Student Testimonials for JDSvoice.com singing teachers
Patricia Huertas, MD
BRILLIANT! If I only could describe John in one word, that is what it would be. For me finding John Scott was like finding a gold mine!!! I love to sing, but have been challenged by tired hoarse vocal cords all my life. I have seen many singing teachers, speech pathologist, and ENT doctors without any relief. John Scott has an incredible sixth sense about the voice (speech and singing). He was able to zero in on the problem areas and actually got me using my voice in a healthy way in no time. I still have a long way to go, but I am hitting notes that I truly thought were just physically impossible for me to ever do. THANK YOU JOHN! I just think I am so lucky John is in the Bay Area and that I found him. If you get the chance DO NOT PASS IT UP!
"I had sung in front of audiences for years before meeting John this spring, but now I can't even imagine performing without the technique that he has taught me. John has opened me up to a whole new dimension of voice and is constantly challenging me to take my talent to new calibers. John knows the voice like a mechanic knows the ins and outs of a car engine, and he demonstrates and communicates these things so effectively. He is extraordinarily patient, positive, and brilliant at what he does."
"I've been using John's voice technique for about three and a half years now. Not only has he helped me to recover through vocal surgery and take me to new heights I'd never thought imaginable in my singing career, but I'm now singing on national TV [and] in movies. I'm touring across the world singing every day, hours on end, and still have a voice at the end of the day. I could never have done this without John's tutoring and instruction."
"I had seen several voice teachers, all of whom immediately saw [tension and wobbling in my jaw as I sang] ... they tried to implement exercises to try to dissect it and find out why it was happening [but were unsuccessful in changing it]. [John's exercises] were challenging because they were specifically addressing the jaw and the tension of the jaw ... creating less and less tension. I was tickled ... to realize that I was hitting high C in a very soft manner when in the past years prior, the only way that I was able to hit a high C was to just belt it out."
"After listening from our very first album to our third, there is an obvious progression and it's all because of John."
Michael Notaro: Third Vice President, Toastmasters International
John is a unique teaching talent; he blends technical excellence with a supportive and encouraging teaching style. As a trial attorney and non-profit leader, I use my voice every day. Since working with John, my voice has become more resonant, confident and dynamic. Audiences like what they hear, and I like the results, both as a singer and speaker. I highly encourage speakers and singers serious about their voice to engage John Scott as a teacher, mentor and coach.
"I drive five hours each week to work with John Scott because I get more than the benefit of working with one of the Bay Area's most competent vocal coaches. John's professional guidance in a variety of areas - audio production, stage presence, band dynamics - is invaluable to any level of musician."
"John's attention to detail is second to none and his methods are clear, concise, and comprehensive. I did some work with other voice coach methods, but John took it to another level. He helped me to knock the walls down, allowing me to move on and really feel some confidence in my singing. In my most recent live show, I really felt myself letting go and reconnected with why I want to sing in the first place - enjoyment."