Leanne Koch




Description

Leanne has a BMus and MMus from UBC in voice and opera performance. Having taught for over 10 years, she is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).  Recently, she took courses in Somatic Voicework – the Lovetri Method™ Levels I-III, Gospel Singing, and Working with Injured Voices, at the Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute (Shenandoah University,VA).

Originally from the West Kootenays, Leanne worked as a professional singer and singing teacher for over 10 years.   She has a performed in Vancouver with Opera Appassionata, Opera Breve, Vancouver Opera Chorus, in Edmonton with Opera Nuova, and given numerous recitals and concerts.  

She has a Master of Music in Opera Performance from UBC, studied in Masterclasses at Orford School of Music in Quebec, and recently studied at Shenandoah University (Virginia) at the Contemporary Music Institute where she became certified in “Somatic Voicework – the Lovetri Method” and also took post-certificate courses on Gospel music and Vocal Health.

In her teaching, Leanne’s goals are to help students achieve vocal improvement and excellence, and well-rounded musicianship, in an open and engaging learning environment.  Lessons are based on the student’s goals. Specifically, students first develop easily-produced, clear and beautiful tone, and expressive performing.   As these skills are established, students also may chose to develop vocal skills for specific musical style(s) they wish to sing.

She also encourages an open, team approach to lessons, collaborating with students and their parents, supporting collaboration between singers, and collaboration other musicians.