Vocal Mastery Lessons

Vocal Mastery Lessons

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About this pro

Offering the experience of a professional singer with success as a performer in the field. Happy to share real world, up to date vocal and artistic knowledge, with a track record of excellent results with students.  

Graduate from:

"The Manhattan School of Music conservatory" New York

- Vocal Performance

"Lee Strasberg theatre and film Institute" New York

- Drama- Acting

Lyric Opera Studio of Weimar (Germany)

- Opera / Operetta Performance

International Repertoire in: English, Italian, French, German, Russian, Spanish.

Short current Bio:

Dmitri Ribero-Ferreira (USA - Colombia - Russia) is rapidly gaining a following in the international vocal crossover repertoire. 

Dmitri’s acclaimed vocal interpretations of the most varied repertoire, render each composition, whether Italian, German, Russian or American, with an accuracy of style, technique, authenticity, and diction seldom found in other contemporary interpreters. 

Dmitri has appeared as a soloist in some of the most prestigious stages around the globe including The Great hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Carnegie Hall New York and the St Petersburg philharmonic (Russia). As an interpreter of international crossover repertoire, Opera, musicals and Tango, Mr. Ribero-Ferreira has been featured in several festivals and venues in the cities of Vienna, Florence Italy, Berlin and Moscow among others. 

His 2019/2020 season includes an eastern European concert tour with solo appearances in Helsinki Finland, Bratislava Slovakia, as well as in Russia with the philharmonics of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk and Krasnoyarsk among other international venues.

Currently Dmitri is a frequent guest performer at the European TV Channel RTVI Culture. 

Dmitri Ribero-Ferreira is a graduate from the Manhattan school of music New York (Voice – Performance). He is a Finalist award recipient of the NATS voice competition (USA), and “International Lied competition Romansiada” (Russia). 

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/c/riberofficialMusic

There is nothing more enjoyable than channeling years of performing experience and technical tools in my teaching, for almost immediate results and vocal improvement with students. 

The way I work:

The first class will start with a five minute discussion of your goals as well as any general questions you might have. After a brief introduction, in order for me to assess how I can help you better, you can introduce me to your voice by singing a passage of a song or aria. If you are a complete beginner we can start right away with the basic principles of singing as well as some exercises to get you improving immediately.

Towards the end of the lesson, I will share with you my recommendations towards a path of better singing specifically for your voice, as well as with a list of general guiding principles of singing and practicing, which I have collected over the years and which will serve you for the rest of your life as a singer, regardless with whom you will study with in the future. 

With me you will learn:

  • Basic principles applicable for nearly any type of singing or vocalizing. (Sustaining of the breath for comfortable long phrases, increasing vocal range, body alignment for proper sound production, becoming more resonant, learn to enjoy singing by minimizing fatigue and tension).
  • Choice of proper repertoire: For beginners, intermediate, and advanced. (Coaching with Musicals, Opera, Lieder, songs, folk… audition preparation.)
  • Proper diction: English (British, American English, mid atlantic), Italian, Russian, German, French, Spanish.
  • Vocal Health: How to practice by your self, and what never to do.
  • Real life and current advice for performing on stage for auditions, concerts and dramatic performances.
  • Tips on the business of music: Management, contracts, getting hired, traveling as a singer, how to be and behave as a professional.
  • Music analysis: How to properly study a score or a piece of music for a better, healthier and in depth performance.

* For online lessons you will need a good Internet connection, a camera, a microphone and some headphones. The basic iPhone headphones could suffice. 

For best quality of connection I use Zoom. Although Skype or Face-time are also possible.

You will also need a keyboard or a mini piano keyboard (there are many free keyboard apps on the AppStore).

Lastly, If you would like to sing a song or aria, it is necessary to play back an accompaniment or play along an online karaoke version of the song. Unfortunately accompaniment on my side is impossible due to wireless delay.

* For In person lessons at my studio I would be glad to play the vocalizes and exercises at the piano for you. A pianist would be necessary for accompanying songs or Opera arias for a separate price.

My best wishes and much success with your studies!

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North Hollywood, CA 91605
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4 Reviews

5.0

  • Carlos

    He finds your own way to get it !!!! love it

  • Michael R

    I've been taking lessons for a while now with a few coaches in person and online. Never made so much progress so fast as with Dmitri. He understood my issues from the first session and gave me amazing vocal tips right away. Recommending him with no reservations. Great voice teacher!

  • Sarah

    I love singing! However, I used to shy away from the repertoire I truly love because I had problems running out of breath and never thought my voice was capable of managing anything close to classical music. After a few lessons with Dmitri, Im able to sing with much more freedom. Those long, seemingly impossible phrases are now not only manageable but enjoyable. I used to sing with the voice of a shy little chick. Last lesson I vocalized to an incredibly high note with a powerful dramatic soprano sound. So happy with the progress! What a spectacular teacher! Extremely knowledgeable and kind. He can even make a frog sound like a lark! Sarah

  • Milena

    I am an actress in the LA area who never considered herself as someone with anything that resembles a singing voice. At one point I decided to take a voice coaching before a nerve-racking audition where I was finally required to sing. After Dmitri guided me through just a few vocal exercises, I could not believe this free and melodic sound was still my voice! Needless to say, before my callback I was literally told “That was so beautiful” on my way out. If there is anything I ever need to coach, (Stage speaking or singing), I contact Dmitri. He has a busy schedule performing all over, but also really enjoys teaching and we always manage to arrange a time. Recommending him 100% with no reservations! PS: The song I had to prepare was literally in German, and he coached it to perfection.



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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

At the end of our first lesson, you will be equipped with an essential list of singing principles which will serve as a valuable reference for the rest of your life, regardless who you will decide to study with in the future.

I strongly believe in sharing the valuable knowledge acquired through years of experience on stage with the people who truly want it most. 

This is why from the start you will not only begin to learn an enjoyable and healthy approach to singing, but also develop the knowledge of what to look out for on your own, to avoid improper training in the future. 

In the first minutes of the lesson I would love to hear about your individual goals, your favorite music, and of-course what you enjoy singing most. After hopefully hearing you sing a musical passage of your choice, we will design a personalized plan of execution to start improving immediately!


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Graduate from:

"The Manhattan School of Music conservatory" New York

- Vocal Performance

"Lee Strasberg theatre and film Institute" New York

- Drama- Acting

Lyric Opera Studio of Weimar (Germany)

- Opera / Operetta Performance

Most Notable private instructors: Michael Rhodes (Germany), Rita Schneider (Austria), Buonaldo Giaiotti, Franco Pagliazzi (Italy), Andrey Grigoriev (Russia), Trish Mccaffrey, Sesar Ulloa, Mark Schnaible, Neil Rosenshein, Sherrill Milnes (USA)


How did you get started teaching?

Immediately after finishing my formal vocal studies in New York, I was hired as part time voice instructor in a children's music school.

To the day I consider this experience a most valuable opportunity also for my own singing career. In teaching fragile young voices, I had the chance to develop a deep sense of responsibility for the delicate work of guiding a student’s voice through the beginning of a potentially life long path in music, as well as the opportunity to solidify my own understanding of singing.


What types of students have you worked with?

Even though my early teaching days began with children, through my career as a singer I've had the opportunity to give advice and guidance to students of various ages and genre interests. 

Proper basic vocal technique is the golden ticket for any career in vocal music, whether operatic, Musical theater, Pop or Jazz. My own stage experience is proof that with correct technique one can successfully manage more than one genre.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Recently, during the final applause of a successful solo concert performance, standing on stage before the orchestra, I caught my self thinking that just a few years ago I had virtually no voice to even speak up in public, or far less sing one simple musical tune from beginning to end in front of supporting family and friends.

During that moment on stage, came the realization that I am a living example of the popular phrase: “If you can speak, you can sing”. And may I add “Learn to sing better than you ever dreamed of".

Best wishes, and may you find your true voice!


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

In my experience as a professional singer, choosing a knowledgeable and experienced voice teacher is by far the most crucial step for successful vocal development at any age.

I would recommend to look for a professional singer who has had success as a performer in the field and can share real world, up to date performance advice, as well as someone with a track record of excellent results with students.  


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