Voice and Performance Coach
Singing and Speaking Voice
Paige Meunier: "I just wanted to take some time to tell you that I have been accepted to, and will be attending Berklee College of Music in Boston.
All my recent accomplishments in music I must share with you, because without you, I would not have gotten to the place I am at now. Those years ago when I first started with you and even now have changed so much, and I notice ever time I sing the progress I have made. And I owe so much of that to you. This is my passion and I have such a need for it in life, and I wanted to take a moment to thank you very very very much.
Keep inspiring people and moving personal mountains for them.” - Paige Meunier
Paige has received a scholarship to help with tuition when she begins Berklee in the Fall of 2016
TREASURES BAND - Universal Music is the largest music corporation in the world. Singers may think working with a company like Universal Music is out of reach, but is it really?
The Treasures Band, a Toronto country/soul group, released their debut album in 2013 with Universal Music. Their music is getting lots of radio play so keep an ear out for them. I believe supporting Canadian musicians is the best way to help everyone succeed.
There are many different roads a singer/musician can take. The Treasures Band chose to stay true to themselves. They even abandoned a project done with a famous producer in Nashville. The band and their management agreed it not represent all they had to offer their fans. They did the hard work and made the hard decisions. It paid off!
As the quote says, “success leaves clues”. The Treasures Band did all the right things, in the right way, and in the right order. They even got to spend time at the Willie Nelson Ranch. I could not be more thrilled for them!
I am telling you this not only so you can learn about this talented group of musicians, but also because I want to encourage you to keep moving in the direction of your dreams. Don’t let anything keep you from reaching your potential. If they can do it so can you!
Stephanie Ferraro: "LA was so amazing. Probably the most amazing experience of my entire life." - Stephanie Ferraro
Recorded by Grammy nominated Producer/Engineer Yan Perchuk -Be Discovered SUMMER IN LA MAKING THE BAND
"I've been your student for 3 years now and you have inspired me and pushed me to become the artist I am today! All of my accomplishments I owe to you! Music will and forever be my life and it is because of you. I will now have a career in my passion. Thank you for all you do! Your eternal student Sherisse Bailey xo" - Sherisse Bailey
HUGE congratulations goes out to Sherisse Bailey for being accepted into the music program at AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Los Angeles Campus. She will begin the program in the Fall of 2016.
**Sherisse has been awarded not one but TWO SCHOLARSHIPS.
“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 for Reverse Grip is an entertainer by virtue of his singing and song writing. Music has taken him all over the world, which he tells me, guarantees him endless adventures. Here is what the media is saying: "Dru Broda has a versatile vocal range, and an adequate amount of sneer envelope anyone from Axl Rose to David Lee Roth.” and "Dru Broda's vocal range, reaches low into the gravel section of his voice only to finish high with the big chorus."
Dru Broda - Lead Singer Reverse Grip (Toronto)
"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 with the choir! It was such a pleasure meeting you, and thank you so much!”
Boni Wagner-Stafford, Vocalist Toronto Mendelssohn Choir - The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir is Canada's largest vocal ensemble since its foundation in 1894.
“Your experiential teaching style took me out of the rut I was in. I had stopped progressing a long time ago and almost gave up. Then I found your website and decided to take a risk and try a lesson. You stretched my thinking and challenged me until I broke through the wall I had hit. I can now sing songs I have never been able to before. You promised that I would be empowered through the lessons in many ways and you were right. I cannot thank you enough for everything your coaching has done for me.”
Trish T. – Choir Singer (Toronto)
Toyin Dada is a proud mom and Christian singer. Toyin is the winner of the Best African Female Gospel Artist award, African Entertainment Awards in August 2011 and nominated for the 2012 award, and others to numerous to llist. She is the host of the television show “African Gospel Vibes” featured on Roger's cable, Bell Satellite TV, Video Tron, and Shaw). She has released her second CD and DVD a live concert recording, “Broken Spirit Contrite Heart”
Jonathan Wong: “Thank you Donna for so sensitively tailoring each session to my personality, talents and learning style. You calm and reassure me. Yet you also energize and encourage me. I leave each session more confident in myself and more excited for our next one. You're a delightfully positive breath of fresh air. I just want to take big delicious gulps whenever I see you!” - Jonathan Wong - (Toronto)
Barry McIntrye: "As valuable and instructive as the individual lessons are, the real gift is the takeaway of her technique. It remains like software in your brain...an App installed for your voice. One of her lessons isn't like 10...more like 50 or 100." - Barry McIntrye - Toronto
Kerry Olthof: “I am so grateful for all the work you have done with me. I am able to hold and sustain notes better than ever before. I am learning so much from you. It is such a blessing to me. Learning and growing so much. I cannot thank you for all the ways you are helping. It has been strengthening my voice a lot.” - Kerry Olthof – Choir member with The People’s Church Choir – Living Truth (Toronto)
Testimonials are nice but the only thing that really matters is the "RESULTS" my students get. My job is to make sure you get where it is you want to go. (Video samples are at the top. Testimonials at the bottom and sprinkled around the site.
My Students are "Ordinary" People Who Do "Extraordinary" Things
Some of the Amazing People Who Have Come My Way (Hobby Learners to Professionals)