Do you feel like you have a good singing voice but no matter how much you practice, you aren’t getting better?

Are you avoiding signing up for that audition, open mic, or belting your favorite song at karaoke night because you worry you aren't good enough?

Is it impossible to find a teacher nearby who can help on your busy schedule?


Hi, 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’ll help you learn to 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 was losing my voice every show I played and after working with a few other teachers was pretty convinced that my problems were beyond any sort of help. Larisa’s approach was remarkably different and very useful from the start. Within my first lesson, she was able to see past my symptoms and down to the root issues that contributed to my vocal damage. She has since helped me develop power, range, and other vocal skills, and I would recommend her lessons to the amateur or the professional.
— Luke Bellet, leader of Luke and the Lonely

New online Boot Camp - Learn To Sing Without Fear

In this 6-week online boot camp, you will go inside my holistic and stress-free approach to singing where I have distilled the best singing advice into simple tactics that will help you learn songs without fear. Whether you sing pop songs, opera, or anything in between, you will get custom-tailored feedback on your singing, and truly hear and feel the improvement in your voice and confidence.

What if you don’t have time to practice an hour a day?


In just 3 to 5 hours a week during this 6-week course, you can improve your voice. I’ll show how to find pockets of time in your day to practice with voice enhancing exercises that you can do whenever you have 5-10 minutes free--in your car, at the laundromat, sitting at your desk, or even silently while your roommate is sleeping. Some will focus on your body, some will involve noise making, some will involve scales (worry not!), and some will involve a pen and paper.  And I have Daily Life Items which you will do whenever you remember.

Hear and Feel improvement in just 6 weeks

You WILL notice a difference in your singing after just 6 weeks. You'll no longer want to run off stage and vomit. Audience members will approach you after shows to tell you how wonderful you sound and how much they love your songs. Performing will become enjoyable again.

You'll have more patience and appreciation for yourself and your voice.

Working with Larisa has turned around my singing and my confidence in performing. She works hard to pinpoint my areas needing improvement while still listening to my unique and often offbeat problems and insecurities. What I’ve learned has gone from the classroom to the stage and studio and I can’t thank Larisa enough for revolutionizing vocals for me.
— Mandy Rowden, founder of Girl Guitar Austin/Nashville and touring singer-songwriter


  • My warm-up guide (PDF) to break out of your usual routine

  • One-on-one consultation with me to devise a customized plan of action

  • Live weekly video presenting my system to take your singing to the next level

  • Weekly individualized feedback of your singing video submissions

  • A supportive community of fellow singers to share challenges and successes

Dates / Timing

The course runs January 14 through February 24, 2019 . Participate on a flexible schedule for 3-6 hours a week, watching the video materials, practicing privately, and submitting your weekly performance video whenever is most convenient for you each week throughout the course period. 

Course Outline

Week 0 : Technology overview and setup recommendations
Week 1 / January 14:  Sing in Tune
Week 2 / January 21:  Project Your Voice
Week 3 / January 28:  Remember The Words
Week 4 / February 4:  Own the Lyrics
Week 5 / February 11:  Capture Your Audience
Week 6 / February 18:  Plan Your Future

Prerequisites & What YOU WILL NEED

No previous music study necessary, and all levels of singer are welcome. You will need a way to record a video of yourself to share each week--can be from an iPhone or camera, as long as you can upload into Facebook. A tripod helps if you have one, but you can also stack up some books to steady your camera. We’ll help you get set up before the first class, so don’t let technology fears stand in your way of signing up.

Statement of Accomplishment

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a PDF Statement of Accomplishment.


$147 for the full 6-week online singing boot camp plus access to the online community.

Stop spinning your wheels and get a personalized plan of action that will take you where you want to go, whether it’s the concert stage, the club stage, the karaoke stage, or open mic at your local coffee shop.


If you have any questions about the course, email me. I’m happy to help.