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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Somatic Voicework™ Training

NEW- Level I Somatic Voicework™ LoVetri Method Training at The Chicago Institute for Voice Care (CIVC), 1855 West Taylor, Chicago IL, April 15-17, 2016. For registration and more information please visit chicagovoicedoc.

NEW-Level I Somatic Voicework™ LoVetri Method Training at Douglas College, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada May 6-8, 2016. For more information and to register please visit Continuing Education at Douglas College. Contact person is Erica Northcott.

NEW- For the first time outside the United States, Somatic Voicework Levels I, II, and III will be offered in Brisbane (Toowoomba) Australia, January 9-16. Details to follow and for more information contact Melissa Forbes

Teacher Training Days and Teacher Support Groups

Teacher Training Day at Berklee college in Boston , April 2nd 2016 10am-5pm for Somatic Voicework Teachers™ only $125. Also a Teacher Support Group for Somatic Voicework Teachers™ and students, Wellesley college in Wellesley MA on Sunday, March 3rd 2016, 1:30 to 5:30 for $85. Register immediately, pay up to one week prior via Paypal: lovetri@thevoiceworkshop.com and be sure to leave your name and session in the note box and contact Kaoruko Pilkington. to anchor your reservation and obtain more details details: It's not necessary to be a teacher to attend, but you must have gone through at least Level I. 

Workshops/Masterclasses

Master classes and workshops in Göteborg Sweden March 5-18, 2016. For more information please contact Mia Edvardson. In addition, there will be master classes and workshops in Stockholm March 12-14 with possible private lessons on March 15th. For more information about the Stockholm sessions contact Margareta Thalen

Jeanie has been invited to be a Master Teacher for the 25th anniversity of the NATS Internship Program at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro NC, June 7-17, 2016. For more information and applications please contact Kathryn Duax

Jeanie is invited to be guest faculty at the National Center for Voice and speech in Salt Lake City Utah, July 18-19, 2016. For more information contact director Dr. Ingo Titze.

Independant Presentation with master classes and workshops in Tel Aviv Israel, Mid-September, 2016 (dates approximate). Details to follow. For more information contact Moran Cohen Talmor

Jeanie will present a series of master classes and workshops at the Stimmklinik (voice clinic) of Dr. Marcus Hess in Hamburg Germany, November 5-6, 2016. For more information please contact Jale Papila

Jeanie LoVetri will be the leading guest speaker at a voice conference in Sao Paulo Brazil January 25-28, 2017. Details to announced.