I have had the privilege of taking voice lessons with Lisa Golda for over four years. Most recently, I had the opportunity to work under her music direction in a University Theatre production of GODSPELL. Working with a handful of young adults, she perfectly balanced professionalism with a sense of camaraderie and encouragement of budding talent. Her infinite knowledge and experience is astounding, though she is careful not to overwhelm her students with critiques. Instead, she addresses one area of trouble at a time. This is particularly important so performers can work on material, but still feel confident in their artistic goals. Being an active performer and director herself, she knows what directors are looking for and can be of tremendous help in preparing for an audition. I am confident that you will enjoy working with Lisa Golda and will continue to be impressed with all that she offers.
I have been taking voice lessons from Lisa Golda since May of 2011 and her expertise has helped me to achieve many musical accomplishments. From June of 2011 through November 2011, I played the role of Javert in my high school’s production of “Les Misérables”. Lisa’s teaching style and unique techniques enabled me to sing four half-steps above my original vocal range. After “Les Misérables” was over I began to work on college audition music and Solo & Ensemble repertoire. Thanks to Lisa Golda’s guidance, I received the Presidential Music Scholarship for North Park University in Chicago, and both of my Solo & Ensemble solo pieces advanced to the State Competition. Lisa creates an educational and supportive studio through her wide range of performing experience and teaching techniques. She makes singing etiquette simplistic and easy to understand, and her guidance over the past year has played a crucial role in my vocal development. I would recommend Lisa Golda 110%, and I am confident that you will find her to be just as beneficial as I have.
Linda White, mother
Our son, Holland White, has a passion for singing. He performed with the Appleton Boychoir for five years and took voice lessons for two years. Then Holland’s life turned a corner! We met Lisa during rehearsals for a musical in Sheboygan. Holland began lessons with Lisa in June of this year. She has taken Holland’s performance to a whole new level; her positive criticism and encouragement have totally boosted Holland’s self confidence at auditions and on stage. We are blessed to have Ms. Golda in our lives. We truly respect her as a professional and role model. Her enthusiasm is delightful and contagious!
Lynn Phillips, mother
Our 17-year-old daughter has been working with Lisa Golda since she returned from summer camp at Interlochen Academy of the Arts. Her experience at Interlochen changed her outlook and attitude about her music lessons. She has been working with Lisa for approximately two months at this point. They began working on an upcoming audition for her high school play “The Music Man”. Lisa help her to prepare by working on the music as well as staging and other important audition tips. My daughter felt very prepared for her audition and ended up with a nice role in the play.
Lisa is very helpful with diction in the various languages and is also starting to help my daughter with her upper range. She uses a video camera during parts of the lessons which gives immediate feedback. My daughter has really appreciated that angle of her lessons. The lessons are very well balanced and include a quick catch up session, then right into singing. My daughter feels that they spend a lot of time working on repertoire instead of just vocalizing the whole lesson. At the end of an hour, my daughter feels that it has been time well spent and she is quite happy with her progress.
Despite the reality that my daughter’s schedule changes due to her rehearsal schedule and Lisa has a busy schedule, Lisa has always been easy to reach and schedule or reschedule weekly lessons. She is very flexible which has been a bonus! My daughter looks forward to her lessons each week with Lisa Golda.
Chris Boehlke, mother
I am very pleased with all that Allyson is learning in her vocal lessons with Lisa Golda. She is learning about what her voice is capable of, such as her range, but also some things were weren’t expecting. Her self-confidence, how she presents herself, some acting talent that Lisa has made her aware of, which I don’t think she knew she had. Also suggesting that she try auditioning for a musical, just for the experience, and although she didn’t get in, she learned what it was all about and how to handle rejection. These experiences will help her so very much in her adult life. Allyson’s high school grades have improved dramatically since last year. I am sure this has something to do with the confidence she is gaining by learning more about herself through voice and self-expression. The voice lessons have had such impact on Allyson.