Jack Tickner | Voice Lessons | San Pedro CA
Jake Tickner grew up in the East Bay Area of Northern California. He took piano lessons for many years, and began singing in public when he joined the drama program in middle school, directed by his mom. He joined the choir in high school, as well as the school’s barbershop quartet, and continued to follow his love of music into college. Jake received his Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance from Cal State Long Beach, where he studied classical voice under Dr. Steven Kronauer, and jazz voice under Christine Guter. He was awarded an “Outstanding Senior Vocalist” award upon graduating in 2014. In 2012, he formed the internationally renowned vocal quartet, The Newfangled Four, with whom he won 1st place in the International Collegiate Quartet Contest in 2013. He has performed and taught all over the US, as well as Germany, New Zealand, Ireland, Australia, and Canada with the quartet for the last 7 years. Jake also performs as a church singer, a freelance singer around LA and OC, is a session singer for the highly popular “Cocomelon” youtube channel, and in “Westbeat”, an a cappella group that sings at Disneyland Resort. He has taught voice at LACC’s “Young Men’s Ensemble”, as well as Marina High School, and privately, both in person and online. Jake wants to show his students that functional voice training can be both fun and engaging, and inspire them, just as his teachers did for him over the years.