Jeannette LoVetri, Director

Testimonials and Letters of Recommendations

What people are saying about Jeannette LoVetri

"I was particulary pleased with Ms. LoVetri's approach to non-classical sounds. The students were given very clear and scientific explanations regarding the way the larynx functions when making these sounds, as well as vocalises which promote vocal health and freedom."

Gayle Lockwood,
Brigham Young University, Utah

"The response to you and the Broadway Workshop was highly enthusiastic from student participants, observers and especially voice faculty members. The opera club received high praise for having sponsored such a successful project."

Shirley Thomson,
Towson State University, Towson Md

"Your workshop was invaluable in presenting our students and guests in the audience with, as you expressed, "hands-on" information for singing theater repertoire healthily. It (the workshop) knocked me out."

Pamela Jordan, Chair, Voice Master Class Series,
Loyola College, Md

"From her first words to the initial performer, it was evident that we were in the presence of an expert from whom we could learn so much...Her reminders to the students of solidly-held vocal practices encouraged many of the teachers who often look suspiciously upon non-classical singing. The audience...did not want the program to end. She is equally versed in classical and music theater techiques. Her comments on breath management, posture, tone production,etc., reinforced the fact that good, healthy singing is the order, regardless of the style of music performed. "

Marianne Grzywacz, President, Virgina NATS

"It is with great pleasure that I write to let you know that we have had a tremendous response from your visit to Australia...Your sessions were thoroughly enjoyed by all who took part, and many people have conveyed that you return. As an ambassador for the arts you more than met our expectations"

Janice Light, Co-ordinator of Seminars, Voice Productions Unlimited,
Sydney, Australia

"In 35 years of experience in the world of singers and singing, I have encountered many, many teachers and "experts" on voice. I don't believe that I have ever met anyone who is so thoroughly grounded in her craft....you were able to demonstrate to the attendees exactly what is occurring during the process of phonation and resonance. The complexity of that mechanism is considerable, however you were able to communicate clearly and concisely to the diverse attendees, whose understanding ranged from the rank beginner to those sophisticated in the world of science."

John Shackelford, Music Director,
Connecticut Conservatory of the Performing Arts, New Milford Ct

"I would like to thank you for coming to the University of Toledo and giving us the opportunity to learn from you, regarding the training of singers for contemporary commercial music. There is so much confusion regarding this art form and how traditional voice teachers can help the artists who wish to perform in various styles. Your lecture and master class went a long way to clearing the haze from the eyes of hardworking teachers who really want to learn."

Erik Johanson, Associate Professor of Music, Dept of Music and Dance,
University of Toledo, Toledo,OH

" I would like to express our sincere appreciation for your outstanding and inspiring master class that you gave at Shenandoah University...I have attended many other musical theater master classes and belt workshops with well-known vocal instructors and have not felt any were able to fully explain how to produce the tone, demonstrate it or teach it. You were not only able to explain scientifically, but were also able to demonstrate with your own voice the differences between head voice, mix and chest tone...You are truly a gifted musician."

Edrie Means Weekly, Associate Professor of Voice,
Shenandoah Conservatory, Winchester, Va.

"Our Music Theater Committee has said that your insights for them were extremely helpful. The master class was a big sucess. All of us learned a great deal about what is expected and needed for vocal production that is stylistically appropiate for music theater and also healthy for the voice. The meeting with the voice faculty was especially enlightening."

Lindsey Christiansen, Chair of the Piano and Voice Dept.,
Rider University Westminster Choir College, Princeton NJ


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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