As a primary school teacher, and amateur singer, I enjoyed singing, but years ago damaged my vocal cords by continuing to teach with laryngitis which developed nodes (callouses) on my cords resulting in an airy, hoarse voice. Even after reducing the use of my speaking voice and stopping all performing, it was very tiring to speak during the afternoon and evening. Having been in this condition for more than 10 years, I thought there was no hope. Then, I happened upon a Vocal Science ad. After speaking with Diana, I myself “bit the bullet” and booked a flight to Ontario to attend one of her exploratory sessions. Encouraged by the positive changes that I saw and heard in other attendees’ voices that day, (it’s hard to notice these in oneself) I was excited that I had decided to take a leap of faith and sign up for 3 days (ten hours) of private lessons. After focusing on my speaking voice, my hoarseness was finally gone! No more sore, tired throat. Now I wanted to be able to sing again, and do it the right way. So 3 months later, I returned for 30 hours of singing instruction including coaching for auditions. Be sure to tell Diana what your dreams are from the onset so she can focus her instruction toward your goals.
If you really want to learn, my advice is to check out her website at Vocal Science. Give her a call. She will speak to you in person. Put your money toward an exploratory session with her where you will learn some basic fundamentals at a reduced price with the added benefit of learning from others’ mistakes. Once you’ve done this, you will want to sign up for private lessons because that’s where the real work AND the real results happen!