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Valerie Sorel is a voice teacher located in Connecticut and has multiple studio locations serving New York City, Westchester and New Haven.

She has a great track record for bringing impressive results, leading to many successes for her students. She offers:
» Teaching adapted to each student
» Studios in New York City, Scarsdale, New Haven and also worldwide via Skype.


Testimonials:

"My daughter began taking voice lessons with Valerie during her sophomore year in high school after hearing rave reviews about her talent as a voice teacher. She is now a junior in college and her vocal progress during this period has been nothing short of astonishing.

Valerie is a true teacher in all sense of the word. She is able to detect problems, solve them and present the solution in many different ways so the student is able to grasp the concept and implement it quickly. The student is not constricted by having to learn the method that worked for the teacher, but rather learn by the method that works for them. Not only does she solve the problem but she explains the solution in scientific detail so that the student knows exactly what caused the problem and why the solution corrected it. She takes a building block approach and each step is conquered in hours and days rather than years.

She is without exception, patient, cheerful and full of encouragement. No matter what repertoire my daughter is singing – opera, Broadway, jazz or Gospel, Valerie is able to match her voice to the genre and make it comfortable to sing and sound fabulous. The success of Valerie’s work can be measured by my daughter’s acceptance into top conservatories like Mannes, McGill and MSM, top competitions like the NFAA, major programs like Dolora Zajick’s Institute for Young Dramatic Voices as well as chorus/small role contracts in opera houses in Connecticut.

Not only is Valerie a superb teacher, but she gives students the opportunity to perform which has proved invaluable. My daughter has performed two major roles fully staged and done many opera scenes thanks to Valerie. I recommend Valerie as a voice teacher without hesitation, no matter what stage of development you are at."

- Rose De Vita (Allegra De Vita)

"Valerie Sorel has been the catalyst for the biggest vocal growth spurt I've ever experienced in my career. The frustrations I used to have about crating the sound colors and interpretations I want in my music have really stopped plaguing me as of late, because Valerie has given me so many tools which make singing so much more effortless and effective.

Because of her, I have a pianissimo which I never truly had before. She has a pair of ears that can hear anything from the tension in my neck, to sleeping the wrong way, or the slight swelling on my chords from the every day environmental stresses. She is also the nicest, most non-judgmental person one can hope to study with, which makes her studio a safe, positive environment to grow in comfortably.

She also knows how to be open and honest so that you can really get to the bottom of any vocal issues which need to get resolved. Since my studying with Valerie, presenters, composers, and other colleagues of mine have taken notice, and the amount of work I get has improved dramatically. You will certainly be in good hands with her, and I'm truly blessed to have her in my life making such a huge difference in it."

- Laurie Rubin

I can honestly say I would not be singing as well as I am today without the help and guidance of Valerie Sorel.

I first met Valerie in the Spring of 2002 when I was in need of some major vocal help. I had come from a very strong technical background and had lost my way. Valerie got my voice back on track one exercise at a time, which allowed me to fully comprehend and build from the exercises she gave to me. With her help I found myself being able to do things I never thought I could do, to sing with ease and agility, and developed strong high notes I did not have before.

In my career I find myself moving from one role to another very quickly. This can be very difficult without the proper technique. She addresses the challenged of each role as needed. For example, I was given the opportunity to sing Adina but had done more lyric roles before. Valerie gave me the tools I needed to be able to sing Adina's coloratura with ease while keeping the necessary legato needed for other parts of the role and for my voice.

I am truly thankful for Valerie's help, guidance, kindness, and professionalism. I can always be myself in the studio and I know I will always walk out of there feeling more solid, technically sound, and better than I was an hour before.

- Jenna Black


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