Online Voice Lessons
These online voice lessons are destined for the advanced student (university level) or professional singer.
If you are serious about your practice and want to further your technique and interpretation, please: do get in touch!
I believe in true commitment and therefore... if you are considering these lessons, please note that I expect a healthy dose of concentration prior to the beginning of the lesson, so that we can make the most out of it.
A combination of warming up exercises, belcanto vocalizes and repertoire is to be expected - the propotions of these will of course depend on your needs and development.
The basis of a good technique is the real understanding of vocal anatomy - I use specific exercises to target different muscles, isolating them and in combination, so that the student gradually finds their autonomy as they gather factual information. This is often described as an American technique but I think it is just common sense!
The goal of the belcanto exercises is to learn (mentally, musically and physically) patterns that will often recur in repertoire, working at the same time on flexibility, extension and joining up registers - the key to a great legato and a sound that travels over an orchestra is... CONSISTENCY!
In terms of languages, I am fluent in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and German, and also know how to read Russian, Czech, Finnish and Hungarian - bring whatever repertoire is YOUR repertoire. If you are not sure about your Fach - we will unveil it!
I am a firm believer that there should be no difference between singing opera, oratory, song or contemporary repertoire. In fact, my career is a big mixture of those genres and I just attack each piece as an isolated work of art, where you have to bring to light its sensibility, frame of sound, scope of colors and dynamics. It is very useful to focus on one style for a while as one works on consistency (for example Mozart soubrettes or Wagnerian Heldentenor roles), but variety keeps the voice fresh and supple!
I am happy to work at your speed - if you just need to prepare a role, competition, audition aria list or if you want to take your time to focus on technique - happy to adapt. You are an individual and it is your path that I will commit to embrace and help along!
Each lesson lasts one hour at the rate of 40 euros (conversions will be adjusted for pounds or dollars if necessary).
Payment is due on the first day of each month, according to the number of lessons on that month.
There are discounts for packs of 5 or 10 hours and sessions can be longer, although more than two hours is not advised.
These are online lessons and we can use whatever platform is more convenient for you: Skype, WhatsApp video, FaceTime video or - preferably - Zoom. Please bare in mind that a good camera perspective of your whole body is essencial for teaching, as well as a good microphone (integrated in your computer or external one). If you have a mirror and soft mat for your feet - even better!
Get in touch via email - or leave a message here.