• Singing Lessons in Amsterdam

    Play, explore and develop your skills as a singer!

    In the lessons you will have the space and the time to explore and enhance your own sound possibilities,
    to be conscious of your voice and to domain the singing production in different musical styles (classical and popular) in a relaxed, fun and informative way.
    You will learn the physiology of the voice, how your phonation works, how to control the mechanism of breathing, larynx, articulation and resonators, and the interpretative elements of the voice.

    Free Evaluative Meeting!

    If you are interested in individual lessons we will have a very relaxed, informal and free of charge 30 minutes consultation.

    You will be asked to sing a few exercises with a teacher at the piano.

    This initial session gives us an opportunity to know each other and to discuss future career plans and ambitions.

  • Lessons/Prices

    Individual lessons

    Kids and Adults- Beginners and Professionals

    • 12 lessons in 3 months: 450€ (11 individual lessons plus 1 performance group lesson)
    • 4 lessons in 1 month: 180€
    • Casual lesson: 60€

    Lessons are around 1 hr length

    Group Lessons

    Beginners and Professionals

    • 3 months in advance  (11 group lessons + 1 Performance lesson): 300€

    Lessons are around 90 minutes length

    Group lessons are scheduled quarterly

    Duet lessons

    Beginners and Professionals

    • 12 lessons in 3 months (11 individual lessons plus 1 performance group lesson) 750€
    • 4 lessons in 1 month: 300€
    • 1 Casual lesson: 90€

    Lessons are around 1 hr length

    Kids Lessons

    Group lessons for kids from 6 to 10 years old

    • 3 months in advance (12 lessons): 250€
    • 1 month in advance (4 lessons): 90€

    Lessons are around 60 minutes length

  • Practical Information

    Language

    English, Spanish and Portuguese

    Registration and Payment

    - Individual lessons include a first interview to determine level and course to follow (free of charge)

    - The 4 lessons in one month should be scheduled within the same month.

    - The 12 lessons in 3 months should be scheduled within the following group of months:

     

    1. January-February-March

    2. April-May-June

    3. July-August-September

    4. October-November-December

     

    - Courses should be paid in advance within the first 5 days of the month

    - All classes include BTW 21%

    Cancellation Policy

    Please be advised there is a 24 hour cancellation policy on individual and duet lessons.

    This lesson will take place on a different date that we'll both agree on, and should be given within the same month.

    If you book the package of 3 months in advance lessons, the lessons should be arranged within this three months.

    Failure to notify within this time frame will unfortunately result in full payment of your lesson.
    This only applies for private lessons. Group lessons cannot be made up for.

  • Claudia Rolando

    Who I am

    I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I have a Degree in Music Arts with specialization in Singing from the University Institute of Arts and a Degree in Classic Singing from the National Conservatory of Music. In 2008 I earned a Master in Arts and Scens Management from the University of the Basque Country, and in 2010 a Master in Spanish and Latin American Music, from the University of Valladolid, Spain. Nowadays I am writing my PhD Thesis on the SingingLearning Processes, at the Music Department at the University of Valladolid, with a scholarship from Basque Country Ministry of Education and as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Amsterdam.

    • PhD Candidate of Musicology (UVa)

    • Master In Musicology (UVa)

    • Master In Performative Arts Management (UPV)

    • Degree in Music-Classic Singing (Conservatorio Superior "López Buchardo")

    • Degree in Music Arts (IUNA)

       

      MY PAPERS published in Musicology Journals

      MY PERFORMANCES

      MY MUSIC PROJECTS

      SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES: IASPMAAMUVa

  • Claudia's Method

    The Method

    and Resources

    Our students are encouraged to develop and master their voice through their own unique personal journey without losing sight of the social and ludic aspects of music. Furthermore, the study of musical elements and related science knowledge are both used as tools of primary importance throughout the learning experience.

     

    More about the method and resources

    The Team

    We pride ourselves on delivering a first class education, all of which are highly experienced in the classroom and have extensive first-hand experience in the performance.

     

    Claudia Rolando

    (Advanced students)

    Rachel Butterworth

    (Beginners and Kids)

    Hugo Brandao

    (Beginners teacher)

    Lucia Torchia

    (Performance teacher)

    Designer: Cecilia Scolaro

     

    More about the teachers

     

  • Events

    Performance Lessons

    Quarterly package lesson! In the Performance Lesson the students will work on the necessary skills to develop vocal and body techniques to perform in front of an audience. There two possible dates to attend the performance group lesson every quarter.

    "Singing with the Pianist" is a 3 hours workshop where the students will work their classical singing arias and duets with Melina Marcos, Piano Accompanist Teacher from the Argentinian Nacional Conservatory of Music, specialized in Singers.

    In this exclusive workshop for beginners and professionals you will have the experience of recording a song and learn the specific performance and vocal techniques for the recording process with Francisco Fernandez Novella, specialist in Sound Arts (University of Arts, Argentina)

    Vocal Improvisation

    Vocal Improvisation is a creative, fun and joyful way to explore the voice and all it’s possibilities, with the renowned teacher and singer Susana Raya (Conservatory of Amsterdam). For beginners and professionals!

    Duet Meetings

    Join us for an afternoon of music-making to celebrate singing together! Bring your duet/trio songs (or any other song that you would like to sing) and something to drink/eat, and let's enjoy the music!!

    Rehearsals

    Your audience may think it’s magic, but anyone who achieves outstanding performances has worked hard to do so. Before the Student's Concert we rehearse with the band.

    Student's Concerts

    Once in the year students are encouraged to perform as part of the learning process. Performing is not mandatory, it is only a moment of learning and enjoying music with other musicians.

    Music Celebrations

    Join us for an afternoon of music-making to celebrate the end of the year! Bring your Christmas songs (or any other song that you would like to sing) and something to drink/eat, and let's enjoy the music together!!

  • Reviews

    "discovering something about yourself"

     "Everyone can learn how to sing" this is Claudia's approach and she will teach you how to listen to your body and understand it better in order to let it sing. And that will be a magical moment, like discovering something about yourself you didn't know. Whether you have professional aspirations or you are just looking for a different way to explore your capabilities, I highly recommend Claudia's singing lessons."

    Cecilia Scolaro

    "She makes abstract things be so comprehensible"

     "I attended to Claudia´s singing lessons for about two years and it was like "that day of the week you are longing for". She makes abstract things be so comprehensible. She helps you to understand your body sensations and she follows that particular process with an astounding accuracy. And the result of that is a great progress in your singing skills. Other than that, she is such a positive being she encourages you all the time and such a lovely person to have around" 

    Ana Gutiérrez

     

    "the keys to understand the singing process"

     "I started the courses with Claudia Rolando without knowing anything about singing. I can say she gave me, and still does, the keys to understand the singing process and develop the control of my body to sing as I wish. She is a wonderful teacher. She uses her knowledge of sound, music, rhythm, anatomy and a full attention to teach in a really efficient way. I am really happy and proud to be her student."

    Colline Lb

    "exploring your own voice possibilities"

     "Great teacher, really good empathizing with the students. She makes you feel comfortable while you are exploring your own voice possibilities under her expert guidance. Totally recommended!" 

    Matias Isolabella

    "Complex concepts into easy ideas"

      "Great singing teacher. I learned a lot of things about singing technique with her. She turns abstract and complex concepts into easy and intuitive ideas, making the lessons so amused and enjoyable. Really recommended" 

    Inigo de Peque

    "discover unknown skills"

     "Claudia is not only an amazing singer, but also an excellent teacher. She helped me discover unknown skills and improve the ones I had. She also taught me that how to understand my instrument better. Highly recommendable" 

    Aida Pinillos

    "always cheerful and motivating"

     "Classes with Claudia are always fun and I learn a lot. She is always cheerful and motivating. Highly recommendable!" 

    Jeanette N

    "She loves what she does"

      "Cali is an amazing teacher. I was her student during almost two years and I can only say positive things about her lessons. She loves what she does, and makes you feel super comfortable"

    Florencia Zas Candia

    "Claudia helps you unlearn/learn/relearn"

    "Claudia makes singing easy, quite literally. Claudia helps you unlearn/learn/relearn what your voice can do quite naturally. She's full of energy, enthusiastic and is a well-rounded musician"

    Duane Mattos

    "patient, upbeat and knowledgeable"

    "Great teacher: patient, upbeat and knowledgeable! thoroughly enjoyed my classes with Caly! Excelente profesora: paciente, alentadora y con amplios conocimientos! Me encantaron mis clases con Caly!"

     

    Veronica Bustin

     

    "different from old school voice teaching"

    "Claudia is an excellent teacher!
    While I have a lot of problems in singing, she can always accurately discover the problem and the reason behind, and suggest good way to resolve the problem. The way she helps you discover your voice is different from old school voice teaching, which is good since it ensures your voice journey is really tailor-made and suits yourself. She really knows how to improve one's voice!"

     

    David Li

     

     

     

    "She is really geeky and passionate"

    " I had a couple of singing teachers in the past. But Claudia is the teacher most analytic that i had. She is really geeky and passionate about music and the body. She help me to be more conscious about the use of my body and to understand singing from a different place."

    Francisco Fernández Novella

    "the right amount of support and challenge"

    "I'm taking lessons from Claudia for about a year now and really enjoy every lesson I'm having. Claudia is such a kind, heart-warming person and creates a very personal experience. She always gives you the right amount of support and challenge, that you'll need to improve yourself with your voice. If anyone is thinking about getting singing lessons, I can only recommend her"

    Julian Jmlo

    "Her approach to singing is very thorough, even scientific"

    "Claudia is an excellent singing teacher. I have been taking classes with her for half a year now, and I can clearly see a huge improvement in my singing techniques. Her approach to singing is very thorough, even scientific. In the beginning she explained the theory behind singing, i.e. which parts of your body help you sing, how to control them properly, etc. This understanding has helped me a lot to progress faster. The atmosphere during lessons is very friendly and cheerful, Claudia is always really helpful, she gives feedback and makes comments, but at the same time gives you space to make mistakes and explore your voice. Overall, I'm absolutely satisfied with the lessons and can definitely recommend them to anyone interested in singing!"

    Алиса Кириченко

    "It was a revelation for me. She's an expert in voice"

    "My daughter (7) and I both have lessons with Claudia. My daughter told me ' I love my singing class... I love learning how to write the notes and learning how the body works when you sing'. The kids group class is lovely, Claudia keeps them interested and having fun all the time. They learn so much more this way. They work on songs they like, singing together and alone, and even performing twice per year :) For myself, I've had problems with my voice for a long time and Claudia was the first teacher who could tell me what was physically going on. It was a revelation for me. She's an expert in voice, and on top of that she is so positive and energetic, its quite contagious :)"

    Jessica Morrison

    "She is very positive and enthusiastic"

    "I'm taking lessons with Claudia for about 8 months now and I can clearly see how much I've grown since then. She is very positive and enthusiastic, what makes the lessons very enjoyable. With her I learned that throat singing can be very harmful (I was doing this a looot before her lessons). She constantly remembers me not to control the air with the throat, how to balance the air and to work with vowels, etc. All those kind of things that I didn't pay attention to in the past, now I see how important they are. I still got a long way to go but I'm sure I will make it because I have Claudia, the best teacher in the world!"

    Maira Machado

    "She is fantastic at listening to your voice"

    "Claudia is such a wonderful singing teacher; through her deep understanding of the voice I feel that I am learning a truly healthy way of singing. She is fantastic at listening to your voice and understanding how the sound is created, to make sure you are singing in the correct way and to the best of your ability. I thoroughly enjoy her singing lessons, and look forward to them every week. She is an excellent teacher and creates an environment that makes you feel confident and comfortable to explore you voice. As I am interested in classical singing, Claudias knowledge of classical pieces has led me to sing beautiful pieces of music that I love and that suit my voice. I would encourage any singer to have lessons with Claudia, and I feel very fortunate and grateful to have her as my teacher"

    Rachel B.

    "she guides you in the right direction"

    "I've been attending singing lessons with Claudia for a few months, and I couldn't be happier! She is a superb teacher, makes you realize the impossible is possible, she guides you in the right direction to know your body and how things work on a physical and psychological level for singing. Always happy, always cheerful, always adapting to the style and type of music you like to sing and helping you improve day by day. A truly wonderful experience for someone who wants to learn how to sing!"

    Jaime González Martínez

  • Give the gift of Singing Lessons!

    Gift Voucher offers a great way to surprise your loved one on that special occasion. A Singing Lessons Gift Voucher will entitle the receiver to Singing Lessons at Claudia Rolando-Singing Lessons in Amsterdam. To redeem the lessons your receiver just needs to call me to book the first lesson. The lessons can be redeemed at any point during the twelve months following the order.

    A gift voucher for a 1 hour costs €60.

  • Location

    Singing Lessons in Amsterdam:

    Spuistraat 249 3R

    1012VP Amsterdam

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