Stefan Berghammer                                                                       

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Stefan Berghammer is trained in the teaching of the Swedish/Italian School of Singing (which produced such excellent singers as Kirsten Flagstad and Jussi Björling) in Europe and in the USA. He works with classical singers, jazz singers and rock singers (professionals as well as amateurs).

The Swedish/Italian singing technique has a long tradition, beginning in the 19th century with Manuel Garcia, continuing with Dr.Gillis Bratt, Inge Borg Isene, Jussi Björling and Birgit Nilsson, up to Alan Lindquest and David L. Jones. Stefan Berghammer studies this singing technique with David L. Jones, a pupil of Lindquest.

The principles of this method are a free voice with efficient resonance and carrying capacity, flexibility,  a large vocal range, a pleasant individual timbre, and a well-balanced vibrato combined with clear diction. These principles enable the singer to communicate freely with the audience through the medium of music.

Healthy singing is a matter of awakening the natural reflexes of special significance. By means of purpose-designed and individually adapted vocal exercises, but also by body work (using a choice of exercises from the Feldenkrais method, Alexander Technique, Eutony, Terlusology and Bioenergetics) a balance between body, voice and soul is achieved.

Alan Lindquest played a major part in saving the Swedish/Italian School of Singing from extinction. Few singers and teachers know of this technique, which adopts the brilliance and clarity of the Old Italian School with the beauty and richness of the Swedish language. Many of the exercises that Stefan Berghammer teaches were originally designed by Manuel Garcia, Enrico Caruso, Alan Lindquest, as well as David Jones. The result is a powerful voice, with a true balance of height and depth, color and ring (known as chiaroscuro, bright-dark). This technique can be applied to all musical styles, especially opera, classical and “legit style” musical theater.

This singing technique is especially recommended for the repair of vocal damage. 

As I studied piano, I am able to accompany the student during lessons, and can also offer piano coaching.