Jill Ryan graduated from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City where she received a Bachelor’s of Fine Art in Jazz Alto Saxophone Performance. Originally from the San Francisco area, she studied classical flute and later transitioned to jazz saxophone in high school before realizing her passion for singing. Alongside performing and teaching, Jill owns and operates a recording studio with her bandmates here in Chester Springs. She plays regularly in the Philadelphia and New York City areas with her band, GREAT TIME, and plays in several other groups including Sparkler led by the world-renowned multi-instrumentalist, Peter Apfelbaum. She is excited to join the Valotta family and share her passion for music!

Jill can be personally reached at Jill.ValottaStudios@gmail.com

We love Jill! Our daughter has been taking lessons with Jill for almost 3 years, and she has really grown as a musician with Jill’s guidance! Jill is not afraid to challenge her to try something new or something difficult, and Jill is always very encouraging! As a parent, I love that Jill exposes our daughter to all different kinds of music and also shows her how to be a strong woman that rocks!

– Kathy, Valotta parent