"I feel that
the success of my
is the fruit of my own life-long quest for a superior
vocal technique, which makes it possible
and produce first class singers."
My desire to
create art at a high level has inspired me to a lifetime of
exhaustive musical research. It has also very much guided my
experience as an opera singer and opera director. Together, my
research and experience have shaped a distinct teaching
philosophy that I have developed in over twenty years of
Singing is an
art form and as all art forms it requires consistent effort over
time. The question is how much time. Is it going to take ten
years or more to learn how to sing? I have always been
skeptical of short cuts but I have verified over and over that
this technique truly cuts the time that it takes to master the
voice not in half but in quarters.
is it done?
I offer a
full spectrum of vocal training.
First I focus first on mastery
of the diaphragmatic breathing techniques called “support”, the
most important key to beautiful free singing using revolutionary
exercises. Along side of this I work on high forward
placement of the middle range, which is the base of the voice
and finally we build out to the extremities of the voice using a
relaxed laryngeal position.
increase your range, vocal stamina, and resonance, learn how to
project the voice (become a HUMAN MEGAPHONE) and develop control
learn how to even out the “registers” of the voice.
learn techniques of performance and interpretation.
focuses on each singer’s specific challenges starting from
complete vocal rehabilitation of damaged voices from injured
vocal cords to correction of a bleat, wobble, straight tone
patient repetition and positive reinforcement, I initiate a
process of discovery in students. I transmit my love and passion
for the art form to my students. Because each student’s
psychological makeup, vocal ability, and physical coordination
are so different, I work with each student based on specific
I work with
all levels from beginner, intermediate, advanced to professional
singers of classical as well as non-classical genres and draw
out of each singer his own particular timbre and his/her own
unique vocal beauty.
I also work
on interpretation of all repertoire styles and teach language
diction in French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and
develop a tailor-made répértoire based on your interests and
goals and your unique instrument
To open the
body and free it of tensions that restrict breath
To have a
breath system that constantly supports the sound allowing for
length of phrase, ease in producing the full range of the voice
and which allows for dynamic changes
To allow the singer to
concentrate on putting the
meaning of the word into sound
which is what singing is all about.
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