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Karyn Levitt's Performance Coaching Connects You with Your Audience

Performance coaching is for anyone going on stage:

  • Singers
  • Actors
  • Instrumentalists
  • Ensembles
  • Poets & Storytellers
  • Public Speakers
  • Corporate Presenters
  • Anyone preparing to give a presentation to an audience

Embody what you are saying, and your song, your poem, your story, or speech will magically reach across the stage lights and vibrationally enter everyone in the room.

“A faculty member described the production as, in a word, 'amazing... Karyn Levitt is a superb and dynamic stage presence as well as a gifted vocalist and she infused the music with her own enthusiastic love and understanding of it…’”
- Brigid Doherty, Princeton University, Director of the Program in European Cultural Studies

I work with singers, actors, musicians, poets, keynote speakers, storytellers, instrumentalists, and ensembles. I can help you better communicate your presentation to an audience. In-person and Zoom sessions available.

To schedule a session, send a message through the contact form, specifying “Performance Coaching.”

Get the Meaning of Your Song Across: Coaching for Singers

Judy Garland, Billie Holliday, and Frank Sinatra embodied the songs they sang. What are the great singers doing that makes it so you can hardly breathe, as the song unfolds and enfolds you?

It’s been said that the voice is “the mirror of the soul.” The voice is an instrument for transmitting meaning. And singing is storytelling of a special kind: the story is in the lyricist’s words, the story is in the composer’s music, and the story is in your being – and when all those stories line up, you become one with the song. I'll lead you artistically on your journey to embody words and music, to communicate viscerally and beautifully to your audience.

Personal Statement

I am a student of Eric Bentley, who insisted that I get the meaning of his words across when singing his song translations. I’ve also studied classical voice, jazz, cabaret, acting, improv, and the Alexander Technique as applied to vocal performance. The great teachers I've studied with, and the great performances I’ve witnessed in person, have taught me what I know. The singers I most admire have one thing in common: when they sing, they send the meaning straight to my heart.

"Karyn Levitt is able to achieve great poetic beauty by blending the words and the music to form an artful and contradictory whole, at once unusual and touching."
-- Well-known music critic Peter Deeg about my album, Eric Bentley’s Brecht-Eisler Song Book (Internationale Hanns Eisler Gesellschaft, 2016).

Karyn Levitt - Soprano