Leandro Lacava is an accomplished vocal instructor and professional singer with expertise in several different styles of music, including opera, musical theater, rock, and Brazilian music. At home on both the musical theater and operatic stages, the tenor has performed roles ranging from Don Ramiro in Rossini’s Cenerentola to Schroeder in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. A native of Brazil, he is fluent in Portuguese and English, speaks Italian, and has coached many students in singing diction in English, Italian, French, German, and Portuguese.
He possesses a Masters degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Wyoming, and has worked as a vocal director/Adjunct Professor at the University Dulcina de Moraes in Brazil. His 14 years of teaching experience has included private lessons both at home and in several studios and music conservatories, as well as group lessons and master classes with students of all levels, from beginners to established professionals. Working in these varied environments was fundamental for the development of his teaching method. Each student is unique, and different approaches are needed to help different voices. It is his firm belief that anyone can learn healthy vocal technique.
Mr. Lacava’s students in Brazil have performed in numerous professional productions including Miss Saigon, Crazy for You, The Lion King, Zorro, and Godspell, among others. His own professional performance experience in Europe, Brazil, and the U.S. in a great variety of shows, from plays to musical theater to classical opera, allowed him to work with countless professionals in the fields of theater, vocal and instrumental music, and dance, where he gained invaluable knowledge and experience that he hopes to pass on to his students as well.
I’ve been with Leandro for almost 2 years now. Before I started with him, I struggled to get any notes out. I could keep pitch, but it didn’t feel good at all. In fact, it hurt. I was told I would never sing what I wanted to sing. Leandro proved to me that I could sing anything I wanted if I put in the work. He showed me what makes the voice work, and how to control it. If one exercise didn’t work, he had another one that did. He always seems to know how to solve each problem as they come. After working with Leandro, I’ve been able to perform live at my church and start recording my own music. My voice now feels amazing and free, he has increased my range dramatically, and he showed me what my voice can really do after putting in the work. I never would’ve gotten to where I am without him. I highly recommend this vocal coach. He is 10/10 🔥
Leandro is a great singer and a great teacher. When I started I didn't have any technique, and he helped me build a solid technique for Opera and Musical Theater. Also, I really like how patient he is and the way he explains the vocal exercices, and I always feel great after our classes!