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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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

Teacher Training Day for SVW teachers, Saturday, March 18th, 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 16 participants but observers who do not plan to teach may come if the limit is reached. The fee is $125.

On Sunday, March 19th, Teacher Support Group for SVW teachers, 1:30 to 5:30, fee $85. 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 please contact Kaoruko Yoshida-Pilkington

On Friday, April 7th, 7-9 pm Jeanie will do a free demonstration class at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Anyone who would like to see Somatic Voicework in action or wants to find out more about it is welcome. Those interested in attending please contact Kaoruko Yoshida-Pilkington

On Saturday April 8, Jeanie will do a one-day Master Class/Workshop at Wheaton College in Norton MA, 10-5pm hosted by Rhode Island NATS. Those interested in attending please contact Eden Casteel.

On Sunday April 9, Jeanie will hold a TSG at Roger Williams University in Bristol 1-5pm, fee $85 for SVW grads and Jeanie will work with students of SVW teachers in front of the group. Those interested in attending please contacr Kaoruko Yoshida-Pilkington.

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.

Workshops/Masterclasses

Friday, April 7th, Jeanie will do a free demonstration, 7-9 pm class at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Anyone who would like to see Somatic Voicework in action or wants to find out more about it is welcome. Those interested in attending please contact Kaoruko Yoshida-Pilkington

One day workshop/master class at Wheaton College in Norton MA on Saturday April 8th, 10-5 hosted by the Rhode Island NATS. Those interested in attending please contact Eden Casteel.

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.