Jaclyn Beck has loved music since day one. After receiving her degree in Vocal Music Education from the University of Oklahoma, she taught High School Choir for two years, before moving to Oregon. Since living in Oregon she has taught voice lessons, performed in the Eugene Opera and at Cottage Theatre and enjoys spending her time teaching music both individually and to ensembles to people of all ages.
How’d you end up at Music Masters?
I came across Music Master's online after looking for a place I could teach and I knew right away that I loved their mission.
What sparked your passion for music?
I remember first finding a love for music as I learned to read the music in hymnals at church as a kid and by listening to my mom sing around the house. I have always had an interest in music and have parents who were extremely supportive of this passion of mine from a very, very young age. With that being said, I signed up for choir and orchestra in school and stuck with it all throughout High School!
How’d your music go from there?
After High School I decided to go to college for music and got my degree in Vocal Music Education! I have since found a deep love and appreciation for the different ways music can play a part in a person's life and enjoy teaching people at all ages how to incorporate music into their lives at any level.
Who would you most wanna jam with?
I would love to be in a musical or opera with a whole cast of my favorite singers- like Sara Barrailles, Renee Rapp, Kristen Chenowith, and so many others!
What do you express through your music?
Music has been a way for me to express my creativity throughout so many different eras of my life, and also allows me a place to escape and express other people's creativity when I don't have the capacity to express my own!
Your message to aspiring artists?
I believe that every musical endeavor is a worthy one. Whether you've been a musician all your life and want to deepen your musical practice or whether you're just getting started in your adulthood, it's totally worth it. You don't have to be an expert to reap the benefits of creating music and I believe everyone should have access to developing their musical abilities if they want to!