Janet Hammer

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Philosophy of Teaching

Janet's teaching method, style, and course of action is designed for the vocal student desiring an understanding of vocal production and singing performance.  Her lessons include proper breath control and posture, vocal warm ups, vocal exercises, practice techniques, diction, song interpretation,and performance techniques.  She teaches from the platform of "the working singer" and so imparts practical every day tips and helpful practices.  Your time with her will be a great source of self discovery on your journey to your own personal expression through singing. 


This is an article written by Karl Paulnack, the Music Department head at Boston Conservatory.   It is an essay based on his speech to incoming freshmen.  Janet includes it here because she feels every human being should do music of some kind for the reasons so eloquently stated HERE.  

Janet's teaching and choral directing experiences are broad and wide. 

Some of the many classes and choirs she's had the honor of teaching include:

  • Private Vocal Lessons - ages 7 - 82 (35 years teaching)
  • Palomar College - Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Fundamental of Vocal Skills classes - 2004-2015
  • Arizona Western College - Instructor of Master Class and Guest Artist - 2017 & 2019
  • ​MiraCosta College - Vocal Skills Class - 2009 - 2010
  • ​Scripps Performing Arts Center - Vocal Instructor and Coach - 2003 - 2005
  • Unity Center Choir - Choir Director - up to 90 voices
  • ​Coronado Community Chorus - Choir Director - 2016
  • Conscious Music Festival - Choir Director - 2015
  • German Choir of San Diego  - Choir Director 
  • National City School District - Choir Director - 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.
  • Braille Institute  - Choir Director - 8th grade through college level
  • Independent Master Classes and Vocal Workshops.