Antti Annola is a singer, voice teacher/vocal coach and Estill Master Trainer (previously Certified Master Teacher). He holds a B.A. Degree in Vocal Pedagogy and a Professional Musician’s Conservatory Degree (Pop/Jazz Voice; Jazz Improvisation). His formal vocal training has consisted of jazz, pop/soul/r'nb and classical/operatic styles.
Antti is a sought-after voice teacher for singers and actors, providing voice training to all voice users, including voice teachers looking for new insights in their work. He works in his private vocal studio, both in-person and online, and travels to teach when requested. His clientele include some of Finland's most well-known singers, actors and performers. He also works as a voice teacher for the actors at Oulu City Theatre.
In addition to singers’ training Antti has given vocal coaching for musical productions. He’s worked as a vocal coach for musical productions at Vasa City Theatre (Finland), including The Sound of Music, Katri Helena, West Side Story and Sister Act. At Oulu City Theatre vocal coaching productions include Peter Pan Goes Wrong and Ei kertonut katuvansa (a play). In Wasa Teater Antti has worked as a vocal coach for a new musical Vänd om min längtan.
Antti released his debut jazz album Whirlpool in November 2022. The album consists of Antti’s own compositions together with jazz standards. He has worked as a freelance vocalist in numerous bands and projects. Antti's artistic work has been supported by The Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) via grants.
As a musical theatre actor Antti has performed in several musical and opera stage productions including West Side Story (Tony), Tuntematon sotilas / The Unknown Soldier (Määttä), The Addams Family (Lucas Beineke), Rakastakaa!, a show with music from Jacques Brel, My Fair Lady (Freddy Eynsford-Hill), Pippi Longstocking (Tommi) and Puhelias Elias (Elias).
In the spring of 2023 Antti was selected as tenor in the world-renowned professional a cappella vocal group Rajaton. He will begin touring with the group in December 2023 in Finland. Rajaton has performed all over the world and will tour in the United States in the early 2024 with different symphony orchestras.
As one of Finland’s most experienced certified Estill Master Trainers, Antti enjoys providing vocal training all over Finland and Europe in the form of workshops for groups and private coaching.