About me

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Vanderpostvoice Studio specializes in vocal training, breath control, stage presence andbuilding confidence whilesinging.  My vocal method, Bel Canto, is based on unveiling the power of your natural speaking voice by focusing on your breathing and posture.  With my professional guidance and training techniques you will learn how to sing naturally.  This will help expand your projection and increases your range while preserving the health of your vocal chords.  I offer a classical foundation which you can use to develop into any genre.

My teaching Approach

Is to work very carefully with any student, especially the very young.  Those young voices need to be handled with care, the vocal chords are delicate, it takes a.lot of vocalizing, so this student must have to learn and accept all the perseverance in order to succeed to perhaps make her or his dream come true.  Females mature faster then Men and the male voice does not fully mature then between the ages of thirty to thirty five.

If a young person comes to me because they want to sing they must have a good concentration span.

Seven years old boy or girl and no more than a half an hour.

For adults I would say forty five minutes and for a faster way to learn if possible twice a week, depending on the seriousness of the individual.


So set up an introductory lesson and you and I will go on a vocal expedition and discover what is there.

Remember I teach total natural singing. 


 

My History

  

Using a unique teaching method, I ensure the voice is treated with the utmost care and respect. I believe we must protect the one and only voice we are given. I will teach you the proper way to use your voice and will work to help you unveil your talent.There is no age restriction to singing. With younger students, I work carefully to help them reach their true potential. They learn to sing with the comfort of their own speaking voice. 

My teaching approach is important for students to learn how to use the natural voice in a relaxed manner, while working toward their full potential. I teach students how to unveil the "natural voice" or bel canto. Working with the natural voice, students can improve vocal range, tone, clarity, volume and confidence.  These skills helps the younger students transition smoothly into their adult voice. 

Lessons include proper voice control, projection, vocal technique, breath control, proper public speaking voice, and correct posture. I offer a classical foundation from which students can build a foundation and expand into any type of musical genre. 


Famous singers I have performed with

Rita Gorr

Roberta Peters

Lucine Amara

Maralyn Niska

Giovanni Consiglio

Deborah Sasson

Robert Merrill, was his understudy  as Germont in La Traviata

Georgio Tozzi

Maria Spacagna

Marianne Blok

Margot Stroink


I sang the part of Slim in the East Coast Premier of Of Mice and Men by Carlisle Floydd based on the book by John Steinbeck.

The composer was there and came up to me after the perdormance and told me, it takes a foreigner to have such fantastic diction, he understood 100%

5 singers about 40%, fhe rest of the cast he did not understand at all. I was proud of that complement, very proud.

Singers I have seen perform live

Remata Tebaldi

Lenontyne Price

Aprille Millo

Elizabeth Grummer

Irene DalisRita Gorr

Lucine Amara

Franco Corelli

Mario Sereni

Anna Moffo

Jan Peerce

Placido Domingo

Luciano Pavarotti

Uta Graff

Hans Kaart

Adriaan van Limpt

Joan Sutherland

Magda Olivero

Elinor Ross


An interesting anecdote is , that I had entered an audition for, who is the Dutch Pat Boone a singer very famous in the 50's.  I borrowed a jacket and sneakers and got on stage.  Mind you had never sung with piano and I sang Love letters in the Sand and Remeber you're mine. People screamed and were tugging at my clothes, wanting to know when my record was coming out.  Sadly I had entered the competition two weeks too late. Gone up in smoke.


When I was at the of 11 to 12 I sung at the City theatre in Amsterdam Acapella. Dutch and Indonesion songs.  The radio announcer hans van Laeren was going to make a child star out of me but he died in a car accident on a rainy night.  Another dream up in smoke c'est la vie.