About Us

Welcome Home to our Studio.

Jennifer is classically trained and shares these classical techniques with you so you can achieve the best performance and vocal range with your unique instrument. She helps you build healthy singing techniques and use your natural talents to the best of your ability.


Private Voice Teacher

Jennifer has been a private voice teacher with an emphasis on classical vocal technique since 1990. She has a classical and musical theater performance background and she taught vocal music in the Aurora Public Schools for 10 years, working with elementary through high school students. Jennifer teaches sight singing and music theory in addition to vocal audition preparation and college audition preparation.

Private Piano Teacher

She also teaches beginning piano for all ages.

Our Education

Jennifer received her BME/performance degree from the University of Denver, attending on a vocal scholarship.

Her personal vocal study began at age 15 and has spanned decades.

Her own private teachers have included: Orville Moore, Josy Ritterhauser-Whaley, Phyllis Curtin (Tanglewood) and Vera Scammon (University of Indiana). She currently works with Bill Lewis of NYC.

She has been a fellowship student with The Tanglewood Music Festival (the summer home of the Boston Symphony) for two consecutive summers where she sang Helen in the world premier of Helen of Troy as well as performing in various concerts/recitals.


Jennifer has held the following operatic roles:

Lincoln Center, NYC

Performing the music of

  • Kern
  • Berlin
  • Gershwin
  • Rodgers and Hart
  • Lowe
  • Rogers & Hammerstein.

The Denver Opera Company

  • Sonja in The Merry Widow
  • Rosalinda in Die Fieldermaus
  • Mrs. Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Susanna in The Secret of Susanna
  • Adriana in Adriana Lecourreur
  • Mimi in La Boheme

The Arapahoe Chamber Orchestra

Constanza in The Abduction from Seraglio

Denver Symphony

Guest Artist

Colorado Philharmonic

Soprano soloist in the Mozart Requiem

University of Denver

Amor, Orpheus ed Euridice

Temple Micah

Soprano Soloist


Instruction on music theory and audition preparation are the same as
vocal coaching or voice lessons and piano lessons.

Please text (720) 350-8768 with your phone number and we can discuss further.


The intent of this studio is to help you achieve the realization of your musical, vocal and (if applicable) professional goals.

On your part this involves commitment and discipline to the process; I.e., regular lessons and a structured practice schedule.

Jennifer teaches classical vocal technique that is used in both classical repertoire and musical theater as well as contemporary genres. Vocal performance skills include proper breathing techniques, sound production, poise and delivery.

Please keep in mind that a casual approach to the study of the vocal arts accomplishes little or nothing. A commitment to lessons and practice are necessary to achieve your desired results.

The Hix Studio is a business and it is operated as such. With a full understanding of this philosophy, let’s get to work and begin the process of reaching your defined goals.



Tuition is due and payable at the beginning of the month for that month’s lessons unless other arrangements are made in advance.

Missed Lesson

Jennifer wants to make your lessons as pleasant and user-friendly as possible. She respects your time and ask the same from you. Thus, missed lessons must have a 24 hour notice or the lesson AND fee are forfeited. If such notice is given Jennifer will offer a makeup lesson at a mutually agreed upon date within 30 days of the missed lesson. If that lesson is missed or cancelled no additional makeup will be offered and the fee is forfeited. A “No Show” is automatically forfeited. In this case, the fee may NOT be applied to the next month’s tuition. This is a professional studio so please remember you are reserving her time.

Vacation or Advance Notice

Vacation or advance notice is to be given at the beginning of the month if a lesson is to be missed due to vacation or special event. You may then deduct that lesson’s fee from the month’s tuition or schedule a make-up lesson. You must have at least 2 lessons per month to be considered an active student, unless other arrangements are made.


Re-scheduling will be given every effort to accommodate you. If no other time is available within that week, a make-up lesson will be scheduled.

Teacher Conflicts

If the teacher needs to reschedule a lesson, the lesson may be made up or carried over to the next month.

It is also important that you recognize that the Hix Studio is a business and is operated as such. With a full understanding of these policies, let’s get to work and begin the process of reaching your goals!