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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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