Jarika Olberg was born and raised in seacoast New Hampshire. Her love of New England culture is paralleled only by her passion for singing and the human voice. She finds roots in contemporary music, more specifically country, folk, r&b and musical theatre. She received her BS in Music Education from Plymouth State University where she studied primarily classical music. Recently, she became certified in SomaticVoicework™, The LoVetri Method, which is a body-based teaching method focusing on contemporary commercial music.
Olberg is an experienced K-12 and adult educator, having taught voice, chorus, general music, and drama at San Pablo Elementary School in Jacksonville Beach, Florida (K-5) and Waynflete School in Portland, Maine (2-12). Jarika has also served as the assistant conductor for the Portland Community Chorus in Portland, Maine. She has taught private voice throughout southern Maine and New Hampshire, and was selected as a 2012 Teacher Leader for the Maine Department of Education’s Maine Arts Assessment Initiative, providing professional development workshops for both educators and pre-service teachers.
Jarika is passionate about working with singers of all ages and talents, capturing their unique spirit while focusing on the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and voice. She offers vocal lessons teaching classical and contemporary styles including pop, rock, country, folk, and musical theatre.