AS A SINGER, Jackie Presti has worked in every aspect of the music business. Since her first studio session at age twelve, Jackie has sung everything from Gregorian chant to imitating a singing banana for Nickelodeon. Shortly after graduating from music school at the University of Miami (voice, jazz studies, theory-composition) she moved to New York City where she has been both a soloist and group singer on many national commercials as well as performing in venues around the world. She has appeared On Broadway (City of Angels), Off-Broadway (Our Sinatra), and has sung on numerous television shows and recordings. Because of her accomplished musicianship, knowledge of vocal styles and experience working with many different singers, Jackie began to be asked to hire singers for various projects. AS A CONTRACTOR AND CONDUCTOR she has chosen, rehearsed and conducted choirs for major motion pictures, commercials, television shows, recording projects and live performances. Her desire to enhance her knowledge of the voice and teaching skills brought Jackie to the next level of study where she attained her Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology with an emphasis on voice disorders at Columbia University. AS A TEACHERÂ (SINGING SPECIALIST) AND VOICE THERAPIST she has maintained a private practice specializing in singers and speakers with voice problems. She prides herself on combining the science of the voice with her practical, professional singing experience. Her studio is filled with working singers from all backgrounds, including theatre, jazz, recording artists, actors and on-camera personalities. She also has a working relationship with some of the top Otolaryngologists in the country.
Bachelor of Music, University of Miami
Masters of Science (Speech-Language Pathology) Columbia University
New School of Social Research (1983-1989)
Manhattan School of Music (1994-2000)
SAG; AFTRA; AEA; AFM Local 802; ASCAP; ASHA; NATS; JEN; NYSSMA; NYSTA (board)