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.


After having the pleasure of working with Dan Sommer through the Clarion Music Society, and coming to know firsthand the extraordinary quality of his German coaching, I have come to rely on Dan for all personal German coachings when I am preparing to sing German repertoire. He has a deep, masterful knowledge of the language, which, combined with his experience as a singer, affable manner, and thoughtful articulation of ideas and instructions, makes Dan truly the ideal German coach. It is surely thanks to Dan’s incisive insights and guidance that the New York Times’ review of my recent performance as the soprano soloist in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at Alice Tully Hall included the following: ‘soprano Nacole Palmer, always alert to the text.’ Thanks, Dan! I couldn’t have done it without you!

  • 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