Testimonials

 

The Estill approach lies on precise knowledge of the physiology of the vocal instrument. This model allowed me to better understand and be more aware of my voice (I am a lyric tenor with a classical background). I also acquired specific tools through the various exercises (Figures) that I now use with my singing students who perform all styles as well as with my choristers of two classical choirs. I sincerely urge you to discover this voice teaching model that will change for the better your approach to the voice!

David Rompré, teacher, singer, choir director
 

 

This course was a real revelation for me. It used simple words to explain the complexity of the vocal mechanism. It will be helpful at work (oral presentations) as well as in my hobby (singing).

Jean-Pierre Fry, health and safety engineer
 

 

The Estill model helped me to understand exactly what is going on in my throat during vocal production, spoken or sung. Since then, I can find meaningful solutions to various problems (sore throat, loss of voice, character search, vocal adaptation with a mic, etc.), through the specific tools that are the vocal structures. It’s a model that helps vocal health through physical understanding. What I like about the Estill model is that it’s not dogmatic; it does not teach what needs to be done, but rather shows the results of the positioning of one part or another of the vocal instrument. It is a very specific model that provides the tools to achieve the desired result. It requires work, particularly at the beginning, but the results are obvious. This is a very encouraging model. 

Marie-Michèle Garon, comedian and imitator
 

 

Meaningful examples from our everyday life facilitate the integration of the Figures and make everything accessible to all.

Luce Sauvageau, singer and choir director
 

 

Many tools, precise, efficient, super awesome to re-educate the voice. Topographic information aligned with my own vocal practice. I leave with a backpack filled to the rim with new toys to focus and work with. I will enjoy them for a long time. A true joy to have learned all this. Thank you! (Course in Lyon, July 2017)

Marie-Élisabeth Bousquet-Lagarde, speech- language pathologist
 

 

  I feel I have added a full range of colour to my voice’s analytical tools. I leave with a lot of opportunities to explore my speaking and singing voice.

Marie Julien, speech-language pathologist
 

 

It was a true revelation for me. I was looking for that for a very long time. This 5-day internship allowed me to put words and images on the Figures I was already working on without actually being able to visualize what was going on inside my larynx. The anatomy of the larynx explained very well. Kudos to a very professional team! Very instructive and pleasant internship. It was great! (Course in Lyon, July 2017)

Margareth Pulido, voice teacher and performer
 

 

The Estill training with Julie Cimon Racine and her colleague Lyne Defoy (as well as the team of supervisors of small working groups) brought a major paradigm shift to my career/training as a singer. I feel that I finally have the tools to correctly guide me. As an actor/imitator, I consider the Estill model as a range of colours to create the characters that I want. What an extraordinary education, I recommend it a thousand times!

Dominic St-Laurent, singer and actor
 

 

The Estill model came into my life at the right moment for me as I suffer from repetitive dysphonia. Estill gave me much more than I could ever imagine! I know now why and how to work around my challenges. I found joy, pleasure and confidence in me again. Thank you so much for your skills, your humanity, the precision, efficiency and control of this training! (Course in Lyon, July 2017)

Dorothée Colombier, choir director, pianist
 

 

Clarity. A new insight on an instrument I use professionally for over 20 years! Demystify its purpose. I can’t believe I just found this out!

Marie-Pierre de Brienne, comedian, singer, dancer, musical theatre performer
 

 

A true clarification of various vocal qualities with links to physiology and anatomy. No abstract or magical concepts. Simple tools to tackle any styles. The ‘after-sale service’ is great as it allows to be coached remotely and maintain contact! (Course in Lyon, July 2017)

Sylvie Loche, singer and voice teacher (jazz and modern music)
 

 

An approach to the voice that finally makes sense and that simply and clearly opens the door to unlimited opportunities for personal and professional use of the voice. Thank you for this rewarding experience in a dynamic and comforting environment.

Suzanne Hindson, speech-language pathologist
 

 

After participating in this internship, there is obviously a world of theoretical, scientific and musical data opening up for us! Overall, it enabled us to further develop our knowledge, therefore develop our ear! All of the movements associated with the Figures are of a remarkable efficiency and both apply to individuals and a choir setting, for example. The effects are impressive! It opens up a world of possibilities and we can only be fulfilled from these few days of teaching. All of this with a highly qualified team, always smiling, and extremely efficient. We keep asking for more! (Course in Lyon, July 2017)

Laetitia Toulouse, choir director
 

 

I understand better now how my vocal instrument works. I have the tools to successfully control everything with practice. It’s very positive to improve vocal confidence. Thank you, Estill Voice Training!

Julie Dionne, music teacher