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.
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
Since November 2020 Learning Dhrupad under Marianne Svašek, who is musician and teacher from Nederlands. More here.
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 Online course called “Improvising composition, composing improvisation” in Labyrinth music workshops.
October 9th 2020 Byzantine music workshop with Dr. Maria Alexandru, Evanthia Vavoulioti (chanter), and Dr. Marios Christou. Prague.
February 19th – 24th 2021 Anatolian singing with Veka Aler, Labyrinth workshops online.
February – July 2021 Three courses of Iranian classical singing with Iranian singer Mehdi Emami, Labyrinth workshops online.
May 11th – June 6th 2021 Baglama saz technique and repertoire with Cihan Türkoğlu, in Labyrinth workshops online.
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 – July 2021. The 200 hours course of music therapy by Matěj Lipský, Praha. Certificated by Czech Music Therapy Association.
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.
2018 – 2020 “Prolomení” – Cooperation with a Czech poet Klára Krásenská in connecting ourselves and other people of different believes or disbelieves.
- 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.