Welcome to my Voice Studio…. I am Suzanne Falletti, a lyric-coloratura soprano, and two-time Grammy Award winning artist. I was a member of the full-time Metropolitan Opera Chorus at Lincoln Center in New York City for 25 years. I have literally spent my entire life studying, teaching, and performing music of all types and genres. Teaching IS my passion. It is my greatest desire to pass along my love of singing to future generations. The human voice is so amazing and capable of such emotion and expression. I find children are naturally curious about their voices and with encouragement and training, it can become a life-long love, as it has been for me.
My philosophy blends nurture with honest feedback, focusing on sound, scientific vocal pedagogy. Even though a young child’s voice doesn’t fully develop until their mid to late teen-age years, and some even past that, learning healthy singing habits will allow their voices to grow and mature naturally over time. All classes will cover key fundamentals which serve as the basis for developing a technically free singing voice. I approach teaching as a privilege and honor and love helping students reach their personal vocal potential.
Prior to establishing my own voice studio, I taught voice at NYU’S Tisch School of the Arts/Collaborative Arts Project 21. It gave me great satisfaction to see my students go on to professional singing careers of their own, with many of my students appearing on Broadway and regional theater companies around the country. I was a guest speaker at The Eastman School of Music and The Boston Conservatory, where I offered practical wisdom on having a sustainable career as a working mom and singer.
I also had a very fulfilling career as a solo singer and was an Artist-in-Residence for Opera Omaha, Tulsa Opera, Opera Carolina, which included an extensive regional tour and the Houston Community College. It was there that I founded, performed, produced, and served as artistic director for what is now Houston Grand Opera’s highly successful opera outreach program, Opera-To-Go. Performances with additional opera companies include Houston Opera Studio, Pennsylvania Opera Theater, Mississippi Opera, Texas Opera Theater, Beaumont Opera, Natchez Opera and Opera Burlington.
One cannot be a successful singer without having wonderful teachers. I believe the success of my career was from the very solid vocal technique I received during my training from noteworthy voice teachers such as Bill Schumann, Mark Oswald, Margaret Hoswell, Maitland Peters, Gary Ledet, Norma Newton, and Alan Seale. I recently attended and completed Donald Gray Miller’s Singing Voice Science Workshop facilitated by Richard Lissemore and participated in David Jones’s Teacher Mentoring Program, exploring concepts of the Swedish-Italian and Italian Singing Schools. I am a member of both the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), and the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA).