Testimonials & (coming soon) Audio

“ Lisa has a great eye for talent. I will meet with any of Lisa’s students who come to Los Angeles to work because I know they are professional and ready to go - I know they will be fully prepared for whatever audition comes their way.”
Pamela Fisher, Abrams Artists, Los Angeles                                                         (Agent)

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“Before I studied with Lisa I was pegged as an ingénue soprano, and I knew I needed a more commercial and versatile musical theater sound to make it in today's market. In a matter of a few weeks, Lisa was able to unlock potential in my voice that I didn't know I had. What's amazing is that Lisa's technique has given me a belt and rock sound while strengthening my soprano voice! The atmosphere Lisa creates during a lesson has empowered me by her support and knowledge about the voice. I am now able to use all of the colors of my voice with confidence- she's wonderful!”
Krystal Wheeler, NYC                                                                                           (Actor)

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“Lisa Rochelle is a very talented actress of great charm, and she teaches with great clarity and wisdom. It is always a pleasure to see her students audition – they have technique!!”
David Loud, B’way Conductor, Musical Director: Ragtime, Curtains,                       Sondheim on Sondheim, etc.                                                          (Industry Professional)

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"I came to Lisa with a litany of stress, bad habits and survival-techniques to get through auditions and rehearsals. There wasn't enough joy in my singing because I had to work so hard to "muscle" through music, creating squeaks and tightness. Lisa could evaluate the technical problems immediately and set me on a course to free my voice and create lush, beautiful sounds with great ease. My voice now has the diversity to move from classical musical theatre to contemporary pop and rock without the pain of over-work. I'm no longer just surviving but thriving in a competitive industry."
Aliza Loewy, NYC                                                                                                 (Actor)

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“Lisa is a master voice mechanic. She is passionate about her craft and thoughtful about her students. There are many teachers who run students though scales and work on material, but Lisa’s lessons go far beyond those perfunctory and superficial lessons; she truly teaches the mechanics of the voice and its connection to the body. She is highly skilled at isolating vocal issues and then providing tools to maximize the voice. Her experience on stage and focused education make her an excellent teacher with real-world industry insight. Her lessons are productive and individualized to a student's voice. My daughter, who struggles with allergies and asthma, has benefited tremendously from training with Lisa. Lisa has impressed me on many occasions because she provides support not only in technique and material but for the overall health and wellness of the voice. Lisa worked with my daughter preparing her successfully for her college MT auditions. She is an amazing teacher, resource and person.”
Theresa Mitola, NJ                                                                                             (Parent)

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“One of the deep challenges for voice teachers here at the O'Neill Center's NTI is the wide range of experience the actors present. This is Lisa's great gift - she is able to identify and connect to each person’s particular vocal issue, and immediately help that person grow. I have seen her mentor actors who have never sung in public and actors who have made singing an important part of their lives. For those two extremes and all in between, Lisa challenges, nurtures and brings to a whole new level of proficiency. She brings out the voice in the artist.”
David Jaffe, Artistic Director,
National Theatre Institute- O'Neill Theatre Center
      (Industry Professional & Educator)

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“My agent insisted that I continue studying with my previous teacher because this teacher was one of THE teachers to be working with – the name looked good on my resume and I was ‘in good company’ with my professional peers. All I knew was that I was vocally ‘stuck’, and every time I asked my former teacher (THE teacher) questions, the answer given to me was not to ask so many questions, but just to do the exercises and they would do the work. Well, they didn’t – for me. A musical director friend of mine recommended Lisa, and I knew instantly that she was the person for me – In one or two lessons I learned more about the voice, about MY VOICE, and what I had been doing to sabotage my high belt and legit range than I had in all my lessons with my other (THE) teacher. Lisa helped me to identify and isolate my technical issues immediately, and we began the process of ‘undoing’ so that I could achieve what I always knew I could vocally, but what I could not consistently reproduce. Although it was difficult work at first, what I have gained in ease and beauty of overall vocal production, ‘power’ without ‘push’ in my belt and high belt and increase in legit range as well, is something I feel I now “own”, thanks to Lisa’s teaching and passion about her work. Her knowledge and resources with regard to alternative health choices and vocal health have also been tremendously helpful. I can’t say enough about how Lisa has helped me reclaim my power, as well as my voice. I am now working on changing my agent…”
AFOR (Anonymous For Obvious Reasons), NYC                                                       (Actor)

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“I came to Lisa Rochelle after being on a grueling national tour for 6 months. Very little sleep, moldy hotel rooms and less then great technique had fried my singing voice. You could drive a truck through my vibrato and I had lost the whole top of my range. What once had been a joy became frustrating and unpleasant. My confidence was shot and I was not sure if I would ever be able to sing confidently and beautifully again.

My first several lessons were difficult. I felt as though we had to pull the pieces apart and start all over. I never had the greatest technique and was able to get by. Lisa is by far the best teacher I've ever had (she is number 5!). In the past year I've learned more then I learned in the 15 years of lessons prior. Proper breath control and the release of tongue and muscle tension have completely changed the way sing. The top part of my range is back (High D's!!) and my belt/mix is healthier and more supported then ever.

Lisa is extremely knowledgeable and I was confident with her teaching from day one. There is no mystery or voodoo about why certain things work. Even the craziest exercise is explained in a scientific manner.

I honestly believe that Lisa could help even the most seasoned performer to sing healthier and more confidently!”
Diane Terrusa, NYC                                                                                              (Actor)

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“Lisa's ability to ‘break down’ a song and mold it to whatever audition you have is invaluable. She also has a way of getting right "to it". Many times I would come to class with a brand new piece and no time to prepare, and by the end of class I felt as if I had been doing it for years! Lisa also taught me that auditioning is performing - to think if it as "your chance to do what you love most". As actors we all love to perform, but seldom have that opportunity when first starting out. However once Lisa taught me HOW to turn auditioning INTO performing...wow...my entire career changed...and I began to work. There is NO DOUBT that Lisa’s teaching, guidance and expertise was directly responsible for my first big job (Broadway National Tour of Guys & Dolls) and that Lisa’s continued coaching led to other successes, including securing my new agent and subsequent Broadway shows.”
Jay Brian Winnick, LA and NY                                                                               (Actor)

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“My daughter recently attended a Broadway Workshop where she was the youngest teen. The person who ran the workshop told us that "Taylor was one of the best, if not THE BEST singer at the workshop!" This is all due to Lisa's teaching. Lisa works not only on vocal technique, she works on your diction, tone, acting and presentation. She helps my daughter "steal the show", and keeps the very closest of eyes on my daughter's vocal health at all times.. Driving over 3 hours round trip for Taylor to have her lessons with Lisa Rochelle every week would be a terrible burden if it were not for the fact that Lisa has helped turn Taylor into the lead singer in almost every show she does in community theatre on Long Island (currently Mimi in Rent and ….in “13”. We love Lisa and are very grateful for her contributions to Taylor's success!”
Marcia Feingold, Mom of Taylor                                                                          (Parent)

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“Lisa Rochelle has been my teacher since I was 13 years old. After we work on a song or a scene together, I feel so confident in presenting it, and always get great reviews! Lisa is such a kind and caring teacher, she always makes me feel as though I can do anything! Lisa has been one of the most positive influences in my life, not only in my singing and performing career, but I can take a lot of her lessons into other areas such as school. Lisa Rochelle has made a difference in my life that will last forever!
Taylor Feingold, age 15                                                                                        (Teen)

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“Lisa Rochelle is highly skilled at taking the mystery out of the act of singing. She was a great help to the trainees of the (Alexander Teacher-Training) program much due to her in depth understanding of the physiology involved in the act of singing, her patience and exuberance, and her extensive training in and understanding of the Alexander technique itself.”
Thomas Lemens, Director of the Institute of the Alexander Technique              (Educator)

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“Lisa Rochelle taught a Voice and Performance workshop for 10 teenage cast members. Most of the young cast members had little, if any, experience in singing. Though only a single workshop, the results for the cast were palpable. As singers, the girls were more confident in performance and more aware of their vocal power and how to control it.”
Luc Hotaling Chair, Drama Department, The Chapin School                               (Educator)

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Lisa Rochelle · 212.724.3470 · Lisa@LisaRochelle.com
Singing Lessons · Audition Preparation
New York City · Upper West Side