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I offer workshops for choirs, vocal ensembles, as well as soloists.
I was co-founder of the summer intensive vocal seminar, NSVI, in Germany at which I successfully taught and organised for over 20 years. Since 2017 Rayanne Dupuis and I are MAD - Making a Difference ... one voice at a time. We´re offering Masterclasses in Berlin and Coesfeld.


I used to work regularly with choirs in Pflaumheim, Kälberau, Coesfeld and in Münster with the Westfälischer Kammerchor. Twice I have been invited as a "master" to work with the choirs at the International School of Dubai. 


Also, I have given workshops, presentations, and practical advice courses for singing in Germany for singers at the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria for many years.

I gave presentations for the Association for Music in International Schools (AMIS) teacher Conference in Dubai and Berlin as well as holding workshops in Iceland and Constance and Oldenburg in 2018 and 2019.

I also teach privately on a regular basis in Berlin, Münster, Oldenburg, Mannheim, Stuttgart, Oslo (Norway) and London (UK).

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Making a Difference,

One Voice at a Time

Program

Arrival on 22nd and departure on 29th of Juli 2024

Coesfeld, Deutschland

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An intensive week of work on voice, body, mind-set and presentation in an upbeat, supportive environment. Daily masterclasses and pricate sessions. Two public concerts by participants. Room and all meals included

​7 day

2 concerts: On Thursday the 25th and the final concert on the 28th in the afternoon.

Maximum of 16 participants.

This is what we´re offering

The masterclass takes place over 6 days

  • Each participant has active participation 4 times.

  • 3 private lessons with Rayanne,

  • 4 coaching sessions with Bonnie Wagner or Oresta Cybriwsky.

  • Additional coaching sessions with David Oliver can be organized.

  • One day acting workshop master class with Susanne Pollmeier. Private coaching sessions (at an additional cost) can be organized.

Costs for participants

The cost is €1,585 with full room and board.

The cost of the course with lunch but without overnight is €900.

 

Passive participants are also welcome to the course. 50€ per day including lunch; for all 6 days 250€. Overnight accommodation can also be organized for an additional charge.

A deposit of €200 is required upon acceptance into the program. This is non-refundable.

​Monthly installments as needed. Monthly installments are organized depending on when you register for the course.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

For cancellations up to 3 months in advance, the entire amount, minus the deposit, will be refunded.

For cancellations up to 1 month in advance, 50% will be refunded, less the deposit.

If canceled less than one month in advance, the entire fee will be forfeited.

If you have any questions, please email me at bertajo@icloud.com.

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Choral Workshop Week

Summer, Sun, Singing & You

Arrival on 28th/29th Juli and

departure on 03rd of August 2024

Coesfeld, Deutschland

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The focus of this workshop is voice training for solo and choir singing. In a relaxed atmosphere and with a lot of fun, we will rehearse and develop new ideas.

BERLIN MASTERCLASS

tba, Autumn 2024

 

For: Talented singers at various stages of training or levels in the profession.

Number of participants: 12

Schedule:

10:00 - 16:30 (dependent on number of participants)

One hour 'Back to Basics' from 10:00 to 11:00 every day

30 minutes in the masterclass every day

2 private voice lesson of 4o minutes each

A working dress rehearsal

A House concert

Food:

Lunch every day, except for brunch on Sunday.

Muffins, Fruit, coffee, tea, all day.

 

Cost:

4 days with lunch (vegetarian and other options available) 450€

Daily 125€

Passive 40€ per day (including lunch)

"Musik ist die Sprache des Geistes. Es öffnet das Geheimnis des Lebens, bringt Frieden und beseitigt Streit."

               - Kahlil Gibran

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