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Written by Don Graham 
Cashbox Magazine Canada & Cashbox TV

It’s not unusual to hear virtuoso musicians talk about the great teachers they had and lessons they took. Be it guitar players, horn players or string instruments, most had some form of lessons or training. And how often have you heard vocalists refer to their voice as their “instrument” ? And yet the majority of pop or country singers don’t take lessons or have any training. The theory seems to be “ I open my mouth and sing.” But how much would singers benefit from a little training? I would venture to say, like any other “instrumentalist”, a lot .

Enter vocal coach Donna Flynn. “ I can help people get the most out of their singing voices by teaching them techniques and exercises that I have studied and are proven. This enables me  to take singers to the  next level,”

Donna grew up in Montreal “I was active in the music and repertory scene as a singer and dancer.” She moved to Toronto where she began a journey of vocal training with vocal coaches in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nashville and the Royal Conservatory in Toronto, but she felt that none of these were helping her reach the level she was sure she was capable of reaching. She began to realise if she was going to bring out her full voice and individuality she would have to develop it herself. So that’s what set out to do.

“ I could have continued my career performing and traveling but I wanted a steady foundation and didn’t want to live out of a suitcase. So I had to figure how to stay involved with singing and voice so I thought what better way than to help others reach their vocal potential.”

She took courses to understand the science behind vocal techniques and in 2004 started her enterprise and business is booming. “I’m not doing just singing but voice work in general.” Here is a good capsulation of Donna’s business model, in her own words.

“I have been involved in countless audition processes for commercials, tv, stage, and have worked with record companies, award winning producers, and vocalists preparing for recording, performing and touring. Business professionals and leaders sharpen their speaking and presentation skills through coaching too. Voice feminization and voice masculinization in the transgender community is becoming more and more common. It seems that everyone has something they want to do and they want to do it in the best way possible. People show up at my office with more than just goals. They show up with dreams for their future, be it career or simply to find their inner joy. I take my role in that seriously by bringing you only the highest caliber comprehensive training tools. My combined background in voice coaching, and more important, in the health and proper use of the voice allows you to be properly assessed so you get only what works best for you and leaves out all the standard outdated old school exercises that take forever to get any meaningful and lasting results, if any at all.

The voice can be damaged easily. Doing wrong things reinforce bad habits. Get the direction that offers the safest and most up-to-date scientifically proven ways to get results. If you can find a Vocal Coach with a broader and more extensive background than me, I will eat a goldfish! Okay, well maybe I won't actually eat a goldfish but I want to you to know how much I really mean what I say, so I just threw that in.

My approach is different. My background is extensive. If you are serious about giving your voice only what is specific to you and the place you are starting from (the good, the bad, and the ugly), this training is for you.”



About Cashbox Magazine:  Cashbox Magazine released their first publication in the 1940's with Cashbox Magazine Canada Online launched seven years ago.


Go from Good to UNFORGETTABLE!

Hi.  I am Vocal Coach Donna Flynn. People show up at my office with more than just goals.  They show up with dreams and goals for their future, be it career or simply to find more inner joy.  I take my role in that seriously by bringing you only the highest caliber comprehensive training tools known today.



Step 1 Engage your Full Vocal System using 4-Key medically and scientifically developed voice principles.

SNAPSHOT OF SERVICES OFFERED (Personal and Professional Development):

-  Singing Lessons - Vocal Technique for the Singing Voice

-  Speaking Voice Training

-  Voice Health and Maintenance (hoarseness, tightness, reverse voice weakness or loss of vocal function)

-  Professional Vocal Assessment / Diagnostic

-  Stage Fright / Stress Management

-  Educational Kinesiology for Whole Brain Learning

-  Transgender Voice Transition (Feminization & Masculinization)

-  Accent Modification/Pronunciation

-  Delivery and Performance Skills

-  Audition Preparation

-  Training Products Available

Step 2 Build confidence and give a consistent delivery that you can be proud of.  Stop stage fright and anxiety in its tracks!  Learn to control your voice, develop your stage style, and connect with and inspire others, becoming fully engaged with your audience.

Step 3 Step outside the box.  This by far is the most powerful training available today.  The more you are willing to throw yourself into new territory, the greater the rewards will be.  Reach greater levels of personal excellence.  Come open to the experience, ready to discover the unexpected.


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Remember, all professional singers and thought leaders use coaches throughout their entire careers to advance to higher levels, creatively and technically!

Call me at 416-436-8063 and let's get started today.  You will wish you had done it sooner!


CRUSH Stage Fright and Anxiety in 60 Seconds - Training Video CLICK HERE




“Thank you Donna for so sensitively tailoring each session to my personality, talents and learning style. You calm and reassure me. Yet you also energize and encourage me. I leave each session more confident in myself and more excited for our next one.

You're a delightfully positive breath of fresh air. I just want to take big delicious gulps whenever I see you!” Jonathan Wong

“As valuable and instructive as the individual lessons are, the real gift is the takeaway of her technique.  It remains like software in your App installed for your voice. One of her lessons isn't like 10...more like 50 or 100." Barry McIntrye


"She helped me to see, what fifteen years of classical training could not! Genius!"
Christine Wall - Actress Movie & TV


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