Name: Florine Puluj
Age: 29 Jahre
Teaches you in: Vocals
Education: Bachelor at Hochschule für Kunst, Design und Musik in Freiburg (Emphasis Pedagogy), 2 semesters at the Newpark Music Center Dublin, now at the Hochschule für Kunst
Sings since: 14 Jahren
Vocal teacher since: 8 Jahren
Languages: German, English
Styles: Pop, Jazz, Sing Songwriter, Musical
Influences: Nina Simone, Sade, Melody Gardot, Norah Jones, Billie Holiday, Ibeyi, Lianna La Havas, Nat King Cole, Tom Waits...
I always loved singing as a child, but never really pursued it. When I was 14 years old, my violin teacher recommended that I try singing lessons. There I immediately connected with my singing teacher and it was a lot of fun.
What fascinates you about singing?
It's very exciting to see how you develop and progress as a singer. Singing gives me so many ways to express myself. For example, I can make music in a band, write songs myself and pass on the joy of singing to other people.
What is central for you when practicing?
First and foremost, voice training. But then also making music with other people. So you need to work on your technique, but you also need to try things out and play with other musicians.
What do you pay particular attention to when teaching?
Especially in the beginning, voice training is important. I try to look at each student individually to see what helps the most. But it should also be fun. So I'm always looking for cool, new pieces to sing that can inspire the students.
What has been your greatest experience as a singer so far?
It was the concert with my band Triaz at the SWR in Freiburg. We had a great sound and were able to play in front of a sold-out house.
Can you accompany yourself? On which instrument?
Yes, I accompany myself and of course my students on the piano.
What else is important in your life besides music?
To visit my family and friends in my hometown Munich, but also to enjoy my current home Freiburg. I would also like to travel and see New York, for example. And I also like to do sports.