It is not unusual to hear singing teachers say “if you can sing classically, you can sing anything”. This is simply not true. Classical singing, aimed at classical repertoire, develops many useful vocal capacities, but there are some very specific abilities that it does not develop and some abilities that it can absolutely interfere with developing that are necessary requisites in CCM styles. Looking at classical training as a “one size fits all” approach is unfortunate, as the commercial success of all CCM styles continues to grow, while the opposite can be said to be true of classical music of all kinds. Read More about Vocal Pedagogy for Today’s Music
What is Somatic Voicework?
I am a massage therapist. I have created my own approach I call “Advanced Intuitive Massage.” I work with people to solve physical problems that stand in the way of their fullest functioning in life. These problems can appear as stress, pain, disease, loss of strength poor posture, and inability to do a desired activity. I listen to their description of the problem, I observe them, and I get some insight into how I will start to work to solve it. Once I start working, the process is like exploration, and I allow creativity to guide me to resolve the condition.
Whatever problem comes to me, I dedicate myself to finding a solution. I believe that solutions are available, no matter what the diagnosis. Progress toward the solution requires a mutual dedication to working together. Sometimes progress is quick; sometimes the progress develops over time. The first obstacle to overcome is the belief that no relief is possible or likely. Usually there is enough progress in our first session together to overcome that obstacle. [Read More…] about Advanced Intuitive Massage, by Peter Shor
Jeanie is very excited to announce two new online Somatic Voicework™ courses.
The two courses are:
Belting Explored (4-Week Course)
Please click here to register.
Course only open to graduates of at least level one
Cost: $200 USD
Dates: Sunday, September 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Times: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
An Introduction to Somatic Voicework™ (2-Week Course)
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Course open to all
Cost: $100 USD
Dates: Sunday, September 23rd and 30th
Please note the updated time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
The next DC/Baltimore Area
with Jeanie LoVetri
October 5-8, 2018
Jeanie is looking forward to her next teacher training weekend in October in the Baltimore/DC area. There will be an open session in early October in the Baltimore/DC area and a Teacher Training and Support Group weekend on October 5, 6, 7 and a day of private lessons on October 8. The open session will be on Friday evening, October 5, from 7:00 to 9:00. Those interested in attending should contact Jennifer Suess for further information.
Work continues on Jeanie’s upcoming book. Dr. Karen Hall, the Editor, is hard at work organizing the book that will be published by Compton Publishing in 2020. She is looking forward to seeing them again in January, 2019, when she returns to Australia to teach at her Institute in The University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba. The launching of our online teaching platform has been a great success. There will be more online courses offered in September, if you’d like to receive an email about early registration for the next round of online courses, click here.
We hope everyone is having a great summer and keeping cool!
“I have worked with Jeanie LoVetri and Somatic Voicework™ for twenty years and have found her method to be incredibly efficient and scientifically sound. I have been able to consciously work on technique while continuing to develop my artistry and my personal style. I credit Jeannie with the freedom I feel when I sing.”
Luciana Souza, Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter.
“As a working jazz singer, I have been hired to sing with a tap dancing troupe one week and the next week sing soprano in a jazz opera. The LoVetri Method of Somatic Voicework™ has been an invaluable resource in the functional development of my instrument and has helped me steadily increase the power, clarity and nuance of my voice. No jargon, just nuts bolts information on how the voice works. Get there and thank me later! “
Faculty, Manhattan School of Music
State Dept.Jazz Ambassador 2009 -2011
Downbeat Critics Poll Winner Rising Female Vocalist 2016
“I have studied with Jeanie LoVetri and taken Somatic Voicework™ courses and continuing education workshops for over ten years. As an artist, vocalist and educator, I can say without hesitation that her work has immeasurably changed my life, my singing, my teaching and my perspective on artistry. Jeanie and the work are incredible!”
Jazz Vocalist, Composer, Arranger, Lyricist
Professor of Voice, Berklee College of Music, Boston MA
“Studying Somatic Voicework™ with Jeanie LoVetri has changed my life as a singer and a singing teacher. At my first SVW™ workshop, I felt as though a window had been thrown open, and suddenly I could see my way to finding the “something” I’d long felt was missing. The depth and breadth of Jeanie’s knowledge are unassailable, and she passes that knowledge along with the utmost humanity. I have just one regret, which is that I didn’t start working with her sooner.”
Andrea Wolper, New York
Jazz Vocalist, Songwriter, Teacher
“As someone with background in classical (Juilliard, BM, MM) as well as Level III The Lovetri Method, Somatic Voicework, and a 20 year career as a jazz singer, I can attest to the great benefits of understanding the function based technique that Jeanie teaches for Contemporary Commercial Music. This technique has given me the tools to sing and teach authentically in the jazz world, and I would highly recommend making the investment of time and energy in SV if you’re serious about a career in jazz or any other form of CCM.”
“Jeanie LoVetri’s Somatic Voicework™ has given me the tools to navigate between different styles and extended vocal techniques, and taught me how to teach with clarity and understanding of the human voice. Her approach is clear, concise, empathetic and invaluable for any jazz singer today. “
“Jeanie LoVetri’s groundbreaking training methods put the singer’s actual voice and what she or he wants to achieve front and center. Her sincere belief that you can make any sound you want in a healthy way is guided by over four decades of research and experience teaching singers of all styles. Ms. LoVetri welcomed me into the world of voice pedagogy and showed me how to develop my voice to realize my dreams as a singer. It has literally taken me around the world and introduced me to so many wonderful people, and I am forever grateful.
Blues, R&B, Jazz and Gospel singers beware, Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin is joining Jeanie LoVetri this year at Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio to teach you how to make a soulful sound with optimal flexibility and freedom in your voice. Dr. Robinson-Martin wrote the book, “So You Want to Sing Gospel,” and received her doctorate from Columbia University’s Teachers College for her thesis on Gospel Voice Pedagogy. She brings a lifetime of experience singing all styles of African American music including Blues, Jazz, Gospel and R&B and has emerged from the Academy with a unique combination of skills to support the demands of singing African American styles including scoops, hollers, gravely sounds, shouting and whispering.
Run, don’t walk, to the Lovetri Institute for Somatic Voicework™ to study with Jeanie LoVetri and Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin and the other talented and generous faculty. You will be transformed.”
Composer, pianist, singer
Author of So You Want to Sing Blues
Co-founder of Jazz Power Initiative, a non-profit organization transforming lives through jazz arts education.