Robert W. Becker enjoys teaching styles include classical, musical theater, pop, rock, and gospel. Robert works with the principle of releasing all interfering and unnecessary tension, manipulation, or interference of the voice. Attention is paid to releasing head, neck and shoulder tension. Natural breathing and air flow (support) are developed along with the understanding of using language and pure vowels. Robert studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music. His teachers include Irving Bushman, Eleanor Steber, Wittfield Lloyd Shanzer, Conrad Osborne, and Hanne Lore-Kuse, soprano of East German Wagnerian in Berlin, Germany.
He has performed with Goldovsky Opera Theatre, Cleveland Opera, Iceland National Opera, National Symphony Orchestra in Reykjavik, Iceland and at Radio City Music Hall. He is a cantor at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, N.Y.C., and a year round member of vocal quartet at the Hebrew Tabernacle of Washington Heights, N.Y.C. He established the very successful “Opera Gala” at La Dolce Vita, in Cleveland’s Little Italy, that ran weekly for 13 years. Robert is soloist at First Church Christ Scientist Cleveland. Robert accepts beginners to advanced professionals; a sample lesson is recommended.