Art is the best singing teacher I've ever had...and that's saying a lot, because I've been studying voice on and off for over 20 years. I've studied rock as well as opera, and art is the best at BOTH genres that I've ever met. He knows so much about the human voice, it's actually freakish! He can talk about any vocal technique and explain it's strengths and weaknesses in simple terms that are easy to understand. His own technical approach is so simple and natural -- it actually brings out and enhances your natural ability rather than trying to superimpose some artificial mumbo jumbo that just confuses you and sounds like crap! I've also observed many of his lessons, and he's great with females too (I'm a guy obviously haha). i was also surprised to find out that he is as skilled and knowledgeable about broadway music as he is about opera and rock.
The other great thing about Art is that he is a good engineer as well, and he has a studio in his house. So he regularly records his students singing at their lessons and then emails them the mp3s. This is SO helpful...hearing yourself recorded on a regular basis in an objective way can help you grow as a vocalist by leaps and bounds. He has even made some great sounding demos for some of his more serious students, and those demos actually helped them secure auditions and singing jobs. He has even helped some of his younger students land some great auditions at reputable music schools.
And finally, Art is one of the best people i know. He is a great guy who always gives 110%. He cares about all his students. He's also hilariously funny, which keeps me smiling and relaxed at my lessons. It's the perfect environment to learn
voice, which by nature can be stressful sometimes.
Art is the complete package when it comes to voice teachers! Give him a try...you won't be sorry :)