"The Singer’s Gym fills a need that is met nowhere else in the Bay Area. It allows singers to explore, grow and try out new things in a supportive environment."
- A.R., mezzo soprano

“The Singer’s Gym teachers combine years of invaluable professional experience and they bring their compassion, insight and humor to sessions that achieve positive results."
- R. T., tenor

“The Singers’ Gym has helped me find and release my true voice. I’ve managed musical feats I never thought I could pull off and found musical depths I didn’t know I had.”
- T.L., soprano

The Singer’s Gym offers training and tools to experience full connection, vitality and spontaneity in the practice and performance of vocal music.
Check out the article about The Singer’s Gym in Classical Singer Magazine.

A new branch of The Singer’s Gym has sprouted: public performances.

Our first performing venture was a workshop production of Ben Bernstein's one-act opera, "The Man in the Mirror." The project received generous support from our donors and grants from the the East Bay Community Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, as well as grant from Meet the Composer.

Ben’s opera went on to be invited to premiere at the American Handel Festival in Seattle where it was a critical and box office success. Subsequently, the East Bay Community Foundation awarded Ben a commissioning grant for his next one-act, "My Makeup," which premiered in Berkeley in December 2014.

These are first in a series of one-acts that tell the stories of soloists in Handel's "Messiah" before a performance of the oratorio. We see them in their dressing rooms, warming up and getting ready, while we are hearing all the voices in their heads. The entire opus is titled "The Messiah Complex."

We will be setting up dates for recitals for Singer’s Gym singers, as well as community events (come and sing!). Stay tuned.

The photos on our site were graciously provided by Jim Meredith and David Hand.