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27 West 16th Street Studio LE
New York, NY 10011
For the past 28 years Joan Lader has been in private practice in New York City working with singers and actors with injured voices as well as training elite Broadway, Opera, Pop and Rock singers. She has been a guest lecturer at Columbia University, Pace University and Berklee College of Music as well as presenting at both the Voice Foundation in Philadelphia and the Pacific Voice Foundation in San Francisco. For the past 8 years, Ms. Lader has presented workshops on "Care of the Professional Voice" as well as technical workshops in Tampa Florida at Ann Reinking's Broadway Theater Project at "The Lost Colony" in North Carolina and Calhoun College at Yale University. She is currently on the advisory board of the Broadway Theater Project. In addition, she has conducted seminars in teaching methodology for singing teachers working with normal as well as injured voices. Professional affiliations include New York State Speech Language Hearing Association (NYSSLHA), national Association of Singing Teachers (NATS), and The Voice Foundation. Joan received certification from New York Singing Teachers' Association (NYSTA) professional development program having completed its Core of Knowledge Curriculum. Ms. Lader has a BS in Musical Theater from Pennsylvania State University and a Master's Degree in Speech Pathologist and Audiology from Hunter College. Estill Training began in New York City, with Jo Estill as mentor, in 1982.
"I went to college for musical theater without ever taking voice lessons. I found the lessons made singing more difficult and limiting. Many teachers only allowed me to sing in an opera state even though I wanted to sing pop. I lost confidence in my voice and singing was less than fun. Estill made sense to me. It's like I've traded my 12 crayon box for a 120 crayon box. I have so many options. Singing is fun again and I gain confidence every time I get up to do it. Studying Estill and practicing Estill is fun too. I love sharing it with students who really want to learn because it's so rewarding to watch them get it. Estill is the only voice training method I use and recommend to others because it is the only one that truly works. It allows the singer to practice healthy vocal techniques, but still keep their artistic style in tact."
Television Actress, â€œPastor Gregâ€