Alberto ter Doest studied at the Twents Conservatory (now ArtEZ Conservatory Enschede). And at the Sweelinck Conservatory (now Conservatory of Amsterdam). After his studies he sang frequently as a soloist Oratorios and Opera . He also sang in musicals such as Les Miserables, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera and Closer than Ever. He has worked in Vienna, the West End in London and in many theaters in the Netherlands. He also participated in major dinner shows and many major international events. Alberto was also a founding member and cast member of Forbidden Musicals , the annual parody show with a big nod to the Dutch musical scene.
Alberto ter Doest has been a well-known and respected voice coach at home and abroad for years. He works as a vocal coach for major musicals and shows like Miss Saigon, Rent, Joe, Little Shop Of Horrors, Aïda, Chorus Line and Copacabana. He is also a guest teacher at the Performers School for Drama and Dance in London and The Shanghai Theater Academy in Shanghai. Until 2014 he was principal subject teacher of singing at the Codarts Conservatory in Rotterdam. Its alumni are successful all over the world.
“Alberto ter Doest is a fantastic teacher. I learned a lot this week! ”
After working with Jo Estill (Estill Voice System) he became the first official Certified Course Instructor in the Netherlands. Inspired by Jo Estill, he has conducted numerous studies into the functioning of the voice. The highlight being one research in Padova where several needles were inserted into muscles of the neck to demonstrate the muscle action for different sound characteristics. All his practical and research knowledge has been collected in the Universal Voice Guide , also called the voting bible. From this knowledge he gives a range voice technique workshops and courses in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain and China, among others.
What makes Alberto ter Doest so unique? Besides the fact that he is a successful voice coach / vocal educator, he is also still with both feet in the singing profession. Alberto has been part of it for nearly 27 years Netherlands Chamber Choir . With this professional choir he gives concerts all over the world and works with the best and greatest conductors in the world.
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