Originally from St. Petersburg, Florida, Jovana earned her Bachelor’s Degree in music at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. Since moving to Pittsburgh, Jovana completed her MM, has been teaching a growing studio, and also working in early childhood development. Jovana loves teaching, and participating in the Batavia musical productions, as well as actively performing.
As a music director/pianist, JP was the road music director for the national tour of “A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live!” Other music direction/piano conductor credits include “Sweeney Todd”, “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline”, “Knuffle Bunny”, “The Greatest Musical Ever” (World Premiere), and numerous 29-hour readings and cabarets. JP was also the resident music director of the Boston Conservatory’s “Conservatory Cabaret”, an outreach group that performs music for those who need it the most, from nursing homes to women's shelters.
As a teacher, JP has been coaching and accompanying for the past 7 years and teaching voice and piano for the past 4. His students range from 5 to 65, from beginners to professionals in the industry. JP teaches with a “body first” approach, always trying to further the students’ connection between the body and voice, and build a deeper understanding of their instrument as a whole.
JP is originally from Pittsburgh and attended Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School for Musical Theatre. He holds a BFA in Musical Theater from The Boston Conservatory with an emphasis in Directing with independent studies in Vocal Pedagogy, Music Direction, and Collaborative Piano.