Voice & Alexander
For Broadway, Classical Singers, Voice Workshops, Consultations & More
Private Lessons in New York City & Wilmington, Delaware
This could be the perfect time for a consultation with me to get some new ideas. I am also available for Zoom coaching. My August Studio Intensive -- DE VoiceCamp -- is scheduled for Aug. 12-16, 2024. Click on VoiceCamp on the HomePage for details.
I have begun accepting reservations for the 2024 intensive program at Lake Como in the Italian Alps. The Voice and Alexander Academy will be open for four singers each week.
The small class size ensures personal attention and progress towards each singer’s goals. The summer program provides a safe and aesthetic environment to train your voice thoroughly. Or perhaps you want to re-train because you want to take on a challenging role or because you have somehow gotten a bit off-track in your vocal technique.
Maybe you already realize that the integration of the Alexander work into your vocal craft will make your singing easier.
The program is open to classical and Broadway singers, actors, voice teachers who want to work with new ideas, wind players training as Alexander teachers, and AT teachers who want to understand voice. Recent participants include Xin Wang, a Chinese-Canadian soprano who is active in Toronto both as a singer of contemporary scores, and as a voice teacher. Chloe Troast trained at Lake Como in 2023. She was then invited to join the permanent cast of Saturday Night Live (SNL). She now sings live nearly every week on national television.
Meanwhile, Fiasco Theater Company opens at Classic Stage Company with their production of Shakespeare's Pericles. The show will run from February 8 through March 24, 2024. I have worked with these actors, who sing in all shows, for over a decade. I have coached them all in two Sondheim shows for Roundabout Theatre Company in NYC. Several of the actors have been to the Lake Como school.
The traditional Italian understanding of one voice (“It’s all a mix, Darling!”) will help you sort things out. Using the Alexander technique, the singer can learn both structural support and coordination of breath and voice, as well as ease in the body/mind. This way of working has immediate artistic benefits. You can integrate technique and artistic, dramatic expression.
At the same time, you will have a better sense of how to be both efficient and truthful. You can communicate without featuring your vocal technique. You will find your authentic expression, your own voice.
My summer programs are an ideal way to work with me without having to leave your current teacher. Is 2024 the summer to invest in yourself? In your voice? Email me to start the conversation!