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Yasas Jayawardena


Yasas Jayawardena

RCM Certified
I en Yasas Rangajeewa Jayawardena began his musical studies at the age of four when he began piano lessons. Soon he joined choir, where he sang as a boy soprano. He studied piano with Dr. Patricia Brady, Professor Mary Gummow. Mr. Jayawardena studied Piano with Dr. Patricia Brady at the James Madison University with Dr. Patricia Brady where he exceeded her expectations. Shortly after he went to study voice to pursue his rare, yet exceptional vocal gift at the School of Music Theatre at Dance at the University of Michigan. He is graduated with a degree in Vocal Performance with honors. Mr. Jayawardena is also a k-12 certified music teacher. He studied voice with Professor George Shirley (tenor), who has helped him develop his unique vocal gift. His unique vocal instrument is known for its power, opulence, and the wide range. Other voice teachers include Dr. Carrie Stevens, Dr. Helen Hui. He has worked with the directors Robert Swedberg, and Don Rierson. He has worked with the coaches Dr. Kathryn Goodson, Dr. Timothy Cheek, Mr. Justin Snyder, and Mr. Matthew Brower. Mr. Jayawardena studied Conducting with Dr. Rodney Dorsey and Dr. Scott Bersaglia. In February of 2010 he had the privilege of singing for the renowned Countertenor David Daniels at a master class given at the School of Music at the University of Michigan. He has sung the roles of Cherubino in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Soprano solo in Handel’s Messiah, La chauve- souris in Ravel’s L'enfant et les sortileges. Upon graduation Mr. Jayawardena has been teaching group piano lessons, private piano lessons and private voice lessons at the A and A Music School of Music in Brambleton, VA. He also teaches summer camp and A and A Music. Mr. Jayawardena also works for the Loudoun County Public Schools.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Piano
  • Voice

Spoken languages

  • English

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Young Children (under 7)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • Music school
  • Online
  • Teacher's home

Specialist designation

  • Piano - Advanced
  • Piano - Elementary
  • Piano - Intermediate
  • Theory - Elementary
  • Theory - Intermediate


  • 2010 - BM - University of Michigan
  • 2010 - Teacher Certification - University of Michigan

School Associations

  • National Association of Teachers of Singing - National
RCM Credentials
RCM Certified