Dr Dan Jess is a professional singer and specialist vocal educator (singing teacher) based in Brisbane, Queensland.
Qualifications include: Doctor of Professional Studies (Cur.); Doctor of Sacred Music (USA); Licentiate of Music Australia (LMusA – Singing); Fellow of AVEC (Reparative Vocal Techniques); ALCM (Thesis); Dip. LCM (Storytelling); MBA (Strategic Marketing) & Post-Graduate Certificate of Business (USQ). Dr Dan holds a current blue card and appropriate insurances.
As A Singing Teacher
Dr Dan is a trained cross-over artist, which means he can teach you a variety of singing styles. With over 18 years’ experience teaching amateur and professional singers in Brisbane and internationally, Dr Dan can coach you to sing musical theatre, contemporary, pop, jazz, opera, classical, sacred, Christian rock or soul styles.
“I take great pride in my students and their hard work in our studios. I teach people of all different ages and skill levels, and I make sure to share the important techniques and skills that I have developed as a professional singer myself, during your lessons. I believe that singing lessons should be fun and enjoyable”.
Dr Dan will draw upon a broad range of advanced skills, techniques and approaches to develop your voice towards its greatest potential and power. He holds specialist qualifications in reparative voice techniques, and regularly accepts referrals from other singing teachers, speech therapists and medical practitioners to assist people with damaged, injured, post-operative or otherwise strained voices to properly and safely recover, and then to optimise their singing voice.
Dr Dan is an advanced pianist and vocal répétiteur, which means he can accompany you on the piano during your lessons. This means you get much better value than working with a singing teacher who can’t play piano. This makes a significant difference to your learning and it is also way more fun!
As A Performer
Dr Dan performed professionally in music theatre and opera productions around the world for many years, as well as jazz clubs and bars. He has sung with Opera Queensland (Opera Q), Opera Australia, NZ Opera, Singapore Lyric Opera, Hong Kong Opera, Really Useful Group, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Cirque Du Soleil, Musica Viva, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, State Opera of South Australia and many others.
Dr Dan now focuses almost exclusively on teaching, making smaller appearances here and there, often with his students! Dan has also directed a number of musical theatre productions and is a regular Eisteddfod adjudicator and vocal examiner.
Who Taught Dr Dan To Sing?
Dr Dan has worked with some of the greatest, most accomplished singing teachers, voice coaches and performers in the world, including Elizabeth Reid, Trena-Jane Reisenleiter, Cara Montaigne and Richard Bonynge. Because of his diverse and comprehensive training as a vocal artist and educator, Dr Dan is able to effectively teach anyone to sing like a professional.
Contact Dr Dan now to enquire about lesson availability and to discuss your goals. You’ll have great fun, too!
Brisbane Signing Studio Location
Holden Street, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
Free parking on-site & very close to regular busses, including the City Glider service that runs every 5-10 minutes.