Elizabeth Anker is a dynamic voice teacher who enjoys working with professionals, avid amateurs, and enthusiastic beginners. She has an active private studio in Boston and many students who sing professionally. Equally comfortable in classical and non-classical styles, Elizabeth knows how to bring out each student’s strengths. With extensive experience as both a soloist and ensemble singer, she can help students develop the skills they need to excel in the genre they prefer. She accompanies students in their lessons.
Elizabeth’s teaching philosophy:
“All my students sound different, and none sound like me. The consistency among them is that they each produce a free, clean, authentic tone.
We start with the student’s strengths and build upon them. Usually, that involves comparing speech to singing and developing a sense of how it feels to use the breath freely.”
Elizabeth’s teaching style reflects her own education. She encourages students to
- learn by doing;
- follow their passion;
- practice creatively;
- explore new repertoire; and
- think outside the box.
She has created many voice classes and workshops on topics including Baroque improvisation; sacred song through the ages; American art song; Bach; Handel and his influences; improvisation using popular songs; vocal health; creative practicing; taking auditions; and how to work with older singers. These classes and seminars have been presented at the New England Conservatory of Music School of Continuing Education, Longy School of Music, a NATS regional conference, United South End Settlements, and local colleges and choruses. She is Cantor for the High Holidays at Congregation Am HaYam on Cape Cod and conducts JP Jubilee, a chorus of seniors that meets at the public library.
“You were with me on Yom Kippur. I breathed; I remembered your teachings; I let go-and it all flowed…and then the joy carried me through and left me with a voice the next day—and with a true feeling of gratitude. Thank you, thank you.” – Lorel Zar-Kessler, Cantor of Congregation Beth El
Elizabeth is available for private lessons, seminars, workshops, master classes, group coachings, and ensemble training.
Private lessons can be conducted either in person or via Skype.
Private lesson rates:
- $100 for a 45-minute lesson
- $125 for a one-hour lesson
- Price breaks available for regular commitments.
Group and ensemble sessions are also available. Please inquire about rates.