Our mission at Gori Voice Studios, LLC is to help our students discover how to use their voices with the greatest ease, freedom and joy, so that they can present themselves with confidence in speech and song. We are committed to helping singers of all ages achieve vocal health, beauty and freedom in all styles of music.
Here at Gori Voice Studios, we offer two different styles of teaching, sharing one philosophy: We believe that any student can improve his or her singing and speaking through learning how the voice works and developing healthy voice technique.
Each student comes to vocal training with his or her own unique instrument, musical background, and physical challenges. During your lessons with us, we will work in collaboration with you to help you gain a better understanding of your voice's function in both speaking and singing and to develop the skills necessary to find maximum ease and freedom when using your voice.
What do we mean by "technique"? To us, this means developing the physical skills of healthy singing, then turning those skills into reflexive habits within yourself. By internalizing good vocal habits, you will find your healthy, natural and balanced voice. We will help you learn how to monitor your voice and show you step-by-step how to learn your music so that ultimately you can become your own "teacher". We want to help you find greater beauty, expressivity and enjoyment of the singing and speaking experience both now and throughout your life.
Maryland All-State Senior High Chorus
Montgomery County Youth Choir
Interlochen Arts Camp
Theatre Lab Summer Musical Theatre Institute
Young Artists of America
Act II at Levine Music
Washington National Opera Chorus
National Philharmonic Chorale
The Washington Chorus
Cathedral Choral Society
Thomas Circle Singers
AURELIUS GORI, D.M.A., BARITONE is an acclaimed concert soloist and recitalist whose singing has been hailed as “splendidly lyrical” by the Washington Post. A 1990-91 Fulbright scholar at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich, he completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Maryland, College Park in 1995. He was also selected as a 1997 teaching intern with the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Dr. Gori’s approach to teaching singing is simple, clear and scientific, emphasizing vocal health, beauty, and expressive communication. His specialties include helping young singers as their voices change and improving freedom, clarity, and agility in older voices. He conditions his students to cultivate their best habits in both singing and speaking. He is a master teacher and mentor to many successful performers in choral, operatic, oratorio, contemporary commercial and musical theater venues throughout the Greater Washington DC area. His students include professional singers, NATS Regionals award winners and college scholarship award recipients.
GRACE GORI, M. M. MEZZO-SOPRANO is well-known in the Washington DC area as an acclaimed performer in both the concert and operatic repertoire. She has been praised by The Washington Post for her "fine sense of style" and "strong dramatic impact" in works that range from the Renaissance to world and American premieres. She holds the Bachelor of Music with High Distinction from the prestigious Indiana University School of Music and the Master of Music from the University of Maryland at College Park/ Maryland Opera Studio. [For more on Ms. Gori's credits, please visit her personal website at www.GraceGori.com .]
Grace has shared her years of study and expertise with students for over 21 years. Her students regularly perform roles in school and community musical theater productions and are invited to sing in select choral ensembles. A dedicated life-long learner, she continues to develop her knowledge of the voice in order to better serve her students. In addition to her college and post-graduate studies, she studied the Alexander Technique, attended seminars on the Richard Miller, David Blair McClosky and Estill Voice Training methods, and has studied Iyengar yoga since April 2015. Her goal is to help each and every one of her students develop a healthy vocal technique which will allow the student to transcend vocal mechanics and instead experience the joy of pure artistic expression in whatever style he or she chooses.