“Mezzo-soprano, Susanne Mentzer gave a master class for our graduate singers at the University of Colorado-Boulder while she was singing the role of Despina with Opera Colorado. Her “no nonsense” approach to the singer’s technical issue was excellent, making each student sound better afterward. It was wonderful to have such a seasoned professional work with our students and they all grew from the experience. She also answered questions about the business and the rigors of a professional singing career which proved invaluable for everyone there.”

Julie Simson, Professor of Voice University of Colorado, Boulder

“I think your teaching is sincerely deliberate and individual for every type of voice and personality. Once in Merola’12 I played 4 vocal lessons in a row – for tenor, bass-baritone, soprano, and finally mezzo-soprano. It was amazing to observe 4 different teachers in you with 4 different approaches to the technical concerns and musical rendering, style issues etc. I wish I had recorded these lessons… It seems I could be a great singer if only I had a voice, so clear are your lessons!”

Artem Grishaev, coach accompanist Washington National Opera and San Francisco Merola program ‘12

“Ms. Mentzer presented a master class for us at the University of the Pacific (Spring 2012) that was at once pragmatic, inspiring, technically direct and completely in service to the art of singing. One could scarcely have requested more and our students still share the high points from it with one another.”

Burr Cochran Phillips, Associate Professor of Voice, Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific Stockton CA

“My students are still talking about help they received from Susanne Mentzer’s Master Class here at the University of Kansas (2011). She has a winning way of speaking about breath support, resonance, body alignment, etc. The students came away from the session enthused and greatly encouraged. Of course they were “listening” with extra care as they are so impressed with her singing/career.”

Joyce Castle, Professor of Voice KU School of Music

“Susanne Mentzer teaches voice extremely well. She is direct and always picks up on each individual students’ issues.”

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“wonderful lessons.”

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“This course was outstanding. I was encouraged to extend my capabilities and stretch myself to become a better performer. The professor also has extensive knowledge of the subject and cares deeply about the students.”

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“I have enjoyed my lessons so much! They are my favorite part of my week.”

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“This course was fantastic. I not only studied with my teacher but participated in the Undergraduate Voice Seminar in which we put on a recital at the end of the semester. I learned so much about myself and really grew as a performer this semester because of my teacher and voice seminar.”

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“I have been very happy with how lessons and studio classes with Susanne have been going. I always learn a lot from both atmospheres.”

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