I had been singing professionally for nearly two years when I had my first lesson with Lisa. It is no exaggeration to say that this was a turning point in my career as a performer. My voice had nearly broken down due to a combination of overuse and poor technique, and I lived in constant fear of losing it and therefore being deprived of my main source of income. Lisa ‘s approach to teaching meant that she was able to deal with the reality that I already sang for a living and that breaking bad habits would take time. She didn’t try to change every aspect of my technique immediately. Instead she applied patience and persistence and encouraged me to work on my natural strengths as a performer and to discover the beauty of my true voice. Her non-judgmental, holistic, and empathic style helped me build confidence quickly and I noticed improvements after every lesson. I noticed improvements in the range, control, and tone of my voice, which enabled me to sing better and for longer. Over time my fears of losing my voice diminished and I instead looked forward to discovering what I was really capable of.
When Lisa moved back to America I was worried that I would not be able to find a replacement teacher. Thanks to Skype and internet lessons, I haven’t had to. I have been able to continue the voice journey from the comfort of my living room! In the six years since my first lesson I have grown immensely both as a singer and as an artist. Lisa has always encouraged and empowered me to be my own vocal coach, and has always been available to give expert advice and input whenever I have called for it. Whatever your aspirations as a singer might be, and whatever level you are currently at, I recommend Lisa as a singing instructor, wholeheartedly and without reservation. Whether it be in a face to face context or online, your voice will never be the same again after an encounter with Lisa. You will be surprised and delighted at what is possible to achieve with the right input!
I was able to take my singing to a whole other level with Lisa. Before everyone just shrugged when I sang; now I get compliments and applause. Now I have a wider range, I don’t make funny faces, I have better tone and most importantly, I enjoy singing even more. Recording the lessons causes me to not miss anything and I know exactly what to practice. Five years later I am still working with Lisa and continuing to grow.
My casting opportunities have expanded exponentially since studying with Lisa! I had always been cast as the belter. After working with Lisa I discovered the many nuances of my voice and ended up getting cast as Maria in The Sound of Music! She helped me understand how to play my vocal instrument. She understands the science of the voice, and is able to communicate her knowledge in a vernacular that is easy to grasp, and performance centric.
Lisa has professional and personal integrity that I completely trust. I have known her for over 10 years. A singer is like an athlete AND an artist. An athlete trains his muscles to make the most out of his ability. An artist needs a coach to guide him to find and connect with his feelings and the essence that makes him different. Lisa is the COMPLETE COACH for singers. It’s an honor to work with her and it’s my pleasure to recommend her to everybody who wants to get the best training there is.
When I found Lisa I finally found the singing coach I was looking for. She has an in depth knowledge of vocal technique that helps me build and protect my voice AND empathy that allows her to understand me as an artist. Lisa gets that I must marry my technique to my style in order to stand out from the crowd. Lisa delivers application of technique in such a clear way that you’re always moving towards the end goal of delivering a breathtaking performance.
Voice lessons with Lisa Haupert are like “vocal performance therapy”! She knows how to get you to apply vocal technique in performance and understands the psychological hang-ups singers may experience. Lisa’s professional encouragement and infectious positivity have been my saviour on many occasions. After my lessons with Lisa, I always feel vocally and mentally refreshed, ready to tackle my next challenge as an entertainer.
Lisa is a gifted instructor who helped me improve my singing, expand my vocal range, and sing with much more ease and much less strain. And she also coached me into developing the confidence I needed to sing in front of an audience.
I just completed university auditions and was accepted into the 3 voice programs I most desired to attend. I’ve been working with Mrs. Haupert since I was 12. She has helped me explore the many layers and abilities of my voice. I can now sing in almost any style. That is truly important in the musical theatre world these days. I wouldn’t trade my time with Mrs. Haupert for anything!