New! Self-study programmes

Clear and idiomatic sung Italian diction: the fundamentals

The ability to deliver clear and expressive text is core to a singer’s skillset, but knowing what to focus on, phonetically, to improve sung Italian diction isn’t always obvious. 

This new online learning programme is based on our popular article Seven mistakes singers make in Italian diction – and how to avoid them (for a free copy, just sign up here) and pinpoints seven key areas that singers need to focus on to achieve clearer and more idiomatic Italian lyric diction.

Led by renowned Italian Coach and Melofonetica Founder, Matteo Dalle Fratte, the programme includes high-quality video tutorials, guided vocalising exercises, downloadable materials and test-your-knowledge quizzes enabling you to:

  • Work at your own pace to improve your knowledge of clear and correct sung Italian
  • Understand the technical benefits of correct articulation
  • Develop your practical skills through guided vocalising exercises
  • Benefit from a toolkit of exercises for warm-ups and regular practice

Key topics covered include short vs. long consonants, mastering long stop consonants, coarticulation, when and how to roll the r, how to correctly articulate the dry Italian t, s and more!

The programme is based on the Melofonetica Method, a proven and highly effective approach grounded in science and extensive research.

Programme fee: just £85, includes access to all online course resources for 12 months.
PLUS: includes £20 off a 60-minute one-to-one online coaching session with Matteo Dalle Fratte when you sign up by 31 May 2021.

The programme is hosted on the online learning platform Thinkific.

New! Self-study programmes Melofonetica

“An excellent opportunity to improve Italian diction”
“Matteo’s explanations and coaching are exceptional”
“I LOVED it!”
“Invaluable – improved my Italian and singing no end!”