I’m a Vocal Coach & Singer with 17 years of experience teaching and 20 years of experience studying voice under many of the biggest names in the Voice Coaching industry. So far I’ve had only eight lessons over a few months, and the improvement I’ve seen in my voice has left me floored. I come from a background of high rock/pop male singers, and even after 15+ years of study, I have never been able to sing any of those songs in the original key and sound good doing it. (Journey, Foreigner, Bruno Mars, Sting, The Script, Rascal Flatts, etc…)
Since I’ve started studying with Daniel, I’ve finally gained control over my notes above G4. I can now sing in a consistent and full voice from the bottom up, and it only keeps getting better every week (even when I’m singing sick).
I’m writing this review to say thank you to Daniel and to say he is absolutely the real deal. Not only does he talk the talk, but he also walks the walk (25+ years as a paid-performer singing high male vocals). For this reason, not only is he able to teach you how to do it, but he can also show you how at the drop of a hat. I’ve seen him consistently hit High C5’s up to E5’s during lessons without even warming up and also while being sick. As coach and teacher with many years experience, I know it’s hard to find a male coach so proficient and consistent with their instrument.
Daniel is focused, competent, caring, and funny too! To sum up, if you want to sing well, strong, high, consistent with freedom and expression, I strongly recommend studying with Daniel Formica.
You got my voice back on track. I had NO issues singing the high parts with ease. (Re)Discovered the anchoring you were talking bout. Been playing with going light in the nosebleed range and . . . . I can actually hit the notes accurately and it sounds prettier than trying to punch it. So BIG THANK YOU!
At our first lesson I really felt the difference to my previous lessons. I felt that Daniel’s teaching and exercises can turn me into a singer, not just be able to hit high notes. No book or DVD course can show you the things Daniel teach me at every lesson.
One real big difference to my previous lessons is, that Daniel’s lessons are personalized. I had a lot of problems like grabbing, squeezing and straining. Daniel focused since our first lessons on these bad habits and after some months they were nearly gone away. Another great thing is, that Daniel is searching for ways that work for me and not just for him. Now I’m Daniel’s student for about 5 months. I sing pretty high songs from bands like Alter Bridge, The Police and The Beatles. Most of the time singing those high notes is pretty easy and I can relaxed hit them. Often it feels like I just open the mouth and the tone is there. Before we start lessons together I wasn’t be able to hit a D4 without straining.
Another unbelievable thing is, that my low/mid voice is now real big. All the resonance is taking over and it feels like I can play with this resonance to let my voice go from small to very big. Before our first lesson I told Daniel that I wanted to take one lesson a month, after my previous experiences more is not really necessary. But his lessons turn out such helpful, that I can’t imagine taking lessons less than every two weeks. Since I’m Daniel’s student I don’t feel anymore that I’m alone without any real help to become a singer.
Daniel has taught me how to push into a note and cry feeling into a phrase. Taking care of my voice is part of instruction. I have a personalized short and long warm up with plenty of great exercises to keep the instrument in good form. I’d heard of breath control before, but, MAN, I didn’t realize that I was SO far from breath control. It is a major part of the singing apparatus that I was not using for its intended purpose. Also, I had a disconnect between my head voice and chest voice that made song choices very difficult. Now, it doesn’t really matter which song and I’m no longer limited to a narrow range of keys. I can sing it with strength throughout my range instead of always being light in the higher registers. Through Daniel’s instruction I’ve also discovered the best range for my voice; this is the area where it feels effortless and sounds resonant.
One thing you will have to get used to – Daniel is always learning and trying to improve his own voice. His energy is infectious! Lastly, I’ve never felt ashamed of what I was doing wrong during lessons, he would just redirect and help me to do it a different way.
If you want to improve your singing voice and are willing to put in the effort, you can’t go wrong with Daniel as a teacher.
Thanks for taking the time to help work on my Voice. On most of my gigs my voice would blow out by the third set. You showed me some amazing tips & warm ups & downs that helps me sing all night long. I love your patience and ability as a teacher. Not to mention you have an amazing voice.
times better than 3 months before. It was awesome!!! Now I believe I can get is some
day, although it will be a long way to go. Just wanted to thank you, I’m very excited now!
Hope we can work for a long time together 🙂
Have a nice vacation in Hawaii
Being passionate about his craft, he has done so much research into vocal pedagogy and applies it into his performances. Hence, when he explains the concepts to you and demonstrates it, he really knows what he is talking about.
Many teachers can simply do exercises or drills but they are not able to cross that infernal chasm where real life application comes in. The proof is in the pudding, they say and Daniel is one who can really sing astoundingly well and also show you how these exercises can work for you.
Moreover, he is not like other vocal teachers who try to rip you off with marketing strategies and formulaic mantras. This is someone who really understands the intricacies of the voice and knows how to help you master your God given instrument. He wants you to succeed and he desires to give you the tools to teach yourself so that you can be a master of the voice.
So why wait any longer? There are many vocal charlatans out there but Daniel Formica is the real deal and he IS THE MAN you go to for your vocal solutions man! I will run to him if I were you!
Thank you very much,