In Progress: Master of Music in Vocal Pedagogy at Northeastern Illinois University
Isabella Ferrari is a graduate of Butler University in bachelor of musical arts and is a master's student at Northeastern Illinois University in vocal pedagogy. She is an enthusiastic voice teacher who likes to make learning fun. She is currently centering her research on the effects and best methods of teaching the transmasculine singing voice through testosterone hormone replacement therapy.
Why do you sing?
I sing because it brings me joy like none other! I especially love singing with others -- it is one of the most basic human experiences.
Why do you teach other people to sing?
I teach other people singing because I think it's something everyone should do! I love to increase the confidence in other's singing voices so that they can share their love for singing and experience the pure joy it brings.
How do you describe your lessons?
My lessons are FUN! Singing should be enjoyable, and lessons should be a way for students to learn new ways to use their voices.
What makes your teaching style unique?
I teach through LOTS of imagery and pop culture references! I love using imitation as a way to feel how different sounds feel in the body. I also use lots of movement in my teaching. Engaging the entire body is so important because that's the instrument!
What are your favorite artists/genres/occasions to sing?
I love singing musical theatre, folk, pop, rock, and jazz! My favorite artists are Billie Eilish, Linkin Park, Adam Lambert, and Tash Sultana. My favorite occasions to sing are productions of staged works, choir concerts, and jamming with friends.