Honoring the Masters. Sharing the Journey.

Honoring the Masters.
Sharing the Journey.

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The mission of VocalPedagogy.com is to honor the past and present masters of Vocal Pedagogy, to learn from them, and to share in the journey of beholding the endless miracles, abilities, and beauty of the human voice.

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Lynn Helding

Professor of Practice in Voice and Voice Pedagogy at the USC Thornton School of Music, Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Singing
Lynn Helding, Professor of Practice in Voice and Voice Pedagogy at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, is the author of The Musician’s Mind: Teaching, Learning & Performance in the Age of Brain Science and the chapter “Brain” in Scott McCoy’s Your Voice: An Inside View 3rd edition.

Kari Ragan

Voice Teacher, Singing Rehabilitation Specialist, Trainer of Voice Teachers, Author
Singer, author, and voice pedagogue, Kari Ragan holds degrees from the University of Washington (DMA), and Indiana University (MM, BM). In 2012, Dr. Ragan was the recipient of the prestigious...

Jacob Lieberman

Registered Osteopath & Psychotherapist, Specialist in the Management of Vocal Crisis
Jacob Lieberman is an internationally acclaimed expert on physical and psychological management of voice disorders. As an osteopath and psychotherapist, he has developed the Lieberman Protocol for laryngeal examination as well...

Karen Brunssen

Professor and Co-chair of the Department of Music Performance at Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University
Mezzo-soprano, Karen Brunssen is Professor and Co-chair of the Department of Music Performance at Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University. She served as President-Elect, President, and Immediate Past-President of NATS from...

Vocal Pedagogues in History

Many wonderful people have dedicated their lives to further our understanding of how the voice works

Virginia Zeani

Singer, Voice Teacher
Virginia Zeani was a leading operatic soprano and a world-renowned voice teacher. She was born on October 21, 1925, in the small town of Solovastru, Romania. Zeani decided to become an opera singer at the age of nine when she heard a performance of "Madama Butterfly".

Kristin Linklater

Renowned Voice and Speech Coach, Actress, Author
Kristin Linklater (1936-2020) was a renowned voice and speech coach who became one of the leading figures in the world of theatrical voice training. Linklater was born in Edinburgh in 1936 and raised in Scotland. She trained as an actor and her most important mentor and teacher was Iris Warren, with whom she studied with at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).

Eládio Pérez-González

Paraguayan Singer & Acclaimed Vocal Pedagogue
Eládio Pérez-González was a teacher and singer born in Asunción, Paraguay, in 1926. He began his singing career at age fifteen when he joined the Ateneo Paraguaio choir. In 1947, at age of 21, he moved to São Paulo, Brazil, where he developed his musical studies, started a family and began his professional activities as a singer.

Cornelius L. Reid

American Vocal Pedagogue, Author, Voice Teacher
If the student stops “doing” and “goes with the rhythm,” while at the same time the exercise pattern selected meets his growth needs, the vocal mechanism will become self corrective....

Meet Our Contributors

The people who make this site a reality

Justin Stoney

Creator
Justin Stoney, the Founder of New York Vocal Coaching, is an internationally recognized Voice Teacher and Vocal Coach. He is also the host of “Voice Lessons To The World” and the author of “Sing Like Never Before.”

Emily Erkman

Contributor
Emily is honored to join this amazing team. For the past several years, Emily has owned and operated Colorado Voice Studios with locations in Denver, Grand Junction, Fort Collins, and Loveland. For her work on the production of Grease, she received the National Youth Arts Award for Outstanding Musical Direction.

Zac Bradford

Contributor
Zac Bradford is proud to be the Director of the Australian studio for New York Vocal Coaching. He specialises in teaching voice technique, across a wide range of musical genres. Zac is passionate about seeking a holistic approach to voice training, where detailed scientific information is mindfully linked with practical application to meet the specific needs of each individual.

Melissa Treinkman

Contributor
Melissa Treinkman, DMA, is a singer and voice teacher based in Los Angeles. She is a professional opera singer and a passionate vocal technician. She is endlessly fascinated by vocal pedagogy and cherishes the opportunity that she has to help others experience vocal freedom.

Marcelo Saldias O’Hrens

Contributor
Marcelo Saldias O’Hrens is a Chilean Speech-Language Pathologist specialized in voice therapy and voice training. He graduated from the University of Chile in 2008. Marcelo works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Chile.

Aramat Arnheim-Sharon

Contributor
Aramat Arnheim-Sharon is a well-known voice coach located in Israel. She is the founder of ILVA - Israeli Voice Association - and also the Israeli Chapter for PAVA (Pan American Vocology association).