Singer, Vocal coach, M.A. Birgitta Johansson
 Balance in Phonation (BiP) Voice Training Certified Master Teacher

- Find all dimensions of your voice!
- Find the way to sing healthy and naturally!
- Classical and pop/rock.

 

 

A FEW WORDS ABOUT ME AND MY TEACHING



I have a Master of Arts -degree from Sibelius Academy, in which I included two major subjects - voice and piano.

As minor subjects I completed flute (teached by Tapio Jalas) and guitar (teached by Kari Äikäs). My master's thesis in Sibelius Academy was about vocal problems of music teachers in Finland.

My other accomplishments in Sibelius Academy include studies of Voice pedagogy B, and studies in the opera class as an additional student, performing first in the choir roles of the operas Falstaff, Gianni Schicchi and Soeur Angelica, and later in the productions of Le nozze di Figaro (Susanna) and Carmen (Frasquita). In the operetta Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss I have sung the role of Adele in the production of the Kirkkonummi orchestra. With the Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir I have performed in the operas Tannhäuser, Pajazzo, Cavalleria Rusticana, La Forza del Destino and Faust. I also have some competition experience from singing in the finals of the Kangasniemi song contest.  Nowadays I also perform with Kirkkonummi Opera Association on various occasions

 

Pop-/jazz -songs were a part of my repertoire already as a young teenager. When I was 15, I bought myself a guitar, which worked as an accompaniment while singing both alone and together with friends, performing on all kinds of occasions. After high school we started a girl band, which did some memorable gigs! Memorable is also "Mosse" - the car of our "roadie-manager" Matti Ruippo. Mosse often needed some pushing by the band when driving uphill ;).

 

 
I have been working as a vocal coach since 1999, teaching both classical and pop/jazz singing. Currently my students represent both styles quite evenly.

I have also worked as a vocal coach of different choirs. In the exam jury of Espoo Music Institute I have been evaluating exams of both classical and pop/jazz singers. This has been a really nice return to my "roots", since I have been studying in the Espoo Music Institute myself :).

 

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Birgitta Johansson,
MuM, BiP Certified Master Teacher

www.sonorian.fi/laulu.htm

   

LINKKEJÄ: 

Balance in Phonation (BiP) Voice Training

Ritva Eerola

Aija Puurtisen tohtorintutkinto 

Ritva Eerolan Ääntöbalanssi-metodi (Hannele Valtasaaren pro gradu)

Laulupedagogit ry

Roger Fiammetti: Respiration totale animation (video)
- Sisäänhengityslihasten toiminta (ks. erityisesti 1:50-2:11)

Juliane Gabriel: Introduction to the Human Instrument
- Lue täältä mm. lantionpohjan lihasten (= lantiopallea, pelvic diaphragm) merkityksestä vahvaan ja energiseen äänenkäyttöön!

Alexander Technique for Musicians - Born to Sing (Ron Murdock)

Hyvän lauluasennon saavuttaminen (ks. kuvat s. 7-10)

Video äänihuulten toiminnasta (Theo Bleckmann)

Anne-Marie Speed - The Voice Explained

A Right to Sing (Joseph Shore)

Cornelius L. Reid

Gioacchino Li Vigni: Stop putting air where you think the voice should go  

Explaining Lamperti's "La lotta vocale" (Joseph Shore)

Jeannette LoVetri - The Voice Workshop

Seth Riggs FAQ (Speech Level Singing)

Seth Riggs -opetusvideo (Speech Level Singing)

Striving for balance in teaching singing (David L. Jones)

VoceVista - äänianalyysi

VoiceWell - Kirsi Vaalio (kokonaisvaltainen äänielimistön hoito: hengityslihakset, kurkunpää, leuat, purenta)

 

 

Aria-Database

Chordie.com - pop/jazzlaulujen sanat, soinnut + transponointi

Tabinetti - suomalaisten pop/rocklaulujen sanoja ja sointuja

Chordify - YouTube ym. videoiden soinnutus

Songstube.net - pop/jazz: sanat + audio

Ultimate-guitar.com - pop/jazzlaulujen sanat, soinnut + transponointi

Classical Archives - kuuntele/lataa koneelle klassisia lauluja

Fono.fi - äänitetietokanta

IMSLP.org - nuotteja (klass.)

Karaoke-taustoja  Impresario.ch (klass.)

Karaoke-taustoja  (Red Karaoke) (ooppera, musikaalit ym.)

Karaoke-taustoja  (Karaoke-versio.fi) (pop-jazz)

Laura - Laulujen suomennostietokanta (klass.)

MusicMe - Kuuntele musiikkia (myös suomalaisia)

Nuotteja  Free-scores.com

Nuotteja  Musicnotes.com - lataa koneelle pop/jazzlaulujen sanat, nuotit, soinnut + transponointi

Naxos Video Library  Ooppera- ym. videoita (kirjaudu kirjastokortin numerolla)

Opera libretti (Naxos)

Opera synopses (Naxos)

Recmusic.org - Laulutekstien käännöksiä eri kielille (klass.)

Slang City - Slangienglannin selityksiä

Virtuaalipiano  Virtuaalipiano 2  Virtuaalipiano 3 (myös sointuja)   Virtuaalikeyboard

Nuottipaperia eri versioina (biisien tekoa varten)

 

Keskustelupalstoja:

Muusikoiden.net

The Modern Vocalist