luana maso singing lessons online mixed voiceI was born in Italy, home to the Bel Canto tradition. Growing up in a family that has always shared a love for music, I started singing at a very young age and I had the chance to test the effects of good and “bad” vocal techniques on my voice. I spent my time studying the voice, to understand how it works and to learn a technique that would allow me to sing consistently well and without effort. My aha! moment happened when I discovered the mixed voice. I could finally sing what I wanted and not only what my teachers until then thought I could sing. Today my mission is to teach my students and lovers of Bel Canto to develop their voice in the most natural and effective way possible, so that one day they will hopefully “forget” about the technique and just sing, making room for personal expression and emotions.

“The only reason for mastering technique is to make sure the body does not prevent the soul from expressing itself.” – La Meri

Luana Maso – Musical Curriculum Vitae

  • 2002 – 2012luana maso
    – Classical Piano lessons at A. Felet Music School in Cordignano with maestro Giorgio Susana

    – Modern Piano lessons at Campus San Giuseppe in Vittorio Veneto with maestro Giorgio Susana
  • 2006 – 2012
    – Singing lessons with various teachers in Italy, including the mezzo-soprano Alessia Nadin and the baritone Romano Roma

    – Participation in regional and national singing competitions (including the Festival di Saint-Vincent and Premio Città di Mira)
  • 2006 – 2017
    – Performances and concerts in Northern Italy and California, USA (2014)

    – Collaboration with professional musicians and producers in Italy and England; one of these is Greg Walsh (producer/sound engineer for Tina Turner, Pink Floyd, Chicago, Luciano Pavarotti, Kate Bush)

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    • 2008
      June – Diploma in Music Theory, Solfege and Melodic Dictation at the F.A. Bonporti Conservatory of Trento and Riva del Garda
    • 2010
      May – Musical “Hanno Ali Per Volare” by Giorgio Susana and Nicola Bergamo, in the role of Violetta
    • 2012 – 2015
      – Voice lessons and vocal coaching with Claire Yarrington, certified level 5 instructor of the Seth Riggs‘ Speech Level Singing (SLS) method
    • 2014
      August – Music Industry Studies program at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill (California). Courses included songwriting, music business, communication, psychology. Acting course with Nicole Hess-Diestler
    • 2016
      January – Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) certification program about music business and songwriting
    • 2017luana maso
      April – Release of the album of original songs “
      Down The Rabbit Hole“, recorded in Nashville
      September – Admission to the certification program of the Institute for Vocal Advancement. Training with various instructors and Master Teachers: Guy Babusek, Stephanie Borm-Krueger, Linda Tomkinson, Kathy Kennedy, Chelsea Wilson and Andreas Grussl
    • 2018
      January – Mention in the blog “Ears” of the NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International): “One to watch”, for the “unique and promising songwriting skills”

      February – Songwriting Masterclass with Pat Pattison (Berklee College of Music of Boston)
      April – IVACON Edinburgh 2018 – International conference for voice teachers
      April – Edinburgh – “How does the human voice develop and change across the lifespan from birth to elderly?” and “What is the latest research in singing and where is voice education going?” with Prof. Graham Welch (University College London)
      June – Voice Therapy course with the Speech Language and Voice Pathologist Amy Chapman (VoiceLab LA)

      December – IVA Instructor Certification
    • 2019
      – Teacher training and mentoring with Claire Yarrington