Beret Arcaya was born in New York. She was accepted into the Juilliard School of Music in 1956. In 1958 she began studying acting with Uta Hagen and began to work as an actress. In 1968 she focused again on singing. Using the method of Manuel Garcia (1804-1906) and the self-discovery and freedom she experienced in this process set her on the creative path to which she remains dedicated. She began to teach singing in 1971. In January of 1975, Ms. Arcaya began private lessons with Judy Liebowitz. In 1978, she joined the ACAT-New York teacher-training course. She was certified in 1981, was a board member of ACAT and a founding member of the American Society for the Alexander Technique She has taught and performed throughout Europe. In 1996 -2002 she retrained completely in London with Walter and Dilys Carrington. Beret is a member of SVLAT, APTAE, STAT, AmSAT Societies. She has written “Understanding the Singing Voice” Vol 1 and Vol 2 available at www.habitandchoice.com . This book is based upon the Vocal method of Manuel Garcia and incorporates the principles and teachings of FM Alexander.