“A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song”
Whether you are a student, a professional singer, or a theatre actor, learning to express yourself through your voice is an adventurous journey with many challenges along the way.
Whether it is vocal technique, reaching those high notes, finding your own style and sound, or preparing for a concert or audition or expanding your range through inspiring exercises. I would like to travel with you in this search to express your own, unique, voice.
Vocal lessons in Amstelveen & online all over the world
For fifteen years I have been teaching all kind of singers in my studio in Amstelveen and online from all over the world.
- Singers that want to get a good vocal techique or improve it
- Musical theatre singers or band singers who want to improve their performance
- Graduates from a singing school who want to refresh their technique or learn a new style
- Conservatory students who wish to have extra lessons in solfège, breathing technique, etc.
- Young singers and singers who aim to enter a conservatory or theater school
- Band or choir members
- Speakers, singers and actors with voice problems
In addition to knowledge from my own training, I also apply elements from the Complete Vocal Technique, Estill’s Voice Training, Alexander technique, Buteyko breathing method, and Lax Vox.
In the first lesson, a voice test is taken to determine your voice type. We look at what kind of voice you have (alto-mezzo-soprano or bass-baritone-tenor) and what your range is and what your voice timbre is, so that your repertoire sings what suits your voice type. We also look at what you can achieve with the singing lessons. It is therefore not a talent test.
We do use backing tapes sometimes, before we dive into analyzing the song at the piano.
It is allowed to record the lesson on a voice recorder or mobile phone for home use.
There is a ton of study material available. The knowledge of the singing voice and vocal technique is partly conveyed on the basis of visual material, such as PDFs, short PowerPoint presentations, and so on.
Furthermore, the studio has a professional recording studio where you can record a song, at no cost. The mixing is done during class time. The accompaniment can be piano, but also orchestral/backing tapes. The beautiful and well-furnished studio is fully equipped, inspiring and overlooks the beautiful garden. Each lesson is complete, inspiring and educational.