have studied voice for nine years. During the past year that I have worked
with Louise, I have learned more about my voice, its power and potential,
and I've gained more vocal confidence, than in all
my previous years of vocal work combined."
Leith Benjamin, Harvard undergraduate
learned more about breath from one session with Louise than I had
in years of sitting in on vocal coaching sessions as an accompanist...
Louise is an extraordinarily sensitive, versatile and professional
Anne Dhu Shapiro, Harvard Music Dept.
goes beyond being an excellent teacher.
The unique gift she has for learning from every experience of life,
and expressing that learning with beauty and depth has taught me the
liberating possibilities of developing the voice from the wholeness
of one's life.
Such an approach cannot help but touch the very core of the student's
Rosenholtz, Harvard undergraduate
is the perfect teacher at the perfect time: understanding,
nurturing and deeply knowledgeable. She is helping me discover the
of some of my pain and tension, to find ways to work through it with
ease and without fear.
She listens AND hears what is going on and then has a wealth of techniques.
That's what I want and that's what I believe Louise knows, specific
to my voice:
how to sing with ease. She truly is a healer."
Petri, President, Chicago Cabaret Professionals
whole-person approach to voice expression
combines the best aspects
of professional and human-centered skills in her teaching method."
PhD. Feldenkrais Practitioner, Stow, MA
encouraged to sing with relaxation from my whole body has been freeing
and nourishing to all parts of me...brought me renewed strength and self-confidence
...a profound gift."
--Norm Zuefle, Evanston
so many great talents, Louise is able to teach what she can do...
Louise has a great gift for finding a series of images that enable the students
to go beyond the limitations that have hindered their progress."
Professor Doug Sprigg, Chairman Theatre Dept., Middlebury College
"It is my belief that the sign of a great teacher is
when that teaching is so universal and deep
that learning experience cross-applies to many other facets of life. Such
a teacher is Louise.
As her student last fall, I continue months later to encounter repercussions
of the work
which took place between us. I believe at the heart of the excellence of
is the true art of teaching: love of her subject, depth of knowledge, and
most of all,
the boldness to trust her intuition, as she seeks ways to ignite the student's
and connection with her art. That to me is the most basic start to learning
and a rare talent among teachers."