John was the first person to talk to me about the mechanics of my voice in a graspable way. I finally understood the muscles, make-up and function of my instrument, and, being a dancer, that made so much more sense to me than the etherial idioms so many other teachers tried to convey. I finally had exercises and drills that I could work on daily. I was able to relax certain muscles, strengthen others, and learn to "play" my voice the way it was meant to be. That, coupled with the professional, organized, safe space that he provides in his home studio, gave me the courage to practice, trust and succeed. I am proud to call myself a singer, now, and John had a heck of a lot to do with that. I am grateful!