Testimonials

“Jana is a brilliant, gifted, intuitive teacher, with depth and vision. She discerns the style and encouraging message that is key to the sacred soul work that she guides. My lessons with her over the past couple of years have been my highpoint, always uplifting, expanding. She offers vocal warm up that builds and teaches by increment, from which I’ve gained confidence and vocal skill. And I’m hugely heartened by her encouragement of the song writing that is new to me, but quite compelling. I’m eternally grateful…”.

Jane Klassen

“I began taking singing lessons with Jana 3 years ago. When she said “You are an artist,” that first day, I didn’t believe her. Now I do. Jana truly believes each student is an artist; she teaches me the skills I need to convey my art and she opens my senses to know what kind of an artist I am. In each lesson she meets me where I am that day and I have a breakthrough. One day I might find a note I could not reach before, another I might experience the thrill of being in the moment with a song. Every lesson is different; each day I feel the love she has for the art of caring for the person becoming an artist”.

Eileen M. Jackson, PhD, RN

“I study voice with Jana. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. People I play music with, and for, keep remarking on how much better my voice has become. It’s very hard to adequately explain Jana’s approach. It’s like what I imagine studying meditation or a marshal art is like, where you gain mastery over your thoughts in order to gain mastery over your body. It’s a very “zen” experience. I can’t imagine becoming a good vocalist using any method other than the one Jana has developed from years and years of her own deep study of voice”.

Joann Hammick Quintana

“Jana is a gifted vocal coach who offers and innovative approach to each individual’s musical style and level.  Not only did she help me rediscover my voice, but she also helped me reach a new level when recording my most recent CD.  Jana is the ideal vocal coach for a singer who wants to explore his or greatest possibilities”.

Gayle Cloud, Singer Songwriter, Music Therapist

“I was fortunate enough to have Jana as my voice teacher, while learning a vocally challenging character for a stage show (Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd).  Jana is so much more than a voice teacher.  She teaches from her passion, heart and intuition.  So it is not just about  scales or notes that she works with, but she helps you to breakthrough barriers, and believe in your mind to achieve the best possible sound. Jana has a “rare gift”.  I wouldn’t hesitate to take on any other difficult singing part as long as Jana Szabo is my coach”.

Suzanne Kelman, Playwright, Actor, Director, Dancer, Vocalist

“Jana is the most caring, encouraging, and talented vocal coach I have ever had.  She is so extremely dedicated to her students, and truly goes the extra mile to help her students meet their goals.  It doesn’t matter what genre you like or want to learn, she can and will help you reach your fullest potential.  Jana has an incredible ear for detail, and I am honored to have been taking lessons online with her for two years now”.   

Jasmine Madlener,  Virtuoso, Concert Pianist, Composer, Guitarist, Vocalist, Songwriter.