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Deborah Latz is a Brooklyn-based vocalist, musician, sound artist, composer, actor, improviser, playwright, theater/video maker, voice teacher, and educator. In 2015 she received a four-star DownBeat review for her fourth jazz vocal release, "sur l’instant". In 1999 she won the best actress award for her one-woman performance of "Juliet" at the Jerzy Grotowski Theatre Festival in Wroclaw, Poland. Deborah is co-founder of the neo-folk, jazz fusion vocal duo with Pat Wictor, who released their 2018 debut disc, "counterpoise". She founded and curated the VoxEcstatic Series at Cornelia Street Underground in Greenwich Village from 2016 to 2018. For over fifteen years Deborah has been a facilitator of vocal and communication workshops at the Cooper Union School of Engineering in New York City. Deborah holds an MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Arts from Brooklyn College and a Bachelor of Science from CUNY BA Brooklyn College in Music and Performance Art Studies.
Deborah received her certification in Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method in Levels I, II, and III while attending the Shenandoah Conservatory in Virginia. Other certificates earned are in Acting from the American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.), in San Francisco, CA and the British American Drama Academy (BADA), in Oxford, England UK.
Deborah has been teaching voice for over twenty years in New York City and is available to teach private voice lessons, group lessons, vocal coaching, workshops and master classes. Teaching during covid-19 is through Zoom, Google Duo, or Skype.
“In my studio I concentrate on healthful singing. My goal is to guide the student to find joy, freedom and personal expression in singing, music making, and speaking - all the while exploring their true self.
I work with students to build a healthy technique for singing jazz, folk, improvisation, music theater, professional speaking and other vocal styles.
Teaching is about listening, patience, understanding and a two-way communication with the student. It is exhilarating to be a part of the students' growing awareness of their body and voice, and to cheer them on as they achieve their vocal goals!”
“The directness of Latz’s delivery is a matter of wised-up, mature consolation, the honesty of shared confidence.”
— Jon Garelick, DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE, 4 STARS