My name is Laura Stavinoha and I was born in Amsterdam. I am a musical performer, composer, producer and coach with the voice at centre. I have a Masters Degree in Musicology, and I am trained as a classical singer. Moreover, I have worked as a copywriter, project manager and general manager for various companies – both culture and corporate – where I have enabled and executed many projects.
As a vocalist, I’ve been involved in many styles: from baroque to house music and from contemporary classical to my own pop songs. For years, I have studied the spoken and unspoken rules of various music styles and singing traditions. But currently the focus for my own voice is an authentic, intuitive way, independent towards acknowledged traditions. As a voice coach I not only have a lot of knowledge about the voice as an instrument, but I also use behavioral therapy and personality theories to put voice coaching in a broader context. Here you can read more about the methods I use.
I would like to express an opposing view against the idea that singing and music is mostly about excellence, competition and entertainment. Instead, it’s a way of making contact with yourself and others, and a means to explore and express your own creativity. To me there’s no other art form, which can affect emotion and trigger memories straight away. Almost every one understands the universal language of music, and we’ve all experienced that sense of interconnectedness during a shared, musical experience. Genuinely connecting with others gives me a lot of energy. As a coach, I experience working with people from this same principle as creative and meaningful. That is why it is my mission to create awareness and connection through the voice.
When it comes to making music, I often contribute to pioneering music (theatre) productions. I also write and compose music and released several EP’s. With my live looping program I have played several concert tours through Mexico and California. If you want to know more about me as a musician, go to www.laurastavinoha.nl