Musical Theater Voice lessons in New Jersey

Aspiring Theatre singers receive a foundation in the basics of singing:

Areas of instruction:
  • How to project the voice in the house without resorting to unnatural-sounding amplification or the disingenuous use of "backing tracks"
  • Natural “belters” are given instruction on how to support the voice and sing without strain or injury and with a beautiful tone
  • Musicianship and sight-reading instruction to facilitate accurate performance and the ability to adapt to professional rehearsal environments
  • Instruction on how to make a believable dramatic transition from speaking to singing
  • Audition advice, including selection of audition repertoire, preparation of materials and how to relate with professionalism to the audition panel for a successful audition

 Ms Fredrics has helped other aspiring musical theatre singers and why she might also be able to help you to realize your goals.  She is a member of Actor's Equity, holds a Master of Music degree and has taught at university music departments  in the united states and over seas. Her students have performed on Broadway and in London's West End.

Lori Joachim Fredrics has authentic musical theatre roots which have led to the development of her own approach to teaching aspiring and professional musical theatre singers.  Her mother, who performed under the theatrical name, Charlotte Leslie, was a member of The Rodgers and Hammerstein Company during the 1950's.  Most notably, Ms Leslie toured the United States in the original traveling production of Annie, Get Your Gun, which featured the legendary Mary Martin in the title role.

Recently Lori starred on stage as Willy Wonka.

Lori Fredrics as Willy Wonka at Westchester Sandbox Theatre

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Lori Fredrics in the title role of Willy Wonka

Students of Ms. Fredrics have appeared on Broadway in Les Miserables and Sweeney Todd, and in the West End in Cabaret, Grease and Annie, We Will Rock You as well as at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Below is student Sophia Sarrubo singing "Over the Rainbow"

Ms.Fredrics is an American singer who has performed lead and ensemble roles in New York, nationally(USA) and in New England Summerstock. She has been a vocal coach and casting consultant for various Broadway producers. She has taught voice for over twenty years in University programs and privately holds advanced degrees in Music as well as being a Meisner trained actress from the American Stage Company conservatory. She has performed leading and supporting roles in many musicals, including productions of The Sound of Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein and A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim. She has performed in musical reviews and originated roles at Musical Theatre Works in New York.

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