"Jean McClelland is one of the most effective and gifted teachers of the arts at the New York Open Center. Her classes have consistently received outstanding feedback and her work is widely admired for its ability to empower. She is possessed of a remarkable ability to create a warm and caring atmosphere in which students feel free to explore new dimensions of the voice."
–Ralph White, Founder, New York Open Center
"Jean McClelland has consistently been a highly rated and respected guest lecturer in our Jazz Studies Program since 1991. So much of the Alexander Technique depends upon the teacher. Jean has an uncanny ability to "read" her students, diagnose the cause of their issues, and she possesses a warm, caring approach that puts students immediately at ease. She is nothing short of miraculous!"
–Dr. David Demsey, Professor of Music, Coordinator of Jazz Studies, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
"I have attended Jean McClelland's classes in NYC for the past six years. She is a true hidden gem of a teacher, instructing groups and individuals in voice, breathing, philosophy and a more fulfilling, expanded and balanced life. Her work, like life, never gets old, as there is always some new revelation waiting to be discovered." –Laura Brumberg, M.D.
"I can only say that it is the lucky singer who finds his or her way to Jean McClelland. She possesses unusual instincts combined with gentle patience and a warm, giving personality. She is unsurpassed in helping individuals discover their true voice. Jean works magic even in the toughest of cases."
–Shoshana Kalisch, performer/therapist, author of "Yes, We Sang!
"Thank you so much for the beautiful breathing class!! It was amazing, and I learned so much. My whole body has responded to everything that you teach. Your classes are life-transforming."
–Cecilia Calderon, Breathing class participant
"In only a few weeks, Jean was able to connect my voice/breath with deeper inner resources, sensations, intuition, and feelings. Her work is a blessing, combining abundant affirmations, imagery, physical touch, and understanding of the process of communication and performance. She is experienced in teaching all kinds of people how to open up and overcome lifetime habits and fears that develop due to lack of love from teachers, family, friends, and perhaps most importantly, self."
–Julia Lebentritt poet/teacher/producer; Director of "Song Bank" and New York City Lullabies Project