Critically acclaimed Singer/Songwriter Dave Tate’s soulful style combines pure, powerful vocals with dynamic, rhythmic acoustic guitar and poetic lyricism to present a unique combination of strength and intimacy. A native of the red rock desert of Zion National Park, Tate’s music is inspired by the vast spacious beauty of his homeland.
“Linda’s teaching has been transformative to my life as a singer. At a crucial place in my development, she believed in me and taught me the skills to sing sustainably for many years, sometimes 6-7 shows a week, without damaging my voice. I experienced much greater freedom and expression as a result of Linda’s coaching over the years and continue to benefit from her training. Linda has a rare quality of marrying a profound knowledge of the vocal instrument and how that applies to different people’s unique voices. She has the ability to truly see her student’s great potential and inspire them to excel in an authentic way. I have never met a teacher who can reach people like Linda can. I would not be the singer I am today without her help. She has my very highest recommendation.”
Galen Ettlin is an Edward R. Murrow award-winning Anchor/Reporter, 2x Emmy-nominee, SPJ Award winner, and national GLAAD Media Award nominee, fluent in Mandarin He joined KGW-TV in his hometown Portland, OR in March 2020. Galen is a do-it-all multi platform journalist. All the work on his site is produced, choreographed and/or edited by Galen. His experience includes anchoring the Channel 3 News weeknights at 5:30 & 11 for WCAX in Burlington, VT, where he interviewed Sen. Bernie Sanders. While at KAPP/KVEW in Kennewick, WA, he made history as the market’s first openly LGBTQ broadcaster, earning a national award nomination for his coverage.
He says: “Linda's work is life changing. When I met her, my goal was to become a respected TV news anchor. Competition is fierce, and if you haven't found your confidence and your voice, the job isn't yours. Within six months of working with Linda on speech, I was in front of the camera at a TV station as a reporter. In another few months, I was promoted to full-time evening anchor. That vocal foundation led to two Emmy nominations, an Edward R. Murrow award, and a national GLAAD award nomination for the work I love. The icing on the cake was the job offer in Portland, OR, one of the most competitive and desirable news markets in the country. My journey would not be possible without Linda's transformational work. She doesn't focus on how to change your voice–she teaches you how to find the authentic voice that will command the room, the stage, and even the anchor desk. Her compassion, mentorship, and belief in her students have helped shape what I do every day.”
Jessica Tunick Berens says: “Linda Brice and I began lessoning together when I was 12 years old. 28 years later we still coach when I am working up a performance repertoire! There is no one I trust more with my instrument! Linda’s individualized, holistic approach to singing and her endless wealth of knowledge about the physics and physiology of the human voice prepared me and has sustained me in my career as a versatile professional singer, giving me the capacity to sing and communicate optimally in any genre I choose. As a teacher, Linda is the embodiment of a whole-self approach, informing and guiding the singing while nurturing the singer. She instructs in a way that allows the singer to feel completely safe to experiment, guiding them into an ever - deepening understanding of their human instrument, putting them at the helm of their own growth as they learn to set their unique authentic voices free. Built into her teaching is the connection to the music, to the text, and to the character so that her students become masterful storytellers, performing with a sense of confidence and an intrinsic connection to their audiences. I am also a certified Transformational Voice Instructor, having completed Linda’s Apprenticeship program. I credit Linda for the beautiful, thriving studio I have today."
Jessica sings “The Glamorous Life” as part of her student’s Studio Recital, held under COVID19 conditions. She’s accompanied by her husband Trevor Berens.
Kathleen Hooper's powerful, bright, and clear vocals were shared starting at a young age. Kathleen's passion for singing led her to many stages and performances from high school theater to college a cappella, lighting up any room with soulful sound. When choosing to pursue music professionally, she joined forces with long-time friend Aubrey Mable. Kathleen & Aubrey make up the Denver-based duo, LVDY (pronounced LADY), sharing acoustic, spiritual-folk music in Denver and around the world.
Kathleen says: “When my parents gifted me voice lessons with Linda, something stirred within me during our first virtual session. Linda is able to hear people in such a unique way that she helps facilitate not only my relationship with my voice, but a deeper connection to my soul. Since working with her, I have transitioned into a full-time, professional singer in a Denver-based duo called LVDY. Through Linda's vocal technique and training, my voice has strengthened, become more confident and controlled, and boosted my ability to sing for hours. She is more than a voice coach; she is a spiritual warrior whose experience goes far beyond connecting to the vocal vibration. She is heart-centered and encouraging, while speaking truth, and her guidance has allowed me to flourish into the singer I always wanted to be."
Listen to Kathleen and her musical partner Aubrey Mable (also Linda's student) in a recent performance of LVDY here.
Opera star Nicole Cabell, 2005 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World and Decca recording artist, is one of the most sought after sopranos today. Her career has taken her to the most important opera stages and concert halls in the world. She currently teaches on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music. Linda was Nicole’s first voice teacher, and they have continued a wonderful friendship ever since.
Nicole describes Linda's teaching here.
Nicole has received enormous critical acclaim:
“…a golden, creamy, evenly gauged voice from top to bottom…"
-The Orange County Register
“Cabell is now one of the most exciting lyric sopranos to grace the world’s concert halls.”
Rebecca Tanner has a bachelor’s degree in music from BYU-Idaho and has enjoyed performing and teaching voice lessons throughout the last 15 years. Shortly after college, she participated in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition and received an Encouragement Award. Rebecca is classically trained, but she also loves singing musical theater and golden-era songs of the 40s. When she’s not singing, you’ll find her playing with her kids, Jazzercising, painting, playing ukulele, or assimilating new skills, as that is her mutant power, her husband says. Find her on YouTube here.
She says: “Linda has been my voice teacher since 2006, and in that time, she has helped me find my clearest, purest voice, and I am able to sing with projection, power, and most importantly, with ease! I have breath for days with Linda’s foundational methods, and I’m able to soar over long, legato lines or tip toe through staccato notes safely with great, healthy technique. Linda holds a wealth of knowledge - not only of the physiology and technique of singing, but also of the spirituality of singing, no matter what your beliefs are. She is passionate about the calming, powerful influence of music, both for the singer and the listener. Linda is so kind, genuine, and accepting of every person, no matter their background, religion, beliefs, etc. You’ll feel welcome and accepted just as you are as Linda helps you find your own Authentic Voice!"