300 Pages
IISBN 978-1-909082-62-5
Price £40.00
Training Contemporary Commercial Singers

Elizabeth Benson

With contributions by: Irene Bartlett, Mark Baxter, Tracy Marie Bourne, Dane Chalfin, Kim Chandler, Matthew Edwards, Robert Edwin, Cate Frazier-Neely, Marcelle G. Gauvin, Elisabeth Howard, Gillyanne Kayes, Wendy DeLeo LeBorgne, Jeanette LoVetri, Edrie Means Weekly, Kathryn Paradise, Lisa Popeil, Jeff Ramsey, Seth Riggs, Trineice Robinson-Martin, Marci Rosenberg, Cathrine Sadolin, Mary Saunders Barton, Jan Shapiro, Kimberly Steinhauer, Margareta Svensson Riggs, Kevin Wilson

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If, like many singing teachers, you are seeking to improve your knowledge of CCM pedagogy in order to meet market demand and to expand your practice, this is a book you should read!

Elizabeth Ann Benson has interviewed 26 expert CCM pedagogues working with leading CCM and musical theatre singers around the world, incorporating established teaching methodologies (including, among others, Speech Level Singing™ (SLS); Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method; and Lisa Popeil’s Voiceworks®) as well as eclectic and independent pedagogical approaches.

Not so much a ‘how to’ but more of a ‘how I’; it gives you, in a single volume, the collective wisdom of some the world’s very best pedagogues - in studio and in academe – and helps you apply best practices in your teaching. It is equally valuable for those beginning to explore CCM in their teaching and for those looking to deepen their current knowledge of CCM pedagogy. The commentary examines the responses within each topic to reveal pedagogical trends, both common and contrasting. Analysis of these data provides the first broad perspective on the field as a whole. At an elite level, diverse pedagogical approaches yield successful results in the voice studio and provide a veritable menu of options for the contemporary commercial singing teacher.


'Elizabeth’s book is clear validation of our profession’s health and vitality. It fills a void that needed to be filled, and I am proud to have this opportunity to say, “brava”!' From the Foreword by Elizabeth Louise Blades

‘A welcome and wonderful resource for all singers and teachers of singing’. Jeanie LoVetri