Gediminas Varna

 Private Teachers

London, United Kingdom

I am a professional opera singer with an international stage experience.

Engagements for leading roles with opera companies include: Lincoln Centre, New York; Barbican Theatre, London, Scottish Opera; and Hamburg State Opera.

I am an experienced singing teacher with the extensive knowledge through personal consultations with world-­- renowned teachers and singers. I have my own private teaching practice and held a full-­-time position as singing teacher at Šiauliai University and Sondeckis School of arts in Lithuania.

My students have made considerable progress under my guidance and I am proud of their success in international competitions. In the UK I have given lectures on The Art of Opera at Burdett-­-Coutts Primary School, London and am currently teach for The Hidden Voice, Crystal Palace Community Choir.

During my singing lessons students will learn Bel Canto technique. I will focus on energetic breath control, resonance and a relaxed, natural approach to singing.

Students will be taught to understand the basics of singing technique using Vaccai, Concone and Aria antiche. They will learn performance skills and gain anunderstanding of their vocal fach. I will teach correct pronunciation of Italian, Latin, German and Russian in preparation for performances on the concert or exam platform.

I have UK QTS and DBS would be delighted to share the knowledge with students I’ve gained from great masters such as Carlo Bergonzi, Dennis O’Neill, Laura Sarti, Roderick Brydon, Harald Stamm, David Jones and Raminta Lampsatis.