Columbia College Chicago

Meet the Faculty

Kimberly Jones


Kim Jones earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Westerminster Choir College; and has performed with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Ravinia Festival, Grant Park Symphony.

Preferred student and and level: Ages five and up, beginner to professional.

What do you want to impart to your students through your teaching?

That the joy of singing can be attained, and that we can explore the journey of music together.

Are there specific methods or techniques that you use in your teaching that may be important to share with prospective students?

I would love to create relaxed, comfortable singing - for singing to be a way of release and expression for the student.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?
Watching the students' confidence and vocal talents grow. Spreading the joy of music to others.

What are you musical pursuits outside Sherwood?

To sing "all across the board!"

What is your earliest musical experience or memory?

Piano lessons with my first piano teacher.

Who was one of your favorite teachers?

My high school teacher who pushed me to do solos - I was so shy!

Who is your favorite composer?
Verdi - just fabulous!