Whatever your needs are in realms of artistic development, I'm here to make it happen all the way!
"I've taken vocal lessons with a diverse range of teachers... and I've never had such a powerful experience like I did with Leslie Helpert." -Kata Miletich, Musical Artist, Oakland, California
I feel right at home working with vocalists, professional musicians, instrumentalists, writers, actors, painters, dancers and wellness therapists. We convene in my home-studio or preferred location, as well as on Skype worldwide. Lessons explore all realms of deep vocal fine-tuning; phrasing, accent reduction, ear training, performance, breath, posturing, improvisation, writing, vocal delivery, instrumental self-accompaniment and cultivating the joy of relaxed singing. This kind of voice work results in an after-glow as though we've been through a spa-session or revitalizing workout. If you're feeling foggy in your creative pursuits, I'm here to clear the air with you! Likewise, if your feeling driven and need the tools to arrive to your artistic destiny, I'm here to hook you up.
Teaching began for me in Boston over 15 years ago, training conservatory students and connecting them to the subtleties of phrasing and inventive freedom. I've long perceived the voice as a principle instrument inherent to bringing our greatest human potential to fruition. The voice is a natural resource; training the voice is a rite-of-passage. I feel that everyone has the capability to access their voice as a direct way to fortify the expression of their lifework. Together we access what Confucius calls the "innate intellect" rather than solely identifying with the isolated thinking mind. We learn how to hear and operate our voice in a crystalline capacity and to project through supporting our sound versus pushing on it. Regardless of what level of "singing voice" you feel you have --or whatever your focus (from contemporary performance to traditional jazz, song writing, or all styles of artistic development), I'm keenly well-versed to respond to the needs of each student with experience and presence. I've worked with vocalists age 8-80 from Bermuda to Berlin, Marrakech to Montreal.
I sell lessons in packs of 4 or quarterly, but am also available for intensive single lesson sessions. Lessons are usually taken once/week, but can be flexible to your schedule. Contact for pricing.