"I fondly recall the year when I chose Jean as my first vocal coach, having decided to pursue a lifelong desire to learn singing. Favoring tunes from the Great American Songbook, we began working on songs made famous by Frank Sinatra. Jean proved to be a patient teacher, adapting her training techniques for an untrained student, who faced the challenge of acquiring a new skill in mid-life.
"My training sessions with Jean became a special part of each week for three years. And my newfound skills had me looking forward to performing at Open Mic venues.
"Now, many years later, I am still performing for live audiences, feeling delighted when I can bring a smile to the faces I see and feeling grateful that I can help lighten a few hearts."
—Robin Woo, Vocal Artist Performer, Retiree
"When I left the nursing home it was thought that I could not survive in public. My physical therapist kept in contact with me. My music was performed by a local amateur orchestra.
"Then I joined Jean's group, the Courageous, Creative Conquerors, and was interviewed by Jean. There were people in the community downtown and on the bus who were very inspired by her video. People who recognized me shook my hand and some hugged me.
"After the popularity of Jean's interview, people all over the world began contacting me. Now, we are making CDs, videos, planning other musical activities, and getting the attention of the world!
"Jean Voice Dart is a very compassionate Soul. She is the most caring person I have ever known! God bless you, Jean. Jean is a blessing to the world!"
—Patrick Littlejohn, Composer, Orchestrator, Pianist
"Jean Voice Dart is a beautiful, bright light, talented and gifted musician, and a creative and inspirational expressive arts teacher.
"Jean keeps sharing her positive and uplifting outlook on life throughout these seemingly sad, scary, and uncertain times. What a gift indeed!"
—Denise Hedlind, Music Director, Retired Vocal Music Teacher/Coach
"I’ve known Jean Voice Dart for many years and I recently asked her to be my vocal coach. I am an accomplished harpist and author, but for a long time, I had been hoping I could learn to sing with my harp. Jean and I started with weekly lessons, but I enjoyed it so much that I asked to increase it to meeting twice a week.
"Jean's approach is truly inspirational. I was amazed by the amount of progress she helped me make with each lesson. She's masterful and insightful. Fun too. It's one thing to make my harp sing and quite another to use my own body as the instrument.
"I am finally working toward achieving my dream. Thank you Jean!!!"
—Susan Bradley RN, Author, Creative Writer, Professional Harpist
"In life, there are people who play distinct roles, such as pathfinders, inventors, and pacesetters.
"Ms. Jean Voice Dart is a muse, helping creative people who are broken and lost to find the courage to resume their creative functions."
—Ramson Acheme, Author, Creative Writer, Poet
"Jean Voice Dart has a wonderful gift of encouragement.
"I am an artisan crafter, scrapbooker, and have been in the process of writing a book for some time, but had become discouraged and ready to give up. I joined a group session led by Jean and she completely changed my outlook. Her positive energy and bright spirit became a welcome fixture in my life.
"Jean opened my heart to see the book in a different way. I saw the value of the book for me and others. She has made a huge difference in my life. She is organized, punctual, bright, cheery, encouraging, and conducts interesting exercises that stretch my imagination and capabilities.
"I am so grateful to have her in my life!"
—Lynnette Parsonage Siler, Author, Artisan Crafter, Scrapbooker
“Jean is a wonderful expressive arts coach who guides with her heart and soul. Her caring for those she works with helps foster powerful connections and encourages deeper growth.
"She listens with an open mind and uses gentle, thought-provoking questions and observations to nurture change.
"I highly recommend working with Ms. Dart!”
—Kaecey McCormick, Author, Poet, Creative Writer
"I've been around many teachers and I've taught others myself, but I have not found a more loving heart who deeply moves and motivates me to want to express myself.
"This painting is an outgrowth of forty-five minutes with Jean's subtle, joyous, and loving way. We laugh, and her "you can do this!" directions are so sincere that I become lost in the present moment. This one hour a week is a regular appointment for me now. I feel really listened to and heard with a deep understanding. Jean knows how to profoundly encourage me!"
—Susan Allen, Visual Artist, Lyricist, Composer, Vocalist