Dr. Hall is an expert in both the technical and artistic aspects of singing: singing is both a science and an art. He teaches technique grounded in the structure and mechanics of the vocal instrument. When I began studying with Dr. Hall 12 years ago, I was losing my voice and burst into tears after singing for him. I was convinced that I had lost my voice forever. He immediately diagnosed what I needed and we started with the foundations of good technique: posture, breath support and pacing, alignment, and resonance. He identified my proper voice type and assigned appropriate repertoire. For years it was assumed that I was some type of full lyric-quasi-coloratura soprano because I could sing high and fast. Nope. Dr. Hall identified the technical qualities of my voice, including the passagi, and made it very evident that I am a mezzo-soprano. What a relief! There is a reason that songs "fit" better when transposed down just a half- or whole-step!
As I have aged, he has helped me to become aware of the increased weight and color in my voice and to adjust the perception of my technique as needed. He extensively researches repertoire and seeks out both mainstream and obscure works that match the needs and strengths of each student. As a dynamic performer himself, he provides guidance and feedback about artistic interpretation. His students represent all levels of singing, from novice to expert.
A positive recommendation!