Jeanie is now home, reflecting on a series of delightful workshops, trainings, lunches and dinners, tourist visits and an enormous number of joyful events with kind, generous, warm and open-hearted people who took excellent care of her during her exciting world adventure.
After completing all three levels of Somatic Voicework™ training in Toowoomba, Australia, Jeanie (and Jerry Kaplan, her husband) headed off to Santiago, Chile, where she conducted a workshop for 68 people at the Escuela Moderna de Musica y Danza de Santiago de Chile. Somatic Voicework™ graduate Maite Solana, faculty at the college’s location in Viña Del Mar, was coordinator. They were joined by Dr. Marco Guzman (SLP), of Clinica Las Condes in Santiago, who served as a translator for the event. The evening was a huge success with Jeanie lecturing and then working in a master class with a variety of singers in different styles.
(Pictured Above: Maite Solana, Jeanie LoVetri, Dr. Marco Guzman)
Her next destination was São Paulo, Brazil, for a workshop for over 50 participants and a full Level I training which was attended by 80 participants. Jeanie’s hosts, Joana Mariz and Beth Amin, representing sponsor Vocal São Paulo, were faculty for this Level I. They spoke with her about the lasting connections of people who have done the training, highlighting the value, richness and talent base of the Somatic Voicework™ community that spans continents, and how lovely it is for that cross-pollination to be taking place all over the world. She was joined there by additional faculty members and Somatic Voicework™ grads, Suely Mesquita, Silvia Cueva, Cecilia Spyer and Marcella Martinez, who also translated for her, and had additional support from Vocal São Paulo’s Monica Thiele, Monica Marsola and assistant Mariana Verandas.
(Pictured Above: Jeanie & the Brazilian Somatic Voicework™ Faculty in Sao Paulo: Cecilia Spyer, Silvia Cueva, Beth Amin, Suely Mesquita, Jeanie LoVetri, Marcella Martinez and Joana Mariz)
(Pictured Below: Jeanie dancing with an elderly gentleman performing in a public square in Bogotá)
Jeanie’s next teaching visit was in Bogotá and was delightful. Jeanie taught two days of workshops at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana for the students and faculty at the invitation of Associate Professora Leonor Convers. Professora Convers was joined in her role as facilitator and translator by Maria Olga Pineros who is also an Associate Professor in the Music Department. They translated everything word by word and did a great job. Jeanie worked in master classes with classical, jazz, rock, pop, traditional Columbian folk music, spoken word in Spanish, and a clown who sings. Repertoire ranged form Freddie Mercury to Snarky Puppy, from jazz standards to Puccini, from Katy Perry to original songs, including one by a 17-year old.