Cantare Studio

VOICE AND THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE

Marieke Schuurs

New! Jazz Recording Project with the Eugene Jazz Collective. More info

Podcast with Marieke at EverySing (August 7, 2017)

Marieke graduated from the University of Calif. Irvine with a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance. She became a licensed Andover Educator (Bodymapping) in 2006 and a certified Alexander Technique teacher with Alexander Technique International in 2016. 

Marieke is a classical and jazz vocal artist, an Alexander Technique teacher, and a specialist in voice and breathing rehabilitation. She has also developed a process of teaching the Alexander Technique to musicians working directly with their instruments and their playing. She is involved in arts administration with NATS (National Assoc. of Teachers of Singing) and presents workshops at conferences and colleges throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Elegant M Revealed, was Marieke's first jazz originals project, on which she was both lyricist and lead singer. Her new Jazz Project features traditional jazz, blues and folk-jazz. Marieke's style is influenced by Joni Mitchell, Eva Cassidy and Nina Simone.

The Studio

Cantare Studio: Voice and the Alexander Technique, in Springfield, Oregon, was first established in 1998 as Cantare Voice Studio.  As Marieke expanded her training into the fields of Bodymapping and the Alexander Technique, the studio also evolved into offering therapeutic training to singers, speakers and musicians.

Organizations

National Association of Teacher of Singing (NATS) - Oregon District governor and Regional Governor-elect.  Alexander Technique International (ATI) Andover Educators (AE) ASCAP Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA)

To learn more about Marieke, click here to visit her blog.

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Jennifer"Marieke has a magical way of making you feel good about where you are and where you're headed, regardless of how much experience you have. I've had moments of working with her where I'm shocked by the strength and clarity that comes out, to where I actually ask, "Where did that voice come from?!" She was able to draw something out of me I didn't even know was in there.

She's also wonderful at helping you sing with healthy technique, so regardless of what style of music you perform, you won't hurt your voice. Some people think proper technique means you have to sound like a stuffy opera singer, but even if you want to growl like Tom Waits or scream like Steven Tyler, Marieke can help you produce the sound you want in a way that is sustainable for a lifetime."

Jackie Cowsill

 

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