The following are examples from students representing a wide
variety of vocal styles. Also, Ms. Volovna has outstanding
results with non-classical singers. Below are examples of some
of her student testimonials from different styles; opera,
musical theater, blues, jazz, folk, gospel and rock:
Janelle Laurenti: opera
with me at CSU, Sacramento 1996-2002. She won 1st
prize for the entire western region in the Metropolitan
Opera Competition, 1999( she won $10,000.00 competing on the
Metropolitan Opera Stage).
"I have many tapes of how my voice sounded before I came to
Marla Volovna. I have a completely different voice now….
Without Marla’s guidance I would not be where I am today."
Lauren Jane Sanders: professional rock singer
Lauren's damaged vocal cords were fixed in six sessions.
She studied with me in Shanghai, China in 2006 after vocal cord
“It is your technique that has given me the ability to start
doing what I love again....and doing it well! My voice is
getting better and better.
I had the opportunity to work with Marla during my recovery from
two vocal cord surgeries. We only had a limited time of 6 weeks
to work together, and the knowledge she taught me in that time
Around the time of our first lesson, I was overcome with vocal
frustrations as I hadn't been able to sing for two years and the
sound wasn't coming out like it used to. Her truly unbelievable
technique proved to me that I still had an amazing voice
inside. Marla is extremely knowledgeable about anything and
everything pertaining to the voice. I was surprised and amazed
when I found out she knew how to work with someone recovering
from surgery. She even helped me correct my speaking voice.
Prior to my surgeries, I'd studied voice for over 10 years and
worked with numerous teachers. Marla gave me knowledge and
techniques that no one else came close to giving me.
For the first time in my life I'm actually singing correctly and
treating my voice with proper care. Currently my career is
blossoming, and through regular practice of Marla's technique my
voice continues to grow stronger day by day.
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