Ruth Rainero holds a Master's degree in Voice Performance and Pedagogy from the Royal Conservatory of the Hague in The Netherlands, and a Bachelor's degree from the California Institute of the Arts. She speaks five languages, sings in five more and has been teaching classical voice—first in Amsterdam and then San Francisco—for twenty-five years. Her areas of expertise range from early baroque to contemporary music, and she performed throughout Europe at various international festivals with a wide range of ensembles. In Europe and the United States, Ms Rainero performed under the direction of conductors ranging from Philippe Herreweghe, Niklaus Harnoncourt and Nicholas McGegan to Steve Reich and Reinbert de Leeuw.
At her private studios in New York City and San Francisco, Ruth teaches singing, voice rehabilitation, and communication skills. She has taken courses in voice science, and can therefore combine knowledge of anatomy, acoustics, biomechanics, and vocal fold oscillation with her many years of teaching experience. In addition to her classical voice studio, Ruth receives referrals from laryngologists of both singers and non-singers suffering from muscle tension dysphonia and other voice disorders. Ruth teaches internationally, and is a featured lecturer at voice conferences throughout the United States and Europe. These include the Pan European Voice Conference, the International Voice Symposium, the Physiology and Acoustics of Singing Conference, the Pacific Voice Conference/Pixar “Emotions and the Voice”, and the UCSF Voice Conference. Before devoting herself exclusively to her private studio, Ms. Rainero was on the faculty at the American Conservatory Theater (ACT) in San Francisco, the University of California at Davis and Skyline College in San Bruno. Her students perform internationally, both on and off Broadway, and in major opera houses throughout the world.
Ms. Rainero has been teaching Public Speaking and Presentation skills for more than 20 years, and founded Speak Out! Communication Skills in 1997.
Her clients come from a very broad range of professions, including finance, law, biotech, venture capital, fundraising, and more. A partial client list includes Deloitte & Touche, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Landor Associates, Compaq Capital, the San Francisco City Attorney's Office, Banc of America Securities, and the University of California San Francisco. She is available for individual coaching sessions and group workshops.