If you love to sing, but don’t know what to do with your hands, your eyes, your body, or the arc of a song: take this class.
Ariela’s acting class for singers is a spectacular opportunity to grow and expand my craft. She provides and safe and fun environment to explore different approaches to song and I performed at a level I never thought I would be capable of. I will keep going back for the pure joy of playing and performing.
The thing I loved most about this class is that Ariela provided a great space to try things and we got instant feedback. We had fun performing for each other and learned how to improve for next time.
Ariela is a force of nature bringing energy to the room with a smile. She is a compassionate instructor who really wants you to ‘get’ the material - and she will provide many different approaches to make sure you understand.
Ariela is one of those memorable teachers whose powerful balance of spontaneous humor and knowledge-driven focus makes for a hugely enjoyable and highly personal learning experience. Her voice and body awareness workshop is an eye-opening plethora of new perspectives, tools and exercises in physical and vocal exploration.Ariela’s flexible, customized approach annihilates any comparison minds at work and empowers her students to work at their own rhythm and just barely outside of their comfort zones, enabling the necessary stretch where learning happens, and all with consistently kind encouragement and committed coaching.Her ability to draw out the best in an individual, and from a disparate group with wildly varying levels of talent, confidence, and experience, is nothing short of masterful, her dedication to her craft truly inspirational.
While I found Ariela’s exercises and material in the Dynamic Presence workshop to be fun and interesting, I had no idea how well the concepts would “stick to me” in the following weeks — or where the lessons would manifest themselves. I have also had the opportunity to play with how I say words, using Laban’s model and have begun to experience the fun of Voice, once gain.