The basis for successful singing is good vocal technique. Voice lessons will give you the skills that will enable you to develop your own distinctive voice. I was fortunate to have studied with great voice teachers and coaches and it's a joy to share my knowledge with my students. My goal as a teacher is to nurture self-esteem and self-expression while helping my students develop the healthy vocal techniques that will keep them happily singing for a lifetime.
"Norina shows us how to sing lots of fun songs. She tells me, in a very nice way, if there is something I should work on. I have learned how to project my voice in just the right way, smile while I sing, and best of all, I have made many new friends. Norina is a wonderful teacher who really cares about her students."
Abbie Arnold, Age 10, Voice Works
"In the four years I studied with Norina, my vocal technique, musical appreciation, and self-confidence grew by leaps and bounds. Norina helped me to prepare for several auditions, as well as a joint recital with another student. I went on to major in music therapy at Loyola New Orleans, where I continued my study of voice. I am currently living in California, working towards board certification in music therapy, and singing with a local ensemble."
Rose Fienman, Loyola College
"My daughter started out in Norina's Voice Works I several years ago and continues to work with her in semi-private lessons. The time spent with Norina has and continues to be the highlight of the week for my daughter. Norina has taught her so much about using her voice in a way that will insure that she will be singing for many years to come. They cover a wide range of repertoire from classics to show tunes. But beyond teaching music and technique, Norina inspires a wonderful camaraderie among her students. She creates a deeply supportive and nurturing atmosphere. We feel very lucky to have found Norina."
Mimi Rabson, Associate Professor, Berklee College of Music
"When I enrolled in the Winchester Community Music School for voice lessons, my goal was to enhance my music ministry. I am a Cantor and Choir member at St. Maria Goretti Church in Lynnfield. What I have accomplished and learned from my voice coach, Norina Rowen, has been most valuable to me. Norina has taught me to increase my vocal range, improve breathing, emphasis on diction, and many other vocal techniques. I know I will continue to have a fulfilling experience with Norina ... and we do have a lot of fun!"
"As our regular Sunday soloist, Norina Rowen's singing is a significant contribution to our service. The solo precedes the sermon and prepares the congregation to rejoice, to listen, to feel blessed. She is well-trained, of course, but more than anything else, it's the quality of her voice that reaches my heart every Sunday. It's clear as a bell, it's bright, it's warm, it's full of joy, it's uplifting and gives me an enormous sense of joy and peace."
Virginia Stopfel, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Marblehead
- Bachelor of Music Education, Magna Cum Laude, Boston Conservatory
- Inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda, music branch of Phi Beta Kappa
- Graduate Voice Studies, Boston Conservatory
- Operatic Training, Crittenden Opera Studio
- Freelance Soloist/Recitalist Greater Boston Area
- Member of NATS, the National Association of Teachers of Singing