Testimonials & Reviews
Sharon Eden-Smith, B.Sc; B.Ed
"I am in my 10th year of vocal studies under the direction of Laura Styler. Laura has taught me that correct body posture and breath control are necessary for healthy singing. Her philosophy of integrating music theory, history, culture and genre interpretation into the practical vocal training she gives has strengthened my artistry, while providing me with the necessary guidelines for proper musical interpretation. With Laura’s help, encouragement and support, I have obtained a Royal Conservatory of Music level that I never dreamed I would accomplish. The result is that I have now started performing more and teaching my own voice students. Because Laura is an exemplary mentor, I have modeled my performance and teaching styles after hers."
Calgary Bach Society Concert. Review by Stephan Bonfield
From a voice student, age 11
"Laura is the best music coach I have ever had. She is patient, understanding, flexible and helpful. She also has a great personality. She is funny and kind and willing to work with you no matter how skilled you are. As well as all that she is an amazing singer herself and has been in countless performances, productions and operas. I have had so many amazing experiences with Laura, including supporting me in my competitions at the Calgary Kiwanis festival. I would strongly recommend Laura as a teacher, she is incredible."
From an adult voice student
"Thanks to Laura, my overall performance has improved. Her dedication to proper technique, her keen ear and ongoing support have directed me to a defined period in music suitable to my interests and abilities. Music should be enjoyed by both the audience and the performer, and I can say that I have learned some valuable lessons to carry me through it all and actually enjoy it! Thanks again Laura."
From a voice student, age 9
"Since I started voice lessons with Laura I have learned a lot about the importance of posture and breathing while singing. It has been really easy for me to understand her tips and techniques due to her easy way of explaining and giving examples. In addition, I'm looking forward to learning theory as I improve my voice into becoming a better singer while enjoying Laura's unique ways of teaching."
From a voice student, age 12
Voice lessons with Laura has not only taught my daughter how to sing, but also taught her theory and how to read music which has helped her to practice with other instruments and in school. She has also taught her musical theatre which has opened a door for her to participate in festivals and competitions.