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 45 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

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 21nd through July 29th 2018. 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 1300 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

Somatic Voicework The LoVetri Method all three levels (I, II, and III) returns to Toowoomba, Australia (near Brisbane), January 11-20, 2019, at USQ Artsworx, University of Southern Queenslandand. Details TBA

Teacher Training Days and Teacher Support Groups

On Friday, April 13th, Jeanie will do a free demonstration class in Holland Michigan 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.
On Saturday, April 14th, 10-5 with a fee of $125. Jeanie will hold a Teacher Training Day for Somatic Voicework™ teachers (only) Holland Michigan refreshments included. Teachers will work with each other with Jeanie's guidance.
On Sunday, April 15th, 1:30 to 5:30, fee $85. Jeanie have a teacher support group and will work with students of SVW teachers in front of the group in Holland Michigan. Refreshments included.
There is a combined fee of $200 for both the Saturday and Sunday events.
For information about these events, please contact Jeff Costello

On Friday, April 27th, Jeanie will do a free demonstration class in the Washington DC area 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.
On Saturday, April 28th, 10-5 with a fee of $125. Jeanie will hold a Teacher Training Day for Somatic Voicework™ teachers (only) Washington DC area refreshments included. Teachers will work with each other with Jeanie's guidance.
On Sunday, April 29th, 1:30 to 5:30, fee $85. Jeanie have a teacher support group and will work with students of SVW teachers in front of the group in Washinton DC area. Refreshments included.
There is a combined fee of $200 for both the Saturday and Sunday events.
For information about these events, please contact Jennifer Suess br>

On Friday, May 18th, Jeanie will do a free demonstration class in New England Conservatory in Boston 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.
On Saturday, May 19th, 10-5 with a fee of $125. Jeanie will hold a Teacher Training Day for Somatic Voicework™ teachers (only) in Cambridge Mass area refreshments included. Teachers will work with each other with Jeanie's guidance.
On Sunday, May 20th, 1:30 to 5:30, fee $85. Jeanie have a teacher support group and will work with students of SVW teachers in front of the group in Cambridge Mass area. Refreshments included.
There is a combined fee of $200 for both the Saturday and Sunday events.
For information about these events, please contact Celia Slatterly


Workshops/Masterclasses

Jeanie LoVetri and Jocelyun Medina will present "Overview of Current Term Usuage for Contempory Commercial Music and other Non-Classicl styles" at the Voice Foundation on Sunday, June 3rd at 1:40 pm at the Westin hotel 99 South 17th street Philadelphia Pa. Please visit The Voice Foundation for more information and program TBA