Pharos Music Studio



Why the Name “Pharos Music Studio”?

What is “pharos”?  A pharos is a lighthouse, a guiding light.


As a teacher, this is what I strive to be - one who helps others find their way.  Learning a skill like music or retraining your speaking habits can be disorienting.  At the beginning, we don’t even know what questions to ask or what the process of learning with be like.  As we learn more, new questions and challenges arise.  The right teacher will keep you on course toward your goals.  As you learn and others see you sing your song, you become a “pharos” as well.


Shine Some Light Over Here!


Our Services

We offer a range of services from singing lessons to sight singing courses to private speaking classes. Take a look below to get more details.



One-on-One Singing Voice Lessons

The fastest way to improve your singing is a series of one-on-one lessons.  The lessons are customized with your goals in mind.  Specific feedback can help students improve very quickly!  

My role is as a facilitator to help you reach your goals.

Lessons might address

Vocal health
Practice Habits
How to Warm Up
Technique Issues
Audition Preparation
Ear Training


Weekday evening lessons are taught at the Hayes Barton Baptist School of Music and should be paid for here:  http://www.hbbc.org/schoolofmusic/

Weekend lessons may be taught at Ms. Whaley’s home in Garner, NC.  Email jeanmwhaley@gmail.com for scheduling

Improve Your Speaking Voice

Some of us depend of our voices to make our living.  Teachers, clergy, sales, counselors, trial lawyers, and corporate trainers sometimes must speak for several hours a day.  When one is placing these kinds of demands on the voice, it is imperative to care for it well!  

Lessons might address

  • How to retrain harmful habits
  • Projecting your voice without strain
  • Strategies for conserving your voice
  • How to find the right health professionals in case of vocal injury
  • When to call and cancel and when to push through



for 25 minutes



for 55 minutes


Speaking Voice Coaching can be done successfully online or in person.
To schedule an in-person coaching, email jeanmwhaley@gmail.com
To schedule an online coaching, click the link below! 



Sight Singing Demystified Class

Have you always wanted to look at a piece of music and know what it sounds like?

Would you like to learn music faster and easier?

Do you want to ace the sight-singing portion of your next audition?

Do you need to be able to teach yourself a piece of music?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this class is for you!

To many people, music notation can seem mysterious and confusing.  But with the right guidance, it can become as easy as reading words!  We start from the very beginning and learn to recognize at a glance the most common patterns in music.  You might be surprised at how fast you can begin to recognize them!  Because this is a class setting, you’ll be singing with others rather than by yourself, which really takes the pressure off.  

Some of you who already read music pretty well may notice that the skill gets rusty when you don’t use it for a bit.  If you need to brush up your skills for an upcoming audition, or just want to sharpen your skills again, this is class is a perfect review!  

Only $90.75 for the remaining 11 classes!

Fall Class

Open enrollment, start any time
12 week semester Begins Thursday, September 7, 2017

Hayes Barton Baptist Church Room 11
1800 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27608

Questions or Need Consulting On what to do? Email us here and we could chat.

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About Your Instructor

I’ve always felt that I’m making the most music I can possibly make when I’m singing.  I love the physical sensations of singing as well as the sound.  It fascinates me how intimately connected the voice is to emotion.

Teaching and learning have always gone together for me.  I often gain a deeper understanding of a skill or concept when figuring out how to communicate it to someone else.  And as soon as I “get” something, I want to share it.

- Jean Whaley

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Contact Us

Please use this form below to request any consulting or to answer any questions you may have.

Name *


Garner, NC 27529

T 732-841-5378
E jeanmwhaley@gmail.com