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 Meet Jayme Alilaw!

Bubbly, beautiful, talented and intelligent, full of creative visions and smiles.

Jayme is Photographed wearing the TopHalf Boutique - Honey Off Shoulder Top with Embroidered Bell Sleeves. (@Marsha N. Wilson Photography)

Personal Declaration: “I am a passionate person with many interests and lots of energy — driven by a desire to educate and empower; draw from people their unique voices; and lift people up through performance and powerful words of encouragement.”

Professionally speaking: Opera singer, Life Coach, and Army Veteran. Founder and CEO of Music After School, offering music lessons and workshops as enrichment programs, bringing them to schools through after care programs, as well as offering the convenience of in-home music lessons. Jayme recently began practicing as a life and organizational coach, and in her words:
“It has been one of my most gratifying enterprises to partner with people in support of achieving their goals in every realm of their personal and professional lives!”
An Army veteran, Jayme served for nine years in ammunition supply, including a year-long deployment to Northern Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Haunts and Hangouts: Jayme can be found performing as a resident artist and ambassador for The Atlanta Opera, as well as a comedic improviser and general company member with Dad’s Garage Theater Company.

Latest Passion Project: As an artist, Jayme is passionate about creating programming that is edifying, educational, and entertaining. Her current project, La Femme Noire: The Celebrated Woman, is an artistic celebration of African American women and “the contributions we have made to classical music as composers, poets, and performers.” She has had the honor of performing this program in concert numerous times, including in collaboration with The Atlanta Opera and The Atlanta Beltline, as well as The National Center for Civil and Hu-man Rights. Jayme plans to take this program to major museums and universities nationally and internationally.

What’s Most Important to Jayme? “My most important role has been that of mother. My daughter, Malaika, will soon be 16 years old. Watching her evolve makes me feel my highest levels of success, while all at once, leaves me in awe of how much raising her has meant raising me at the same time. She came into this world as a compassionate, no-nonsense advocate, and it has been humbling to see her expand in this purpose.”

To stay up-to-date on Jayme’s upcoming performances, visit her at or follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @SangMsJayme. For more information about lessons with Music After School, visit her at her website:


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