Brenda is an expert in all Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) styles from jazz to rock to Broadway. She is a Certified Instructor of Somatic Voicework™ and has served on the faculties of Fordham University, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and the New York Summer Music Festival. She has served for 8 years as a music teacher in residence at the Ronald McDonald House in New York.
Brenda works with singers of all kinds, ranging from children to adults, from beginners to professionals. She is extremely skilled at creating a course of study that serves each student’s unique needs. Learn to sing comfortably throughout your entire range, making a variety of sounds, and sing expressively! Find your true unique voice in a supportive environment.
In addition to teaching voice, Brenda is an accomplished pianist who can play all styles, play by ear, sight read and transpose on sight to accompany lessons. Your songs will come to life with excellent and supportive accompaniment.
Brenda’s students have sung on Broadway, in national commercials, have recorded solo albums and have been accepted to performing arts high schools and the top conservatories in the US.
Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method is a body-based method of vocal training that draws from many disciplines. It is based upon voice science and medicine as well as traditional classical vocal training, complementary modalities such as yoga, movement, dance, acting, and speech training, and various bodywork approaches. The aim of Somatic Voicework™ the LoVetri Method is to unselfconsciously draw the mind of the singer into the physical process of making sound.
Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method allows the voice and body to be partners with the mind. It allows the instrument to handle a variety of tasks with greater ease and less effort.
In addition to all of the above, Somatic Voicework™ is unique in that all of the vocal exercises are focused on function. It is based upon what the voice is doing, not just how the voice sounds.