I have worked as a professional wedding/lounge singer since 1988, but never trained in classical technique. My recent decision to pursue a degree in music found me in need of a classical repertoire. Jennifer trained me in the bel canto method, and with her help I aced the audition. A few short months later she had me singing in Latin, Italian, French, and German! Not only has she taught me an entirely different genre with its own technique, but has helped to improve my range and tone in my contemporary singing. Her comprehensive approach to voice instruction teaches not only the components of singing technique, but encompasses the anatomy and physiology of the voice, and stresses the importance of ones overall physical and emotional well-being in order to reach his/her fullest vocal potential. From the beginner to the trained professional, I recommend her to anyone looking to become the best singer you can be. Jennifer's talent, knowledge, skill, sincere caring and support are sure to help you attain your goals.
- Kerry Lynn Russo
Lead Singer, Full Circle Wedding and Party Band 9/2006
I would like to thank Jennifer Cece for doing an amazing job teaching my twin daughters Cora and Ava how to sing and perform . She has worked with my daughters for 7 years, since they were six years old. They have performed very successfully in numerous vocal recitals and have gotten lead roles in their theater groups and school plays. Cora played the roles of Elsa in Frozen Jr, Sharpay in High School Musical, Mayzie in Seussical, The Drowsy Chaperone in The Drowsy Chaperone, Annie in Annie, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Sandy in Grease, Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray and Nala in Lion King. Ava played the roles of Ana in Frozen Jr, Ryan in High School Musical, Jojo in Seussical, Janet in The Drowsy Chaperone and Rizzo in Grease. They sang the national anthem at University of Alabama and Cooperstown and many school and community events. They performed “Children Will Listen” at a Middle School Graduation. They also performed at various Peace4Paws charity benefits. In addition to Jennifer’s excellent and comprehensive vocal instruction, she has a warm and friendly way in her approach. For example Cora likes to have tea when she comes and Jennifer always takes a few minutes to make sure they have their tea time. She also is very sensitive to the emotions and social issues that young singers go through and is there as a very encouraging and motivating force in their lives. Jennifer has become like an aunt to my daughters and I have recommended her to my closest friends and family and would continue to do so. Thank you very much for a job well done.
Brett and Gina Patelsky,
My daughter Kate has been taking voice lessons with Jennifer since she was 7 years old, over 4 years now. Jennifer has really helped her develop as a singer. She has been trained in numerous different genres of music plus she has studied sight reading, keys and harmony. Jennifer has developed her voice, worked on pitch, and really grown her as a vocalist. With Jennifer’s support Kate has performed beautifully as a singer in a rock band and school musicals. My child loves having Jennifer as her teacher and has a great relationship with her, making their time together a pleasure. Gail Simmons, December 2019
"Jennifer is genuinely interested in helping me to become a better singer and without her encouragement and support, I would never have progressed this far. She makes even the most demanding music seem easy." Jim Cagle
I has been a student of Ms. Cece since 2009. My daughter Katie was a student of Jennifer after we moved from Texas in 2008. It looked like so much fun that I started too. While I had some singing experience, I had no training. Under Jennifer's expert tutelage, I quickly progress from country and jazz standards to classical pieces and in 2011 performed a dual role in his first opera, La Boheme, with Palisades Opera as Benoit and Alchindoro. With Jennifer's encouragement and teaching, I have continued to progress and I am performing increasingly demanding roles as Masetto (Don Giovanni), Bartolo (I'll Nozze di Figaro) with Palisades Opera, a multi part role (Andrea Chenier) and as Osmin (Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail) with the New York Opera Forum.
- Jim Cagle
Bass Baritone, Westwood, New Jersey
I CAN SING MY ABCs thanks to Mrs. Cece-Bellon.
I began taking lessons from Mrs. Jennifer Cece-Bellon when I was in first
grade. I immediately fell in love with the study of piano, and continued with weekly sessions for eight years. Each year there were one or two recitals; everyone would play 2 or 3 numbers on the piano or would sing a few selections-a few have even done both! It's amazing to watch people perform in Mrs. Cece-Bellon's recitals each year, because you can see how well they've developed under Mrs. Cece-Bellon's instruction. It has been scientifically proven that studying any kind of music, (for me, piano), will help improve mathematical ability. When you study note values, it's just like doing fractions. I found that while taking piano lessons from Mrs. Cece-Bellon developed my mathematical ability more rapidly, it also provided a stress-release; artists can go paint or draw, poets can compose
poems or sonnets, but musicians like me combine both visual and aural works
of art when they play their instruments.
--AJ Wildey, 15, Boonton, New Jersey, June 2005
I recommend Mrs.Cece Bellon! Voice lessons are fun. I learned how to breathe properly. I was able to prepare my vocal solos in the lessons. I was nervous about singing the solos, but I was less nervous because of my lessons. I enjoy singing as a hobby now, and I want to become a professional singer someday. So I will keep studying.
- Stephanie Cooper, 5th Grade, Our Lady Of Mount Carmel School, Boonton, N.J. 2005