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This is probably the most relevant information about voice that you will ever read. Let's face it, there is far more mis-information available about the voice then there is correct information. This article will give you a big picture view of the voice and what goes into developing your full and unique voice.

Are you tired of wasting time and money on coaches who only copy the material of other people because they do not have the education or experience with all aspects of the vocal instrument you need them to have to be trained thoroughly? You are not alone!

I just want to be able to sing! I hear those words every day. We have a deep desire to sing, express ourselves and yes, even sing well enough to be proud of our voice. Sometimes we want to sing for ourselves while other times we have a desire to share our music with others and possibly even perform.

Without a doubt learning how to sing is a labor of love. It raises our spirits, challenges us, opens us up to new possibilities of what we can do creatively and often drives us absolutely crazy.

Clearly you need to do the correct things for your specific voice type. There are significant differences between the male and female voice. There are differences between Bass, Baritone and Tenor for men and Alto, Mezzo Soprano, Soprano and Whistle Register. These things are rarely if ever taken into consideration when doing the very things you need to do to get your voice to the level of excellent you want it to reach. Regardless of how much, how little, or to what caliber you choose to develop your voice everything, yes I said everything, needs to be modified for the unique and individual qualities of your voice. With all these different variables it is no wonder we don't progress the way we want to or worse, do things that cause throat strain or make us sound less pleasing then we would like to. Do you ever want to sing a song and find you psych yourself out and just can't do it the way you know you want to? That is because you don't have the right information or tools developed to get the job done. Your voice does what it is able to do rather then you having a command over it allowing you to produce the sound that matches the creative vision you have for it. Partial information will get part of the job done while mis-information will cause strain and prevent you from developing your singing voice properly. For example, mis-information will result in a loss of power, high notes will be very difficult to sing (possibly even sounding soft and airy), your pitch will be unreliable (sometimes you hit the note while other times you cannot hit the exact same note), your voice will have "on days" and "off days". Yikes!!!

Let me shed a little light on things. We want to develop the vocal instrument to match the passion we have inside.

There are three separate components to voice. They are:

Component I -- Vocal Technique
Component II - Voice Styles
Component III -- Music Genres

VOCAL TECHNIQUE: This include your mental images while singing, correct posture, breathing, tone production (which includes intonation, vocal cord adjustments, strength and conditioning of singing muscles), understanding chest and head registers, resonant sound, and creative expression used to create your distinct voice. Singers are often exposed to generalized information about voice through books, group seminars etc. but develop only a minimal amount of precise vocal technique specific to their voices making it impossible to develop the level of excellence needed to reach their "personal best". While most vocal technique is learned within the first year, professional singers view vocal technique as life-long learning and continue to learn and develop their voices throughout their careers. The knowledge you have about "your" voice dictates everything you can do with your vocal instrument, both technically and creatively, so having a balanced approach combined with specific techniques will allow singing to become effortless and automatic. This is not a gift but rather learned skills. Anyone can significantly improve their voice with proper direction.

VOICE STYLES: These include Speech (a few similar methods include SLS Speech Level Singing and Spoken Level Singing), Falsetto, Cry, Twang, Belt and Opera (Opera is a classical method and not suitable for contemporary / modern music. It is often used for musical theatre when a classical and formal sound is desired). While learning anything about the voice is helpful you will likely want an understanding of all voice style so you can sing a variety of genres.

GENRES: This is where the sky is the limit. You have your most commonly known genres such as Pop, Blues, Country, Jazz, Electronic, Folk, Heavy Metal, Reggae and Classical but there are many other genres founded in the roots of these genres that go into forming your personal musical tastes. Many singers start with genres without learning the proper vocal technique and vocal styles necessary to deliver the genre the way the singer wants it delivered. The performance is not believable. All singers experience this from time-to-time as their primary love is to sing. Singers will inevitably go back to vocal technique and vocal styles to continue to develop their craft until the genre(s) they choose to sing are sung at the caliber they desire and match the creative vision and passion they have for it.

Your full voice is grounded in proper vocal technique. No singer can sing effectively without it. On the other hand, your UNIQUE voice is created by utilizing proper vocal technique and combining different voice styles to achieve a sound that matches the vision you have for your song. The combination of both gives you the tools to sing anything you desire.

Call today to get started in discovering your voice in a whole new way. 416-436-8063

Donna Flynn
Voice and Performance Coach – Singing and Speaking Voice &


Voice Development using Medically Proven Principles and Leading Edge Advancements in a confidential and supportive environment.

1. Client-centered Management for Adults Focused on Assessment and Technique:

Comprehensive Assessment and Management - Vancouver General Hospital Pacific Voice Clinic, multidisciplinary clinic ALERT model as it relates to the voice and larynx:

Client-centered approach to assessment examines the four fundamental areas of voice function.
Potential interactions with primary or secondary anatomical features such as injuries, diseases, lifestyle, reflux, and aging processes.

Management Procedures – Prioritize diagnostic and treatment process.


Clinical example selections of treatment priorities for specific anatomical and muscle misuse factors.

2. University of Pittsburgh Voice Center - The Voice Group, Contemporary Voice Care Training

3. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Training. Topics learned include but not limited to are:

Laryngeal Stroboscopy
Transnasal Esophagoscopy
Functional Endoscopic Evaluations of Swallowing
Phono Microsurgery
Laryngeal Framework Surgery
Vocal Fold Injection
Contemporary Voice Therapy

Managing Voice Strain/Hoarseness, Vocal Nodes, and Burnout

University of Pittsburgh Voice Center — Contemporary Voice Care Program and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: Special thank you goes to instructors Clark A. Rosen, MD FACS, C. Blake Simpson, MD, and Jackie Gartner-Schmidt, PhD for your leading edge training and ongoing support. Your insights into the physiology and capability of the human voice went far beyond what I ever thought possible. I will always be grateful for what this has given to my students.

4. WHOLE BRAIN LEARNING - Educational Kinesiology Certification: Educational Kinesiology helps students leverage their training and tap into more of their potential through the balance between the technical and creative mind. It helps with memory retention and recall, and is used to speed up learning.

This approach to learning is used in over 90 countries and translated in over 50 languages by companies such as Reebok, Chapters-Indigo, Ralph Lauren Footwear, York University, McMaster University, University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto Teachers Education Program to name a few.

5. Additional Training: My personal voice training background has exposed me to all aspects of the human voice and all music genres. I have trained privately through the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and have extensive training in several Singing methods.

Testimonials and fun comments:
"Whether I'm in the studio singing hours on end or touring the world, playing shows night after night with my sleazy hard rock band it can take its toll on your vocal chords. Donna's approach to voice has taught me great exercises to warm up before and cool down after shows. This has allowed me to maintain my voice while recording and on the road. My voice helps me capture the audience and lets me hold them in the palm of my hand throughout the show. I have worked with other vocal coaches but Donna stands out as someone who is as excited to work with her students as they are to work with her." - Dru Broda - Lead Singer Reverse Grip

"We LOVED your sessions, and both John and I felt that we learned more in our time with you than we had in the last three years!" - Boni Wagner-Stafford,Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

"I went to Donna with the intent of improving my voice -- not my singing voice but my speaking one. Donna took me through a series of exercises and right after the first lesson I started to see improvement. She was able to connect my voice with my brain and show me the difference that focus and breath control could make on my voice. Genius! She helped me to see, what fifteen years of classical training could not." - Christine Wall, Stage and Television Actress

"Couldn't have asked for a better, more friendly, more encouraging, more humorous vocal coach! You are the Charles Darwin of Vocal Training. You observe and map out the evolution of your students inner voices. I can see great improvements in myself. Without you, this would not have been possible! You are Simply Amazing in every respect!!!!" - Desiree Corso -- Singer/Songwriter

"I think you and your voice are beautiful. As a recreational musician, I had never focused on vocals until I heard you sing. A deep, clear, strong, resonant sound that is jazzy and versatile. So loud but with total control. I have never heard anything like it. I love it. To me you are Patsy Cline, Carrie Underwood and Janis Joplin all rolled in one." - Craig Appleton -- Musician

"I appreciate having your CD. Yours is the best one I have ever used. It is a treasure as I have moved out of the country and I will not be able to take lessons for a while. Thank you so much!" - Rubin Rivera Rodeo (California USA),

*Rubin was assigned to serve in Baharan, Iran to work the oil wells. I'm very pleased to know that my vocal training CD will be there to help him continue to pursue his love of singing while doing such admirable work. &

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