"In my early years of vocal development, I was extremely fortunate to have a teacher like Arianna. She guided me in creating a very solid technical foundation over our years together. Arianna patiently and continuously worked hard to instill important concepts that helped me in creating a healthy and consistent sound. I wouldn't be the singer I am today if it weren't for her pedagogical ideas and exercises. Arianna was not only my voice teacher, she was my mentor and life coach as well. I cannot thank her enough for believing in me, encouraging me and providing opportunities I never thought possible."
- Vanessa Vasquez, soprano
2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Grand Prize Winner

“Jennifer Casey Cabot combines a strong knowledge in vocal pedagogy and anatomy with her practical experience as an international soprano to teach each student with a gentle and effective approach. I was thrilled with how the freedom and beauty of my upper range improved after only a few lessons.”
- Emma McDermott, soprano, vocal coach, accompanist
Elizabeth Connell Prize finalist

“By the time I had graduated from Catholic University, Arianna had provided me with the tools I needed to meld my artistry with my technique, which has been the greatest gift as I have made my way through my first year out of school, auditioning and working primarily as a musical theatre actor. Being a vocal artist herself, Arianna is not only is particularly gifted in helping her students understand proper vocal technique and health, but she also recognizes the demands of the industry and has prepared me with sound advice, demonstrations, master classes, and repertoire. She goes above and beyond to ensure that her students are thriving in their lessons and facilitates a safe and positive environment for work and play. I still find myself listening to recordings of my lessons with Arianna from undergrad to inform current work, which is evidence of her exceptional capacity to explain and demonstrate for her students.”
- Catherine Purcell, Catholic University class of 2016 (Musical Theatre)
Theatre 2020 (NYC)
Fringe Festival (NYC)
Creative Cauldron (NoVa)
Signature Theatre (DC)

”Arianna Zukerman is a voice teacher committed to healthy singing and long term growth for each individual's voice rather than recreating the same cookie cutter sound for everyone with whom she works. When I met Arianna, I was 18 years old and had very limited experience with classical singing technique. She met me at the skill level I had and patiently taught me healthy singing habits. She helped me to break down the physical barriers I had created in myself that were preventing me from singing optimally. Her teaching focuses on the concrete physical realities of singing: phonation, the paradox of engagement and relaxation while breathing and maintaining constant legato no matter the text. She has a strong spirit of collaboration and employs her network of coaches, conductors and stage directors to help each of her students gain the skills they need to have a successful career in classical singing. “
- Maureen Brabec, soprano, PVI Member
BM Catholic University 2012
MM candidate UCLA 2019

“PVI is an innovative and high-quality response to a need in the DC area, giving classical singers in the community access to professional training, advice, and resources. Once a singer is out of school, those things are difficult and expensive to come by. Professional training programs run by opera companies are fantastic, but not everyone has access to those for a whole variety of reasons - timing, finances, personal circumstance. PVI hooks DC-area singers up with major artists, teachers, and coaches, and does it economically. I think other major metropolitan areas will see the artistic success and business savvy of PVI and follow suit. Brava to Elizabeth Bishop for this brainchild!”
- Kathleen Kelly, Conductor & Collaborative Pianist