Vocalist / Songwriter / Vocal Coach / Voice Actor
I am professional musician. I feel fortunate to say that I have been able to put my music degree extremely good use throughout my career. In the pursuit of becoming the most versatile performer and session musician that I can be, I have studied and continue to study all modern styles of music and vocal technique, and have an extensive repertoire spanning all genres. Since 2011, I have worked internationally as a session musician, writing and performing top lines for producers and record labels worldwide, vocal coaching, performing live, and voice acting. Currently, I am based in Istanbul continuing my work as a freelance voice and part-time in house vocalist, lyricist and producer with international royalty free music company, Snapmuse. I also offer personalised vocal coaching in person or online. For more information and business enquiries, please don't hesitate to get in touch. :)
I write and perform all modern genres, ranging from rock and metal to soul, pop, rap and more. I also do voiceover and jingle work. Samples can be found on my Soundcloud account. I am able to record high end vocals in my home studio with a Rode K2 vocal condenser mic.
The voice is a powerful a thing - the way we use it heavily affects the way we and our words come across. In my youth I struggled to properly connect with my own and I'd always hear, "Lara, speak up!" I spoke quietly and even played down my love for singing for fear of what people might think of my voice. At the age of 18, I decided to face that fear and chose to study singing as my higher education. I was off to London to study music with a stomach full of nerves, but as it turns out, it was one of the greatest choices I've ever made. Learning vocal technique not only gave me confidence in singing, but in my day to day life as well. In 2013, I began working as a vocal coach and discovered my passion for teaching. Because the voice isn't a physical instrument that everyone can see, it is incredibly personal and can be a challenge to navigate on your own. In my lessons we work to improve on your technique, find power in your voice and increase your range. (And of course, have fun!) I offer classes to all ages and all levels - whether you perform on stage or just love singing in the shower.
Lessons are personalised to suit you and your goals. I offer classes both online and in person. For more information on lessons and scheduling please contact me via email. :)