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 45 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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Somatic Voicework™ Training

NEW- For the first time outside the United States, Somatic Voicework™ Levels I, II, and III will be offered in Brisbane (Toowoomba) Australia, January 8-15. Details to follow and for more information contact Melissa Forbes

NEW- For the first time in South America Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method Level I will be presented in Sao Paulo, Brazil, January 25-28. Prior to the Level I training, open master classes will be presented by Jeanie. Location TBA. For further information please contact Joana Mariz.

We are pleased to announce the brand new three-level summer LoVetri Institute for Somatic Voicework™ at Baldwin Wallace University that will take place in July 2017, from the 22nd through the 30th. This program, nationally and internationally recognized by singers, singing teachers, music educators and vocal professionals from speech language pathology, voice science and medicine, has graduated over 1200 individuals. Somatic Voicework™ is the first and original program for Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy and it continues to be ground-breaking in its new university residency. For more information contact Baldwin Wallace

Teacher Training Days and Teacher Support Groups

Teacher Training Day, Saturday, October 22nd, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Boston area for SVW teachers. Teachers work with each other with supervision from Jeanie on day one, fee $125. On day two, Sunday, October 23rd, 1:30 to 5:30, fee $85. Jeanie will work with students of SVW teachers in front of the group. Refreshments included. Location to be announced.
In addition, Jeanie is willing to come to Boston on Friday evening, October 21st, from 7 to 9 pm, to discuss Somatic Voicework™ with anyone who would like to find out more about it. Those who might be contemplating doing any of the Levels at Baldwin Wallace next July are welcome to attend this informative evening session at no cost. There will be handouts and Jeanie will work with a few of the evening's participants. Those interested in attending should contact Kaoruko Pilkington to register before October 17th.

Workshops/Masterclasses

Jeanie will present a series of master classes and workshops at the Stimmklinik (voice clinic) of Dr. Marcus Hess in Hamburg Germany, November 12-13, 2016. For more information please contact Jale Papila