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What They're Saying


"The things I have learned have made a dramatic impact on my singing and speaking….The work we did together is allowing me to enjoy what I do even more than I did before.  THANK YOU!!"

... classical singer who then went to graduate
school for a Master of Music degree in voice

"It’s been a long time!  But as soon as I was close to finishing this CD, I thought – “I need to send one to Leon!”  Anyway, it’s my gift to you for many years of encouragement when it was sorely needed…the joy that you brought into my life was a very special gift!

...former student who now lives in Illinois




"How can I begin to express my thanks for all you’ve done for me!  I appreciate so much the kindness and generosity you’ve shown...just having the opportunity to work with you these past months has been such an incredible experience!"
...singer/singing teacher with a Masters degree in voice
who had recovered from vocal fold nodules and needed to
integrate her therapeutic efficiencies into her singing
"Your knowledge and understanding of the voice and how it works is so evident.  It’s been wonderful seeing results so quickly and realizing how everything you’ve taught me really works!"
…choral conductor and singer
"…most important, your friendship, your compassion and your kind, loving nature has helped me through one of the most difficult years of my life!  You always gave me hope when nothing was working, and you truly believed that “together we could do it” and WE DID!"
…jazz singer who had recovered from a nasty
vocal fold hemorrhage and needed to integrate
her therapeutic efficiencies into her singing
“When I was an undergrad student at the University of Iowa, I attended a 3-day voice workshop you gave there, and it changed my life! I took copious notes every day. I still have them, actually, and I refer to them even now.  I just wanted you to know that. Thank you!”
…a nationally prominent choral conductor who
teaches at a major state university in the midwest
"I have such a great base to work with now.  You have given me my life back, for without my singing, there was always a hole in my heart, and now I’m complete again—thanks to your teaching! (Sounds corny but it’s true)"

...professional singer who was treated medically and
therapeutically for long-term, unrecognized, severe
and chronic laryngopharyngeal reflux, and then regained
her singing abilities and resumed her singing career
"Thank you for taking the time to come and see the musical….You have no idea how much that meant to me."
...first-year high school singing student who was
cast in the lead role of the school's musical play
"You have been an amazing teacher, the support and encouragement you’ve given me has been wonderful.  Because of you, I’ve been able to work through a lot of my anxieties and do something I love!...  Words cannot adequately describe my gratitude. 
...card from a high school student who loved
to sing, but even the thought of singing in front
of other people just 'locked her voice up'...
"I used to think you were really full-of-it, Leon.  But you know… you really do know what you’re talking about!
...spoken by a Minnesota high school choral music
teacher who had regained his vocal abilities
after recovering from muscle tension dysphonia

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