Jeannette LoVetri, Director

Welcome to The Voice Workshop™


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 University of Illinois Chicago Medical Center, April 15-17, 2016. For more information contact Jan Potter Reed.

NEW-Level I Somatic Voicework™ LoVetri Method Training at Douglas College, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada May 6-8, 2016. For more information contact Erica Northcott.

Teacher Training and Teacher Support Groups

Teacher Training Day in Washington DC area on Saturday, October 17, 2016 10 am-5 pm open to graduates of Somatic Voicework™ only, $125. There will also be a Teacher Support Group meeting for Somatic Voicework teachers™ at the same location on Sunday, October 18th 2 pm to 5 pm,$75. For more information and registration please contact Cate Frazier-Neely.

Teacher Support Group for Somatic Voicework Teachers™ only, New York City on October 25th, 2:30 to 6:30 for $85. For more information and registration contact Kaoruko Pilkington.


Jeanie will be Guest Artist in the Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence Guest Artist Series at Austin Peay State University in Nashville, TN on February 8-10, 2016. Those interested in obtaining further information should contact Dr. Christopher Bailey, Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre & Voice.

Master classes and workshops in Stockholm and Göteborg Sweden March 5-14, 2016. For more information please contact Mia Edvardson.

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 will be presenting workshops, lectures and master classes at voice conference Sao Paulo, Brazil July 5-12, 2016 (dates approximate). More details to follow. For more information contact Joana Mariz

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, September 16-20, 2016 (dates approximate). Details to follow. For more information contact Michal Cohen

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