I've always loved singing. Not for you, not for them, just for me. Could I sing though? Yes...maybe...probably, no. Lockdown created the time for me to pursue one of my loose goals of signing up with a singing coach to hone my skills and to feel at ease with holding a melody, without relying on backing vocals as a guidance. Cue the maestro: Lisa. First and foremost, with her patient, relaxed and open approach, she helped me with confidence - to not feel awkward and uncomfortable with singing to another. After that, the magic happened. Lisa's process of guiding me to visualise, let go, be upside down, hoot and holler, helped me "learn how to loosen up, to maximise my potential, to break barriers, and extend my range without strain, and most importantly, to have fun whilst doing it. Pretty liberating, lemme tell you. Breath. Posture. Beat. I trusted the process. I learned that one has to first master the toolbox before creating the song. Lisa has been instrumental in facilitating my journey of voice. Six months later, singing freely and easily is so darn empowering and filters through into so many other facets of self. I couldn't have asked for a better master to help pave the way. I am forever grateful. Thank you, Lovely Lisa!
I first met Lisa Lulis at a workshop she gave to members of the Basel Gilbert and Sullivan Society in July 2011. I signed up for both chorus singing and solo work, and was so impressed by Lisa's teaching skills that I started taking singing lessons with her at the earliest opportunity. I continued working with Lisa until late 2013, shortly before she left Switzerland. I profited enormously form her ability to demonstrate and explain vocal technique and musical interpretation. Her empathetic and highly individual approach to her students (including fellow members of the G&S Society) enabled us to realize our potential. This we could demonstrate in the Society's performance of Trial by Jury in June 2013, under Lisa's musical direction. I was astonished how Lisa could transform my otherwise wooden performance as Counsel for the Plaintiff into something that was vocally and dramatically beyond anything I had imagined I could do!"
Here, I share some kind words and success stories among countless others that I have had the joy of being a part of over the years . . .
I came to Lisa after being “stuck in one gear” with my vocal technique for a couple of years. It had gotten to a place where I was very frustrated and Lisa really worked with me through all that. Lisa is the most technically savvy singing teacher I have ever worked with - seriously, she always has an ace up her sleeve for addressing technique issues. Her approach is very intuitive which made me feel very connected and catered for. What made a big difference for me was Lisa’s quality and ability to identify the subtleties in vocal technique that have a massive impact. My voice took huge strides towards a more colorful, technically controlled and confident place. My vocal range opened up and I found the tone in which I feel comfortable singing in any genre.
Janina, Vocal Coach
I have been training with Lisa for since 2019. She has widened my vocal range and singing techniques, and she always takes time to help me work through the challenges that I face when I am working on a song. Whenever I have trouble with rhythm, Lisa shows me many ways and gives helpful examples with how I can feel the pulse and count so that my timing is correct, especially with backing tracks. My breathing techniques have also improved, and I understand how important my body is when I breathe in singing. I find singing very enjoyable, and Lisa always pushes me to go my furthest. After every lesson, I feel that I made progress, and it helps me to sing in between lessons.
Amelie, junior student
During my time studying music in university, I had the pleasure of taking voice lessons from Lisa. So passionate, professional, and inspiring, she ignited my vocal capabilities to come out from under the surface. I developed better posture, breathing, intonation, and timing. She reflected the importance of vocal care and the dedication to practising. I now have greater confidence and understanding about my voice - my own voice - that has evolved with my music and performance.
Lucas started having lessons with Lisa when he was 12. He had always been involved with performing arts and loves being on stage. The only thing he didn't have was the complete confidence with his voice. After his first lesson with Lisa, he sang all the way home, and I just knew we had chosen the right person to teach him. Lisa has been the most patient person with Lucas, especially with his maturing voice. She is so professional and has helped him to sing beautifully. Throughout Covid, he has had lessons every week, and this has helped him so much with keeping him completely focused. I can't recommend Lisa enough.
Lisa had been my vocal teacher for 2 years and she taught me so much in such a short time. I did not know how to breathe properly while singing and I had a problem with pronunciation, but her explanation and exercises helped me to change these things. She always found a way to solve every problem I had. Lisa is a teacher with an excellent technique, not only in singing, but also in piano playing. She is knowledgeable, communicative, friendly, kind, understanding, supportive, detail oriented, and made her class feel comfortable in speaking up. I loved coming for her lessons and I recommend these lessons to everybody.
Michaela Drozd Slapakova
When I started receiving lessons from Lisa, I had already had previous vocal training. However, I had no confidence in my vocal ability until I started learning from Lisa. She helped me properly understand my vocal range, specifically teaching me to be able to transition comfortably from my chest voice to falsetto, as I had struggled with this before. Lisa helped me to sing in harmony and stick to it, and not accidentally drift into singing the main melody. This helped me massively for both recording and performing. She also helped my sight reading abilities, which enabled me to sing a melody from just reading the score. The pastoral care I also received from Lisa was like nothing I have ever had before. I couldn't rate her any higher as a vocal coach and overall teacher.