Karen Clark Voice & Feldenkrais Studio

My lessons combine vocal technique with sensory awareness that allows each individual to discover the full range of their voice in a variety of styles. A lesson includes vocal warm ups and a Feldenkrais Functional Integration lesson. This gentle hands-on approach guides the student in movements to make more conscious the sensations involved in singing. The idea is to circumvent the intellect so that the clarity of breath support and the responsiveness of the speech articulators increase and singing becomes more consistent. 

Full Name:
Karen Clark
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Feldenkrais Guild of North America

Music Styles:
Classical, Early Music specialist (Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque), Folk, Popular, Broadway
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Instrument/Voice Types Taught:
soprano, alto, countertenor, tenor, baritone, bass
Age Ranges:
18 and up

Masters of Music in Vocal Performance 1984 Indiana University (Jacob’s) School of Music, Bloomington, IN
Opera studies with Virginia Zeani and Nicola Rossi-Lemeni
Early Music studies with Thomas E. Binkley
Graduate Assistant as voice teacher in early music vocal styles and ensemble coach

Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance 1980
Indiana University (Jacob’s) School of Music, Bloomington, IN
Vocal studies with Nadine Secunde, and Vera Scammon
Studies in music theory and history. Choral performances of great works—Beethoven to Penderecki and Juan Orego Salas (Washington D. C. Kennedy Center premiere of music)

Feldenkrais Method® of Somatic Education Professional Certification 1999
Four year training with continuing advanced studies

Years Teaching:
Lesson Rate:
$95 - $130
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The foundation of my approach to vocal technique is based on some of the earliest vocal treatises, such as, Caccini, Rognoni, Tosi, and Bacilly. The aesthetics of healthy singing emphasize agility, legato that inform the expressive singing found later in the works of Bellini, Rossini, and Verdi. The vocal exercises are a way of allowing each individual's true voice to be realized. As the singer's guide, my objective is to assist in clarifying each student's sensations as they relate to balanced tone production and expressiveness in relation to the repertory performed.