In addition to maintaining an active performing career, Jennifer is also a sought after voice teacher and performance coach for singers, actors, public speakers and readers. Her innovative approach draws on her extensive training in vocal technique, acting, and body work, focused study in the art of oratory, and her broad performing experience.
She works with students ranging from seasoned professionals to people just exploring their instruments for the first time. She has been invited to teach master classes in universities and music festivals throughout the US and in Spring of 2020 she was an adjunct professor at Fairfield University where she joined Theatre Fairfield as vocal coach for Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus.
Hymn Singing Workshops
Designed to unite and inspire church congregations, these workshops (specifically tailored to each group’s needs) are fun, interactive, out-of-the box explorations of what it can mean to praise God in song.
Reader / Public Speaker Workshops
Readers of sacred texts, poetry and prose, and public speakers will enjoy exploring the practical and metaphysical principles of clear, engaged, natural speech and presentation. This workshop is available for any size group and is always tailored to the individuals participating.
Both individual coaching and group workshops offer new perspectives and tools to open up vocally, facilitate a deeper understanding of text, improve overall communication skills, and address any other public speaking and singing challenges.
“Working with Jennie has opened my thought as a reader to fresh ways of how to let the ideas in the books speak.”
“It’s difficult to encapsulate how helpful your reading coaching is…I feel that I can read from my heart, and reading is an egoless activity.”
“Communicating naturally and in-the-moment is something I love so I very much appreciate your generosity in helping me see how to do this more fully.”
“You so easily broke through the limitation of thought and it has helped all around.”
“Your metaphysical coaching tips are truly life changing!”
~ Students’ Comments ~
Working with Jennie Foster has been very inspiring and motivating. She is so much more than a voice instructor. Jennie quickly senses where her student is in their artistic evolution and gracefully meets them at just the place that will be most helpful. She has a great balance of gentleness and authority in her teaching. I have several times been amazed by the accuracy and usefulness of her artistic insights. Jennie’s familiarity with battles all artists have to fight makes her strong and deeply helpful in moving her students to the next, very substantial level.
A.C.—Jamaica Plains, MA
Jennie has an ability to listen to each unique voice and bring out the best in you. Her studio is sincere, encouraging, playful, disciplined, nurturing and professional. I continue to grow through her instruction.
During the course of the voice lessons I have had with Jennie, a tansformation is taking place which enhances several aspects of my life. She is teaching me to sing with greater confidence, better tonal quality, expanded range and breath control. As well, my ability to speak in public is improving substantially.
[My daughter] loved her lesson, and said it was the best she’s ever had! You are not only an excellent singer, but an amazing teacher.
Every voice lesson I had with Jennie I left inspired and uplifted. She helped me face my fears and sing right through them . . . she helped me find my authentic voice. It was such an honor to study under her and receive this level of professional coaching.
S.W.—St. Louis, MO
What impresses me most about Jennie is her deeply intuitive and unfailingly positive approach. She listens carefully to hear exactly what the student needs and then finds a way to remove obstacles to progress. Working with her has been one of the most inspiring and satisfying experiences of my life. I would recommend her, without hesitation, to anyone of any skill level, looking to improve their vocal performance and have fun doing it!
Working with Jennie is like butter!
S.P.—St. Louis, MO
~ Master Class Participant Feedback ~
I found your teaching to be so creative, designed to free the student from mental and physical limitations. I loved how you addressed the challenges of each student so uniquely. You provided methods that released the energy and self-imposed restrictions to reveal what actually comes most naturally.
I wanted to take a moment to thank you and express how deeply I appreciated the opportunity to attend your Master Class yesterday morning. I’ve been reviewing my notes, distilling the information you shared and letting it settle deeper into my consciousness as I absorb it into myself and I’m finding that the way you express what you teach resonates very deeply with me.
The manner and style with which you explain fundamentals brought a new impact and a deeper understanding.
I consider myself a non-singer, and trepidatiously chose to study with Jennie at a 5 day intensive. I can’t begin to tell you how grateful I am for the experience. She met me right where I was, I felt enveloped in possibility. It was as though there was a whole opening in my chest that has fostered such forward movement/progress in all areas of my life after returning home.
Jennie is a tremendous singing coach and instructor. She clearly demonstrates knowledge of the voice instrument and how to get the most from it. This is done not just by helpful exercises and “technique”, but by thoughtfully listening for the right idea to share, and seeing the best in her students. Jennie is definitely one of the best instructors I have ever had, in ANY subject!
L.M.—The Villages, FL