Projects & education

Although I have certain education and courses in singing and music abilities, one of the most important project and self-education is everyday training since my childhood. In my whole life, there wasn’t a day without making any sound ever. Except of days I was having such hard cold I wasn’t able to speak. 

Professions

Since October 2018 until now Working as vocal trainer under partnership with well experienced vocal trainer and musician  Mirka Novak

Since January 2019 until now Part-time working as vocal trainer in the private school Singing is fun, Praha. More about the school

Since January 2020 until now I started working as private music therapist.

General education in music and singing

1999 – 2006 Underwent a class of classical (bel canto) singing in the public musical school in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic. Attending different choirs and also singing solo in an ochestra there until 2008.

2001 – 2002 Underwent a class of piano. Since then I am self-taught.

2002 – 2005 Participation in a parish choir under Marie Gottfriedová.

10. 11. 2018 Passed course “Body and voice” – Workshop for vocal teachers under Alena Dobrovolna, Praha

April 6th – 7th 2019 Attended voice and belting workshop with Helga Westmark, Prague

February 29th 2020 Attended the concert improvisation workshop vol. 1 with the professional pianist Jiří Pazour. Prague

July 31th – August 2nd 2020 Attended Level One course (24h) in Estill vocal technique with Helga Westmark, Prague

Music of India

August 2018  Attended two levels of 6 months online courses of hindustani singing. The course consists of home studying Indian music theory and raga structures, and home training in singing technique. The level 1 course passed in March 2019, the level 2 course passed in June 2019. More info here

July 6th – August 3th 2019 Four weeks course of Dhrupad singing technique in Dhrupad school under Gundecha brothers in Bhopal, India

Makam music

Since October 2018  Self-learning makam musical system and self-learning to play Turkish yayli tanbur

March 4th – 9th 2019 Attended course “Structure & Phrasing of Makams” in Labyrinth music workshops, lead by Ross Daly. Seminar was focused on Turkish makams. Heraklion – Houdeitsi, Crete. More here.

February 18th – 23th 2020 Course “A vocal orchestra” in Labyrinth music workshops, lead by Martha Mavroidi. Heraklion, Crete. More info here

June 26th – July 1st 2020 Attended online course “Greek singing” with Katerina Papadopolou in Labyrinth music workshops.

August 28th – September 9th 2020 PLANNED online course called “Improvising composition, composing improvisation” in Labyrinth music workshops.

Flamenco

Since 2019 Learning and playing flamenco songs with guitarist Zdeněk Martínek

October 2019 – June 2020 18 hours course of flamenco rhythms & palmas with Michael Caba

Since 2020 singing for flamenco dance group of Jana Drdácká

Music therapy education

18. – 19. 10. 2017 Attended and passed a course of music therapy in recovery from psychical illness, under Jana Fojtíčková, 16 hours. Certificated by Czech Music Therapy Association.

September 2018 Application for membership of Czech Music Therapy Association

20. – 21. 10. 2018 Attended and passed a course in the overview of different methods of music therapy, 18 hours. Supervisors: Anna Horká, Anna Neuwirthová, Zuzana Ouředníčková, Vendula Zemanová, Dana Zouharová. Certificated by Czech Music Therapy Association.

5. 1. 2019 Attended course Music therapy in education lead by Anna Neuwirthova. 7 hours. Certificated by Czech Music Therapy Association.

April 2019 RUNNING. The 200 hours course of music therapy by Matěj Lipský, Praha. Certificated by Czech Music Therapy Association.

Creative projects

2006 – 2007 Singer and songwriter in a local blues-rock band H4S in Ústí nad Labem. Records here (with the name Silva in the brackets)

2008 – 2011 Jazz and blues standards sung with guitarist Jiří Krombholz from the band Blue Condition. Unfortunately we don’t have any records.

2012 – present Making my own compositions and songs based on setting poetry into music.

2014 – 2016 Creation and realization of scenic music for the Lusatian-sorbian theater play Wodny muž. The songs used in this play are also created with Lusatian-sorbian poems and one Swedish poem.

2015 – 2018 The “Don’t ask, don’t care” project. Highly improvised psychedelic blues with guitarist Michal Novotný (from this band), few records are here.

2018 – 2020 “Prolomení” – Cooperation with a Czech poet Klára Krásenská in connecting ourselves and other people of different believes or disbelieves.

Events:

  • 17. 1. 2018, Praha
  • 30. 4. 2018, Roudnice nad Labem
  • A music video made in the old monastery in Roudnice by Klára Krásenská and Sireen Smother

2018 Music themes for a short movie directed by Filip Sykora. The whole movie is on youtube also with the English subtitles here

2019 Makam music sang in Czech. The new composing project of mine. I currently work on composing makam songs with Czech lyrics.

Events:

  • 2019/2020 Recording an electro-ambient track & video with Syrian composer Hany M. His channel here
  • 11th October 2020 Whole concerts in the Old Synagogue in Pilsen
  • Since June 2020 cooperating in the first modal music jams in Prague. The facebook page with news is here