LA Vocal Lab returns (and then some) in July

LAVL logo 2015UPDATED:  The application deadline for 2015 has been changed to July 1st.  Click here to submit your application

In late 2013, a few of us got together with a vision: esteemed tenor and voice teacher John Duykers and pianist/coach diva Lisa Sylvester contacted me with a great idea:  a summer program that was short, affordable and multi-faceted, designed specifically for working classical singers in Southern California.  Actor/director Maurice Godin and his wife, movement specialist and psychologist Paula Thomson, soon joined the team, and with a whole lot of admin support from Natalie Moran, we hosted a very successful four-day workshop in Westwood last June.

LAVL_faculty_block_2015_2That inaugural run was somewhat experimental: we packed a whole lot of content and activity into those four days, made some good friendships, and can’t wait to do it again.  This time, we’ll be in beautifully central Pasadena, we’ve got six days to dig even deeper, and the week will feature a session with guest speaker Eli Villanueva of LA Opera (pictured right) villanueva_elia gifted baritone/director/composer who really knows this business.

What will we do?  Participants will spend the week opening themselves up with improv and coachings, movement and acting work.  Each day also includes business coaching, planning work and promotional skill building as part of the “Being a Singerpreneur” sessions (with some chick named Lauri…). The whole experience is designed to inspire you, grow some new skills and plan the next actions that will take you into your next career phase.

This year’s workshop runs July 27 to August 1.  Cost is just $595 for the six-day workshop, including private coachings, and the fee can be paid in two payments, if preferred.  Applications are due June 15 — get more details and submit your application by going to the website:


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