The Heart-Based Singing Method
Heart-Based Singing is your connection to a cutting-edge strategy of classical vocal technique which enhances and refines all types of singing including pop, musical theater, and classical singing.
Heart-Based Singing is rooted in science and anatomy while taking into consideration natural energy patterns and flow. Its foundational and straightforward presentation is accessible to amateur and professional singers alike.
It is subtle as well: it fine-tunes and suggests ways to enjoy singing from an energetic perspective.
As a mentorship program for new voice teachers, the principles of Heart-Based Singing are offered to help clarify your pedagogy and to uplift your vocal studio.
Freedom, and its complement of stability within the body, is explored and brought into consciousness through this fun and beautiful approach.
It is your birthright to sing
Free breath equals free voice
Your heart is the hub of all expression
An informed singer is an empowered, happy singer
Widely known as a versatile voice teacher, mentor to teachers, and inspiration to her students, Agatha Carubia has been a force behind scores of young singers' successes. Her foundational method of teaching voice extends from classical technique to popular style vocal coaching. Her specific attention to and illumination of the physical body as vocal instrument has been fortified by being an avid Yoga practitioner and RYT 500 trained in Anusara Yoga.
Agatha’s classical, theater, and pop students have been accepted into vocal programs at Curtis Institute of Music, The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Boston University, Boston Conservatory, Berklee College of Music, Carnegie Mellon University, Eastman School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, Westminster Choir College, UCLA, USC, NYU, Chapman University, Conservatorio Nacional de Música de México, Royal Academy of Denmark, Music Academy of the West, The Tanglewood Festival and many others. She has thoroughly enjoyed working with award-winning contemporary singer/songwriters (Katy Perry, Mendeleyev), as well as with opera singers performing at the Metropolitan Opera and other international opera houses.
Agatha has been the Vocal Coach of the Music Academy of the West Summer Festival’s mentoring program, the MERIT program. Her “Heart-Based Singing” workshops have been held in Santa Barbara, California, and on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Agatha is a distinguished artist and award-winning soprano with Bachelor's and Master’s Degrees from the Juilliard School.
For private or online lessons, contact Agatha.
"Agatha is one of a kind: passionate, powerful, in-your-face-blunt, compassionate, generous, nurturing, and above all an extraordinarily talented teacher who is fiercely committed to her students. I have personally witnessed again and again over the last twelve years her students having break-through moments of vocal and personal power transformation. Her years of teaching and research culminate in Heart-Based Singing the book and her unique method can now transcend the boundaries of her private studio and be shared with the world. What a profound gift to us!"
— Joule L’adara, Performance Coach, Experimental Singer, and Sound Healer
For information on scheduling lessons in her Santa Barbara studio or online, contact Agatha below.
"Agatha Carubia's Heart-Based Singing presents an updated and contemporary approach to the time-honored tradition of bel canto. She provides valuable and accessible lessons, which are soundly based on her years of experience as a singer and voice instructor. Her passion and dedication to the art of singing will inspire singers of all levels."
— Eudora Brown (Operatic mezzo-soprano)