Jeannette LoVetri, Director

Consultations, Evaluations and Lessons

Consultations for Individuals

Singing Voice

Professional Singers

The needs of professional singers vary quite a bit. Jazz singers don't want to sound like rockers, folk singers don't want to sound like Broadway singers. Each singer wants to maintain the individuality of his or her voice, but remain healthy. Every singer wants to use the voice uniquely, but in a way that expresses the heart and mind of the music being sung

Training for any non-classical singer, no matter what the style, requires expertise in evaluating vocal function, stylistic parameters, performance environments, musical arrangements and many other factors. All vocal function should place health at the top of the list of requirements for a professional singer, and include instruction for the performer on how to keep the voice and body going under all manner of stressful situations, as well as in everyday life.

Training for singers, even those who sing "naturally" is of vital importance, as it maximizes the potential for the voice to do everything it can, and minimizes the possibility that singing will contribute to vocal fatigue and injury.

Ms. LoVetri is highly regarded for helping artists of CCM in all styles be more of who they already are. She helps every vocalist find satisfaction, comfort, freedom, and self-expression through healthy vocal use, no matter what type of music is being sung.

Singing Voice Specialist

A Singing Voice Specialist is someone who is qualified to retrain singers recovering from illness or injury. Most singing teachers are NOT Singing Voice Specialists, as it requires a type of training that is not generally available in any school or program. The singing teacher must be trained by observing doctors, speech pathologist, and voice researchers until he or she has become familiar with a number of voice disciplines, and must participate in voice research, study and application of a variety of techniques under their supervision. The teacher must gain the confidence of the medical and clinical specialists through close association over time and must demonstrate competency in dealing with voices that have had a variety of health-related issues.

Jeannette LoVetri has worked as a Singing Voice Specialist since 1989 and has been consultant at the Grabscheidt Voice Center, Mt. Sinai Medical Center; Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center; and the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, all in New York City; in liaison with leading otolaryngologists and speech pathologists to help professional and serious amateur singers return to functional ability. She frequently has patients referred to her by medical and clinical colleagues in the New York area, but also has worked with clients from Baltimore, Philadelphia and Boston.

Non-Professionals

From time to time serious singers who are not professionals need guidance. Ms. LoVetri will make every effort to be available for a consultation for such individuals, as time permits. Please contact The Voice Workshop to discuss arranging a telephone consultation or a personal appointment in the Manhattan Voice Workshop studio. Guidance about receiving further training with a Somatic Voicework™ certified teacher may be provided at that time.

Speaking Voice

Ms. LoVetri works in liaison with some of the New York area's most highly regarded speech pathologists and speech teachers. She is happy to consult on the speaking voice as it relates to singing and will refer to speech specialists as necessary.

Consultations for Groups

If you have a question or problem with your programs concerning CCM training, or with other voice-related training issues, a consultation may be helpful. An experienced expert can help spot troublesome areas in vocal training programs that are currently in place for singing or speaking, or help create a curriculum for various vocal training programs based upon "real world" requirements for CCM, or function as an objective outside party in evaluation of changes that need to be implemented in departments, programs or personnel.

Ms. LoVetri has consulted with a number of leading universities on such issues and will provide recommendations upon request. All consultation is completely confidential, unless otherwise requested.


Please see our Upcoming Events page for upcomming events or contact The Voice Workshop for further information.


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CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah University

The Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute Our twelfth year featuring Somatic Voicework™, the LoVetri Method, July 12-21, 2014 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. Please view our 2014 CCM brochure. For more information please visit CCM Institute For further questions please contact: Kathryn Green at kgreen@su.edu.

Other Venues for Somatic Voicework™ Level I

Somatic Voicework™ Level II will be offered for the first time outside of Shenandoah, January 17-19, 2014, at UMass Dartmouth. For details and registration information please check out our 2014 brochure. For more information, please contact Marcelle Gauvin.

For the second time in New York City!!! Somatic Voicework™ Level I will be offered May 16-18, 2014 at the City College of New York. Our 2014 brochure is now available please visit for registration and more information. For any questions, please contact Suzanne Pittson.

Workshops/Masterclasses

NATS Ontario Chapter would like to extend an invitation encouraging all voice professionals and voice students to attend a special workshop with Jeanie LoVetri at the University of Toronto, Saturday, May 3rd from 12:30 to 5:30. Jeanie will present an introduction and overview of her method (Somatic Voicework™), a masterclass and follow up with a Q and A period. Please view the flyer for this event. For more information please contact Alison Moodie.

There will be a second event, Sunday, May 4th, 12:30 to 5:30 at the University of Toronto with an introduction to Somatic Voicework, teacher training, and masterclass. Please view the flyer for the Sunday workshop. The contact person for the Sunday workshop is Alex Samaras.

The Voice Workshop™ is proud to host Overtone Singing and Vocal Improvisation workshop with Rollin Rachele on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the Voice Workshop™ 317 West 93rd street, Apt 3B, New York, NY. Rollin Rachele is an internationally known teacher and performer who has combined overtone singing with a variety of other western forms and traditional Indian Raga music over the years. This workshop is for people who wish to learn more about overtone singing and how to apply them to other traditions, in order to create a richer palette of sound. For more information and registration information please view the Overtone Workshop Flyer or email rollin@overtonesinging.com.

Functional Vocal Training for 21st Century CCM Styles. Jeannette LoVetri and  Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas, in conjunction with the Texas Music Educators Association, will be holding a Vocal Pedagogy Workshop at TWU on Thursday, June 12th 2014-9:00 am to 5:30 pm and Friday, June 13th -9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The workshop will examine the basics of CCM styles and the vocal production necessary to sing them. Vocal health and terminology will also be covered and teachers will be guided to address typical issues that arise in belting, mixing and in the extreme pitch range and volume demands of repertoire. Please view the Vocal Pedagogy Workshop for more information and registration or email Nicki Cohen