Kashu-do Voice Lessons in New York City
13-20 April 2019
Dr. Jean-Ronald LaFond and his frequent teaching partner, soprano-voice teacher, Anna-Maria Niedbala will be available in the Big Apple for voice lessons, alone or together (a masterclass is being arranged. Look on this page for updates)!
Dr. Jean-Ronald LaFond has been active as a pedagogue for over 30 years and currently advises over 100 active professional opera singers throughout Europe and lovers of singing throughout the world. His studio locations include Vienna, Düsseldorf, Dortmund, Berlin, and Gothenburg. He teaches regularly at the Gothenburg Opera. He also teaches a full operatic curriculum at the Opera Studio at Härnösands Folkhögskola in Sweden. “Despite his enormous technical knowledge at the forefront of vocal pedagogy, his teaching is clear and easy to understand, perceptive and constructive, demanding and individually flexible. In addition to his musicality, his immense talent for languages and his patience he is, in a friendly but firm way, both a model and fundamental support along the way for each singer who wants to improve. I would recommend Dr. LaFond at the highest level to anyone who wants to work seriously and consistently with one of the world’s best vocal pedagogues“–Nadine Weissmann, dramatic mezzo (Bayreuth Festspiele, Teatro del Liceu, Komische Oper Berlin, etc…)
Anna Niedbala has appeared as a mezzo-soprano at Sarasota Opera, Baltimore Opera, Chicago Opera Theater and Minnesota Opera and recently made her European debut at the Salzburger Landestheater in the soprano role of Vitellia in La Clemenza di Tito. Having worked with Dr. LaFond and the Kashu-do process for over 7 years, Ms. Niedbala has emerged as a talented voice teacher and director in her own right. She has recently taught and directed at Härnösand Opera Academy and Festival and several masterclasses in Sweden, Austria, Germany, and Spain. She teaches privately in Dortmund, Germany. “Anna Niedbala has both the large and dark tones for the expansive role and makes clear both the vulnerability and hurt of the scorned [Vitellia]; moving and truthful in true Mozart style” -Salzburger Nachrichten.
But the big star is Anna Niedbala’s Tosca. An amazing lyric soprano that alternates unobtrusively between crisp heat and full strength. It really was her performance!–Allhända.se
Click below for desired lessons package:
- 1 Single lesson with either teacher
- 1 Lesson with both teachers present
- 3 individual Lessons Package (with either teacher–possible to have a mix)
- 5 Lessons Package (with either teacher, including one lesson with both if desired)