LIZ CAPLAN has been teaching and coaching voice since 1978 in New York City and lectures throughout the United States and Europe.
Her students are currently featured in principle roles on Broadway, National tours, Off Broadway, regionally, as artists in the recording industry as well as on Film and TV. Many have also been nominated for and won the prestigious Tony and Grammy awards and have been Emmy award winners. Besides working vocally with recording artists, Liz does consulting work for all the major record labels.
Her affiliations include: American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), The Drama League, and National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) where she has been a speaker, panelist and workshop facilitator. She is also on the faculty of the Voice Foundation in Philadelphia, PA and was recently named a member of the New York Singing Teachers’ Association (NYSTA), as well as a member of the Voice and Speech Therapists Association (VASTA).
Liz draws upon many diverse disciplines in her approach to teaching voice. Her innovative use of physical alignment, exercise, and nutrition help to build and maintain a healthy instrument. Yoga, breathing, and relaxation techniques, along with Alexander and Linklater philosophies, are also explored regularly. Vocal exercises, tailored to the individual student, aim to strengthen the larynx and vocal cords as well as releasing the tongue and jaw, yielding increased range and flexibility. Specialized master classes and workshops provide a supportive group dynamic for singers, dancers and actors to further develop their craft. The workshops provide the performer with: physical and vocal warm-ups for auditions, studio sessions and performances, relaxation techniques for nervousness, emotional connection to the song, and improved body language, focus and connection to the breath.
Liz has the honor of working with many Tony and Grammy Award nominated and winning musical directors and arrangers. She consults on many projects long before they are fully realized. As a result, Liz is able to get a sense of the upcoming trends in both musical theater and the music industry. Her students therefore benefit from a teacher who has an awareness of these new productions and their various musical styles.
Liz’s students have won the coveted Tony Award five years in a row. Check them out below…
Nikki M. James for Book of Mormon (Best featured actress)
Steve Kazee for Once (Best Actor)
Patina Miller for Pippin (Best Actress)
Neil Patrick Harris (Best Actor)
James Monroe Iglehart (Best featured Actor)
John Cameron Mitchell (Special Tony Award)
Ben Platt (Best Lead Actor in a Musical)
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