RESULTS!

 

Here you can read testimonials, listen to "before and after" recordings of clients, and watch videos of  our faculty members in performance.

“As one whose job as an administrator and teacher requires constant vocalizing, I can enthusiastically endorse the McClosky method, which I began using a year ago with Maria Argyros. My situation poses real challenges, since my left vocal cord is actually paralyzed, and I must be very careful about straining my voice. The McClosky technique gave me practical and helpful approaches to voice use without stress. My singing voice, as well as my speaking voice, has benefited from the techniques I have learned.”
– Anita Edwards, Director of History and Archives, The Hewitt School

 

"I have been a student of McClosky Voice technique for six years, and I would recommend it immediately to anyone wishing to study voice. The technique has taught me to use my whole body as a well-tuned musical instrument, allowing me to quickly know what to do to improve my sound, when to do it, and why. By emphasizing relaxation and healthy posture, the technique has allowed me to sing complicated pieces of music without straining my voice, and I am able to put real power and art into my singing."
– Kelley Thorne, high school senior, studied since age 12

 

“I began studying voice with Maria K. Argyros. The quality of the notes I sing is much finer, and the range of my voice has expanded. I did not expect another effect from my studies, something that has been very important for my professional life. When I started studying with Ms. Argyros, I taught three fifty-minute lecture classes in a row twice a week. By the middle of the second class I was beginning to have difficulty with my voice, and throughout the third class, I was straining to speak. Ms. Argyros, who is a certified McClosky teacher, taught me to relax the muscles involved in singing and speaking. During the next semester I began to notice that my voice was holding out better in my classes, and by the end of the following semester, I could teach all three classes without ‘losing my voice.’ I am now chair of the department, and I can teach two classes then run a department meeting and teach a third class immediately afterwards without difficulty."
– Sheila J. Rabin, Ph.D.,  Dept. of History, St. Peter’s College, New Jersey

 

“I am writing to express my intense gratitude for your help. I came to you, down about what the chronic rasp and vocal ‘resistance’ I was feeling would mean for my career as a high school chorus teacher. It has been about two years now that I have my voice back. I never feel the same fatigue and resistance that I used to. You and the technique of David Blair McClosky have revamped the way I speak, sing, and think about the voice. I have complete faith in the McClosky technique because it is based on something logical, systematic, reliable, and trustworthy. Thank you so much for all you have done to guide me back to vocal health.
– Elizabeth M. Gugliemo, A.P. Music and Art, Bayside High School

 

"Unlike many other voice teachers, with Mrs. Wheeler I was able to study the McClosky technique and be train to also apply those skills to other genres. She always made me feel comfortable and eager to learn how my instrument really works. I was able to become a more educated and trained singer, and so can you."
– Megan Porter, sophomore, Berklee College of Music

 

 

PRAISE FOR OUR TEACHERS
BEFORE AND AFTER

Listen to these Summer Seminar participants on the first day and again three days later.  

Both the speaking voice and the singing voice can be improved by our technical work.

Enjoy these videos of our Certified McClosky Voice Technicians in performance.

PERFORMANCES
PRAISE FOR OUR TEACHERS

“I am writing to express my intense gratitude for your help. I came to you, down about what the chronic rasp and vocal ‘resistance’ I was feeling would mean for my career as a high school chorus teacher. It has been about two years now that I have my voice back. I never feel the same fatigue and resistance that I used to. You and the technique of David Blair McClosky have revamped the way I speak, sing, and think about the voice. I have complete faith in the McClosky technique because it is based on something logical, systematic, reliable, and trustworthy. Thank you so much for all you have done to guide me back to vocal health.
– Elizabeth M. Gugliemo, A.P. Music and Art, Bayside High School

 

"Hello Lin. Today is December 18th and I still have a voice. Had a concert this past Wednesday, December 16th. I am healthier because of the McClosky Voice Institute training and your coaching. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am feeling healthy even after long hours of work, and a heavy teaching load. This new feeling of health I attribute to the summer training and your lessons. I could flip a cartwheel and probably pull every muscle, but I am thrilled!! Have been vocalizing every morning on the way to work, keeping in mind the things you remind me to do to relax the face, jaw, tongue, shoulders, etc. It is definitely working!! Am very excited. (….and practicing the sentences I remember, which at the moment is: 'Open the orange and eat it all.' Pretty sure I am verbalizing without all the glottal stops…..). Will call you or e-mail soon, to schedule a lesson."
– With love and a hug, Lynn Rossi

 

"After a tour of singing dramatic soprano repertoire in Europe, I so appreciated having been introduced to the McClosky method. The healthy approach to release of tension and the encouragement of normal anatomically correct breath support gave me a core (getting back to basics) that offered me balance and freedom in the voice. As a dramatic singer it is essential to maintain that balance of releasing the breath naturally since the repertoire is long, emotionally charged, and physically demanding. I am grateful for this approach. I can describe it as riding the wave instead of pushing through the wave!"
– Johanna Porackova


 

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 Jay Lane

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Eric Bronner  

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Vice President  

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