Katya Roemer Voice Studio
SAN JOSE, CA
Where motivated singers with a commitment to their craft refine and hone their vocal technique and interpretive performance skills
Lessons for intermediate to advanced/professional singers
With over 30 years of teaching and professional singing experience,
I can help you achieve your personal singing goals.
Improve lyric diction in French, German, Italian, English, and Spanish
Perform in workshops, recitals, and competitions
Expand your range and enhance your resonance and focus
Sing with greater beauty, ease,
confidence, and expression
Increase breath control, attain smooth vocal registration, and correct any pitch problems
Refine musical style and dramatic interpretations while working in opera, art song, musical theatre, jazz, and/or pop
MY TEACHING PHILOSOPHY, BACKGROUND, & EXPERIENCE
I believe every voice is a unique gem. With the correct training and polishing we bring out its shimmering radiance and enhance the true beauty of your voice. Whether you are an intermediate, advanced, or professional singer, I can help you realize your singing goals. It’s never too late to see where your voice will take you if you are passionate about singing.
Based on the Italian "bel canto" tradition and encompassing the knowledge and expertise gained by 30 plus years of study, teaching and performing a wide variety of repertoire, styles and languages. Achieve clear vowel production, efficient breath management and body alignment to find the natural power, color, nuance and resonance of your voice. Through specific and targeted exercises I can help you achieve a vibrant, balanced and even tone throughout your registers. Together we will choose music you enjoy singing which will also challenge and assist your vocal growth. Musical and dramatic coaching are also provided.
Gain valuable experience and build your performance practice, interpretive and acting skills in workshops and recitals singing for an audience of friends, family and fellow students. You will be notified of and encouraged to participate in the NATS singing festivals as well as concerts, recitals, musical theater, opera auditions and scholarship competitions appropriate to your skill level.
Many of my students have taken first place in the SFBAC NATS bi-annual student auditions in musical theater and classical divisions. Studio members sing solo roles and in ensemble with area opera companies including Opera San Jose, Lyric Theater, Pocket Opera and West Bay Opera as well as in concert with various orchestras, the SF Symphony Chorus and chamber ensembles.
In addition to instruction in my private studio, I have taught individual and class voice at Diablo Valley College, College Preparatory School, the Alameda School of Music, Oakland School for the Arts and Piedmont Children's Choir.
My professional singing credits include leading roles in opera, concert and musical theater in the United States, Italy and Spain. Representative companies include Barcelona, Sacramento, West Bay, Stockton, Berkeley and Solo Opera Companies as well as San Francisco Opera Chorus. Concert venues include Sacramento and Oakland East Bay Symphonies, Cantare Chorale, Diablo Valley Masterworks Chorale, San Francisco City Chorus, Operatic Concerts in Trevi and Spoleto, Italy and many others.
Bachelor of Music - Indiana University
Master of Music- University of Texas
Wesley Balk Music Theater Institute
ACT Improvisation classes
Vocal Pedagogy - Holy Names College
National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
The Bay Area Professional Singers’ Forum