I heard your song, Alison's Saab Story, on Car Talk. "What a song!" I said. "What a voice!" – Brian Daley
Alison Lee Freeman takes the stage without question, then engages her audience with a powerful, beautiful voice and passion she holds for her sea chanties and original songs. Alison presents a performance that is robust, educational and — most importantly — ENTERtaining! – Martin Swinger
Her warm and engaging stage presence, great voice, great material, and her genuine enthusiasm for traditional songs was a highlight of the festival and a real treat for our weekly folk club. - Caroline Clarke, Member of Board, St. John's Folk Arts Council Newfoundland, Canada
Great voice. Felt I was right there along the ocean singing songs! - Meg Brown & Margaret Farrell
Contact Sparloft Arts
Alison Lee Freeman
PO Box 161
Georgetown ME 04548
Alison Lee Freeman is a performer, presenter, and voice teacher best known as a solo performer who specializes in sea chanteys, music hall songs, and parlor music from the 1800s. She also has extensive experience singing in a cappella harmony singing groups and is a singer/songwriter.
Freeman has presented workshops for entities such as Maine Music Educators Association, The Folksong Society of Greater Boston, Passim School of Music, ACE, SMMC, CareerCenter, and MIT. Topics have included: “Vocal Fitness Workshop”, “Be Brief! Be Memorable! Presenting yourself in Print & in Person”, “Introduction to Sea Chanteys”, and “Diversity at Sea in the Great Age of Sail”.
As a voice teacher Freeman teaches her students about the physiology of the voice because singing is an athletic endeavor. Singers need to understand how hearing, breathing, and movement affect their instrument. She also believes it is important to understand the difference between technique and style. Different genres of music require different styles of singing, but the underlying technique is the same.
Freeman says, “The voice is a unique instrument in that most of the apparatus cannot be directly observed. Voice teachers must rely on imagery and metaphor to communicate with their students. Imagery that works for one student may not work for another. Articulation of a concept does not mean it has been understood. It is the teacher's job to find the best way to communicate with each student and to recognize there is no right way to sing, but there is a best way for each individual to sing.”
Freeman's recordings are available for purchase in Bath, Maine at Maine Maritime Museum or Lisa-Marie's Made in Maine, and online at CDBaby.com, as well as most digital music services such as Apple iTunes or MSN Music.