Collin Jackson is a life-long vocalist with a passion for inspiring students to discover their natural singing skills. Collin has over 16 years of training and experience in several genres, including musical theatre, classical, pop/rock, indie, gospel, and country. Collin obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Chicago College of Performing Arts, where he studied musical theatre with an emphasis in voice.
Collin accepted his first professional performance contract at age nine, and continued to perform both professionally and in the community throughout his high school and young adult years. Collin has been featured in numerous musical theatre productions, with some of his favorite roles being Marius in Les Miserables, Jesus in Godspell, and Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Collin has also been seen in various cabarets and concerts throughout the country.
Though he feels at home on stage, Collin Jackson identified his love for teaching at an early age and spent many of his educational years focusing on vocal technique and pedagogy. Collin has several years of private voice and audition preparation experience. He has also worked with students ages 6 to 70. He believes firmly that each individual is gifted with musical ability, and private voice lessons are simply a tool to identify and enhance these skills. Collin focuses heavily on the physical body's relationship with singing, as well as the neurological and emotional components that tend to prevent our natural, beautiful, healthy sound.
In lessons with Collin Jackson, you can expect to shake off any old habits or insecurities that are preventing you from feeling your best as a vocalist. You will work together to foster excellent vocal technique while singing the music you love. Collin loves to work with students of all skill and experience levels, and believes there is deep and meaningful value to improving your singing voice at any time in your life. Collin cannot wait to sing with you!