Reference letter to a future client:
“Rachel: I am happy to help. First my story – over 30 years ago I had surgery to remove nodules from my vocal cords. Since then I have not really gone back to singing as family plus heavy work obligations kept me very busy and my vocal cords were always a problem. My voice tired easily, could not 100 percent be relied upon, and I got complete laryngitis several times per year. Having retired recently I wanted to join a local ladies barbershop chorus. The director though was very worried about me damaging my vocal cords again, and I myself could feel my vocal cords being sore after our 2 hour practices.
So I sought out Diana as she seemed to be the only avenue out there to help. I spent 20 hours with her several weeks ago and was exposed to her unique technique for speaking and singing. I can tell you after several hours with her my vocal cords do not hurt or aren’t tired — just my cheek muscles! You can feel the difference in how you produce sound and volume. I am not saying its easy — it requires effort and dedication on your part and patience on Diana’s part. She has an amazing eye and ear and is observing you the whole time, and quick to tell you when something is wrong with your voice or your body.
Diana also suggested several herbal treatments for me and I can really see how they are helping me (and that’s for someone who spent her life in the biological sciences and have been a little skeptical of herbal treatments).
At the end of my first sessions with Diana I finally got to sing for the first time and I was TOTALLY amazed. I could not believe that I could produce that sound, that volume and clarity and length to hold a note without any change in pitch.
From what I have experienced I would say all the testimonials you read on the Vocal Science and Repair Your Voice website are accurate. Diana has spent over 30 years of her life creating and fine tuning her techniques and it shows. She is a dedicated to your improvement but in a taskmaster sort of way. You have to dedicate yourself as well.
As for the cost — it is not insignificant. You WILL get results and I would do it all again with Diana. I wish I had looked for and found her about 20 years ago. It would have saved me years of frustration with my voice.
Good luck, and let me know if you have any more questions.
Mary Ellen Stoll”