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.


Among all the languages, German intimidates me the most. The importance of consonants and how it colors the text is something I am still working on. I was fortunate enough to work with Daniel- He is filled with patience and kindness. I feel very comfortable when I sing for him. His knowledge for singing makes him an outstanding, singer-friendly coach. He knows how to project his ideas from the singer’s point of view. And I enjoy making artistic interpretations with him.
Tracy ChangSopranoNew York, NY

  • 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