Somatic Voicework™ is based voice upon research done on Jeanie LoVetri in 1988 in Stockholm, Sweden, by Dr. Johan Sundberg and the late Dr. Patricia Gramming of the Royal Swedish Institute’s Music Acoustics Lab. In this research, Ms. LoVetri was confirmed to be singing in three distinct, separate vocal productions on purpose. She was already an experienced singer and singing teacher, working with her voice all day long, and had no vocal health issues.
Somatic Voicework™, Ms. LoVetri’s method, is clear, easily understood and incorporates grounding in vocal anatomy and physiology, vocal acoustics and voice medicine, assuring that it presents information that makes sense, is accurate, and is replicable by others, no matter what their background.
Somatic Voicework™ is truly unlike all other vocal training methods in that it is offered at five universities in music, voice, theater, and jazz departments and has had 6 nationally recognized otolaryngologists affiliated as guest faculty, 3 nationally recognized, research-based speech language pathologists as guest faculty, two of whom are also professional singers, and three different New York based Broadway guest teachers to coach participants about music theater expectations and audition technique.
More than 1000 people from all over the USA and 11 foreign countries have passed through at least one level of SVW and hundreds have returned for extended courses year after year, as a measure of their satisfaction with what they have learned.
The participants in this course teach all styles of music, including classical, and are from a wide range of ages, levels of experience, and personal interests. They are open-minded, curious and caring teachers and vocalists who seek the best in their profession.
Somatic Voicework™, with little to no advertising, marketing or promotion, has grown exponentially over the past 11 years because of the quality of the material and the people presenting it. If this sounds interesting to you, click here for more information.