JACKIE WASHAM CEKOVSKY
performer / teacher
Hi, I'm Jackie!
I'm an actor, singer and private voice teacher based in Bucks County, PA. Originally from Souderton, I moved to NYC after high school to study Musical Theater at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in the CAP21 program. After graduating, I lived in Brooklyn for another 12years, performing professionally in shows, concerts, workshops, readings and recordings in NYC and beyond.
I live in Perkasie, with my husband and three young daughters and have been teaching privately since 2016 specializing in musical theater, belting and contemporary pop/rock styles. My students have performed locally at events that include the Souderton Tree Lighting, Pennridge Gallery of the Arts and a concert at Generations of Indian Valley. I am currently pursuing my Masters of Voice Pedagogy at Rider University / Westminster Choir College.
In addition to teaching I continue to perform locally whenever the opportunity arises. Most recently, I appeared as Guenevere in Montgomery Theater's 2023 production of Camelot.
Thanks for stopping by!
Before I started working with Jackie I was so insecure to sing loud and strong, but soon enough I was singing with confidence. Jackie taught me songs in various genres that helped me learn to sing new and unique styles. She was always so patient with me and made me feel comfortable. I was excited to practice and learn every time. I can honestly say working with Jackie was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I wouldn't be where I am now without her.
It seemed almost impossible to find a vocal coach that celebrated my dreams while also pushing me to be the best in my art: until I met Jackie! Studying with her for over a year now, I’m glad to say I have truly grown as an artist. She ranges in professionalism in every vocal genre that is existent and is one of the best I’ve met in the field. Jackie’s incorporation of range building warm-ups, her outstanding sight reading, and teaching skills are truly why I enjoy and benefit so much from my vocal lessons. She also genuinely cares about every one of her students as real individuals when training them to be the best in their field. Every week I fill my “tool box” with everything from Stephen Sondheim to classical operettas and critiques that I could not find elsewhere. After joining Jackie, she has helped me prepare for auditions that have led me to Broadway Conservatories in New York City, professional shows all over the state, and select vocal groups at my high school. If you need any technique training vocally, Jackie is your girl!
My daughter loves Miss Jackie! She is patient, kind & understanding. She works the students at their level and progresses them when they are ready. She always wants to help and will encourage students to keep trying. Jackie is a very talented musician and has so much to offer her students. She is a wonderful teacher!
Catherine (with help from Lilah age 7)
Voice lessons with Jackie was amazing. From the personal relationship to improvement in vocal abilities and techniques, the overall experience was wonderful! We worked on a variety of music and it helped to make me a better overall singer and soloist! 10/10 would recommend!
Before I took voice lessons from Jackie, I didn't even know all the different techniques to use for each style of music. However, Jackie opened all kinds of opportunities to sing what fit MY voice best. She knew how to improve my technique and voice without the compromise of singing songs I wasn't interested in. Jackie helped me get a stronger and confident voice. Also, Jackie is the nicest person to work with. She's willing to listen to your concerns about your voice or performance. From a person that consistently switched instruments, voice lessons from her never bore me. I always look forward to meeting up with Jackie every week. If you need help getting a stronger and more emotional performance, Jackie is the voice teacher to go to!