VOICE LESSONS - Online, Connecticut, New York City
Dramatic coloratura soprano Zoe Vandermeer provides comprehensive in-depth vocal training and vocal coaching for aspiring and professional singers in opera, early music, and musical theatre. Zoe is dedicated to helping singers find their real voice, establishing vocal freedom resulting in enhanced artistic expression through developing reliable vocal techniques and vocal health.
Member, New York Singing Teachers Association
Prize-winning Graduate, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Roster, CT Commission on Culture and Tourism
Pursuing a career in opera requires hard work, determination, and most importantly encouragement. A voice teacher is expected to protect and nourish the voices of their pupils. I have been lucky enough to have found such an amazing teacher with such an expertise of Baroque Opera and the Bel Canto period. Zoe has not only exceeded my expectations, but has allowed me to appreciate and discover new attributes of my artistry. Embracing my uniqueness and allowing me to use and love my “True” sound. Her technique and approach is explained thoroughly. Zoe is a musical powerhouse and excellent teacher! Best of the Best!
- Ivan F., Countenor
When I came to Zoe a couple of months ago after a long hiatus from formal singing, my throat felt very tight--my range had gone down to just over an octave. A couple of months later, I can sing nearly three octaves, and my voice is more relaxed than ever. I've found my falsetto, and every week my voice is more resonant and free. Zoe is incredibly knowledgeable about the voice both from a technical and a practical perspective. In lessons, she is careful to differentiate among the things she tells me what is actually (physically) going on with my voice organs and what is merely a feeling or a metaphor she is using as a didactic tool. And that is just a small testament to her technical knowledge and the way she uses it with her students. She also has a wealth of personal experience and anecdotes from her years teaching students. It seems every hiccup I've encountered, she has either personally dealt with it (such as unlearning certain common but unhealthy vocal techniques) or has had students with the exact problem. In addition to her impressive resume and evident teaching ability, she has been very considerate and understanding with me, while maintaining high and professional standards for the quality and work she expects out of me. I cannot recommend Zoe highly enough.
- Jacob M., Tenor
I have studied voice with Zoe for just six months, and in that time, the techniques of breathing and vocal production she has patiently taught me have led to a much more consistent and beautiful tone. Her coaching on diction, languages, and expression is impeccable. I look forward to each lesson, and to each practice session, knowing that certain and rewarding progress will result.
- Margaret, Soprano
Zoe is a truly intuitive and extremely knowledgeable teacher with the ability to bring out the best in her students.
- Hattie, Soprano Soloist
I’ve been a voice student of Zoe’s for just over seven months. I came to her with vocal issues that I’d had for years and was afraid they couldn’t be fixed. Through Zoe’s teaching I’ve been able to address these issues and progress notably. It’s been very exciting! - Anne B., Mezzo Soprano