IMG_1536Daniel Sommer enjoys working with musicians of all levels in a variety of settings.

Below are some of the services offered. This list is not exhaustive, as he is always looking for new meaningful projects and thoughtful collaborators.

Contact Daniel directly for more information.


Dan is one terrific diction teacher and coach.  I have enjoyed our many collaborations together, and I always learn something from him.  Dan, of course, possesses all the requisite skills—knowledge of language, pronunciation, IPA—but what I most appreciate is his lyric approach to any vocal text. With Dan, it is not a question of rote learning.  The text is always approached with an eye (and ear) toward making the material flow. Dan has a way of relating to all singers, whether they be amateurs, professionals, or students. His own work as a singer enables him to approach diction from a vocal point of view—with excellent results.
Frank NemhauserMusic Director, Berkshire Choral International | Director of Vocal Studies, Mannes College The New School for Music

  • Coachings, Classes & Masterclasses available on repertoire in the following languages:
    • German
    • English
    • Latin (Ecclesiastical, Germanic, Italianate)
  • Private Diction Lessons*
    • Volunteer/Amateur Singers
    • Students/Emerging Professionals Singers
    • Professional Singers
    • Conductors
    • Composers
  • Group Lessons*
    • Available for 2 – 8 Participants
    • Single or MultipleSessions
    • Customized Lessons

*Available in-person (when possible) or remotely via Skype or Google Hangouts.

  • Diction Workshops Available for Choruses:
    • Singing Words Together: An Introduction to Lyric Diction for Ensembles
    • Practical Uses of  IPA in Choral Settings
    • Singing Choral Texts in
      • German
      • English
      • Latin (Ecclesiastical, Germanic, or Italianate)
    • Approaching Text in Carmina Burana
  • Diction Coaching for Ensembles & Choruses

  • Custom Learning Material Creation
    • Classroom Material
      • Handouts
      • Worksheets
      • IPA transcriptions
    • Digital Content
      • Instructional videos
      • Record and/or process text recitation
      • PDFs
    • Mobile Learning Solutions
      • iOS & Android Apps
      • Websites