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What People Say About VocaLab

I felt stronger and more focused with Elle in my Corner

Recently Elle was someone I called on multiple times a week for a very intense tour. I felt stronger and more focused with Elle in my corner. Elle’s holistic approach from tangible, daily recommendations to her broad self compassion/self assuring self talk practices are transformational! I’ve already recommended Elle to so many emerging and established vocalists. The kicker? She’s a GREAT, cool and FUN chick, too.

Tania Doko
Lead Singer of Bachelor Girl Artist, Songwriter

Elle has helped me troubleshoot complex coordinations in ways that no other voice teachers have

Elle is simply fabulous and I have loved taking singing lessons with her! Her anatomical expertise and ability to partner with the student in front of her is an incredibly special combination. She has helped me troubleshoot complex coordinations in ways that no other voice teachers have and I am so thankful to her.

Sarah K. Brown
Voice Teacher & Speech Pathologist
New York, USA

I suggest you jump on the opportunity!

I absolutely loved attending VocaLab’s workshop in New York City! As a long-time fan of their online content, and how accessible they make high-quality vocal education, I was so excited to get to learn face to face from Elle. She is so warm, nurturing, and knows the voice inside and out. Her techniques all stem from years of science-based voice research, and it shows. If you get the chance to learn from VocaLab, either as a voice teacher continuing their education, or as a singer looking to up their vocal capabilities, I suggest you jump on the opportunity!

Emily Kristen Morris
Singer, Actress & Singing Teacher
New York, NYC

if it wasn't for Elle’s strong knowledge - I really don't think I would have been able to be on that stage at all.

When I say Elle got me through one of my toughest situations is an understatement. Secretly I was training with Elle to get myself ready for ‘THE MASKED SINGER’ (even a secret to herself) and I felt super strong before I was to enter the show but I was struck with a virus that affected not just my ability to talk and sing but my health was really letting me down to get over it quickly. I had no voice two weeks out from the show and if it wasn’t for Elle’s strong knowledge in not just singing but vocal education and clinical voice rehabilitation I really don’t think I would have been able to be on that stage at all. I am once again on my singing journey in 2024 for my original music and she is getting me ready for the endurance of live shows back to back and I 100% am safe in her hands.

Shaynna Blaze
Interior designer, TV personality, Author

Elle's absolutely changed my voice and life for the better

Elle is the singing teacher that I’ve been searching for my whole singing career. She takes the time to know and understand you before giving you evidence based, specific and practical strategies to get your voice where you want it to be. I leave every lesson feeling absolutely on top of the world and I only wish I could have Elle with me all the time to give me the confidence boosts and encouragement I need! She’s absolutely changed my voice and life for the better as she’s given me tools to overcome insecurities, find confidence in the uniqueness that is my voice, taught me how to control it to the finest details and given me the skill to activate various aspects of it when I need to. I’ll recommend her until my face turns blue and until the comes home!

Ebony McCarthy
Teacher, Vocalist
Melbourne, AUS

The well-being of the singer is always at the heart of what she says.

The Vocal Educator Toolkit was the pedagogical and scientific voice course that I needed to refresh my voice teaching! Not only is Elle incredibly knowledgeable, giving the latest information and research, but she also encourages participants to be creative in the ways they implement this information into their voice practice. The well-being of the singer is always at the heart of what she says and does and you will walk away feeling empowered to help your clients and apply the knowledge to your own singing practice. I know I sure did!

Melissa Cartwright
Director MVC Performance, Vocal Coach
Virginia, USA

I highly recommend booking a lesson with Elle.

I have visited Elle in her clinic for Speech Pathology as well as private vocal lessons and I am so happy with the outcome. I have been singing for almost 20 years and unfortunately I had developed a lot of bad habits due to incorrect technique. Elle has taken the time to correct my voice as well as my singing technique to break the habits I developed so I’m not destroying my voice. Her bubbly and bright personality also makes every lesson a treat. I highly recommend booking a lesson with Elle. You will not be disappointed.

Natasha Bianca
Independant Artist, Singer, Songwriter
Adelaide, AUS

Gave me a huge confidence boost as a teacher

I could not recommend this course [The Vocal Educator Toolkit] more. Elle has an incredible knowledge on voice science and application and gives you tools you can INSTANTLY use in your studio. She is a gem. This course not only validated what I was already doing in my studio but it expanded my toolkit and gave me a huge confidence boost as a teacher.

Hilary Maiberger
Longest running 'Belle' on Broadway
California, USA

I always leave each session with Elle feeling empowered

Since taking the Vocal Educator Toolkit, Elle has become my go-to for vocal coaching, Speech Pathology & professional development! I always leave each session with Elle feeling empowered & inspired, with a greater understanding of how to care for & best utilise my voice in gigs AND in the classroom.

If you’re a singer, professional voice user, or simply just interested in learning more about your voice, I absolutely recommend learning with Elle!!

Rachel Coppen
Singer, Singing Teacher, Songwriter
Adelaide, AU

my voice is the best it’s ever been

Deciding to book in with Elle at VocaLab is the best thing I have ever done for my voice. As a professional singer, I have received Speech Pathology treatment, and singing lessons and also participated in her Vocal Educator Toolkit course. She is absolutely lovely and always makes me feel comfortable and welcome. Thanks to her, my voice is the best it’s ever been. My voice is healthy, strong and flourishing thanks to her amazing methods and knowledge which is tailored to each patient individually so we get the most out of our time with her. I walk away from every session feeling empowered and with big improvements in my voice. If you’re not booking in with Elle for your voice, you are genuinely missing out.

Nat Luna
Singer, Songwriter, Producer
Adelaide, AUS

I feel so much more prepared to guide my choristers

I learned so much from Elle! I took the Vocal Educator Toolkit, and it was worth every penny. I feel so much more prepared to guide my choristers toward healthy singing.

Something that Elle stressed is that we’re always learning and growing, and to be ok with the mistakes we’ve made in the past as singers and as singing teachers. When we know better, we do better. This was as valuable to me as all of the tips, tricks, and SCIENCE behind how our voices work

Suzanne Hannau
Flutist, Soprano, Choral Director
Chicago

VocaLab's online courses are truly a gift to all teachers and singers.

VocaLab’s online courses are truly a gift to all teachers and singers. I have done everything from the Vocal Educator Toolkit to the Build You Belt workshop, and always learn so much! I have not only become a more knowledgable & efficient vocal coach, but have seen the difference in my own voice/vocal health as a recording artist & performer. Elle is truly an inspiration and so talented at what she does. She teaches the material in a way that is simple and assessable to all, yet FULL of valuable information. I leave each course feeling empowered and excited. Do yourself a favour and register for some of the VocaLab courses, you won’t regret it!

Renée Landry
Singer, Songwriter, Producer & Entertainer
Ottawa, CANADA

Simply put, Elle is the best teacher I’ve ever had. The teacher I’ve always dreamed of.

When Elle is your teacher, you get the expertise of a Speech Pathologist who truly understands the anatomical structures of the voice, and a vocalist who understands the demands and nuance of performance. Elle has an amazing ability to problem solve, to hear the challenge, enquire and immediately attend to it. Elle is patient, moulds to the pace I set and gives the clearest and most flexible vocal instruction I have encountered amongst vocal professionals. Simply put, Elle is the best teacher I’ve ever had. The teacher l’ve always dreamed of. I absolutely love that Elle directs me to coordinate my voice based on my unique vocal experience, with positive, inclusive, student-centred language. As someone who has had ill-informed, harsh teachers in the past, working with Elle has been deeply healing. I finally feel seen, heard and safe in my lessons. I can now freely sing complex vocal phrases in registers and tonal qualities I’ve always found challenging. I truly cannot recommend Elle highly enough. 

Lani Zimmer
Vocalist & Singing Teacher
Naarm/Melbourne

She IS the cheerleader and educator your voice NEEDS.

I haven’t been working with Elle for long, and I already feel like I’m gaining life long tools to help me navigate my vocal career. I had an injury months before I started working with her, and had been maintaining my old habits out of fear of the unknown. Her patience and understanding with vocal injuries, and rehab is so refreshing and she creates such a safe space so you can feel open to try, and be not concerned about making better choices for yourself in the long-term. She IS the cheerleader and educator your voice NEEDS – I would highly recommend, and cannot wait to tackle more voice goals with her this year.

Sarah Nairne
Actor, Performer
Come From Away AU

Elle’s lessons were extremely beneficial in accessing parts of my voice I never knew I had.

I am a current student in the Bachelor of Music Theatre at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide. I came to Elle with low confidence with my singing voice and experiencing vocal fatigue and discomfort, aiming to develop more strength and sustainability to my voice. Through working with Elle, I was able to be referred to an ENT to discover I had experienced a laryngeal allergy. Elle implemented strategies to combat this which immediately recovered my voice. Elle’s lessons were extremely beneficial in accessing parts of my voice I never knew I had. Elle’s patience and support played a crucial role in improving both my vocal technique and my confidence for singing.

Amelia Chapman
Elder Con Bachelor of Music Theatre Student
Adelaide, AUS