“The Vocal Musician courses are a meaningful and sensible way to unlock musicianship skills for vocalists.  I teach a Musicianship For Vocalists class at the college level and I will be suggesting this program to my students.”

Steven Santoro, Vocalist, Professor for Jazz Voice at Berklee College of Music, Boston

If you are a vocalist who wants to learn more about the nuts and bolts of how music works, then I have something special for you today. But first let me ask you this: Have you ever found yourself in a rehearsal or gig situation where you felt completely out of your depth?

Learn the language of music, from the ground up. Explore Music Theory, Songwriting, and Improvisation. Study at your own pace. Our courses are suited for independent study, homeschooling and supplemental study for voice students and singers. Solfeggio, Ear Training, learning songs, and improvising are big building blocks of our methodology. As vocalists we often have a different style of learning from instrumentalists, a fact that is often overlooked. We can't press a button to create a pitch (instead we need to hear it and know it ), see what we're doing with our voices. Often we simply learn music by ear. But communication with fellow musicians is key. The language of music helps us to be excellent communicators onstage or during rehearsals, and to become sought after performers and recording studio singers.

The courses at our online music school are created BY vocalists FOR vocalists. We are looking forward to helping you learn the music tools you need to succeed as a vocalist.

"I am a professional opera singer and have been performing for the past 20 years in Europe and especially Germany. I've always been fascinated by jazz and wanted to explore this genre of music with all of its intricacies. I was especially interested in working on improvisation, but also very hesitant because of my lack of experience. Elisabeth gave me some very useful suggestions and exercises I was able to instantly put into practice. Knowing that I am a professional opera singer, she was very careful not to try and get me to completely change my sound, but with some minor adjustments was able to help me achieve a bit more of the vocal quality expected in jazz and pop music. She has my highest recommendation as a vocal teacher."

Christina Clark, Opera Singer

"Vocal Musician is very cool. Using a jazz music approach, my students learn music theory, solfege and ear training. The video tutorials and their singing is great!"

Bonnie Pomeroy, Middle School Chorus Teacher

"The course is very conscientiously structured. Many essential basics that I haven’t practiced that thoroughly before myself (despite decades of being an active singer). It is great to be taught alternately by Kate and Elisabeth because they have different personalities and approaches. A great advantage of the online course is the ability to work at one’s own tempo. Although parts of the course are basic, the exercises with different backing tracks are super helpful."

Sabine Zimmermann, vocalist, Germany

Elisabeth Lohninger

Growing up in a small Austrian mountain village (population 25), Lohninger started singing in school and church choirs. At the age of six, she joined her two sisters in what would become a nationally renowned vocal group specializing in the songs of her homeland. She soon ventured in other directions and studied classical music and jazz, finishing her studies with a Masters degree in music and English Language and Literature. In 1994, Lohninger relocated to New York.

Elisabeth has toured as a band leader with her quartet as well as in duo and trio settings. Her touring schedule has included renowned venues such as Porgy & Bess in Vienna, Jazzschmiede Duesseldorf, The Blue Note, The Jazz Standard and Kitano in New York City, B-Flat Jazz Club in Tokyo. Highlights of her festival performances are: Summerstage New York, Mexico City (Eurojazz Festival), International Prague Jazz Festival, Cairo International Jazz Festival, International Jazz Festival Hilden (Germany). Since 2002 Lohninger is a faculty member at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.