About:   For who?

Sort of by chance I started as a performing singer. This became my main occupation several years before I decided to actually study singing.
Besides some initial private lessons I followed a 2 year pop study in Stockholm, Sweden before I came to The Netherlands in 2003 where I completed my Bachelor and Master degree by 2009.
In the last three years I have followed many extra private lessons and courses such as becoming a certified EVT teacher, working with the Lichtenberg technique and getting a deeper understanding of the CVT method amongst other things.
It was in my Masters that I decided to focus and research on the topic of holistic singing and what that actually means to me.

My motivation and what mostly inspires me to sing and to work with other people and their voice is connectedness. This arose from my own need for a heightened awareness and felt sense of what it means to inhabit my own body and be fully present. Looking at how the physical, mental, emotional and social are all profoundly interwoven to one another within us, gives us much more tools and possibilities to work with and to understand just how complex, delicate and beautiful it is to sing. From understanding the most basic muscular work, to being able to experience our subtle and refined sensory system, I believe that the voice has a tremendous power to attune us to ourselves in the most fundamental way.

• For singers looking for help and understanding of why certain technical difficulties arise and how they can be solved.

• For singers looking for a less goal oriented way of singing.

• For absolute beginners that are terrified of using their own voice but always had a secret wish to sing.

• For anyone that feels they would like to work with their own voice and body awareness not necessarily connected to singing songs and/or performing.


Contact me:

info@elizabethsimonian.com

T: +31 (o)6 810 493 90


Lessons can be given in English, Dutch, Swedish and Greek.
Download my CV here: Elizabeth Simonian CV

 
     
Experiences of students:    

''Wow, is that MY voice?" That is the question I asked myself after just three lessons with Elizabeth. Her gentle guidance have helped me to unlearn years of tension and old habits. Elizabeth explains how the voice works in such a clear way. She helps me to relax, trust my voice and stretch my boundaries. Most of all, she reminds me to have fun singing!
-Becky Van der Lught

 

 

Sinds enige tijd heb ik zangles bij Elizabeth Simonian. Mijn doel was om op speelse wijze mijn zangtalent te versterken. Ik was jarenlang een verdienstelijke zanger in grotere koren, maar ontdekte dat ik bij solo's plotseling onzeker kon worden. Elizabeth heeft veel verstand van stemtechniek en ik sta nog regelmatig versteld van wat mijn eigen stem kan, dankzij haar oefeningen. Met meer technische kennis kan ik expressiever en zelfverzekerder zingen. In de les is altijd ruimte voor gevoelens en hoe je die in je zang kunt gebruiken. Ik voel me een rijker mens door haar zanglessen!
-Eugene van Veldhoven

     
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