About

Do you lack confidence when it comes to expressing yourself and you have the feeling that you’re not really being heard?

Express yourself!  True expression is true art…the place where you and your higher power meet.

As a child, I was chronically shy and had no sense of self, then found solace and sense of “I-AM-ness” through singing. I had my first singing group “The Brothers and The Sisters” when I was 11, a rock band when I was in my teens and in my early 20’s, I attended a prestigious jazz school, which was the top jazz school in Canada at the time.

Unfortunately, the head of the vocal department had no idea of what she was teaching and had all the students just belt everything out with as much power as they could. Needless to say, within one semester, my voice dwindled down to barely 10 squeaky little notes.

It turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as I left after the 1st year to find a truly legitimate vocal coach who could bring me back to vocal health a.s.a.p. I ended up finding a “Bel Canto” singing teacher and within a few short months, my vocal range doubled, became strong and resilient and from there, I went on to having a 30-year worldwide singing career.

So come with me and I will show you the way ultimate vocal freedom, whether for song or speech, joyfully with complete vocal health, confidence and resilience.

 

Testimonials

vocal coaching testimonial - Lizzy Roxy RoxburghI highly recommend Diane as a vocal coach – she’s a fantastic teacher and she shares her tremendous knowledge and passion for singing in a fun and accessible way. She helped me to gain fast and tangible improvements to my vocal ability and was a delight to work with” – Lizzy Roxy Roxburgh, Singer/Writer/Voice Actor

Diane is a fabulous singer and she knows how to impart her know-how.  As a fellow professional, I can testify that Diane’s approach starts in the right basic places, so that singing develops naturally and just gets better as you go along.  singing testimonial David Cambrin –  David Cambrin , Baden Baden, Germany  Guitarist/Songwriter/Singer

I can say from the moment I started singing with singing testimonial - Emily N.Diane I felt comfortable (which had never happened before in a vocal lesson.) I loved her energy and her method help my vocal technique increase in an effortless and really enjoyable way. I will never forget how it felt when I first sang open vowels over her piano   – Emily N.,  Special Needs Therapist – Vancouver BC

Thank you for your patience and marvelous coaching!   – Allison R., Singer/Actor/Dancer,  Vancouver BC

I am a fairly new student of Diane’s. She has just rescued me before a singing testimonialvery important audition.  Through very gentle exercises, she has targeted my weak spots and revolutionized the way I approach singing.  I also find her ability to help with song interpretation exceptional. –  Ulrike L. , Actor/Singer – Berlin, Germany

“Within less than a year of lessons with Diane, my range has improved immeasurably.  I gained confidence in my singing as well as learning a beautiful new repertoire. Diane also gave me great tips for auditions and it was her tips that helped me ace my audition and land me a summer job acting.”  -Hailey  M., Singer/Actress – Vancouver, BC

vocal coaching testimonial - Krystal KiranThe growth that has occurred in these young humans (and adult students!) over the past 3 years is astounding to say the least.Thank you, Diane Louise Roy, for showing these young people how to sing! – Krystal Kiran, Head of Penticton School of Dance, Penticton, BC, Canada

Well now, those couple of voice lessons Diane gave me helped more than anyone else.   -Ken Finlayson, Piano Tuner, Vancouver BC

vocal coaching testimonial - Catherine DiPietroWow, I am surprised how easy it is getting to sing…yay…you are masterful! – Catherine DiPietro, Webinar Speaker, BC, Canada

 

“Lessons with Diane not only clear blocks in my voice, but also have challenged and cleared some misconceptions I had about singing and vocal development. She has a wonderful understanding of the voice, unlike other teachers I have met.  With her guidance and subtle tweaks she has me implement, my voice is now producing a quality of sound I didn’t realize I could sing.” – Ray R., USA – Singer, Percussionist, Songwriter

Diane, your singing lessons are awesome!  All the best your way, I will highly recommend you for your online lessons.  – C.A. Myers, vocal coaching testimonial - Carole Ann MyersSinger/Actress – Vancouver, BC

“I think Diane’s an excellent teacher.  Her approach to teaching Bel Canto is subtle, steady, sure, and really effective.  She knows how to guide students to open up vocally.  With her as a teacher, I was able to find beauty, musicality, power, and a sense of artistry and meaning in my singing.  She’s wise and kind, professional but flexible, and she really helped me.  I’d happily recommend her to anyone.” -Zoe Neill-St. C., Writer/Musician – Vancouver, BC

vocal coaching testimonial - Goldie Denise Wilson“My voice lessons with Diane Roy are different than anything I have ever experienced.   Diane guides me to relax on an energetic level.  This allows my true voice to flow out with ease.  Sometimes I can’t believe that the silky, rich voice I am hearing is really mine.“ – Goldie Denise Wilson, Zumba Instructor,  Kelowna, BC Canada

Since beginning with Diane, I have noticed my confidence and ability to express myself increase a hundredfold. Through her knowledge, instincts and musical talents, she is able to pick up subtle vocal blocks I have and guides me through them, allowing me to reach notes and tones that I could never reach before.  Plus, the online lessons are amazingly powerful and convenient…perfect and brilliant! – Rebekah, Singer/Songwriter, USA

singing lessons testimonial - Chris Cooper

-Chris Cooper, London, UK

I totally lost my voice after having a bad throat infection and even after three months, I still couldn’t sing again.  After studying with Diane, I totally regained my singing voice and increased my vocal range.  Having  fun singing once again. – Lorraine T., Vancouver

Diane is a superb singing teacher for a first time singer like me.  She has shown me techniques for warming up my voice that are like relaxation for my throat – even when it is scratchy from a cold.  The way she sets up her classes is great:  she makes sure never to push my voice too far while we practice the low and high ranges.  I’m proud to say I learned to sing well for the first time in my life with Diane! – Sierra R., Kelowna, BC, Canada

Working through the Bel Canto technique, Diane worked with me to build a stronger understanding of my vocal abilities and developed my upper and lower registers to pitches and dynamics I had yet to achieve! I especially enjoyed our work building confidence around my vocal break, so that I was more aware of my voice in transition from my lower to upper registers.Diane is a very accessible and hardworking coach, who was always extremely dedicated to ensuring I understood the process, and that she understood my goals. It was an absolute pleasure working with Diane! – Tamara K, Corporate Lawyer – Toronto

Training

  • Tooned-In Animation Voice workshop with Emmy Award winning Animation voice actor/director Stevie Vallance, Vancouver BC – 2017Animation Voice workshop with Stevie Vallance
  • Crash Test Auditions workshop at On the Mic Training, Vancouver BC 2017
  • Voice acting and Narration workshops at Sounds Write Studios, Vancouver, BC
  • Commercial Voice Over workshop, Elva Mae Hoover, Toronto, CanadaSounds Write studio voice over workshops
  • Master classes in Bel Canto technique with Cornelius Reid, Frankfurt, Germany                 
  • Intensive acting workshops at Toronto Workshop Productions with George Luscombe. Course included Laban movement, Kristen Linklater technique and Stanislavsky improvisational work.
  • Bel Canto singing training with David Dunbar and Carol Forte in Toronto
  • Musical Theater Scholarship Program, Banff School of Fine Arts, Canada

 

                                      

                                                                                                                               

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