Honoring the Masters. Sharing the Journey.

Historical

This section lists Vocal Pedagogues that are no longer with us, but whose contributions to the world of vocology were highly influential.

James McKinney

James C. McKinney was an American baritone and voice teacher. He was born on January 11, 1921 in Minden, Louisiana and died in Fort Worth, Texas on April 12, 1998.

Barbara Doscher

“Dr. Doscher’s studio is a direct reflection of her. When you approach her studio door, there is a sign which reads: “Please do not knock,

Manuel Patricio Rodríguez García

“The human voice submits to the influence of age, sex, constitution, and undergoes innumerable modifications… there are also an unlimited number of nuances belonging to

Meribeth Dayme

“Your voice is the sound of your spirit.” – Meribeth Dayme Meribeth (Bunch) Dayme, born in North Carolina in 1938, was an internationally renowned voice

William Vennard

“He felt that we could best serve our art and our profession by inclusiveness, not exclusiveness, a viewpoint he defended frequently and with eloquence.” –

Richard Miller

“You must know the physiology behind the art. All the ‘pink clouds’ in the world won’t help you move through the passaggio.” – Richard Miller

Jo Estill

“Everybody has a beautiful voice. You just have to learn how to use it!” – Jo Estill Josephine Antoinette Vadala was an American singer, singing

Florence Birdwell

“I just love teaching voice, I love teaching emotion, I love teaching expression, I love teaching music, I love it, I love it, I never

Francesco Lamperti

“The greatest of all teachers was Lamperti. With his death closed the era of the school of composition which inspired the greatest of teachers to

Giovanni Battista Lampereti

Giovanni Battista Lamperti

“It is an important matter to train the voice in flexibility. Even voices which are naturally rebellious and heavy are sure to gain by it