Post by cjf on Oct 27, 2019 15:28:22 GMT
From Jackie's interview with Broadway World:
You already had such a mature sound even when you were a young girl. How has your voice changed over the years as you've transitioned now into adulthood?
Well, a lot of times people assume that a little girl voice turns into a big girl voice, but for me it was a big girl voice turns into discovering all sorts of different parts of that voice. I realized as I was getting older that I wasn't just a classical crossover singer or an opera singer, and that I could manipulate my voice to do what I wanted it to. I discovered a pop side and a Broadway side and different parts of my voice, and that came with age.
So it was a conscious decision on your part. I'm curious to know how you went about that.
Well you know I was always singing pop to myself, and then I finally sang it to my mom and she was like, "Wait, you can do that, too?!" And from there started the journey of me testing my limits and different spots of my voice, and I ended up seeing a vocal coach named Joan Lader. She's amazing, I love her! I see her occasionally to make sure that I'm using the right techniques, and also she helps me to control the other spots in my voice that I'm discovering.
So many great singers have worked with Joan Lader. [Kristin Chenoweth, Cynthia Erivo and Hugh Jackman for starters. She even won a special Tony Award.] What's her secret to success in helping singers like you?
I believe her secret is knowing what she's talking about. She's studied the voice and any single aspect you could think of; she knows the entire anatomy. She knows what muscles and spots to use in your throat to activate different sounds and tones. She really is a genius when it comes to that and every time I see her I'm amazed.
This video shows Joan Lader working with several Broadway stars.