Jeannette LoVetri, Director

Welcome to The Voice Workshop™

Welcome

Thank you for visiting The Voice Workshop™. I hope you will feel welcome to browse our website and get to know us. I am Jeannette LoVetri, known to my friends as Jeanie, and I am the Founder and Director of The Voice Workshop™ and creator of Somatic Voicework™, a unique body-based voice training program.

Our Mission

We exist to provide cutting-edge vocal information for singers, singing teachers, colleges, universities, conservatories, corporations and those who work with or care for the voice. The information we provide is based upon the latest voice science and medicine as well as more than 35 years professional experience in the field of voice training and care, most particularly in professional singing in New York City.

We desire to be of service to music schools and programs, theatrical, film and recording producers, personal managers, professional voice users, teachers of singing and all those interested in the voice, by providing training and techniques to relax, strengthen and develop the voice.

We believe that the human voice is not limited and that everyone can have a beautiful, expressive voice, no matter what previous experience may have been. We know that everyone can train his or her voice to be flexible, powerful and persuasive, and we believe that full vocal expression leads to deeper personal fulfillment.

We believe that music, especially vocal music, is healing to do and to hear and that all people have equal and free access to the musical instrument that's inside their own body­ their voice.

Our Philosophy

The voice that we hear when we speak or sing is produced by the vocal folds when air is expressed through the throat into the mouth and shaped into sounds, words, and phrases through mental intention. The voice, therefore, resides in the body and is produced by a unity of body and mind, of lungs, throat and mouth. We believe that vocal development begins with mental clarity and awareness. We believe that awareness of the body is vital to vocal expression and that it can be learned by anyone. Coupled with correct information, sound making becomes an intimate, immediate experience done in a deliberate manner.

  • We believe that the body is wise.
  • We believe that there is an intuitive urge in all of us to make sound as freely as babies do, and to sing.
  • We believe that deep, free, easy inhalation and exhalation is a requisite for emotional expression.
  • Finally, we believe that everyone can learn to have a wonderful voice and can learn to sing, and sing well.

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CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah University

The Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute Our thirteenth year featuring Somatic Voicework™, the LoVetri Method, July 18-26, 2015 for levels I, II and III. It continues to be the first and only vocal pedagogy course offering graduate and doctoral credit for courses on CCM. It also offers a number of post certification courses for those who are certified as Level III graduates. Our new 2015 brochure is now available For more information and registration please visit CCM Institute . For further questions contact: Kathryn Green at kgreen@su.edu.

Other Venues for Somatic Voicework™ Level I

For the third year in New York City!!! Somatic Voicework™ Level I was offered June 12th-14th, 2015 at the City College of New York. Our 2015 CCNY brochure is available. For any questions, please contact Suzanne Pittson.

Workshops/Masterclasses

Jeanie will be Guest Artist in the Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence Guest Artist Series at Austin Peay State University in Nashville, TN on February 8-10, 2016. She will be helping them to introduce their new Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs, working with students on song style, vocal production and vocal health. Those interested in obtaining further information should contact Dr. Christopher Bailey, Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre & Voice. Further details will be posted here closer to the date.