Elizabeth Hodes has sung in Broadway musicals and in her own cabarets in NYC and coast-to-coast. For her Master of Music degree at NYU, she concentrated on opera, chamber music, and oratorio, also studying privately with Juilliard teachers, Daniel Ferro (voice) and Thomas Grubb (repertory). Her master's thesis, a one-woman show, included songs of Kurt Weill and Edith Piaf, which demanded a blend of head and chest registers in a seamless technique capable of capturing every pitch and tone of which a voice is possible. That is the direction her studies have took her and what she passes to her students today.
A typical session begins with a warm-up, then strength and range-builing exercises.
You'll learn to free your voice through techniques of breathing and blending chest and head registers into one seamless sound.
You'll learn to control your belt and to produce high notes in full voice.
You'll develop microphone technique, emulating audition / performance / cabaret conditions.
You'll make a demo CD recorded on ProTools, which can include piano accompaniment, and you can take the accompaniment home to work with on your own.
You'll learn to use song lyrics as a spoken monolog, then transfer the acting elements that you created into the song.
You'll polish your unique style and work to deliver a strong emotion-inspired performance.
You build your own personal song repertorie.
And much more.
Elizabeth Hodes former faculty: