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Australia’s LoVetri Institute for Somatic Voicework™ was a happy success. The three faculty members, Dr. Melissa Forbes, of the University of Southern Queensland’s McGregor School of Music, who brought Jeanie to Toowoomba, Australia; Heather Keens, vocalist, teacher, and researcher from Sydney; and Brenda Earle Stokes of New York did a terrific job assisting Jeanie. New participants with diverse backgrounds joined 10 reviewers to dive deep into Somatic Voicework™. We had wonderful guest lecturers in vocal hygiene and medical information who gave interesting and helpful lectures. We also had terrific master classes by Heather and Brenda who helped participants discover the best in their singing and songs. The 9 days flew by and at the conclusion a new crop of Somatic Voicework™ graduates went back into their own work in parts of Australia.
While visiting Melbourne Jeanie and Jerry encountered extreme heat (106 degrees) and on the next day 111 but dropping down to 72 at the end of that day. When they arrived in LA for layover it was 62 and the day after they got back to NYC it was 2 degrees with windchill in the minus numbers. An amazing 48 hours indeed!
After getting over jet-lag she was back at work teaching and working on more travel plans. The trip to Israel has been rescheduled until 2020 so there is more time to organize and plan. The trip to Texas has been postponed until the fall, so Jeanie is free to stay put for a while and catch up on activities in New York City. She will be going to Boston from April 12th to 15th. Locations and details will be announced in the March newsletter.
Somatic Voicework™ faculty Amanda Chmela and teacher Melanie Vaughn have joined forces with Jeanie on a research paper about belters. They are seeking professional belters to answer a short survey on what belters do and think about belting. We request that you share this link with your friends and colleagues and on your social media sites. Please click here to complete the survey.
Registration is open for this July’s LoVetri Institute for Somatic Voicework™ in residence at Baldwin Wallace University. Our guests this year are truly spectacular.
The Speech Language Pathologist Chandler Thompson, DMA, of Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City will be delivering our vocal health and hygiene lecture. Dr. Thompson brings many years of professional singing training to her wealth of experience as a SLP and will share valuable information that is “user-friendly” to singing and voice experts. The body awareness lecture will be presented by chiropractor Karen Erickson of New York. Dr. Erickson was one of the first chiropractors to be invited to practice in a hospital in New York City. She has decades of experience working with many different alternative modalities and with dancers and athletes.
The master class will be given by Broadway Music Director and expert Conductor Andy Einhorn, who is returning to help participants in a mock Broadway audition. He is knowledgable, experienced and kind and is a great teacher. The major medical lecture will be given by Dr. Michael Benninger of the Cleveland Clinic, one of the United States’ most esteemed medical centers. He, too, is returning and we know him to be an expert and lively presenter who knows how to speak to singing teachers.
We have two special sessions for those who have completed levels in past years. For those who have completed at least Level II, Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin will be giving her Soul Ingredients® certification course, teaching about all things gospel, R&B, jazz and blues. She will also be participating as faculty in the breakout sessions of Level I and II. For those who have completed Level III, Dr. Claudio Milstein, Speech Language Pathologist, also of the Cleveland Clinic, will be repeating his highly successful and recommended Vocal Health Intensive also during Level III. Registration for the Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin and Dr. Claudio Milstein’s courses will be announced in the coming weeks, stay tuned!
Our regular faculty includes Michelle Rosen and Betsy Fiedler, Senior Faculty; Jeff Costello, audio consultant and faculty, Amanda Chmela, Billy Gollner and Moran Cohen Talmor as Associate Faculty. During the 9 days we sing, laugh, eat, play and learn a whole lot of cool stuff! The Institute is crammed with information on Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy and rests on Jeanie’s 47 years of teaching singing to everyone from rank beginners to internationally recognized celebrities. Her reputation in the academic, scientific, medical and clinical voice communities and her contacts in the music industry keep Jeanie in demand. She is always delighted to bring such expert guests to The Lovetri Institute for Somatic Voicework™ at Baldwin Wallace University. Nowhere else can you find the quality of guests and faculty, entertainment and serious study, backed by decades of teaching experience and her own commitment to accuracy and clarity. To register for the LoVetri Institute for Somatic Voicework™, click here.
Past graduates can still review any level for just 50% of the regular fee of levels you have already completed. However, the “early bird” fee for new registrants is only available until March 15. If you have been thinking of coming to review your levels, 2019 is the year to do so. Unfortunately, 2019 will be the final year that we will be able to offer such a steeply discounted reviewer rate. To receive the reviewer rate discount code, please contact Meredith Kurtz by clicking here. We will have CEU credits for teachers available and expect to again have credits available from ASHA for SLPs.
Jeanie’s students have been busy performing in so many venues in New York and all over the world. Kate McGarry, a Somatic Voicework™ member, was nominated for Jazz Grammy Album of the year, “The Subject Tonight Is Love”. The album got rave reviews. Theo Bleckman, Luciana Souza, and Jamie Leonhart (all Somatic Voicework™ grads) are appearing at major venues all over the world. If you are a Somatic Voicework™ graduate of any level, please send us your performances. We want to know what you and your students are doing! Please click here to share your celebrations!
Celebrate your singing and your teaching. It’s the best job in the world!