About Zingora
Vocal School 

Vocal School in Rhinebeck, NY

“This is the way growing up should have been.”

About Our School

After forty years of touring globally as a professional singer and violinist, it has become my dream to open a small vocal school in Rhinebeck, NY.

Over the years I have received many invitations to teach. Now I am ready to make this the focus of my work.

Through my experiences offering workshops and mentoring students one on one, I know teaching to be immensely gratifying for both my students and me.

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For many years, I have worked in a range of musical styles, including jazz, rock, folk, classical, and opera. What truly inspires me is total silence and an absolutely positive atmosphere.

I believe in the freedom of the voice, and of using the voice as a tool for expressing our deepest needs and desires.

What means Zingora?

Text of the song no. 868 from the F. Sušil  collection.

Zing – sing      ora -mouth, border, shores 

La Zingara – the gypsy girl
Zingora – Walnut in moravian dialect

Etymology 1

Inflected form of ōs (mouth).

Etymology 2

Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *h₄orh₂-on- (shore, bank, border), related to Lithuanian oras (air, weather)Latvian ara (border, country limit, boundary), and Hittite   (boundary, rim, line).

Also compare Ancient Greek ὅρος (hórosborder, boundary mark). Possibly related to urvo (to plough round, mark out with a plough).

& Guest Artists

I have worked with children and adults, professional singers and people who have never sung before.

It would be my goal to create a school that welcomes people from all different backgrounds, including families and those who are unable to pay the full tuition.

Individual Vioce lessons
& Group Work & Events 

with adults and children

As the school grows it would be bring me great joy to invite musicians I have met from around the world to share their expertise as guest teachers.

At first, the curriculum will take its focus with the Moravian, Slovak and Roma folk melodies that have been central to my music. In addition, my teaching will emphasize free expression, improvisation, and connection with nature.

Happy Students


This workshop allowed me to let go of control and allow space for pure creativity that is within me to come out. 
The combination of improvisation and nature welcomes the space for the purest form of creativity. 

- Chloe P.

Zingora Vocal School

Rhinebeck, New York, USA



Dear friends,

Our next event will take place the weekend of April 5 – 7, 2024, in a beautiful setting in the countryside near Rhinebeck, NY.

All activities will be held in the open air and in a covered pavilion (open on all sides), allowing for safe distancing.
We will observe all New York State recommendations for small gatherings.

Contact: hello@zingora-vocal-school.com
More information: www.zingora-vocal-school.com/zingora-weekend