I’m Larisa Montanaro, and I have been a professional singer and voice teacher for the past 25 years. Instead of worrying about cracking on the high notes, forgetting the words, or running out of breath too quickly, I will help you actually enjoy singing again and sound better than ever.
I have performed in many styles on many stages, from avant-garde music, to classical, to jazz standards, to fronting rock and country bands all over Austin, Texas. I’ve taught thousands of students at all levels, from college voice majors to self-taught songwriters, to children. My doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin centered on modern music and how to use classical singing techniques to support the modern singer. All this to say, I’ve been where you are, and I’ve helped students like you sing at their best.
I have spent years overcoming the things we all worry about -- forgetting the words, hitting the wrong notes, looking bored on stage, not knowing what to do with my hands. Along the journey, I developed a solid tool chest of techniques to tackle these challenges and truly allow a song to inhabit me.
And sometimes I still forget the words. Life is unpredictable, and learning to have fun with the surprises along the way is a valuable skill that is helpful even beyond our singing.