Ben Kazez

I am an active performer with an enormous passion for singing technique, diction, musical storytelling, and baroque music — all of which I love sharing with my students.

I perform regularly with Europe’s best early music ensembles, including Vox Luminis, the Netherlands Bach Society, and the Monteverdi Choir (Sir John Eliot Gardiner). I have sung solos under William Christie, Václav Luks, and Masato Suzuki, and in ensembles have performed at Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna Musikverein, Berlin Philharmonie, Westminster Cathedral, Opera of Versailles, the BBC Proms (Royal Albert Hall), and the Salzburg Festival.

I teach:

Vocal technique – a simple, cause-and-effect approach to vocal technique, based on your history as a singer, insights from renowned teachers in Europe and the U.S., and academic research in habit formation, vocal acoustics, phonetics, and more.
Baroque style – based on my experience with eminent conductors like Sir John Eliot Gardiner and William Christie, and renowned ensembles such as Vox Luminis and the Netherlands Bach Society.
Languages – I’m fluent in French and Italian and regularly perform French, German, Italian, and English music in their native countries in major venues.
Musical storytelling – How to interpret and communicate through classical music of all eras.

I am happy to offer a free consultation so we can see if the fit is right. I have helped students prepare for final recitals, get into master’s programs at places like Northwestern University, and sing in the shower. My students range from those seeking regular guidance to those who drop in occasionally.


37.8680576, -122.2852374

Berkeley, CA (94702)

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Ben Kazez
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Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass (Opera, Early Music, Classical, Lieder, etc.)
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High School

Britten–Pears Young Artist Program (UK), 2016/18; MM, Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London), 2018; BA, Carleton College (Minnesota), 2007. Studies with Yvonne Kenny, Martin Katz, Max van Egmond, Peter Harvey, and Dame Emma Kirkby.

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A simple, cause-and-effect approach to vocal technique, tailored to each student, based on my own career and academic research in areas such as habit formation, motor skills learning, speech therapy, and vocal acoustics.