Lawrence
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Singing lessons in English for all levels by professional voice teacher, vocal coach and singer

I'm a former New York City voice teacher/coach, professional singer and an award winning composer who has relocated to Berlin. I've taught with the most reputable children's musical theatre organizations in NYC (TADA!, Brooklyn Children's Theatre, The Neighborhood Playhouse) with students of all ages as well as private students and I've worked with Broadway stars such as Laura Osnes, Karen Mason and Ron Bohmer, who have also recorded my music, and I'm excited to bring my 20 yrs of teaching experience to Berlin! I teach songwriting as well, if that is something you're interested in.

I'm a classically trained singer who performed with the San Francisco Opera and other companies both in opera and musical theatre for many years. Though I specialize now in musical theatre, I am happy and comfortable teaching you to sing in whatever style you prefer. The basics are the same! In our lessons, we will work on breath, correct vowel pronunciation, placement, diction, etc... as well as getting rid of the tension and habits that keep us from singing freely and beautifully. We will also work on the musical and dramatic aspects of the material we choose together, so that you will feel comfortable at an audition or a performance. And I keep lessons fun so that you can both learn and progress each week AND enjoy yourself!

Whether just starting out or a professional who needs help working on an audition or role, I can help you reach your goals!

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Location

At student's location: Around Berlin, Germany
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Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
45 minutes
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

Music has been a major part of my life since childhood. I majored in voice and performed opera for many years, then veered more into musical theatre. I also write musicals, operas, choral music, and songs, many of which get performed with some regularity and have won awards. After moving to New York, I started teaching voice and music and have been teaching now for over 20 years, both with youth theatre programs and privately. I'm learning new things every day and I incorporate them into my teaching as I help students overcome their fears, roadblocks, and anything else that gets in the way of singing beautifully. I continue to sing professionally as well. I am excited to start this new chapter of my life in Berlin!

Education

Bachelor of Music in Voice from California State University, Northridge.
Film scoring at UCLA
Private voice with Elisabeth Parham, Claudia Friedlander, Conrad Osborne, and Francisco Casanova
Meisner technique with Rachel Steinberg

Experience / Qualifications

Teaching...
BROOKLYN CHILDREN'S THEATER - 2015 - present. Musical director/accompanist for original shows, teach songs, lead kids in writing of original musicals

TOGETHER IN DANCE - 2018 - 2019. Musical director/accompanist for shows, teach
songs, facilitate lyric writing

THE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYHOUSE....2014 - 2021. Teach "Acting the Song"
and "Musical Theatre" at the Junior School. Ages 9-18. Teach songs, song interpretation,
basic vocal technique and lead groups in writing an original musical.

RE-CREATE ARTS ….Musical Director, 2010 – 2020. Musical director/accompanist
for school musicals for Elementary school after-school program

TADA! …. Musical Director/Teaching Artist, 2002 - 2020 . Lead and accompany
musical theater and songwriting programs in public and private grade schools. Ages 4 -
12. Teach songs and basic vocal technique.

THE SCHOOL AT STEPS … Musical Director, 2008 – 20015. Teach songs and
accompany classes and performances of mini-musicals for classes of 5th – 12th graders
.
VICTORIANO....Musical Director/Conductor, 2008 – 2011. Musical
Director/Conductor for college age a cappella vocal jazz ensemble at Manhattan College.

TEAMSTERS UNION RETIREE CHORUS …Conductor/pianist, 2004-2008.

SINGERS FORUM CHORUS...Conductor, 2004. Conducted chorus at music academy.

CORNELIA CONNELLY CENTER FOR EDUCATION … MusicTeacher, 2000-
2002. Taught singing, beginning music theory at Catholic girl’s school, ages 9-13 as part
of fine arts program. Also organized, accompanied productions of shows and concerts.

BIGGS – ROSATI PRODUCTIONS…Musical Director, 1999-2002. Taught/wrote scores to
young professionals for bi-lingual touring musicals that toured U.S. high schools.

Performing....
MUSICAL THEATER
SCROOGE Bob Cratchit / Mr. Fezziwig National Tour
SOUTH PACIFIC Luther Billis Rockwell Productions
EVITA Juan Peron Rockwell Productions
SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE George Little Theatre
COMPANY Harry Little Theatre
THE MYSTERIOUS STRANGER Satan Theater Artaud
STORIES .. 10 minute musicals project various roles Climate Theater
SWEENEY TODD Tobias Marin CLO
PAINT YOUR WAGON Julio Valveras Desert Opera
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Mendel San Gabriel CLO
SWEENEY TODD Pirelli CSUN
YOUNG AMERICANS featured singer

OPERA / OPERETTA
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS Peruckenmacher (also stage director) One World Symphony
THE MIGHTY CASEY Snedeker Gregg Smith Singers
SALOME 2nd Nazarene (also stage director) One World Symphony
FIDELIO Jaquino One World Symphony
PAGANINI Pimpinelli Euro-Operetta Showcase Productions
L’AFRICAINE 2nd Sailor San Francisco Opera
PARSIFAL 3rd Squire (understudy) San Francisco Opera
FULL TIME CHORUS MEMBER San Francisco Opera
EUGENE ONEGIN Lenski West Bay Opera
MADAMA BUTTERFLY Goro West Bay Opera
GIANNI SCHICCHI Gherardo Berkeley Opera
PIRATES OF PENZANCE Frederic North Bay Lyric Opera
IOLANTHE Strephon Desert Opera
DIE FLEDERMAUS Blind Marin CLO
LA NOZZE DI FIGARO Basilio CSUN
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR Abbe de Chazeuil CSUN
IL TABARRO Song Vendor CSUN

Church/synagogue section leader/soloist for 37 yrs

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Lawrence is an excellent teacher. Straight away he put me at ease and through his enjoyable and extremely competent teaching style. I will be signing on for more lessons.

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