Lori really knows what she's doing. After 20+ years of singing over screaming guitars in a bar band, I thought my vocal cords had seen the end. Getting through surgery was tough, but the real work came in the therapy afterwards. That's when I realized Lori really knew her stuff. She got me singing again and taught me all kinds of new ways to sing and repair the damage that had been done. I am eternally grateful to her for giving me my voice back - and with even better technique!"
Experiencing hoarseness and sudden gaps in your vocal range are among the scariest experiences a professional vocalist can have. And the fear of an expensive, invasive vocal cord surgery was second only to my fear of not being able to continue to record and perform as I had previously. After a scope had identified parallel swellings on my vocal cords, my physician referred me to Lori Sonnenberg, and am I grateful he did. Lori and I worked together weekly for several months. She was not only able to expertly evaluate how the swellings would impact my range, she also patiently and enthusiastically worked with me to reveal damaging habits in both my speaking and singing voice. With focus on placement and tension breaking exercises I was able to return to stage, without gaps or surgery— and able to trust my voice more than ever before.
Not all vocal instructors are created equally. I highly recommend Lori for her knowledge and ability to impart it.
I'm singing this Lori: Thank you,
When I was initially diagnosed with vocal nodules, I had an incredibly limited range and my speaking voice was raspy at best. While working with Lori, it was easy to see her enthusiasm, investment, patience, and positivity. Her extensive background as a singer not only shows in sessions but also in the way she understands singers on a personal level. She was attentive to my learning style and tailored my therapy specifically to my needs and lifestyle. Lori explains her methods and the physiology behind the exercises, so that her patients develop a comprehensive foundation of the voice. Lori’s creative, proactive approach to voice therapy not only increased my range and stamina but also provided me with the skills to maintain a healthy singing and speaking voice. I am more than grateful for my time with Lori and am now pursuing a degree in vocal performance at one of the top conservatories in the United States. Thank you, Lori!!