FIVA Final Recital IVThe joy of singing and making music is one of the many creative gifts we have as humans.  In my teaching, I hope to transmit this joy and to instill a life-long love for music and singing.  Self-expression through singing and music-making is a wonderful experience when the fundamentals of technique are in place.  As singers, we have the privilege to sing words as well as notes, but this privilege brings with it the responsibility of understanding and interpreting the text or poetry on which the composition is based.  Therefore, I include both interpretation skills and acting techniques in my voice teaching.  My voice teaching philosophy is based on three major principles: correct bodily alignment, effective breathing technique and support, and ease of tone, always keeping in mind that our whole body is our instrument.  My teaching is strongly influenced by the elements of Yoga and Mindfulness, which I have been practicing for over a decade.  Learning any instrument is a journey.  It is a privilege to go on this journey with my students.

Carola Emrich-Fisher has been teaching voice for the last fifteen years.  Ms. Emrich-Fisher has been a Lead Teacher for Cantata Singers’ Classroom Cantatas, and enjoyed four wonderful years on the voice faculty at the Winchester Community Music School, leading workshops and maintaining a successful voice studio.  Ms. Emrich-Fisher has lead workshops on singing, performance technique and vocal instruction.   She is a former faculty member of the Allegro Music School and led choirs at the Mount Alvernia School, JP Voice Works, Melrose Highlands Congregational Church and Brooklyn Action Drama Studio.  Ms. Emrich-Fisher is a member of AOTOS, former member of NATS and was on the voice faculty at the Brookline Music School from 2013-2015.  She was the resident German Diction Coach for Cantata Singers and has served as German diction coach for Opera Boston/Odyssey Opera in the past.

Ms. Emrich-Fisher teaches private voice lessons to singers of all ages.  Carola has prepared students for all ABRSM grades.  For more information, please email carolaemrichfisher@gmail.com.