Principles of teaching

Based on the principles of coaching, the teaching at my institute is goal-oriented. I give vocal lessons and, if necessary, I prepare singers for auditions, for next steps in a career and offer coaching for stage craft. Together with my students, I set a target with subgoals as well as determining a fixed time frame. This enables the students to organize themselves independently as soon as possible. Not only are my students prepared with a solid vocal technique but also with stage craft and advice on their career paths.

Singing Lessons
All lessons are offered in English or German. They are held in person and also via Skype / Facetime in urgent situations.


Prices: The prices per lesson are based on the recommendations of the SWISS MUSIC PEDAGOGICIAN SOCIETY SMPV: Price list


THE SWEDISH-ITALIAN SCHOOL OF SINGING

The tradition of the Swedish-Italian School of singing has its origins in the 19th century with Manuel Garcia d. Jilli Bjorling, followed by Gillis Brad (Swedish voice teacher and singer doctor) then to Joseph Hislop, Ingebjart-Isene and Birgit Nilsson, Kirsten Flagstad, Jussi Björling and finally Alan Lindquest. His pupil, international voice teacher David L. Jones continues this method of teaching in New York. For many years now I have been his associate teacher.

Alan Lindquest formulated these following areas of development:

  1. Developing the right attitude.

  2. Working on the correct respiratory reflexes.

  3. Developing awareness of relaxation in the swallowing apparatus.

  4. The perception of open resonators.

  5. Developing ease in the use of the articulators

  6. My teaching method meets all these criteria and leads to a solid vocal technique.

A singer cannot hear himself as he will be heard from his environment. Therefore, he will be taught not to listen to his sound but rather to physically acknowledge the sensation when singing.

The training of the voice is not only the development of a physical instrument that needs to be cultivated to have the correct structure and function but also goes hand in hand with the development of the singer's personality. Peace, silence, patience and trust form the foundation. Alan Lindquest expressed the following areas of development:

  • The perception of correct posture.

  • The perception of the correct breathing reflexes.

  • The perception of relaxation at the swallowing apparatus.

  • The perception of open resonators.

  • The perception of the correct movement of the articulation apparatus.

The Swedish-Italian School of Singing, the tradition that I teach, meets these demands.

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TRAINING YOUNG DRAMATIC VOICES

Dramatic voices most especially need a solid and healthy singing technique and with that the ability to combine all the ingredients necessary to represent a dramatic character on stage. I will accompany you in the whole process of building this kind of solid technique that will give you a healthy, resilient and expressive singing voice. We will work together to achieve this and you will have the benefit of:

my own advanced singing technique

  • my stage experience as a dramatic soprano

  • my many years of teaching experience

  • my sensitivity and experience in dealing with singers in general

  • my expertise in dealing with young dramatic voices

  • my experience in vocal rehabilitation


Coaching and supervision

“From my experience, five pillars have "crystallised" in my teaching. They form a strong desire to sing. The Institute StimmKunst offers constant supervision. The overall goal is to become the competent, independent singer who has joy in singing.” (Vera Wenkert)

You can rely on my own advanced singing technique

  • my stage experience as a dramatic soprano

  • my many years of teaching experience

  • my sensitivity and experience in dealing with singers in general

  • my expertise in dealing with young dramatic voices

  • my experience in vocal rehabilitation


Coaching the speaking voice

Our goal is that you can reach the audience with your voice and with your whole personality.

I can also provide training for professional public speakers, as well as help with any vocal problems.

  • Voice training for professional speakers

  • Help with voice disorders

  • Working on a creating a warm and pleasant speaking voice

With empathy and commitment, I will help you achieve a warm clear toned and vibrant speaking voice. This includes working on your very own, true vocal tone.The goal is that you can reach the listener with your voice and as a whole person. We develop and strengthen the voice through specific exercises so that it becomes resilient and remains so no matter how much you have to use it.