"I am doing things vocally I didn't know possible."
Jinon Deeb, Palm Beach, Florida
"Do you want a professional career as a singer?"
Do you want a technique which you can always count on?
Do you want more vocal stamina?
Do you want to expand your vocal range dramatically?
Or do you want it all?
Imagine... singing on stage - in sold-out performances to thousands - in the famous opera houses of Europe and the Americas...
I'd like to introduce myself. I am Cynthia Makris. Over the past three decades, I have gained international acclaim singing roles from Lucia, Violetta, and Norma to Puccini's Turandot, Tosca, and Minnie, Verdi's Lady Macbeth and Abigaille, as well as Richard Strauss' Elektra and Salome. In the course of my career, I have sung from lyric through dramatic coloratura to spinto and finally dramatic soprano roles. My knowledge of styles has come from experience in Germany, Austria, Italy, and France.
I have performed to packed houses in La Scala, the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, the Bavarian State Opera, the State Opera in Berlin, the Opéra de Normandie, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the New Tokyo Opera, the Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janiero - just to name a few...
I have been classically schooled in a direct line of Italian-trained singers. My performance has always been praised for its authenticity of feeling and for its many shadings and colors. I have received continual acknowledgment for my healthy technique, reflected in a professional career of singing constantly and in only major roles ranging from bel canto to dramatic.
I am now accepting a limited number of motivated students.
Think about it. Your voice is your personal message to the world - it is the articulation of your soul in all its magnitude and in all its depth. Simply put, your voice is the expression of your own personal truth, a magnificent instrument of beauty, strength, delicacy... everything you are and can imagine.
But Developing and Uncovering Your Perfect Voice Is The Hard Part...
You see, singing is like sending a rocket into space. The angle used at the beginning must be very precise because the further one travels, the more the mistakes show up and can have devastating consequences. So, the right technique will take you along a path of unfolding better and better singing; by contrast, a slightly wrong technique will unfold as ever-increasing vocal problems.
I was fortunate enough to have teachers who set me on the right path and kept me on that path throughout many years of using my voice every day.
Beginning correctly is vital, but so is periodic control. Together the teacher and the student set out on a journey to first produce the most natural and beautiful sound unique to that student's voice. The more advanced the student becomes, the more fine-tuning becomes possible. Think about it. Every professional athlete has a coach to help him keep his form and to constantly improve it.
Cynthia has a full understanding of the voice. Her approach is to
stay free, lifted, and aligned. Never once have I been told to manipulate my sound or have I ever felt tension."
And Kaisa Hannula adds, "My singing has been so much easier after I have started to work with you. Those problems that I had with my singing have now vanished. And I am now a better teacher also."