Anna-Lisa Jakobsson-Zaffke

Anna-Lisa J.

Boca Raton, FL
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am an expert on Opera, Music Theater, and Art songs. I also have additional knowledge of pop,-jazz- and country singing.

About Anna-Lisa J.

I am passionate about music and singing. I have sung professionally on stages all over the world for 30 years, singing 70 roles in 10 different languages. I was the Principal Mezzo Soprano at the Finnish National Opera, a European A-house in Helsinki, Finland, (over 500 employees) for 25 years. My American Debut was at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. My other great passion is teaching voice. It is wonderful to experience the joy that a student feels after finding his/her voice and starting to improve his/her performance.
By now I've worked as a voice teacher for 15 years, well familiar with both European and American voices.
I have a Master's degree in Music, including performance and teaching. I have had additional education in Complete Vocal Technique, which familiarizes me with Pop-, rock,- jazz-, and country singing techniques.My students include both beginners and professionals. I can teach you both to sing like an opera diva, and to belt and sound like a pop diva. For me, the basics are important. I want you to learn proper breathing, support, relaxation and interpretation. With a good foundation, you have a technique that lasts a lifetime.

I am very serious about what I do, and I expect my students to be equally serious in their work. With all this said, expect to learn a lot with me, but also expect to have lots of fun doing it.

You will have better singing for a better life!

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Micki P.
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For my first lesson, I enjoyed meeting my teacher Anna,
I’m looking forward to my second lesson!
Anna was prepared and professional!

Posted Nov 12, 2018
Cade
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It was an excellent lesson. She is very professional and well prepared. She was able to accompany on piano and spoke Italian fluently, which was super helpful for the music. Can't wait for the next one!

Posted Sep 23, 2017
Quinn Bozza
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Great experience.

Posted Jul 20, 2016
Bill J.
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Anna-isa is a fantastic instructor. Very professional. My Highest recommendation to anyone - any age that wants to learn the art of singing.

Posted Jul 9, 2016
Lyonel F.
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Learned so much just in one lesson

Posted Jan 7, 2016

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Experience

Principal Mezzo Soprano
Aug 1988 - Aug 2011

Finnish National Opera

25 years, singing 70 roles, from Baroque operas, Wagner, Verdi Puccini, to contemporary Operas. Role of Carmen 100 times

Education

Master of Music, Master of Arts
Sep 1976 - May 1989

Sibelius Academy University, Abo Academy university

Languages

Finnish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Professional Proficiency

German

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Italian

Professional Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Swedish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Silver medal of honor
May 2012

Actor's Guild, Finland

Knight of the Finnish Lion
Dec 2011

The President of the Republic of Finland

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