Cantare Studio

VOICE AND THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE

Marieke Schuurs

NEW! Podcast with Marieke at EverySing (August 7, 2017)

Marieke has her Bachelor of Music and Master of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance from the University of California, Irvine. She is a licensed Andover Educator (Bodymapping) and a certified Alexander Technique teacher. 

Marieke specializes in Voice and Breathing rehabilitation and retraining. She has worked with singers, actors, public speakers and educators.  She also offers applied Alexander Technique/Bodymapping lessons to musicians and their instruments.  She works with all ages, from children to senior citizens.

A classical and jazz vocal artist herself, Marieke enjoys training singers and sharing her love of music with them. She has been involved in many opera productions and is currently exploring jazz. On her first originals jazz project, Elegant M Revealed, she was both lyricist and lead singer. She has a new jazz project in the works, coming out in June, 2018.

The Studio

Cantare Studio: Voice and the Alexander Technique, in Eugene Oregon, was first established in 1998 as Cantare Voice Studio.  As Marieke expanded her training into the fields of Bodymapping and the Alexander Technique, the studio also evolved into offering therapeutic training to singers, speakers and musicians.

Organizations

National Association of Teacher of Singing (NATS) - Oregon District governor and Regional Governor-elect. 

Alexander Technique International (ATI)

Andover Educators (AE)

Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)

Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA)


To learn more about Marieke, click here to visit her blog.

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Jennifer"Marieke has a magical way of making you feel good about where you are and where you're headed, regardless of how much experience you have. I've had moments of working with her where I'm shocked by the strength and clarity that comes out, to where I actually ask, "Where did that voice come from?!" She was able to draw something out of me I didn't even know was in there.

She's also wonderful at helping you sing with healthy technique, so regardless of what style of music you perform, you won't hurt your voice. Some people think proper technique means you have to sound like a stuffy opera singer, but even if you want to growl like Tom Waits or scream like Steven Tyler, Marieke can help you produce the sound you want in a way that is sustainable for a lifetime."

Jackie Cowsill

 

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