Songwork is open again! Slight adjustments to the teaching space allow for in person meeting at the studio. You can still have your lessons online if you wish. Welcome back!
Vocal technique enables us as singers to express ourselves freely in music. It helps us to sound the way we want to sound. The “Complete Vocal Technique” is a technique that is both easy to understand and easy to use, and teaches singers to use the voice in a healthy way regardless of style.
Songwork offers lessons to experienced singers, professionals, aspiring professionals as well as amateur singers and beginners. Songwork also offers voice coaching for choirs as well as voice training for actors and speakers.
What is your starting point?
• Are you planning on studying voice or the performing arts and preparing for an admissions test?
• Do you have an audition coming up and are struggling with one part of the song that you just can’t get right?
• Are you a band singer and feel you need the security of a solid vocal technique that you can rely on at every performance?
• Are you someone singing in a choir whose voice tires quickly and is even hoarse after rehearsing?
• Does your choir need some voice training and new input?
• Do you just want to learn singing, regardless of style?
Whatever your reasons might be, you are welcome at Songwork! Sign up for a single lesson or send me an e-mail. I’m looking forward to meeting you – and hearing you!
Yours sincerely, Martina Rick
PS: Check out the page of Complete Vocal Institute with lots of info about the Complete Vocal Technique!
Here’s what current and past students have to say about Songwork:
I really enjoy the no-nonsense, pragmatic approach of learning to sing. Guesswork is removed and you always know how to work on the things you want to improve.
Miss Martina is very kind. She gives me freedom on what I want to do. I learn so much from her and she explains it very well.
Martina is a very innovative, inspirational, multicultural, mature, and very professional qualified teacher coupled with methodical and persistent routine.
Being coached by Martina Rick was a great experience. You feel the quality, her confidence and love for what she does. With Martina, your voice is in good hands.
I’ve had the great pleasure of both being taught by Martina and seing her perform. The teaching experience was excellent, since Martina is a very warm person who takes care of her singers very well and also has great pedagogical tools and a deep knowledge of what she’s teaching. I learned a lot! I’m also very impressed with the performances of musical theatre songs that I’ve seen. It’s both great singing and acting, so much fun to watch!
During our sessions Martina provided me with strong theoretical background which was very profitable for building up my practical skills. She has introduced me to different techniques that broaden my horizons. Not only was the supervision given by Martina very professional, but also the atmosphere during the class was encouraging and friendly. It was a very productive teaching and therefore, I would strongly recommend her as a pedagogue!
Martina is an amazing vocal teacher. She had a wonderful way of connecting with my daughter, always supportive and patient. Martina really helped develop my daughter’s singing ability and confidence.
I found Martina Rick on the internet by chance, I didn’t know her, nor was she referred to me by a friend. I walked into her studio the first day wanting to sing, but at the same time unsure I would learn easily… That day, Martina explained the method of teaching she is using, and made the mystery of vocal cords/sounds we produce and how to tame them so easy; I started to see improvements since that first day, and every session I feel I am getting closer to my dream to sing a nice Karaoke jazz song with my friends. Every session with Martina is a perfect joy!
Martina is very nice. She helps me to develop my voice control (loud and soft, where to take breaths and musical phrasing). I like her very much!
Martina is truly someone you can always count on. She is a skilled professional singer and teacher who has really good ears for hearing all the sounds the human voice can make. She is good at analyzing things but she also has a funny and playful side. If you have her as your teacher you are in good and safe hands! The most playful side of Martina comes out when she’s performing musicals. She has made me cry and laugh with her singing many times. I will never forget when Martina gave me her time and helped me when I had some issues with my voice. I felt safe and started feeling that I actually can sing again. I’m privileged to have her in my life, a colleague who is always ready to help, a singer from whom I’ve learned a lot, and a friend who really wants to know how I’m doing. That’s who she is.
There are many ways to describe Martina’s teaching methods but I will just summarize into 3 words: inspiring, joyful and adaptable. What I love the most is how creative Martina is, always finding different ways to teach you.
Through the teaching methods of Mrs. Rick my singing abilities didn’t only improve but she helped me discover my voice and the different ways I can use it. I grew a lot as a singer through her.
Leon really enjoys his voice lessons with Ms. Martina. He’s already learned so much, even after just a few weeks he sings with much more confidence, and has a lot of fun learning to sing different styles and songs. It’s not just about singing but Leon also enjoys learning how to perform the songs and thinking about their meaning.
When I started my CVT classes with Martina I wasn’t able to sing high, powerful notes as I wanted to – I felt as I was “destined” to sing low ballads because I have a “low voice”, as all teachers I had before were claiming. After my first lesson I discovered I don’t have to lower the keys of every song I want to sing, and thanks to Martina’s knowledge I know now how to sing much higher, I have a wider range of colors in my voice and it gives me a lot of comfort when I am performing.