Teacher Profile: Leigh Toltz

Leigh Toltz

Leigh Toltz

Instrument(s): Piano, Voice

City: Seattle

Education: New York University; The Evergreen State College

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    About Leigh Toltz

    At the age of 14, Leigh began her singing career in musical theater through local community theater in Denver, CO. She took this passion and years of performing experience and earned her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy at New York University. It was there she began her teaching career as an Adjunct Professor of Voice. Leigh is an expert on the anatomy and mechanics of the voice and is technical in her approach to vocal production.

    Leigh has worked with singers from beginner to professional level. Her speciality is musical theater, though she includes classical technique and repertoire for every singer. Leigh's singers not only learn to master vocal technique, but they will explore the dramatic circumstances surrounding every piece of music and bring them to life. Leigh personalizes every lesson to the singer to find what works best to bring out their authentic sound.

    A strong foundation in vocal technique can change not only the way we sing, but the way we express ourselves and how we project our voices in our everyday lives. At our most efficient vocal production, singing and speaking should feel easy, organic, and natural. Voice lessons help to build a strong fundamental technique so that the singer can release the burden of physical strain or manipulation and allow the voice to be free.

    Voice lessons with Leigh invite self-expression in all genres of music. In Leigh’s studio we strive for a sustainable, expressive, genre-diverse, and healthy technique in an attempt to find our most authentic voice. Lessons involve direct and prevalent communication between teacher and student, some body and breath work, and exploration of vocal capabilities.

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