• Online lessons
  • HOURSTuesday 1_30pm-7pmThursday 1pm-6_30pmFriday 11am-5pmSaturday 10am-4pmSunday 11am-3_30pm
  • Backing Vocals & Harmonies
  • Girl GuitarVocal Boot Camp
  • Copy of Copy of Larisa Montanaro Jazz(1)
  • GG performance workshop

Vocal Instruction for All Levels and Styles

Anyone can learn to sing more confidently and it’s never too late to start. Consider vocal lessons as a way to increase joy and decrease stress.

Girl Guitar Austin

Vocal Boot Camp, Harmonies, Performance Masterclasses, and Style Workshops are just some of Larisa’s offerings for women at Girl Guitar.


Personalized vocal instruction and coaching scheduled at your convenience. Lessons available in-person or online.

Classes & Workshops

Complete Beginners, Co-ed Harmonies, and the Studio Sing Thing!


Recordings, Publications, Gift Certificates, and more.

Music Together™

Early childhood music classes taught at the Armstrong Community Music School.

24-7 Courses

Coming Soon. Video courses on a variety of topics. Study and practice on your schedule.


Friday, September 14th 7-9pm

Studio Sing!

Practice performing in a safe, supportive environment. At Red Leaf School of Music. R.S.V.P. with Larisa.

Thursday, July 19th

Girl Guitar

The next session of Girl Guitar begins on Thursday, July 19th. Check out harmonies and boot camp.

Date TBA

Breathing Workshop

Learn how to use your breath to bring your voice to life. At Girl Guitar.

Coming at the end of August

Performance Workshop

Share your singing with other singers and get pointers on improving your performance. At Girl Guitar.

Hi, I am the Instructor

Singing Technique and Vocal Coaching


I have been teaching voice in Austin, Texas for over 20 years.  Originally from New York, I moved to Austin in 1994 to pursue graduate degrees at the University of Texas at Austin.  In 2004 I completed my doctorate in Vocal Performance with a specialization in avant garde / 20th century music.  After graduating, I turned my focus toward popular styles and worked with many of Austin’s bands and singer-songwriters.  Currently, I can found singing with the Austin Jazz Workshop, Buzz and the Blue Cats (a variety band that performs music from the past 70 years), and my own jazz combo.  My first full-length jazz album is on sale now.

As an instructor, I teach all styles of music.  I apply the science of the singing voice and solid technique to any style in order to help the student find their most authentic sound and to bring the joy of music and singing into peoples’ lives.  For the past three years, I have also been teaching vocal classes at Girl Guitar in Austin, including; Vocal Boot Camp, Vocal Harmonies and several workshops.  And on Thursday mornings, you can find me at the Armstrong Community Music School teaching toddlers and their parents how to make Music Together.