Jeannette LoVetri, Director

Workshops, Master Classes and Lectures

Why Workshops

Sometimes it is more expedient to learn in a group setting. Especially when working with the voice, there can be definite advantages to being in a group -- everyone can learn from everyone else and no one is exposed, alone, making sounds on his or her own. Group interaction is fun and energizing, especially when the individual running the group makes sure that the atmosphere is safe and that the group dynamic is comfortable.

Workshops are also cost effective, in that information about the voice, or about public presentation can be given to many people at once. Emersion is also an accepted learning modality, allowing individuals to absorb a large amount of data all at once. At the end of a workshop, it isn't unusual for an individual to have discovered an entirely new perspective on their voice, sometimes once which is also life-changing.

Workshops on public speaking are offered for executives, management, trainers, salespersons, and all those using the voice professionally, including clergy, lawyers, teachers, and actors.

Workshops on the singing voice have included teachers of singing, singers, actors, musical and choral directors, conductors, composers, as well as speech pathologists and throat specialists (MDs).

Workshops can be offered on site for groups of any size and vary in length from one hour to several days. Formats include showing various vocal video tapes, slide presentations, live demonstration, teaching, and discussion.

Workshops presented include:

  • "Music Theater Vocal Pedagogy for the 21st Century"
  • "Public Speaking The Easy Way: A Workshop For Those Who Speak Before The Public"
  • "Breath and Body Together: The Path Home"
  • "Voice Science for the Singing Teacher of the 21st Century"
  • "Speaking and Singing And Everything In Between"(With Dr. Daniel R. Boone)
  • "Voice, Lies and Videotape"(Also with Dr. Boone)
  • "How To Apply Voice Science In The Voice Studio"
  • " Crossover Singing: What Works, What Doesn't and Why"

For Workshops scheduled for 2017 please see our Upcoming Events page


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Somatic Voicework™ Training

The new LoVetri Institute for Somatic Voicework™ will offer all three Levels of Somatic Voicework™ at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea Ohio (suburb of Cleveland) July 22nd through July 30th 2017. 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. For more detailed information and the link to registration please visit LoVetri Institute at Baldwin Wallace web page. For any questions, please email Meredith Kurtz at Baldwin Wallace

Teacher Training Days and Teacher Support Groups

On Friday, April 28th, Jeanie will do a free demonstration class at a location in the DC/MD area from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Anyone who would like to see Somatic Voicework™ in action or wants to find out more about it is welcome. For information, please contact Jennifer Suess

Saturday, April 29th, Teacher Training Day,10:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Washington DC/Baltimore area for SVW teachers. Teachers work with each other with supervision from Jeanie, fee $125. For information, please contact. Jennifer Suess


Sunday, April 30th, Teacher Support Group, 1:30 to 5:30, fee $85 in the Washington DC area. Jeanie will work with students of SVW teachers in front of the group. Refreshments included. Location to be announced upon registration. Please contact Jennifer Suess.

On Friday, May 5th, 7-9 pm Jeanie will do a free demonstration class at the Voice Worhshop Studio in Manhattan. Anyone who would like to see Somatic Voicework in action or wants to find out more about it is welcome.

Teacher Training Day for SVW teachers, Saturday, May 6th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Voice Workshop™ studio in Manhattan. Teachers work with each other with supervision from Jeanie. Limit is 14 participants but observers who do not plan to teach may come if the limit is reached. The fee is $125.

On Sunday, May 7th, Teacher Support Group for SVW teachers, 1:30 to 5:30, fee $85 at the Voice Workshop™ Studio in Manhattan. Jeanie will work with students of SVW teachers in front of the group. Refreshments are included on both days. Those attending both days may pay $200.
Those interested in attending any of these events in The Voiceworkshop™ studio please contact Kaoruko Yoshida-Pilkington

Workshops/Masterclasses

Friday, April 28th, Jeanie will do a free demonstration, 7-9 pm in the Baltimore DC area. Those interested in attending should contact Jennifer Suess.