Those are some of the professionals that are and have been my students.
“Thanks to the wisdom of Lucia Cossu
who guided me towards
a new awareness of my instrument.”
in the cover of her cd Surya
Weekly student 2016/ starting 2018, now just a little control of the stabilisation a couple of times per year. Singer and composer, ranked 4th Best female Italian voice for Jazz.it 2016, graduated and merit scholarship at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Conservatorio Morlacchi and Santa Cecilia in Perugia and Rome (Italy), international collaborations (Oscar Stagnaro, Rosa Passos, Eva Ayllon at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Queens Park in New York as well as Latinoamericando Festival in Milan and Fiestaroma in Rome Walker, Jamey Haddad, John Pierce, and has also recorded for Danilo Perez’s Panama Suite Big Band projectPortinho, Klaus Muller, Felipe Salles, Hector Martiñon, Juancho Herrera, Aquiles Baez, Leo Traversa and many more. She has a stable duo project with upstanding italian upright bass player Enzo Pietropaoli, they record for the label Fone Jazz Records. We worked on a weekly basis for 18 months to make a deep technical work, and we obitained what was on purpose: her 5th cd produced during our work is now distributed by national stores laFeltrinelli, national radios called her to sing live (Rai24, Rairadio1, LaRepubblica web) and Rairadiorai transmitted an old concert in Ecuador. We had to work on technical solutions she was used to but not accorded to the nature of her voice, reshaping the way to look for solutions (perhaps the most difficult task with a professional singer), so freeing a hidden capacity of some characteristics she thought where just nature in some. Thanks Eleonora, and your thanking me in cd cover. It has been a great pleasure and honour to work and shape different coordinations of your voice and your trust in me in doing so, so happy of this cd and the new repertoire and finally with big band and further. She knows I am pushing her a bit to do more and more; she is such an incredible musician and I still dream of what I have heard in class, just waiting the time she can realise this new project.
“Privately I had the luck
of studying with the alto Lucia Cossu,
who has been a keystone in my technique. ”
Jazz singer, we completely transformed her way of thinking voice and singing in a intense period of 6 months and then a regular weekly basis for another year. You can see part of this evolution in a video here https://luciacossu.com/cossu-method-program/
The results were that finally started a true carreer: her first CD Inner Nature, winner at Winjazz competion 2015, many more gigs, an european tour, in november 2017 she opened a concert of italian popstar Elisa for Save the Children. Elena was one of those singer with an extremely musical attitude and the final setting of her voice is something composed by an absurd well balanced work of proper muscles of appoggio and sostegno in positions not usual for a coloured mezzosoprano as she is. We made a well sorted absurd in which she has a colour of overtones on which she loves to relate and work on, and just leaving the shades of the mezzosoprano but not the full sound, the velvet redistributed as a vibration round the attack in all the tessitura ’till the high notes. It is something very peculiar and perhaps very contemporary for italian jazz scene, and we could obtain something she did not think she could achieve even if she was dreaming about since she started singing.
Weekly session from september 2017, he is a guitarist, singer and songwriter from Rome (Italy). Rewarded by critique prizes, sung at the national show Sanremo Giovani and at the Concerto del 1 Maggio (both worlwide broadcasted by RaiTV), opening concerts of important italian popstars as Gianluca Grignani and Marlene Kuntz, playing in the most important venues of Rome (Orion Club, Stazione Birra, Circolo degli Artisti, Piper club, Jailbreak). Previously in the FSH band as composer, singer and guitarist now has a soloist project the Galil3o. I am just giving him some technique easyness and skills to have him more singer than songwriter, trying to change nothing of his way of singing. He was excited and happy of what he could do while recording just after a couple of months of work together.
During our work he recorded his first solistic songs, won the Spaghetti Festival 2018, reached his first national radio RAIRadio1 experience.
Intensive work April/September 2018. Great songs and personality, not great technique but a huge potential. In few time he followed me so well. I have been kind and tough, truly tough where required on some old bad habits. Bad habits have a special place in my work because they have a bad order in the brain and a great part of our work is to solve bad roots that you pay too much. He trusted and followed me and now he is ready for his beautiful original songs in a great discographic project, a project born on his songs and voice just started between London, Sicily sand New York. To me he is still a bit too high in the larynx but it is now a question of time to gain stamina and a bit more relaxation in the connection, but yes truly good work. And yes we have the medium voice he had not, good good job Eddie. What a pleasure and honour to be the vocal reference for those artists who arrive to me.
Enjoy just few seconds of his song during one of our lessons.
Weekly session since May 2017. Singer, graduated in vocal jazz from Saint Louis College of Music and Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome (Italy). She has collaborated with pop, jazz, rock, blues, latin, reggae groups as soloist and backing vocalist, and two stable collaborations in Quarteto Malandro and BMVCabrio. In 2018 her debut album, always in 2018 she wins the audition for Emanuele d’Urso swing orchestra, some new collaborations, a new project. We are going towards her goals. Light voice, we are working into a technical reserach to a personal effectiveness in her sound to support the mixture of electronic and brasilian mood of her musical soul.
“When I used to write
I always foreseen, I always judged myself because
I do not know. May be I wasn’t, I don’t like while I was singing
or I felt myself not precisely or I do not know.
when I hear myself, when I record myself I feel that it is not perfect or whatever,
it’s what I want. “
Alice Robber, artistic name of Alice Pistoia. We made a series of our technical full immersion in October and November 2018 in London, few months after she releases her first song and video. The series have been initially streamed on Youtube (where it had remained available for some months) to give a truer flavour to our work and the pressure (useful to speed a change and motor control adaptations) that the public always give to an artist, then it was correct to move further.
Singer, composer winner of many awards and well established career. We made some five months of regular sessions to clarify some technical points in theory and perspective.
Roman jazz singer, she came for some issues in the voice that made her not have comfort and colour of her deep and strong chords without a lot of struggle. We solved the issues in some months of intense work in 2015, she could win the vocal competition Lady Day 2015 for Ancona Jazz. She became in 2017 soloist for the Italian national jazz Orchestra of Conservatori.
A short intense tune up of four months. Soul singer, winner of the 2010 Festival Estivo. First are two original songs in 2011, after four months of work together. You can hear the difference from the precedent. We gained ease in high register , the possibilities of more dynamics in medium register, pianissimi and a differently coloured high register, more ease in high and heavy rhythms. During those months she could place in repertorio Oggi sono io in the Mina version, some other difficult songs of Mina and some standards she immediately sung in Rome venues.
Songwriter. Short and intense tune up for his debut concert in Piper club in Rome in 2011. We could work on the roots of some defaillant vocal gestures, and it was a proficous work.
My student since a couple of years, now she can be presented officially and she will have a place between the professionals since she has been hired for a show in which they are just two on scene dancing, acting and singing (mostly singing) and she has been proposed for a weekly gig at her name.
Now you hear her potential and yes she is pretty something. She sings in a precise Italian song style. Enjoy a little minute of the today lesson
Here she talks about the show