ISABEL VILLAGAR

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She is a full member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS, USA), Chairman of the Spanish Association of Teachers of Singing (AEPC, Asociación Española de Profesores de Canto,) Delegate of the Spanish Association of Professional Musicians (AMPE, Asociación de Músicos Profesionales de España,) and Chairman and promoter of the Annual Voice and Singing Day (Jornada sobre la voz y el canto) which is a professional training encounter with renowned personalities that includes the participation of the international casting of modern singing “Singing Talent”.

She began her musical studies at an early age. After obtaining a degree in Piano,  Singing, and Technical Engineering, her teaching vocation moved her to obtain the superior degree in Pedagogy with specialization in singing, with honors, where she obtained the “Fin de Carrera” Award by unanimous vote. She furthered her studies with Alba Rosa Forasté and Francesca Roig, ending with a two-year postgraduate degree under the direction of Enriqueta Tarrés.

She obtained the scholarship of the Valencia Music Institute for two years in a row, and was invited to participate in its “Young Performers” concert series, performing several cities of Spain. She also received a scholarship by the Goethe Institut to study in Berlin.

She added to her vocal training with internationally renowned musicians such as Montserrat Caballé (2007-2010), Carlos Chausson, Enriqueta Tarrés, Nancy Argenta, Robert Expert, Mark Padmore, Wolfram Rieger, and Miguel Zanetti. She received superior training in Switzerland under the direction of Luciana Serra in 2010 and 2011.

She performed and participated in musical productions in Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland, and Germany. She also performed under the direction of Yaron Traub, Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez, José Antonio Torres Acosta, Cristóbal Soler and the pianists Alan Branch, Manuel Burgueras, Igor Longato, Manel Ruíz, and Agustín Manuel Martínez.

She is an expert in vocal technique for singers, choir members, actors, teachers, commercials, lectures, politicians, broadcasters, presenters, etc. She talked vocalists of rock, pop, soul, jazz, musicals, folk, gospel, flamenco, bolero, fusion, etc. she is also specialized in training child and teenage voices and trains participants in contests and talent shows the main TV networks. She directs “La brújula del canto,” the website about voice teaching which also includes a radio program that appears twice a month in Do Fa Radio, a musicology radio station of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

She currently leads the multidisciplinary team Vocal Center, offering professional solutions in voice training, production, and consulting.

She works as a singer and teacher, and passed successfully two competitive selection processes for the body of Music and Scenic Arts professorships in singing, obtaining four A grades during the process.

She has performed outstanding work as a vocal coach for professionals from various organizations, such as CEFIREs, Municipalities, Institutes, and businesses. She was appointed as coordinator for stage performances in TEDx Valencia 2012, and she taught voice management workshops to its participants.

Working with choirs, she implemented a music teaching proposal based on the Kodály method: “I live to sing: choirs in musical teaching.” She is author of several publications and articles, including the successful ebook: “Claves de la voz y el canto para el artista del siglo XXI” (Key concepts on voice and singing for the 21st century artist) and the books: “Guía práctica para cantar” (Singing: A practical guide) and “Guía práctica para cantar en un coro” (Choir signing: a practical guide), published by Redbook Ediciones.

As part of her continuous teaching updates, she is always teaching vocal technique master classes for singing and speaking in various institutions.