Suzanne Kiechle is an internationally renowned voice teacher and vocal coach. She developed her vocal technique while working with laryngologist Dr. Charles Schneider, who trained her in vocal physiology. Ms. Kiechle has over 40 years ex-perience in vocal rehabilitation for singers and speakers with the following con-ditions: vocal nodes, chronic hoarseness, vocal fatigue, hemorrhaged vocal folds, paralyzed folds, and post-operative repair.
Suzanne works with anyone who shares her passion for singing. Her students can be seen performing throughout the world. She was guest speaker at the University of Maryland and was honored at the White House as a DISTINGUISHED TEACHER.
Suzanne's intention is to simplify the science of vocal production to act as a guide for professional singers, speakers, voice teachers, and choral conductors, and anyone who wants to sing and speak FREELY :O)
A music scholarship to Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles led to a Bachelor of Music Degree.
During her college years Suzanne played trumpet in the orchestra with Manual Compinski as conductor, and
MariannneT Suzanne Paula
Mount St. Mary's College
In high school, Suzanne was greatly influenced by choral conductor, Lucienne Biggs, a passionate French woman who gave her a love of singing in the choir. After graduation, she attended the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara where she studied with Master Teacher Maestro Maurice Abravanel, Julliard's David Shumann and Martial Singher, from Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. Suzanne learned
Suzanne taught guitar for thirteen years and was Chairman of the Music Department at Bellarmine-Jefferson High School in Burbank, California. She spent several years as choral Conductor and Musical Director for concerts and musicals such as:
Her musical journey began in a home full of music and song. Her mother, Beatrice, and her two sisters, Marianne and Paula all sang around the house and in the church choir. Her love of music led her to choosing an instrument. First the guitar, and then the trumpet. Soon she was playing solo trumpet in the Los Angeles Junior Philharmonic con-
ducted by Ernst Katz.
to love Opera and Leider because of the connection of voice and drama in musical material. "The observers in the audience were on the edge of their seats watching how he, (Martial Sihgher) used small movements of the body and took the performance to new heights not often seen in Opera. It was more subtle but very effective approach rather than the exaggerated movement typical in Operatic performances of the era. Connecting the intent, the drama and the humor with the sound of the voice was magic and it has always been a part of how I hear and see a singing performance."
Suzanne has been coach for TV and Movie personalities in projects such as "Elf;" "Once Upon A Mattress;" "Assassination of Jessie James;" the Janis Joplin Project with Zooey Deschanel; "Bones" with Emily Deschanel; "Man Trouble;" with Ellen Barkin and Veronica Cartwright; "The Pirate Movie;" Jimmie Rogers Project with Matthew Modine; Bob Hope Special, "Under the Tuscan Sun" - (the boy soprano, Christopher Ibenhardt, in the wedding scene); and Monster House with Sam Lerner and Mitchell Musso (for screaming and boys vocal).
Suzanne's musical performing continued under the direction of Richard Knox and his Concert Choir; Madrigals and Jazz Band with Dr. Immel. Her interest in the development of music through instru-ments continued with Music History teacher Dr. Catalyne who taught her to listen to every instrument in the orchestra.
sang in the choir with Paul Salamunovich as conductor, studied organ, piano and then studied voice outside of the school with Dr. Dean Verhines. Her final thesis was a Cantata on Peace. (Paul Salamunovich conducted the Mt. St. Mary's chorus and Loyola University Chorus - with Jeannine Wagner and Alicia Rodriguez as soloists. Ms. Kiechle played one of the three trumpets.) "It was very exciting to hear what you have written performed with the quality of talent I was fortunate to have for this auspicious occasion."