Anastasia Black, soprano, is dedicated to the performance and preservation of vocal music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras, especially music by female composers. Anastasia holds a Master’s Degree in Early Music from Longy School of Music, where she studied under Laurie Monahan, and a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, where she studied with Dr. Richard Kosowski. She currently studies with Pamela Dellal. Anastasia teaches voice at Note-worthy Experiences in Sudbury, maintains a private studio in Melrose, and is on the voice faculty at Clark University. In 2022, she will join the faculty for Early Music Week at World Fellowship Center in Conway, NH for her second year. Anastasia has been singing since she was a child, and has over 10 years of formal music education and teaching experience. Her students have ranged from beginner to advanced, ages six through eighty, and have studied many musical styles
I teach students to focus on achieving the sensations of healthy singing, instead of making judgments about the resulting sounds, which can often be instinctively negative, rather than objective and analytical. Once we free ourselves from negative judgments, singing becomes healthier, more creative, AND more fun! I ask students to view lessons and practice as science experiments; be playful and observant and the beautiful sounds will happen.