ABOUT

 

 Providing Artistry through

 Vocal Instruction

Performance in Musical Theater, Jazz Standards and Classical music

Music Direction for performance productions

for over 25 years.

Voice Teacher

Philosophy and Background   

Every individual has a "voice" print as unique as their fingerprint. Helping students to discover the instrument within them is one of my life's passions. Whether you want to pursue a career as a musical theater performer, improve your stamina for long choral rehearsals, or expand your range and improve your tone and bring your character to life for that next audition, I will help you to understand how your voice works - that amazing combination of Body, Breath & Soul -  and guide you to your goals in a healthy and positive way with exercises and repertoire. 

Sessions occur at Body Breath and Soul Vocal Studio in Saint Petersburg Florida. 

 

Bio and Experience

Stacie earned a Masters in Music in Vocal Pedagogy from Catholic University of America with a firm foundation in Bel Canto style singing and performance. Her teachers included Sharon Christman for opera, Kathy Kessler Price for art song, and Sarah Beatty for oratorio.  Her coaches include Thomas Reilly for opera and art song, and Carol Sparrow, Marni Nixon and Edrie Means for musical theater.   

She has also received extensive training in Contemporary Commercial Music at the CCM Institute of Vocal Pedagogy at Shenandoah University, with studies in Jazz with Allison Crockett and Marcelle Gauvin. 

As a Yoga Alliance Certified 200 HRYoga Instructor, lessons and workshops contain guided breath and body experiences to help the student understand how to access the full vocal potential.

Stacie is the Vocal Music Teacher at Shorecrest Prepatory School in Saint Petersburg. 

Blogpost 3 The Om and Singing  

The OM & Singing 

From Nothing to All things via Vibration 

What’s in Your Hum? 

Bhramari or Bee breathing is the simple, yet profound, act of inhaling and exhaling with humming. The sound of the hum is produced by when changes in air pressure around the vocal folds cause them to vibrate, creating sound waves which engage with closed lips.  Voila – a buzzing sound! It’s fascinating and mind blowing to me that changes in air pressure around a vibrating material can create sound by transferring seemingly…

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Blogpost 2 Patterns: Our Necessary and Escapable Prisons   

Patterns: Our Necessary and Escapable Prisons                                                            June 22, 2020 

We, humans, are pattern-makers. Patterns ease the burden of living and learning. Patterns happen in the body in movement. Once a pattern of movement is repeated enough times the myelin that wraps the nerve cell gets wound pretty tightly. Then the action becomes a habitual or automatic reaction without the thought required to trigger the activity. And then, ahhh, we feel comfortable and…

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Yoga/Voice INtegration 

This past weekend I began Yoga Teacher Training in a quest to do a few things: 

  • 1. Dive deeper into the physical and mental/spiritual practices of yoga that have enhanced my personal health and well-being 
  • 2. Explore how the practice of yoga interacts with and compliments the process and practices of singing and teaching singing. 
  • 3. Spend deeper and richer time in the community of yoga practitioners with whom I feel a kindred spirit in our quest for wholeness 

Following each weekend of YTT…

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From Tim Gavagan "Singing Friends" review 

See what Tim Gavagan, Founder of "Singing Friends" had to say about our Tribute to Natalie Cole show

January 30, 2016 

The Stacie Steinke Trio was on the mark with her Natalie Cole tribute show. Her three set show included many songs that Natalie Cole recorded and helped make famous again. Her trio included two of the most talented Jazz musicians in the area. Multi instrumentalist Robert Vetter on trumpet, coronet, Flugelhorn, guitar and melodica and the gifted Michael Maher on piano. 

The evening was…

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VOCALIST

 

 

 

Vocalist and Band Leader Stacie Steinke formed Jazz Standards by Stacie & Co. to perform music that blends musical theater and jazz traditions in fresh ways.

Stacie Steinke grew up with these songs in her ear and in her voice, performing them with family and friends in casual jam-sessions. This  developed her love of ensemble performing and entertainment. In her hometown of Wilmington, DE, she was known as "the little girl with the big voice. She earned her Masters in Music in Vocal Pedagogy from the Catholic University of America,and found her passion in musical theater performances in Washington, DC, Chicago, and Mexico City, in shows such as "Company," "The Most Happy Fella," and  "The Secret Garden."  

As the Founder and Artistic Director of Festive Singers in Chicago, and Make-A-Scene Music and Entertainment in Washington, DC, Stacie inspired performance ensembles that blended the jazz standard rep with theatrical presentation. She wrote and produced WWII Radio Hour to feature songs from the 40s in a format that brought to life the poignancy of a nation at war.  In the classical music world, Stacie has performed as a soloist alongside vocalists from the Washington Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the award-winning Mexican Tenor Mauro Calderon.

 

 

 

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