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      About Jordan Gilliard

      Jordan Gilliard
      Jordan Gilliard
      Music Teacher, Expert
      Location: Columbia, SC
      Speaks: English
      Instructs: Piano, Voice
      Education: Bachelor's of Arts in Public Policy, Minor in Music at the College of William and Mary Berklee College of Music, Five-Week Summer Program, Vocal Student Virginia Summer Governor’s School for Arts and Humanities, Vocal Student
      Performance Experience: -Genres: Gospel (Foundation), Classical, Musical Theatre, R&B, Soul, Pop, Funk, Jazz -Gospel Church Solos and Ensembles from age of 4, -Duet at Carnegie Hall in 2012 National Youth Choir -County, District, and State Honors Choirs -High School and College-level traveling choral chamber and Pop/R&B groups -Performed in award-winning group in International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) Tournament -Co-created an improvisation-based a cappella group
      Teaching Experience: Before becoming a certified English as a Second Language Teacher, I studied the education field as a Long-Term Substitute Teacher, Classroom Facilitator, and Interventionist. I have also worked with high school and college theatre programs as a vocal coach and composer. I have worked with students from ages 4 and up, with widely varying educational needs.
      Teaching Philosophy: Education is about discovery. And music offers endless discovery of knowledge and self. I am happy teaching students how to find their unique and endless abundance at their own pace. I encourage students to exercise a balance of self-mastery, self-discipline, and self-worth. As musicians, vulnerability and confidence can be helpful skills in their learning journey when self-monitored correctly. Modeling what I preach, I encourage students to embrace, not avoid, those skills every practice.

      Get to know Jordan Gilliard

      Hi! I am Jordan Gilliard, a longtime musician turned educator. My earliest piano and vocal lessons began in the year 2000, and these skills have always walked and grown with me throughout my life. Whether it has been singing solos in church, performing with a cappella groups, performing in piano recitals, or learning the piano chords to my favorite songs, I have learned how much music seeks to heal and captivate the human soul.  

      Since 2017, I have performed as an educator in public schools. Starting as a Substitute Teacher, I also worked in schools as a Classroom Facilitator, Interventionist, and Licensed English as a Second Language (ESOL) Teacher. At the College of William and Mary, I specialized in Education Policy, but I also graduated with a minor in Music. No matter the subject, my approach to education has always taken great joy in helping students overcome any gaps in learning and persistently encourage them through any intimidating targets.  

      As a student, you will be encouraged to be self-motivated. We will define and redefine your goals as you discover new potential paths of learning. I will ensure that you maintain proper technique and vocal health. As a teacher, I find it important to stay well-informed and updated with the contemporary practices of vocal and piano teaching with a balance of maintaining a foundation in the fundamental, best practices. For voice and piano, I am happy to teach Classical, R&B, Pop, Gospel, Folk, Broadway Theater, Rock, Alternative, and other requests.  

      Jordan Gilliard teaches at:
      4611 HARD SCRABBLE RD STE 112
      Columbia, SC 29229
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