Barbara Tanze was born in Munich and grew up in Germany, the USA and Switzerland. She has been living in Slovenia since 2006.
Barbara graduated from the Conservatoire de Lausanne HEM in Switzerland in vocal performance and vocal pedagogy in 2006. She has many years of experience as a soloist on the opera stage, as well as in concert singing and acting for different productions around Europe, which she still continues to this day. She has been teaching singing and diction in private and public institutions since 2004.
She earned her Level 1 degree in Breathing Coordination after the principles of Lynn Martin and Robin de Haas (MDH) in 2014 and is an advanced certified practitioner (Level 2) since 2016. In addition to her extensive studies of MDH Breathing Coordination, she continuously completes other training programmes, such as the Foundations in Myofascial Release and Laryngeal Massage by Walt Fritz and the Neuro-Vocal Method by Meredith Colby. In 2019, Barbara Tanze has been appointed an external consultant for functional anatomy and breathing coordination by the Modern Vocal Training Institute based in Malaga, Spain.
Other collaborations include workshops and seminars for the Ultimate Artists programme in London, UK, the Pacific Opera Company in Sydney, Australia, the State Opera of South Australia in Adelaide, Australia, the World Voice Teachers Expo in Poland and the Ars Longa, Vita Brevis masterclasses for young musicians in Slovenia.
In addition to the work with singers, Barbara has been pursuing extensive reseach in the field of optimal breathing for athletes and the effects od MDH Breathing Coordination on athletic performance. She has been working with amateur and professional athletes as well as Olympians since 2016.
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