Vocal Instruction


Jillian has years of experience teaching private voice lessons and master classes in private studios. She specializes in musical theatre, light opera, and audition preparation. Her students have been cast as leads and supporting roles in Broadway productions and tours. Jillian has recently served as musical director and vocal instructor for multiple productions on the east coast including Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella and Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods. While in college she studied classical and choral voice. A lifelong learner, she continues to train in NYC and London, attending workshops and taking lessons with one of Broadway's top instructors. 

Jillian believes in creating a positive and fun learning environment while still challenging her students. Her medical background provides her with a deep understanding of the vocal mechanism and vocal health. With that she is able to bring valuable knowledge to her classroom, benefiting her students.  

Jillian is able to offer the unique opportunity to study dance and voice in the same private lesson to students interested in both art forms! She instructs the absolute beginner through the advanced-intermediate singer. Her students have gone on to perform in professional arenas such as Broadway, National Tours, and Regional Theatre. 

Who should take private lessons?

Boys and Girls who want to...

  • Build their audition repertoire 
  • Build confidence
  • Learn how to read music
  • Learn music theory
  • Audition for a school musical
  • Sing in church
  • Develop his/her musicality
  • Ear training 
  • Learn how to take care of his/her lifelong instrument
  • Develop his/her unique sound
  • Prepare for a performance
  • Strengthen technique and develop artistry
  • Find the joy in singing

Interested in pursuing voice lessons?

Email jillianpetrie@gmail.com today to schedule your first lesson!