Hi! My name is John El-Jor and I’m a voice teacher at the San Ramon Academy of Music, specializing in musical theater and pop/rock vocals.
Having a safe space to learn, explore, and discover your talent is everything I want for my students. That way you’ll get a fundamental toolbox of techniques to apply to your vocal journey for the rest of your life!
I earned my BFA in Musical Theatre from Penn State University, while simultaneously studying under the MFA Musical Theatre Voice Pedagogy program. That’s where I found my love of voice science and teaching.
Post-collegiate life hasn’t meant an absence of learning for me as I’ve continued practicing Estill Voice Training. I believe in the concept of being a “forever student.”
I’ve worked with creatives such as Andre Braugher, Michele Pawk, Kathryn Gallagher, Zoe Lister Jones, as well as appearing on American Idol with judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan. I’ve also been a part of a variety of Off-Broadway shows, and major upcoming feature films.
In my free time I love tattoos, coffee, a good old-fashioned nap. and expressing my creativity through writing. But at the end of the day, as long as everyone is having a good time and life feels great, I’m happy to hang around and enjoy all the beauty life has to offer.Book With John
“I didn’t want my son to be turned off to piano because of all the practicing. Lots of work but not a ton of play. James brings enthusiasm and joy to the discipline. He picked up my son’s style and personality, and could flow according to my son’s uniqueness/playfulness.”
“My biggest concern is if my kids don’t enjoy and have no progress over a significant amount of lessons time. So far your role as a teacher has been very helpful in making my kids interested & focused on their lessons”