Peter Ludwig
New York, NY
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Peter L.

New York, NY
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
SINGING IS BREATHING OUT

I call myself a teacher of singing, rather than voice, because singing is an expression of behavior which involves imagination, intention, and musical artistry.

My fundamental principal is to sing with relased flow of breath, without interfering, holding back the breath or darkening the voice. One does not “make” voice; one lets it happen. My students learn (are guided) to release compensatory tensions in the vocal tract and the body, to perceive subtler physical sensations associated with singing, along with increased ease and spontaneity, the feeling that one’s singing is personal.

My studio comprises students of differing ages and proficiencies, from beginner to artist level. My years of teaching at the LaGuardia HS of Performing Arts (the “Fame’ school) helped me to become patient and resourceful with beginners, many of whom are now pursuing distinguished performing careers at the highest level.

About Peter L.

TEACHER: I've maintained a studio in New York for over twenty years. I taught on the faculties of the 92nd Street Y School of Music, the Laguardia High School of the Arts (the “Fame” school), and taught workshops and MC’s for singers and actors in Greece. At Laguardia HS, I taught singing and directed the Opera Workshop; many of my students have gone on to leading conservatories, and to distinguished performing careers.

I’m a graduate of the Juilliard School (BS) and NYU (MS), and studied privately with Antonia Lavanne, Richard Torigi, Edvin Sazamosi, Renato Capecchi, et al. I attended Oberlin Vocal Pedagogy Institute, Centro Studi Italiani (Urbania, Italy), Montclair Voice Science Workshop, and the NYSTA Professional Development Program, of which I am a Distinguished Professional.

I’m the Treasurer of the New York Singing Teachers’ Association, and a member of NATS, NYSTA, AMTL, NOA, and Opera America.

PERFORMER: I graduated from the Juilliard School, and New York University, and was a Finalist in the competition of the Center for Contemporary Opera. I’ve sung principal roles with Vineyard Theater, Encompass Theater, Stonington Opera Arts, Vertical Player Repertory, Pensacola Opera, Chattanooga Opera, Rockland Opera, Bronx Opera, and others. Soloist at Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium and Weill Recital Hall), the 92nd Street Y, Austrian Cultural Forum, the Actors Studio, and other venues in the United States, Italy, and Switzerland. Press reviews have cited my "warm and persuasive singing,” and described me as "a wonderful singing actor."

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I have been working with Peter for a little over six months. He is patient, encouraging, and extremely knowledge about the mechanics of proper singing. Peter is extremely personable and communicates with his students very well. He has helped me improve my vocal articulation and never ceases to challenge me with new exercises that continue to make me a better singer. I have learned a lot from him, and am grateful to have him as a teacher.

Posted Dec 17, 2019

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Experience

Teacher of Singing
Sep 1995 - May 2020

The Voice Studio, NY

I've had a studio in New York for over twenty years. I served on the faculties of the 92nd Street Y School of Music, LaGuardia High School of the Arts (the “Fame” school), and taught workshops and MC’s for singers and actors in Greece. At LaGuardia HS, I taught singing and directed the Opera Workshop; students have gone on to leading conservatories, and to distinguished performing careers at the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera, on Broadway, and other venues. I’m a graduate of the Juilliard School (BS) and NYU (MS), and studied privately with Antonia Lavanne, Edvin Sazamosi, Richard Torigi, Renato Capecchi, and others. I attended the Oberlin College Vocal Pedagogy Institute, Centro Studi Italiani (Urbania, Italy), and Montclair College Voice Science Workshop. I am a NYSTA Distinguished Voice Professional, having completed the Oren L. Brown Professional Development Program core curriculum of Vocal Anatomy, Voice Acoustics, Developmental Repertoire, Vocal Health, and Comparative Voice Pedagogy. I worked intensively with Dr. Alma Thomas, learning techniques of performance enhancement. Affiliations NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) NYSTA (NY Singing Teachers’ Association) NOA (National Opera Association) OA (Opera America) The Voice Foundation Performer I graduated from the Juilliard School, and was a Finalist in the competition of the Center for Contemporary Opera. I’ve sung principal roles with Vineyard Theater, Encompass Theater, Stonington Opera Arts, VPR Opera, Pensacola Opera, Chattanooga Opera, Rockland Opera, Bronx Opera, and others. Soloist at Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium and Weill Recital Hall), the 92nd Street Y, Austrian Cultural Forum, the Actors Studio, and other venues in the United States, Italy, and Switzerland. I have performed in nine world or US premieres. Press reviews have cited my "warm and persuasive singing,” and described me as "a wonderful singing actor."

Education

MS
Sep 1986 - Jun 2001

New York University

Awards

NYSTA Distinguished Voice Professional
Apr 2003

New York Singing Teachers' Association, Inc,

Affiliations

Voice Foundation
Mar 2019
The Voice Foundation is the world’s oldest and leading organization dedicated to voice research, medicine, science, and education.
Opera America
Jan 2005
OPERA America draws on resources and expertise from within and beyond the opera field to advance a mutually beneficial agenda that serves and strengthens the field through programs in the following categories: Creation: Artistic services that help artists and companies increase the creativity and excellence of opera productions, especially North American works; Presentation: Opera company services that address the specific needs of staff, trustees and volunteers; Enjoyment: Education, audience development and community services that increase all forms of opera appreciation.
National Association of Teachers of Singing
Jan 1995
Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.
New York Singing Teachers Association
Jan 1995
NYSTA strives to provide voice professionals, both locally and globally, with the tools and inspiration needed for an increasingly informed and creative pedagogy. Immense advances in voice science, neurology, psychology, education theory, medicine, and mind/body healing offer new information and techniques from which voice teachers can draw. By making these resources accessible to our members, we foster twenty-first-century pedagogy, rooted in the great traditions of the past, incorporating the new knowledge of our time.

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