2020: Celebrating 25 Years of Music Instruction
ABOUT VOICE LESSONS
While I have chosen opera and classical music as my primary performance vehicle, I can help you improve your singing in those and many other musical genres including pop, contemporary worship music or musical theater. I teach a range of students successfully- from outright beginners to emerging professionals.
want to learn the foundations of singing
find that you strain your voice when you sing
need to learn how to sing in a more healthy way
want to improve your confidence
want to advance your vocal technique so that you can express yourself the way you would like artistically
are looking to audition for musical opportunities, such as choral ensembles or theater
are auditioning to enter a college music program
are a worship leader at your church
want to learn how to sing more freely for a longer period of time without straining
need a coach in the mental aspects of performance technique
are auditioning for an opera company
are auditioning for a role in musical theatre
require diction coaching in Italian, German, French and Spanish language
need coaching for a classical art song recital
are looking for advice on how to build a successful classical art song recital
would like dramatic and interpretive coaching
I can help!
I emphasize healthy vocal production, ease and freedom in singing. Armed with a Master's degree in Vocal Performance, extensive performance experience and post-graduate study with vocal pedagogue and scholar Shirlee Emmons and international opera singer Rosa Vento, I bring a wealth of knowledge to my voice students.
Voice lessons are typically 60 minutes long, once per week. The first portion of the lesson is dedicated to vocal exercises and technique. The second half is dedicated to your vocal literature. I teach at my home studio in Sarasota, Florida, but also am happy to teach online via Skype or Zoom.
If you want precise, technical instruction delivered with care and compassion, reach out today. Schedule your first lesson and we'll see if we are a good match. I'd love to help you accomplish your musical goals.
Google Reviews from current and former students:
"I have experienced working with Martha not only as a student, but also collaboratively as a composer. She is an absolute joy. As a teacher, she encourages and adapts to different learning styles to teach her students how to teach and help themselves grow in their skills. As a fellow artist, Martha really invests in the projects she believes in. She does everything in her power to do justice to the message of a piece of music, and everyone I've seen her work with has had a wonderful time with it. I can't speak highly enough of my dear Ms. Lopez." - N.C.
"Martha is an incredible Opera Singer also gifted with the ability to teach. Martha goes beyond an average instructor who masters their own talent and simple pass it on to others, rather she is also able to identify potential, hidden gifts in students and bring them all to life." - V.T.
"I took voice lessons with Martha for 3 years with a focus on art song and opera arias. As a teacher she was able to meet me where I was at in my vocal development from a pretty early beginner to a preparing for university auditions and performing a 20 minute recital. During lessons Martha is encouraging and kind while employing her vocal knowledge in order to provide effective constructive criticism which allowed me to develop my skills over the course of my lessons with her. She was always realistic about my skill level and assigned appropriate material for me to work on. She is also a very competent pianist so she is able to accompany students during lessons for the full experience. All around Martha is a wonderful teacher who I would highly recommend!" - E.A.
Martha Ana Lopez is a lyric coloratura soprano and classically-trained pianist and recording artist. She performs nationally in recital and has released four recordings. Martha has performed with Opera Tampa, New Century Opera, Saint Petersburg Opera, North Port Symphony and the Pops Orchestra of Sarasota. She taught for twelve years on the voice faculty at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota.
When not creating or encouraging a raucous, you can find her on the tennis court.
I am happy to meet prospective students in-person or over Zoom to answer any questions you may have. Fill out the form below to be in touch!