Maria Pellicano has been working with singers for over 30 years and for the past 16 years she has been the Director and Singing Instructor at SingOut™ Singing and Performance School. Maria specializes in a vocal technique called “Speech Level Singing” and is Certified by The Institute For Vocal Advancement (IVA).
The IVA technique is based on17th and 18th century principles of singing developed by the Schola Cantorum, now communicated for modern time through cutting edge pedagogy and current scientific vocal research.
The Institute for Vocal Advancement IVA training is rigorous and thorough. Teachers have ongoing professional development and technical instruction and in order to maintain certification, teachers undergo annual assessments of knowledge and teaching approach, IVA teachers can rise to any vocal challenge because the method is medically researched and the pedagogy carefully conceived. Students training in this method can become part of a global community and pursue teaching accreditation.
Maria has trained and drawn her experience and expertise from working directly with Seth Riggs, founder and Director of Speech Level Singing and also a range of international master vocal instructors Jeffrey Skouson, Greg Enriquez, Spencer Welch, Wendy Parr, John Henny, Dave Stroud. Presently Maria continues her personal studies in voice with Spencer Welch and Jeffrey Skouson.
SingOut™ Singing and Performance School not only focuses on vocal technique but also offers ongoing training and workshops to enhance practical skills in songwriting and artist and personal development. A monthly rehearsal with the SingOut™ band is available for those who wish to experience live music rather than backing tracks. Opportunities are often created for students to perform at local festivals and other public events. The school also hosts several regular private performance evenings, to help singers develop greater confidence to perform with a live band or prepare their own arrangement of original compositions. These functions attract audiences of 150 guests, the atmosphere is exciting and this helps build great memories and confidence in our students.