrie has also deepened my understanding of myself. If you are interested in deep learning and study, Jeffrie is your teacher.
Since I’ve been studying with Jeffrie I’ve achieved:
Evening out the tone from top to bottom for much more consistency and ease
A deepened understanding of my instrument
How to make stylistic changes from classical to broadway to a contemporary pop sound
Jeffrie is the best voice teacher I have ever had. His personality makes learning fun, but beyond that, his knowledge and ability to explain vocal mechanics in a way that I can understand allowed me to take my singing to the next level. My favorite part about his teaching is that I still sound like me, only better!
I started as a dancer who could barely sing. Since working with Jeffrie, I have booked jobs consistently not only as a dancer but as a lead vocalist as well. Sessions with Jeffrie are challenging but encouraging. He teaches technique and performance in a supportive learning environment. I have recommended him to several friends and encourage singers of all levels to work with him!
I'm a professional dancer who was seeking to be a triple threat. Jeffrie gave me more than just becoming a good singer. He was my teacher, my psychologist (cause we all need one on a bad day in this business) and most importantly my friend. He gave me the confidence I needed and taught me to be comfortable learning by making mistakes.
Jeffrie helped me to sing different styles of songs with ease from pop rock to contemporary musical theatre to classic music theatre. He helped me create the different sounds I needed for each specific song and audition in a healthy way. I used to get tired after I sang but he showed me how to do it without overtiring my voice. And it was easy to understand and execute. He knows how to sing and how to help you become a better singer!
Jeffrie has been coaching me in voice feminization and my voice is getting much better. Suddenly I'm singing to people and they're telling me, 'Wow, you've such a beautiful singing voice.' I can't believe it! I didn't even want to have a better singing voice and it's happening from the voice feminization coaching. It's just amazing!