Jami Templeton has been known as a top level voice teacher and coach in Los Angeles, NYC, Seattle, and Bellingham, WA. She has been teaching for nearly 20 years, and performing for most of her life. As a teacher, Jami has worked with a variety of levels of students- from talented beginners to Grammy and Tony winners, appearing on high school and community theater stages to Santa Fe Opera, Carnegie Hall, Broadway, and stadiums worldwide.
As a performer, Jami was awarded an encouragement award from the Metropolitan Opera, at the age of 20, and her career blossomed from there. She attended Manhattan School of Music, and the prestigious International Institute of Vocal Arts in Chiari Italy. She later studied under the creator of Speech Level Singing, Seth Riggs, who taught Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Faith Hill, Josh Groban, and more. In later years, Jami spent two years immersively studying jazz and under many living legends in NYC. She recently released her debut jazz album which spent several weeks on the jazz charts in the US, and reached number 7 on college radio jazz charts in Canada. It was also featured on the CBC, and many stations internationally.
Jami is currently teaching voice lessons, and offering artist development coaching in-person in Bellingham, WA, and online worldwide, to talented students ages 14+
Lessons are $90/hr
**24 hour cancelation policy strictly enforced. If lesson is canceled with less than a full 24hrs, the student is responsible for payment in full.
Prospective new students, please message through the contact page, and request a zoom interview.
Payments accepted: Venmo, or Apple Cash, and must be collected at time of booking to hold the lesson.
I started voice lessons with Jami in high school and she was absolutely wonderful in preparing me for the voice degree I pursued in college at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory. The only teacher in our town that could teach classical, pop, musical theater, country, rock, you name it. Jami invests so much of her time and energy into her students. She started a studio class where we could learn how to work with and treat an accompanist and prepare our music, she had us out in the community singing at events, she came out to our high school shows and solo ensemble competitions (even when they were hours away). She would take any opportunity to support her students and share with them the knowledge she had (if you were interested in opera- starting a class where you'd learn about an opera a week and discuss it; taking me to a recording studio to record my pre-screening pieces for collage and showing me that side of the world of music, encouraging and preparing her students to prepare for summer programs, Disney programs, anything they showed interest in, she'd run with it). Jami is an amazing vocal coach and vocal teacher. And now, years later after 15 year old me walked into her studio, I can say Jami is also a wonderful and inspirational mentor and friend. I would highly recommend her!!
Jami was my first teacher ever at 15 years old. I had my mind set on pursuing musical theater, but she urged me to try out classical art song and nurtured a love for opera I didn't know I had! Jami taught me to sing healthily and without imitating an "older" sound than I had at the time, while also providing "how to" guidance on the singer life (i.e., audition attire, how to market yourself, how to be confident in your own abilities). I am now a senior in college and will receive my Bachelor of Music in Voice and Opera Performance from Northwestern University at the end of this school year, and plan on pursuing opera in grad school next year. If Jami hadn't initially heard opera in my voice and encouraged me to pursue it, I don't know that I would be on this path today!
Jami is an incredible coach, she knows how to lift your confidence along with your voice, and is always a pleasure to talk to. Lessons with Jami are always something to look forward to!
Jami is a truly marvelous vocal coaching instructor. She helped my daughter truly explore her potential as a singer, setting the bar at just the right height and helping her work hard to achieve it. She mentors her students, sees them as individuals, and supports their growing belief in themselves.
How do I book a lesson?
Fill out the contact form on the website, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a 15 min Zoom interview. (I work with students aged 14+)
What is your refund/cancellation policy?
No refunds are offered, but if you need to reschedule, a full 24hrs is required, and the lesson must be made up within 60 days.