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Voice lessons for everyone - Singing as a universal right

I am singer, classically trained with a main focus in early music and voice embodiment. I also studied recorder, clarinet and musicology.

As a teacher and performer, I focus on a joyful, healthy and technically skilled way of singing. I focus not only on the sound production, but also on body posture, relaxation and organic movement. An happy and relaxed body creates a beautiful, natural and relaxed sound.
You choose your own repertoire, and together we will work towards developing your voice at its fullest potential, your expressivity and text and style interpretation.
I have experience teaching several music genres, from classical, jazz, pop, folk music and even extended vocal techniques like growls.

Singing is a vulnerable, intimate, communal act, and sadly, our modern world has mystified it into the sphere of the "born-talent" ideal.
I consider singing an universal right.
We all have the capacity and the right to sing.
If anybody has told you that you can't sing, they were wrong. Like any skill, you can learn it.
And if you sing, you, your body, and your soul will be happier.

One of my students once said: "You come for a singing lesson and you discover something new about who you are". I think that would summarize well the space I try to create in my lessons.

Location

At teacher's location: Oostelijke Handelskade, Amsterdam, Netherlands
At teacher's location: Vogelenbuurt, Utrecht, Netherlands

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General info

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:
30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Portuguese, Spanish

About Me

I am Joana, from Portugal. I am a singer, recorder player, clarinetist and musicologist. I also have some curiosity about frame drums and like to play it to relax. Although I am a multi-instrumentalist, singing is my main craft. I love the voice and all its mysteries, and I am constantly learning new things about it.

I love music in general, which means that in a day I could be listening from Bach to Mumford and Sons, Epica to Ella Fitzgerald, Debussy to Swedish folk music and even old ladies singing traditional songs from Portugal. I believe music serves to express our deepest emotions and to enjoy life in a smoother and more meaningful way. This is what I search in all my musical projects and what I aim with my playing.

Other than music, I love dancing, hiking in nature, anything to do with psychology, the mind and human nature. I am also into topics related to sustainability, nature and living off-grid. Last but not least, I love slow traveling, mostly getting to know lost villages and landscapes in the middle of nowhere.

I also love teaching and by doing that I feel often at the most comfortable place of my own self. I love to share my passion for music and the voice with other people and help them discovering their talents.

Education

Bachelor in Singing - HKU Utrechts Conservatorium
2019-2023

Bachelor in Recorder - Conservatorium van Amsterdam
2015-2020

Bachelor in Musicology - UNL - New University of Lisbon
2011-2013

Masters in Music Pedagogy (attendance) - ESART
2014-2015

Other relevant education:
- BMC (Body Mind Centering) embodiment training with Marisa Grande
- Vocal Pedagogics course with David Jones

Experience / Qualifications

Singing Teacher - Private classes in several genres (classical, pop, jazz, folk, extended vocal techniques)
2019-today

Singing Teacher - Amity International School Amsterdam (students between 4-14 years old)
2019-today

Vocal Coach - Kamerkoor 4bij4
2022-2023

Choir Conductor and Vocal Coach - Female Choir Realenkoor
2021-2022

University Teacher - Music and Dance for Community and Group Dynamics - IPLeiria (Portugal)
2014-2015

Reviews (8)

Starting classes was easy and fun with Joana as she's able to make you feel comfortable while singing even as a beginner. Highly recommended.
Joana is a wonderful teacher and person. We always opened the lessons with breathing and grounding exercises and she taught me a lot about technique and breathing focusing mostly on classical singing. She also had answers for all my questions related to singing, breathing etc. She’s an artist who really knows her craft and everyone can learn a lot from her :)
she is very capaple and sensitive, she makes my confortable learning new skills.
Very professional and very lighthearted at the same time :) Had a wonderful first leson.
I was very lucky to find Joana for my singing lessons! She is extremely kind, clear in her explanation, professional and knowledgeable. Her lessons are never boring and she is very engaging, which is a big plus point. I totally recommend her!
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