Anna-Lisa Jakobsson-Zaffke

Anna-Lisa J.

Boca Raton, FL

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Anna-Lisa teaches



Anna-Lisa delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 12+

Teaching since:
August 1999

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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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


Master of Music, Master of Arts
Sep 1976 - May 1989
Sibelius Academy University, Abo Academy university


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Silver medal of honor
May 2012
Actor's Guild, Finland
Knight of the Finnish Lion
Dec 2011
The President of the Republic of Finland

Photos & Videos

Anna-Lisa as Marthe in Gounoud's Faust

Anna-Lisa as a nun in Puccini's Suor Angelica

Anna-Lisa as greedy aunt Zita in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi


4 Reviews

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Cade Sep 23, 2017
Classical Voice · In studio

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!

Quinn Bozza Jul 20, 2016
Classical Voice · In studio

Great experience.

Bill J. Jul 9, 2016
Singing · In home

Anna-isa is a fantastic instructor. Very professional. My Highest recommendation to anyone - any age that wants to learn the art of singing.

Lyonel F. Jan 7, 2016
Classical Voice · In studio

Learned so much just in one lesson

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