Laela Giovanna graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2020, one of the world’s most elite colleges for music. She began her musical journey at a young age studying voice and piano. By the age of nine she had her first experience recording in a professional music studio. By the age of twelve she picked up her first guitar which sparked her love for songwriting. Laela spent her early teenage years performing at many live music venues and cafes in her hometown honing her live performance skills. From the suburbs of Philadelphia she moved to New York City in 2017 to continue her musical pursuit. While in the Big Apple, she performed on some of the most legendary stages including The Apollo Theater, The Bitter End and Rockwood Music Hall.
In 2018 she fully immersed herself into music producing and continues self-producing and engineering her own music. Her original music has allowed her to build a loyal following on social media. She has accumulated over 600k streams across major music platforms like Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal. In 2018 on the island of Ischia, Italy she was recognized as an up and coming musical artist in America. She was named an ambassador on the island and awarded honorary Italian citizenship. In 2019 she was a featured artist for “NBC’s The Voice” Open Mic Series.” That same year Laela became part of the Sofar Sounds artist repertoire joining the ranks of Billie Eilish, Noah Cyrus, X Ambassadors and Jack Harlow who were also apart of this organization. She performed in many different cities across America with Sofar Sounds. As she continues pursuing her own musical endeavors she is excited to use her vast musical knowledge and experience to help others reach their own goals.
While Laela’s musical style is a reflection of Pop and R&B influences, she is well rounded in all genres. Laela believes in looking at the voice as a whole and not just the singing aspect of it. There is a physical, emotional and mental component to singing. She believes it is important for singers to build a strong core foundation first with breath control, posture, technique and vocal strength along with a developing a healthy and positive mindset. A good foundation allows for the singer to explore whatever musical style they are interested in with ease. Her approach to teaching is to ensure the student has a good understanding of how the voice works and how to implement proper vocal and breathing techniques. The culmination of these skills helps students reach their own personalized music goals.