Level 4 Certified Voice Coach.
Andres Martorell has studied singing for over 15 years. He has been all around the world researching different approaches to voice technique including Italian Belcanto, German Method and Speech Level Singing. As a teacher, he has been teaching and running workshops for the last 10 years and have taught over 5000 hours.
Actually a Level 4 certified Speech Level Singing™ vocal coach, he holds the highest certification in Ireland and he has been selected from 2008 by Speech Level Singing as a Regional Representative in Europe for Ireland & Spain, meaning that he organizes the education and certification process for other SLS Teachers in those areas.
In the past Andres has studied with many different Voice Master Teachers inside and outside Speech Level Singing method. In the present he studies regularly with Greg Enriquez & Seth Riggs and follows certification program towards his level 5 certification (5 out of 5 possible).
Andres teaches the old concepts of italian Old Schola Cantorum from the Belcanto times, with an SLS approach ,supported by the most recent Vocal Science studies and the ideas of great contemporary teachers such as Richard Miller.
Currently, Andres teaches regularly in Ireland , Galway Voice Studios & Dublin Liffey Trust Studios, Poland ,at Warsaw Vocal Studios and once a year in Montevideo, Uruguay, Vocal Music Estudios.
From 2011 Andres has been appointed as Lecturer in Voice Coaching for the Masters Degree in Conference Interpreting at the National University of Ireland,Galway (NUIG) where he trains the students on speech techniques.
Also via Skype consultations he has students based in New York, Valencia, Lisboa, Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Shangai, Warsaw, Dusseldorf, Dublin etc...
In Ireland his students have won mayor singing competitions, including RTE "You are a Star", RTE "Star Search", all ireland "Teen Idol", AIMS best singer, "you bloom" UK, etc.
Consultations are also available for Speech Coaching and Vocal Disorders.
Level 2 certified Vocal Coach.
Having first walked in the door of the Galway Voice Studio as a precocious student 4 years ago, Cathal Jack Flaherty has seen Speech Level Singing (SLS) become the centre of his professional life. Having gained wide experience as a full time touring singer and bassist, he has since amassed an enormous amount of knowledge about the workings of the human voice. As a student he has studied with Master Vocal Coaches Spencer Welch, Greg Enriquez, Dean Kaelin, Wendy Parr, and Jeffrey Skouson, and most importantly, with his now co-teacher, Andres Martorell. Now a Level 1 certified SLS instructor, Cathal espouses the practical applications of the SLS technique and puts a particular emphasis on the use of enhanced vocal technique in performance.
Cathal Jack continues his weekly 2.30 Tuesday appointment with Andres which he began four years ago.
Cathal Jack say’s:
“It was my brothers enthusiasm for his work he was doing with Andres which stirred my interest to see what SLS was about. As I had extensively studied bass guitar in Ireland and at Berklee College of Music in the US, I found it an abstract thought to think of applying the same approach to your voce: treating it as an instrument, with all the refinements of technique and practice that implies. My subsequent experiences were a revelation. After 10 years of performing to that point I realized that I had neglected an enormous part of my musicianship. I have since then sought to expand my knowledge of the human voice as thoroughly as possible. In my four years of studying (two of which as a teacher) I have learned to enormously improve my tone, range, endurance and style, while also learning to judge my voice with the objective critique that a professional musician should have about their ability. As a teacher, I am eager to help all of my students with explore their voices in the same way that my teachers have helped me. Feeling good and in control of what you do is hugely beneficial to a performer. What I have learned, and try to teach is such harmonious control, and encourage the joy in expression through singing”.
Pre Certified Teacher.
Barbara Vulso has started to sing very young, deeply moved by a gospel performance of Mahalia Jackson from the movie "Imitation of Life".
She started singing with the local church choir and only few years after that she was already gigging around Italy and Europe.
She has been trained with classical and jazz vocal coaches from all over the world (including Carl Anderson and Patti Cathcart) until she found her way with level 4 SLS teacher Andres Martorell. After a vocal workshop in December 2011 she decided to start the SLS training to become a certified teacher.
She has been trained as teacher by level 4 SLS Andres Martorell and level 5/IMT SLS teacher Greg Enriquez.
She worked for a decade with some of the most important Italian blues band, earning experience in singing and performing in front of thousand of people. Through the years she recorded with EMI Italy, SONY Music, Comet Records, Horizon.
She’s the female lead singer of Galway based jazz ensemble “The Black Magic Big Band” and of “The Lewd Tunes”.
Recently she started her own original project with The Getaway Gondola funk band. She works regularly with the finest Irish and international musicians and bands.