Voice and Alexander Technique Teacher
Voice Foundation, AmSat-certified
San Rafael, California
Monica Norcia is a teacher of singing, speech and the Alexander Technique in San Rafael, Calif. A Bay Area singing performer, pianist, and music director since 1997, she received her bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from California State University-Hayward. She trained in the Alexander Technique under Frank Ottiwell at the Alexander Technique Institute of San Francisco and was certified in 2002 by the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSat). As a “therapeutic” voice teacher, she teaches beginning and experienced singers and speakers, young and old, how to improve the quality of their voice, resolve vocal problems and work through stage fright. She teaches both one-on-one lessons and group classes. Monica is a member of the Voice Foundation of Philadelphia and enthusiastic attendee at many Pacific Voice and Speech Foundation conferences. She completed The Poise Project’s “AT for Parkinson’s” training in San Francisco. Born in Rome, Italy, she is fluent in Italian and as a singer specializes in the Italian/Neapolitan repertoire. As a music director and pianist, she is active in both Marin children’s theater and adult productions. Monica studies singing with mezzo soprano Erin Neff of the San Francisco Opera. Past teachers include Karen Anderson, formerly of Lafayette, Sharon Davis of San Francisco, and Lisa Popeil of Los Angeles. A Level 2 Reiki practitioner, Monica is certified in Shamanic Healing from HCH in Lafayette and is an avid aikido practitioner and meditator. She lives with her husband Larry Ball, also an Alexander Technique teacher, and their two cats in San Rafael.