Joanna Porackova welcomes artists to her voice studio. 


PHILOSOPHY AND GOALS

Each person has their own unique sound, life experience, and presence.

My goal as a voice teacher is to respect the individual qualities of each artist and to promote their growth and development as an artist.  The core of my teaching centers around the promotion of proper breathing and body preparation for singing.  I encourage the use of this healthy preparation to accomplish stylistically the intention of the composer in vocal music.  I also believe in supporting a student's identified individual goals as an artist.

 

BACKGROUND EDUCATION

Since she is also a registered nurse with a BS and MS in Nursing, she has a background in understanding the healthy body and voice.  She studied extensively with the master teacher Michael Trimble whose approach embodies the promotion of using breath in an efficient and healthy way based on the past master teachers of the Bel Canto Style, and encourages (through demonstration) the use of yoga postures to develop chi centered body preparation.  She is grateful to Maestro Trimble for his support and knowledge and his teaching continues to be a part of her artistic endeavors.

Ms Porackova attended the Indiana University School of Music and was selected as a member of their elite Madrigal and A Capella choir.  She also completed studies in theNew England Conservatory Opera extension workshop, a Fellow in the Opera Music Theater International directed by the legendary bass Jerome Hines, and the New York-Jerusalem Vocal Institute.  Ms Porackova recognizes that each experience has helped her in her artistic development. She also appreciated her limited vocal study with The late Jean Deis, Indiana University, the late Iride Pilla, Boston Conservatory, and Lin Wallin Schuller, McCloskey Institute of Voice.

She was an invited soloist in the Master Classes of Ely Ameling, Franco Corelli, and the Metropolitan Opera Master Classes directed by Joan Dornemann at the Julliard School in New York.  Ms Porackova presently has expanded her artistic development by also pursuing a career in  voice over and acting. She studies with the renowned Lau Lapides Company Studio and is presented in their Talent Profile.

Lessons can be arranged privately. Please feel free to contact Ms Porackova.