Jennifer Winkler
Voice / Piano / Idol Prep

Whether in a workshop, classroom or a private lesson, Jennifer's
philosophy on teaching is to “keep it fun!” She believes that there is
something to be learned in all forms of music and is willing to let the
student explore. She focuses on each student’s needs, desires and
abilities and tailors each lesson accordingly. Vocally, Jennifer’s
techniques cover everything from Broadway belt to opera, focusing on
clarity of the words – not just the sound. As a piano instructor, her
approach keeps the student interested and excited while learning the
basics of reading music.

Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Loretto
Heights College in Denver, Colorado. She has taught piano, voice and
music theatre production in public and private schools, churches and her
own studio. She was the artistic director for the One Direction Actor’s
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Workshop and has been a guest teacher for music theatre programs for children throughout Los Angeles.
Ms. Winkler is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association

Jennifer has performed throughout the country in various regional productions and national tours. She has
performed a variety of lead roles, including Eva Peron in “Evita”, Sandy in “Grease”, Guenevere in
“Camelot”, Anita in “West Side Story”, and as Kaye in the West Coast Premiere of “The Taffetas”. She has
worked as a professional Christmas Caroler for Aaron Spelling, John Tesh and Connie Selleca, Dick Clark
and Dick Van Dyke and has appeared on television’s “Star Search”. Jennifer has toured the world
performing for Crystal Cruises, the industry leader in luxury cruising, and continues her association with
them as casting associate for male and female vocalists.
Donna Cherry
Voice / Piano / Idol Prep

Donna has an unusual way of approaching singing. Having won the
Metropolitan Opera Apprentice Award then winning Miss California doing
a series of singing impressions, she learned that you can actually
strengthen your chords and sound production by using impressions of
your favorite singers as a means of strengthening and isolating your
resonators to create the best sound that is distinctly “you.” Stylistically,
she can work with you from bel canto to” belt and count.”

She studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, privately at
Juilliard and has a degree in Music (Vocal Performance) from Cal State

Her credits include having performing on world tours in such prestigious
She has toured extensively with those who now work regularly on AMERICAN IDOL. Between engagements on
Norwegian Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean, she performed in several OFF-BROADWAY SHOWS and
received the DRAMALOGUE CRITIC'S AWARD for her portrayal of “Fanny Brice” in FUNNY GIRL. Other
favorite musical theatre roles include “Kate” in KISS ME KATE and the notorious 1930's diva “Mona” in
DAMES AT SEA.  A longtime regular at THE COMEDY STORE, she now performs regularly with the 3