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Instructor of Voice, Conservatory Outreach

Robert Becker

Robert W. Becker (voice private lesson teacher) accepts beginners to advanced professionals; a sample lesson is recommended.  His teaching styles include classical, musical theater, pop, rock, and gospel.  Robert works with the principle of releasing all interfering and unnecessary tension, manipulation, or interference of the voice. Attention is paid to releasing head, neck and shoulder tension. Natural breathing and air flow (support) are developed along with the understanding of using language and pure vowels.  Robert studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Irving Bushman and Eleanor Steber, Wittfield Lloyd Shanzer and Conrad Osborne, (N.Y.C.) acting, H.B. Studio (N.Y.C.), Berlin,Germany with East German Wagnerian soprano, Hanne Lore-Kuse.  He has performed with Goldovsky Opera Theatre, Cleveland Opera, at Radio City Music Hall, cantor, St. Pauls Roman Catholic Church, N.Y.C., member (year round position) of vocal quartet at the Hebrew Tabernacle of Washington Heights, N.Y.C., Iceland National Opera, and National Symphony Orchestra in Reykjavik, Iceland.  He established the very successful "Opera Gala", at La Dolce Vita, in Cleveland's Little Italy, that ran weekly for 13 years.  Robert is soloist at First Church Christ Scientist Cleveland.