When I came to Zoe a couple of months ago after a long hiatus from formal singing, my throat felt very tight--my range had gone down to just over an octave. A couple of months later, I can sing nearly three octaves, and my voice is more relaxed than ever. Every week my voice is more resonant and free. Zoe is incredibly knowledgeable about the voice both from a technical and a practical perspective.
- Jacob M., Tenor, Classical
I’ve been a voice student of Zoe’s for just over seven months. I came to her with vocal issues that I’d had for years and was afraid they couldn’t be fixed. Through Zoe’s teaching I’ve been able to address these issues and progress notably. It’s been very exciting!
- Anne B., Mezzo Soprano Soloist, Choral, Musical Theatre
Zoe's voice instruction has been transformative in my life. I've found my voice both literally and figuratively. Zoe has been masterful working with my "older voice." As a result, I've been able to return to regular singing and gained self-confidence as I speak more clearly and with greater power.
- Susan P., Soprano, Choral, Public Speaker
I'd like to thank you, Zoe Vandermeer, for being such a wonderful and special teacher to me over the past five years. I came to you as a little girl who just wanted to be a "super star" and training with you has turned me into a young lady with greater aspirations. You have taught me to believe in myself. You always pushed me to work hard and reach for notes that I didn't even know were inside of me. Working with you has been a dream come true. Thank you for everything you have done for me; I will never forget you or what you've taught me. I will make you proud.
- Cathryn J., Mezzo Soprano
Pursuing a career in opera requires hard work, determination, and most importantly encouragement. A voice teacher is expected to protect and nourish the voices of their pupils. I have been lucky enough to have found such an amazing teacher with such an expertise of Baroque Opera and the Bel Canto period. Zoe has not only exceeded my expectations, but has allowed me to appreciate and discover new attributes of my artistry. Embracing my uniqueness and allowing me to use and love my “True” sound. Her technique and approach is explained thoroughly. Zoe is a musical powerhouse and excellent teacher! Best of the Best!
- Ivan, Countertenor
When I first met Zoe, I had been through two different voice teachers prior; Zoe flipped all of those experiences on their head, methodically going through the parts of the body that help to create sound in a healthy and functional way, taking care to ensure I don't harm my voice, making sure I am the focus of my lessons, being prompt and timely with messages if things go pear-shaped, and all this with a warm and encouraging tone. She has cared not just that I attend her lessons and do my "homework", but that I am thriving as I am learning in order to get the most out of my lessons. Zoe is, without a doubt, the best thing to happen to my voice, and has taken my choral-focused improperly taught wretch of a voice and turned it into something that I can be truly proud of for myself. In short, if you're looking for a voice teacher, you would be doing yourself a huge favor by seeing if Zoe Vandermeer would be a good fit.
- George Q., Tenor, Pop, Classical