Lori Fredrics 5 Duke Ct, Park Ridge NJ, 07656
Instruments:Music Business, Theory, Voice

Styles:Classical, Jazz, Rock – Alternative, Electronic
Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:25 years
Rate:$75 / hr


Personal Statement

I consider each person who comes for lessons to be an artist in development. I use all the tools at my disposal including my understanding of vocal anatomy and function, the physics of sound and the various different techniques I have learned from over a dozen master teachers and singers with whom I have studied. In order for a person to sing well many different factors have to come together simultaneously. The interpretive, musical and physical/technical aspects ALL need to be there. However when learning to sing in a lesson,a singer can only focus on one element at a time. In lessons I seek to assist a singer to perfect each element, the breathing, the placement/resonance, the throat position, the musical and stylistic element and of course, the dramatic interpretation. We work on mastering each element until it works naturally and automatically. Although I teach and perform cross-genre, I am able to teach aspiring opera singers at the highest level. My students have been signed to recording deals and are presently performing in London’s West End as well as internationally. You can hear audio examples on http://www.myspace.com/lorifredrics

Education / Training

Lori Fredrics holds an MM in Voice Performance from the University of Texas at Austin and a BM in Music management from William Paterson University

Below is a list of some of the distinguished musicians with whom Lori Fredrics has studied

The list is in approximate order of commencement of study however work with several of the singing Teachers and Coaches often overlap.

Nan Guptill-Crain
renowned recitalist, student of Vera Rozsa, premiered new works

Pamela Kucenic
acclaimed American dramatic soprano, noted for Verdi, Wagner, Strauss, Puccini Heroines

Janet Lawson
Jazz singer nominated for Grammy, worked with Duke Ellington, Tommy Flanagan, Rufus Reid

David Jones
one of the leading teachers of singing technique today, student of Alan Linquist

Rose Taylor
operatic mezzo soprano, concert and new music singer, Grammy nominated recording artist

Grard Souzay
Widely considered the leading exponent of the genre of French Melodie.

Mignon Dunn
one of the great Wagner and Verdi mezzos, sang in the all the world’s leading houses

Terry Lusk
pianist and coach of artists such as Luciano Pavarotti, Dolara Zajick, Margaret Price

David Garvey
recital partner of Leontyne Price , Jennie Tourel, Hermann Prey, Itzhak Perlman

Gilda Cruz-Romo
widely considered one of the greatest sopranos of her generation sang at the Met and La Scala

Joanna Levy
Voice teacher to many of this generation’s leading singers, sang at the Metropolitan Opera

Charles T Hammet
Liederkranz Competition ,Grand Prix in the Concours International dOratorio et de Lied

Dale Dietert
Piano Coach affiliated with the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Britten-Pears School , UK

Joseph Evans
Leading tenor at La Scala,New Israeli Opera, La Fenice, ENO, HGO and the New York City Opera

Susanne Marsee
Acclaimed American Mezzo varied leading roles Handel, bel canto, Sondheim, Henze

Thomas Lawlor
Highly respected Bass-baritone Covent Garden, English National Opera, D’Oyly Carte

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