Beverly’s Teaching Philosophy

“There are academics that teach voice and there are performing professionals that teach voice. Beverly Lambert is one of those rare individuals that combines both.”

My Teaching Philosophy and Training Background

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Over the course of my 30-year career I have performed at the highest professional level (see career highlights).

However, I am unique in the world of voice teachers in that I also have an advanced academic background and a connection to the medical community that cares for the performing voice.

My academic training began with a B.S. in Music Education from the University of New Hampshire. From there I went on to advanced training at Juilliard. My mentor at Juilliard was the world renowned Madam Freschl, Head of the Vocal Department.

Very soon after my formal academic studies concluded I was working Off-Broadway, doing the lead in the long running show “The Fantastics,” and in television soaps as Martha Henderson on “The Guiding Light” and Laura Benson on “One Life to Live.”

The temptation, at that time, was just to plunge ahead performing, but an inner compass guided me to also continue studying; so for many years I trained with voice coach to the stars, Marge Rivingston.  Her roster included Bette Midler, Linda Ronstadt, Meryl Streep, and many others.

To continue my classical singing education I studied with Ellen Faul.

Until her untimely death in 2012, I also studied with Marianne Challis where I learned the Joan Lader technique, used by virtually everyone on Broadway. I now study with Joan Lader.

In 1996 I began working with Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist Dr. Adam Pearl. My goal was to be able to spot physiological problems with performer’s voices and refer them to the proper medical specialist to address allergies, nodes, acid reflux, etc.

This diverse depth of professional performing, academic training, and insight into medical issues are just some of the things that have blessed me with a continually-growing voice studio for 25 years.

No Cookie Cutter Voices

My students do not sound alike. They don’t sound like me — they sound like the best version of their style of singing. Why? Because I teach vocal technique, not genre.

Students come to me wishing to sing everything from pop, to rock, to Broadway, to opera, to Jazz — and I can teach them because I give them a firm grounding in technique that will enable them to excel in their chosen style.

On this website you will see student clips, some from my 2013 recital, that show a broad range of musical styles. In all cases, my students sing effortlessly because they have been taught to use their instrument properly without compromising their style.

There are no red faces or bulging neck veins on my students — no matter how high-powered the rock, how upbeat the Broadway tune, or how high the operatic note — because my students have learned the technique to handle these challenges effortlessly.

Singer/ songwriters can concentrate on telling their stories, and jazz performers can riff all over the place — because they, too, are grounded in technique.

O.K., will all this be easy? No. But it won’t be drudgery either. My lessons are fun and every lesson is unique. Ask my students . . . they look forward to coming to their lesson, many saying it is the highlight of their week.

I record every lesson and students will have a take home copy to practice with. I do expect at least three hours of practice a week. I know that’s a lot of your precious time, but that is how you improve and end up like many of my students who:

  1. Get the lead in their school plays.
  2. Get solos in FCCC.
  3. Get into the best colleges for musical training in the country. I’ve had students accepted to Boston Conservatory, N.Y.U.-Tish, Carnegie Mellon (full scholarship)
  4. A student’s nursing education was paid for at North Eastern because of a choral scholarship. She recently received a musical excellence award from the Northeastern Choral Society — and she isn’t even a music major!

Recently I was asked if any of my students were available to sing in a Concert for Newtown. I volunteered one of my younger students, Taylor, because she was close in age to those tragically lost.

Niles Luther and his mom, Valerie, the folks putting the concert together, loved Taylor so much that they gave her a solo and asked if any more of my amazing students were available?

In the end, 12 of my students were part of this heartwarming, life-affirming concert.

Music can do anything! Come see if you love it and have a passion like we all do.

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