TEACHING

Teaching experience

2017-Present   PROFESSOR OF SINGING / THE ROYAL CONSERVATOIRE THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS
Singing teacher for both bachelor and master degree, main subject – classical singing 
2018              GUEST TEACHER/ MASTERCLASS FOR COMPOSERS, BALDWIN WALLACE UNIVERSITY, CLEVELAND,  USA
Lecture and masterclass: "composing for voice"
2017               GUEST TEACHER/ MASTERCLASS FOR SINGERS, UNIVERSITY OF
VICTORIA, B.C. CANADA
Masterclass for singers on music by Berio         
2017               TEACHER/ ABVULENSIS 2017 / CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS TOMAS LUIS DE VICTORIA, AVILA, SPAIN
A course dedicated to renaissance music - ensemble singing, music by Tomas Luis de Victoria and his contemporaries. In collaboration with Chanticleer (USA) and Ingenium Ensemble (Slovenia). Subject: vocal coaching and ensemble singing.
2014-2017     Teacher/ Masterclass for singers and composers / The Royal        Conservatoire, The Hague 
A course in which composers and singers team up to create new pieces and learn about composing for voice techniques (composers), extended techniques and general contemporary music approach (singers)
2016               TEACHER/ ABVULENSIS 2016 / CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS TOMAS LUIS DE VICTORIA, AVILA, SPAIN
A course dedicated to renaissance music - ensemble singing, music by Tomas Luis de Victoria and his contemporaries. In collaboration with Gothic Voices (England)         
2016               TEACHER/ CEME COURSE, TEL AVIV
A course dedicated to contemporary music singing and 20th century repertoire. In collaboration with Meitar Ensemble, Tel Aviv, and the Tel Aviv Conservatory of Music
2014               TEACHER/ SIMN – FESTIVAL FOR CONTEMPORARY MUSIC/
CURITIBA, BRAZIL
Lecture: “composing for voice” and masterclass for singers and
composers                   
2013               TEACHER/ MATRIX ACADEMY / SWR EXPERIMENTALSTUDIO,
FREIBURG, GERMANY
Lecture: “composing for voice” and masterclass for singers and composers

Working with GMA choir (Valladolid) at the Abvulensis course, Avila 2017

Teaching approach / on a personal note...

For the past 20 years I have been enjoying a career including many areas of classical music. From early music, through opera productions and concert repertoire of the classical and romantic periods, to the field of contemporary music, in which I have been most intensely active in the last years, collaborating with some of the most well-known contemporary music ensembles and premiering many pieces written for my voice.
I have been working with very different groups of musicians – singers and instrumentalists – from vocal groups and chamber music ensembles to big orchestras or opera productions, as well as in the field of improvisation and in collaboration with visual artists.
It is this diversity in my musical activity, as well as my ever growing interest in exploring new ways of performing and communicating, that led me to want to contribute to the education and exploration of all aspects of vocal performance with students.
While many aspects of music felt natural to me from a young age, my way into a stable singing technique was anything but easy, and I had to search for a long time and overcome many obstacles before feeling that I can finally rely on my technique. The combination of my activity in contemporary music as well as in the classical and early music scenes made the need for a clear technique even stronger, and has led me to explore in depth the different possibilities of the voice. 
This search led me to meet wonderful singing teachers, as well as teachers of other methods for connecting to the body, such as Feldenkreis, Pilates, Gyrotonics and Alexander technique, and helped forming my current teaching approach: working together to achieve a reliable technique based on intimate knowledge of the body and breath, combined with the musical and artistic aspects needed to create a complete artist/singer.  
 
I see my work with any student as a team work. My wish is to create together with my students an atmosphere of collaboration, openness, curiosity and exploration. 
If you are interested in studying at the Royal Conservatoire, or in private lessons, please email me.
Looking forward to meeting you!
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Working with GMA choir (Valladolid) at the Abvulensis course,  Avila 2017