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Of Indian origin, now based in San Francisco, California, USA, acclaimed International Concert Artist, Vocal Coach & Consultant, Deirdre Lobo comes from an extremely artistic family with her mother Celia Lobo, India’s only living Opera Diva, her sister Carolyn Vincent an accomplished Speaker and Community Enthusiast in Australia, and her brother Ashley Lobo, International Dance Choreographer.

Deirdre is winner of the GRAND PRIZE in the Messiah Soloist Competition, San Diego, California (Dec 4, 2011), and SECOND PRIZE in the Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition, New York (Dec 19, 2011). A versatile artist, Deirdre frequently performs as soloist in concert, and in recital internationally.

Hear DEIRDRE and her students, as well as students of her mother, CELIA LOBO Live in Concert, Dec 4, 2019 at the Royal Opera House, Mumbai, INDIA.

With more than 30 years of experience in the music business, Deirdre has coached, and directed singers, choirs, actors, and speakers in classes, presentations, productions, and workshops worldwide. Some of Deirdre’s students have gone on to have international careers in singing, acting, and dance, including Tara Sutaria, Pia Sutaria, Meher Mistry, Shweta Shetty, Shiamak Davar, and Abhilasha Chellam, to name a few. It is with her versatile and holistic technique, and approach to vocal coaching that students are able to sing ANY genre of music (Pop, Broadway, Hip Hop, Blues, Jazz, Western Classical, Indian Classical, Bollywood) or speak with elegance and finesse!

“Deirdre is an excellent Voice Coach who trained my 20 principal signers for my production of Jesus Christ Superstar – 2014. The result was remarkable…high calibre of singing. These days it is rare to come across a professional as devoted as Deirdre. It is not only her skill but her psychological approach to coaching that makes her unique. The Cast of Jesus Christ Superstar fell in love with her. My eternal thanks to this diva for her unstinting devotion to my production.” – ALYQUE PADAMSEE

As a wellness coach, Deirdre has worked with students with special needs, and speech impediments. She has also worked with Stroke & Parkinson’s patients to regain their speaking & singing voices. As a speech coach, Deirdre has done workshops for Toastmasters in the United States, and Canada providing vocal technique to speakers, training them to project their voices better, and reduce their accents.

Deirdre is artistic director & founder of the CELIA LOBO ACADEMY OF VOICE, CLAV USA (www.clavusa.com). Recently CLAV collaborated with the ROYAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC (RCM), Toronto, CANADA now making available to CLAV students, a very high standard curriculum, and music examinations in the areas of voice, musicianship (Theory, Ear Training, Sight-Reading, Music History, Counterpoint, and Music Analysis), Speech Arts & Drama (Deirdre is representative for Speech Arts and Drama for RCM in the United States). Students in the USA and Canada are able to receive credit towards High School, and College studies. Deirdre coaches students internationally via her ONLINE VOICE STUDIO and currently has a huge presence in India, Germany, and the United States. She prepares students for Trinity College of Music, ABRSM, and London College of Music examinations remotely in the areas of Western Classical, Rock & Pop, and Musical Theatre. In addition, CLAV also collaborated with SINGERS EDGE a Pop Music Vocal Technique program used by Grammy Award winning artists like Barbara Streisand, Michael Jackson and Beyoncé.

DESCRIPTION OF WORKSHOPS & COURSES

SINGERS – ACTORS – DANCERS – SPEAKERS-CHORUSES

Nov 18 through Dec 7, 2019

FIVE DAY SINGING COURSES FOR THE YOUNG SINGER

The Five-Day Singing Course is designed for the Young Singer ages 7-17 years, and each session is an hour in duration focusing on the Broadway, Disney or Pop genres of music. The course is designed to be progressive starting with the Basics to more Advanced aspects of Vocal Technique, various areas of Performance, and Holistic Development. Students will be taught vocal exercises related to the songs they will be singing each day specific to one of each of the following genres of music: Broadway; Disney; & Pop. Students participate in the END OF COURSE IN-CLASS PRESENTATION and receive a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION. Five-Day Courses are offered in North and South Mumbai.

LOCATION 1: Grande Palladium, Podium Level, 175 CST Road, Kalina, Santacruz East, Mumbai 400098.

LOCATION 2: Seventh Sense, 17 Morvi lane, 4th Floor Chowpatty Terrace, (Morvi lane is the Lane next to The Mahindra showroom), Mumbai 400006.

COURSE 1-5 MODULES

Vocal Exercises

Diaphragmatic Breathing

Vocal Projection & Self Expression

Confidence Building

Vocal Range Increase

Belting & Blending Vocal Registers

Stage Etiquette

Work on Clarity in Diction

Analyze the Character

Develop Stage Presence

Work on Broadway, Disney & Pop Songs

Learn to Connect with the Audience

Sing in the Culminating In-Class Performance

COURSE 1-5 CLASS TAKEAWAYS

Master Diaphragmatic Breathing Technique

Sing Broadway, Disney & Pop using the Technique

Build Confidence in Performing

Grasp Vocal Projection Technique

Learn Skills used Developing Self-Expression

Connect with the Text

Build Confidence in Performing

Learn Stage Movement Technique

Increase Vocal Range

Learn Correct Stage Etiquette

Build Confidence in Performing

Microphone Technique

Sing with Clarity

Sing through the Character

Sing with some Stage Presence

Grasp the Belt Technique & Not Hurt the Voice

Learn Skills which Help to Blend Vocal Registers

Connect with your Audience

VOICE WORKSHOPS

SPEECH WORKSHOP: Speak with Elegance & Finesse

Vocal Technique for Executives & Speakers

Vocal technique Workshop for Speakers is designed for those who want to learn to project their voices, reduce their accent, maintain vocal health, and speak with elegance and finesse! Students learn correct vocal technique to improve vocal resonance, speak with clarity, and reduce accents. Students MUST bring in a Speech / Monologue, memorized, and no longer than 1 minute in duration for coaching. There is no guarantee that every student will be coached but be prepared to be called upon. There is a total of 8 coaching slots available on a first come first serve basis based on registration deadline.

WORKSHOP MODULES

Vocal Exercises for Speaking

Diaphragmatic Breathing

Vocal Projection & Resonance

Clarify Diction

Work on Speeches & Monologues

Work on Accent Reduction

CLASS TAKEAWAYS

Learn to Speak with Clarity

Improve Vocal Resonance

Learn Skills to Reduce your Accent

Connect with the Text

Build Confidence in Speaking

Learn to Speak with Elegance & Finesse!

SINGER WORKSHOPS

Vocal Technique Workshop for Singers are for ages 18 years to adults, and are designed for Singers-Actors-Dancers-Speakers-Choirs with focus on specific areas of Vocal Technique, Holistic Development, and Performance, and its application to ANY Genre of Music but more specifically to Musical Theatre, Disney, Pop, Rock, Bollywood, and Western Classical. These workshops are for students from the Beginner to the Professional level.

SINGER – DANCER VOICE WORKSHOP: Sing with Clarity & Dance with Ease

Vocal Technique for the Singer-Dancer

This workshop is for the SINGER-DANCER interested in developing singing technique enabling him/her to sing and dance with ease, to be able to project their voices, sing with clear diction; and not run out of breath while dancing. This Workshop runs for 3 hours. Students will work on diaphragmatic breathing; vocal projection, and diction. Students will be taught vocal exercises related to the song they will be singing, stage movement, choreography, and will receive some individual attention.

WORKSHOP MODULES

Vocal Exercises

Diaphragmatic Breathing

Vocal Projection

Sing & Move

Clarify Diction while Moving

Work on Song

Choreograph the Song & Put it all together

CLASS TAKEAWAYS

Master Diaphragmatic Breathing Technique

Learn How to Sing while Dancing

Connect with the Text

Build Confidence in Performing

Project the Voice with Clarity while Moving

CHORAL WORKSHOP: Sing Choral Music with Clarity

Vocal Technique for Choirs

Choral Workshops are designed for choral groups interested in working on their vocal technique. The session runs for 3 hours. Students will work on diaphragmatic breathing; vocal projection, and diction. Choirs must prepare 1 piece they would like coaching on. Chorus director must send in the music in advance as a PDF. Choruses must sign up for coaching, and chorus director must be present. Each Chorus will be coached for not more than 20 minutes. There is a total of 4 coaching slots. Each choir is to bring their own accompanist.

WORKSHOP MODULES

Vocal Exercises

Diaphragmatic Breathing

Vocal Projection

Clean Up Diction

Work on Prepared Piece

Put it all together

WORKSHOP TAKEAWAYS

Grasp Vocal Projection Technique

Learn Diaphragmatic Breathing Technique

Improve Diction

Connect with the Audience via the text

Build Confidence

VOCAL TECHNIQUE FOR EMERGING / PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS

A Voice Workshop for Bollywood Back-Up and Indian Classical Singers

This workshop is for BOLLYWOOD Back-Up singers. Students will work on both Western and Indian vocal technique to include Western and Indian scales; diaphragmatic breathing; vocal range increase; and vocal projection. Singers will work on songs suggested working on General Technique.

WORKSHOP MODULES

Vocal Exercises

Diaphragmatic Breathing

Vocal Range Increase

Vocal Projection

Work on Song

CLASS TAKEAWAYS

Grasp Vocal Projection Technique

Learn Diaphragmatic Breathing Technique

Sing Bollywood music using Technique learnt

Build Confidence in Performing

Learn not to sing from the Throat

VOCAL TECHNIQUE FOR THE BEGINNER TO EMERGING / PROFESSIONAL ARTIST

A Voice Workshop for Western Classical Singers

This is a 2-part workshop open to singers from Beginner-Emerging Artist-Professional Level. As a group, Students will work on diaphragmatic breathing, lower larynx singing, and vocal projection with the use of relaxing, breathing and vocal exercises. Students are expected to bring in one piece to be coached 1-on-1. There is a total of 8 slots in Part 1 and 6 slots in Part 2. Each student will coach for not more than 15 minutes. Students must bring in their own accompanist.  Students must have a copy of the sheet music for themselves, their accompanist, and for the instructor. Pieces to be performed from memory.  Even though there are a certain number of slots, students are welcome to observe and stay from beginning to end. Students wishing to be coached must sign up in advance. Slots are on a first come first serve basis.

WORKSHOP MODULES

Vocal Exercises

Diaphragmatic Breathing

Lower Larynx Technique

Vocal Projection

Students work on their piece

CLASS TAKEAWAYS

Grasp Vocal Projection Technique

Learn Diaphragmatic Breathing Technique

Learn How to Sing with a Lowered Larynx

Learn not to sing from the Throat

VOCAL TECHNIQUE FOR THE EMERGING / PROFESSIONAL ARTIST

A Voice Workshop for Pop / Rock Singers

This workshop is open to singers who are at the intermediate-advanced-emerging artist level. Students will work on vocal technique as a group and concentrate on correct breathing, the use of belting, blending the voice, and the effect it has on vocal range increase. Students will also learn how to blend the head and chest registers. Students are expected to bring in one piece to be coached 1-on-1. There is a total of 6 slots. Each student will coach for not more than 15 minutes. Students must bring in their own blue-tooth speaker and karaoke track.  Pieces to be performed from memory.  Even though there only 6 slots, students are welcome to observe and stay from beginning to end. Students wishing to be coached must sign up in advance. Slots are on a first come first serve basis.

WORKSHOP MODULES

Vocal Exercises

Diaphragmatic Breathing

Vocal Range Increase

Vocal Projection

Vocal Blending and the Use of Belting

Work on a Song of Your Choice for 15 mins 1-on-1

CLASS TAKEAWAYS

Grasp Vocal Projection Technique

Learn Diaphragmatic Breathing Technique

Sing Your music with the Technique You Learn

Grasp Skills to Blend the Registers

Learn NOT to sing from the Throat

ONE-ON-ONE LESSONS

You can book lessons for 30 or 60 minutes. Technique for singing or speaking; and correcting speech impediments.  Ages 7 Years to Adults. Beginner – Professional Level.

COACHING STYLE

  • Holistic approach in singing and speaking vocal technique
  • Progressive Vocal technique starting with the basics to more advanced areas
  • Coaching students on specific areas of performance, and tying it in with vocal technique
  • Applying technique to a song or speech
  • Building Confidence, and Developing Self-Expression in students

VOCAL TECHNIQUE & SPECIFIC AREAS OF PERFORMANCE

Focus of each workshop or course is related to a specific genre of music, vocal technique, and an area of performance or an area of speech, and technique geared towards it.

  • Diaphragmatic Breathing & Confidence Building
  • Vocal Projection & Self-Expression
  • Vocal Resonance & Clear Diction
  • Vocal Range Increase & Stage Etiquette
  • Clear Diction, Character Building, & Develop Stage Presence
  • Belting, Blending Vocal Registers & Connect with the Audience
  • Vocal Resonance, Clarity in Sound, and Accent Reduction for Speakers
  • Lower Larynx Vocal Technique & Connect with the Audience
  • The Belting Voice & Posture
  • Blending Vocal Registers & Singing in Belt

FOR MORE DETAILS

Please refer to https://clavusa.com/timetable/ for individual class descriptions, module elements, takeaways, materials to be brought to class, fees and fee packages, schedule and locations.

CONTACT INFORMATION

WEBSITES: www.deirdrelobo.com AND www.clavusa.com

EMAIL: [email protected] WHATSAPP: (650) 270-9870 PHONE: (650) 270-9870

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