Testimonials

Once again, so many thanks for the time you spent with me...
“The concert went very well and this is mainly thanks to you, your coaching and teaching which improved not only my English diction but also my singing technique. I used your advice for my warm up [for the concert] and it worked really very well. Once again, so many thanks for the time you spent with me and helped me to improve my English and singing. My warmest regards from Prague and talk to you soon, ” – David Deyl, Czech singer/songwriter
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Ahdda Shur David Deyl 2016

Ahdda Shur, voice teacher with Czech pop singer/songwriter, David Deyl, Los Angeles, 2016.

 

Isaac Selya- Founder and Artistic Director, Queen City Opera
I am writing to recommend Ahdda Shur. Over the past year [2017/18], I worked with Ahdda in my capacity as a vocal coach, helping her prepare for international opera auditions. She has a virtuosic understanding of vocal technique… perfect command of diction and grammar in all the primary operatic languages. Moreover, her personality is very nurturing, patient, and positive. Beyond her musicality and skills as a singer, she also has enormous talent as a dramatist, and expertise in movement and dance. I am sure that Ahdda would bring her infectious enthusiasm and excitement for music, singing, and performance to all her students… – Isaac Selya, Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Isaac Selya- Cincinnati, Ohio

I have been taking singing lessons as an amateur for years...
“Ahdda immediately and gently diagnosed me as singing material that was too high for my mature voice. We began work… in the dramatic mezzo and contralto fach. I found Ahdda’s knowledge and experience in opera to be extensive. She helped me enormously with my singing technique, especially breathing and posture, Italian and French diction, and phrasal shaping.

Ahdda was also very helpful with my musical theater repertoire…and able to diagnosis the source of problems that had haunted my performances for years… Ahdda was also invaluable as a source of advice as to how to achieve maximum dramatic impact without straining the voice…

Ahdda Shur would be an asset to any music faculty. She is knowledgeable, caring, and extremely enthusiastic. It is obvious that she loves teaching.” — Jennifer Ferro, Oregon”

I can't thank you enough...
“Ahdda, I and everyone for whom I’ve sung for also thinks I have made astonishing progress working with you [these past 3 months]. I can’t thank you enough. You are amazing.” – Ben Maddox,Bass-Baritone, Retired Teacher, Actor/Singer, Oxford, Ohio.
I warmly recommend Ahdda...
“I warmly recommend Ahdda as a most delightful colleague, talented artist and teacher” Joy Davidson, former Director of Opera, New World School of the Arts, Miami, Florida
...her voice is, if possible, better than ever.
“I heard Ahdda in a recent recital performance and her voice is, if possible, better than ever.  Most importantly though, Ahdda was trained in the true Italian Bel Canto technique that gave us the great singers from Caruso to Callas. She also brings contemporary techniques of mind/body awareness to bear on communicating the Bel Canto approach to the modern student.​” Douglas Lundeen, Prof. of Horn, Recording Artist, Rutgers University
Her voice is from heaven...
“In addition to Ahdda’s expertise as a voiceyoga and voice teacher, she brings her heart & soul into the work that she does. Her voice is from heaven and Ahdda’s passion has inspired me to find peace & balance within. Thank you Ahdda for allowing the world to experience your talents & gifts!” Marla Mervis-Hartmann, Holistic Healer, Actress, Reiki Master

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Ahdda is a dazzling performer...
“Ahdda is a dazzling performer in any genre of music, from Opera to Broadway or Sacred music…She is devoted to her students and a wonderful colleague” Dr. Alan Mason, Head of Piano Department, Barry University, Miami, Florida – DIRECTOR and PIANIST OF JewishConcert.org, and Temple Israel of Greater Miami.
She is a born teacher and masterful voice instructor...
“Ahdda has an ability to recognize an individual student’s learning style, and works to make sure that the student ‘gets it’ based on her intuition, instinct and immense musical knowledge. She is a born teacher and masterful voice instructor. I recommend her highly. She is well worth it…for me as a parent, and Stephanie as a student, to travel the 45 minutes…and Ahdda has a special warmth and charismatic personality that we appreciate.” Seta Saunders, parent, Palos Verdes, CA
My performance last night went very well and...
“I am certain that it’s only because of your help! My voice was much stronger than before. And, I regained the joy and freedom in singing that I’d thought was gone forever…Thank you from the bottom of my heart…” — Vicky Shuller, of “Sirens” woman’s vocal group, Oxford, Ohio
Ahdda, we were well pleased...
“Ahdda, we were well pleased [at the recital]! Our daughters [age 10 and 12 years old] have certainly matured in their voices and presentation! We feel blessed that you have come to Oxford…The girls are challenged, nurtured, and guided by you in equal measure…” –Shari Allen, Oxford, Ohio
Ahdda's book, Sopranos...
“Ahdda’s book, Sopranos Are Not Pianos, is very helpful to me as a parent of a young voice student in understanding the physical aspects of singing. Using Ahdda’s method, my daughter is not only finding her voice, but also learning how to use it in a safe, healthy way. The book is helping me better understand this process. “ — Molly Wanko, Oxford, Ohio
Ahdda has proven to be outstanding...
 “Ahdda has proven to be outstanding at taking young, inexperienced singers and giving them a solid grounding in vocal technique, musicianship and performance practice….preparation of her students for Juries is always of the highest order.” Dr. Albert Clark, Director of Choral Activities, New World School of the Arts, Miami
Ahdda is personable, conscientious and highly professional...
“The results of Ahdda’s work {with our two daughters} have been nothing short of dramatic –their singing has improved greatly in a short period of time. Ahdda is personable, conscientious and highly professional. We would not hesitate to recommend her.” Joel Berman, Los Angeles, CA.
It was so much fun and effortless to sing and record this time...
“Ahdda, I recorded the whole session in an hour. The producer (of the new song) said it was the best he had ever heard me sound! He was truly amazed! Thank you. It was so much fun and effortless to sing and record this time….” Aya,  New York City based, international recording artist.
Ahdda Shur is a MUST HAVE for vocalists!...
“Ahdda Shur is a MUST HAVE for vocalists!… With her VOGA™ methods and Vocal Warm-ups CD, I’m calm, focused and own the stage…Ahdda accelerated my speaking career to an international level…” Denise Turner, International Speaker on Design and Color Trends.
I am amazed at how quickly my voice came back...
“Your instruction and guidance helped me find my voice again. I am amazed at how quickly my voice came back together in just three weeks. I trust your methods completely, and your lighthearted and sensitive manner makes me feel comfortably at ease” Beth Rudolph, Lyric Soprano, Costa Rica
I studied with several other instructors...
“I studied with several other instructors before coming to Ahdda, and none of them zeroed in on my vocal strengths and weaknesses the way she did! In the very first lesson, Ahdda was already helping me find more resonance and expression than I’d been able to achieve before. As if vocal transformation wasn’t enough, Ahdda also helped me zero in on my goals and direction as a singer/songwriter, offering her wisdom and encouragement at every turn. I can’t say enough good things about Ahdda and her Shurvoice method!” Hannah Scott www.clarityandflair.com
Jennifer Paterson, Founder, California Music Studios
Ahdda Shur is a highly educated and skilled musician, singer, director and teacher in a wide variety of musical styles. She works well with many different kinds of students, from those who want to pursue music as a profession to those who simply want to add balance to their lives. Her students benefit from her deep knowledge of classical music and from her considerable strength in teaching the whole student through holistic techniques and other enlightened modalities. Hearing her sing opera arias in recitals was an extraordinary and delightful experience for me and my staff. -Jennifer Paterson, Los Angeles, CA.
Aera Isabelle Palaganas- student, CMS
“I really liked Ahdda! Since she has background in musical theater along with classical voice, I was able to understand her song choices and techniques. I think Ahdda is a great fit for me because she encouraged me to sing freely and comfortably in order to open up my voice more. Her methods helped me bring out my confidence and more of my potential as a classical voice singer. ” -Aera Isabelle Palaganas, student, CMS, Los Angeles, CA.
Vanessa Scanlan- Sr. Digital Producer at Deutsch LA
My dearest Ahdda, quite frankly you are the best vocal coach I have ever had. The technique and direction you have given me in just these past 6 few months that we’ve worked together has changed my life. I feel more confident and secure that I can be a “real” singer. On a deeper I level, I feel that you are attuned to my sensibility and needs. Your expertise is true and proven. -Vanessa Scanlan, Sr. Digital Producer at Deutsch LA

CLIENTS REVIEWS OF AHDDA’S SPEAKER TRAINING METHODS:

Ahdda’s techniques are easy to use...
Ahdda’s techniques are easy to use and powerfully effective. I have been a professional speaker for years, but have always had to consciously focus on projecting my voice with power. After just two sessions, I feel so much more in command of my speaking voice than ever before. I recommend Ahdda to anyone looking to increase the command and control of their speaking or singing voice.” Jeff Hoffman, CEO LincLA
Ahdda is amazing...
Ahdda is amazing. Her knowledge of the body and the complexities involved in proper use of the voice is brilliant. Many years ago I damaged my voice. Because my career is in teaching and speaking, I decided to work with Ahdda, and after just a few lessons I felt my voice improve. Recently I was being filmed for a demo video and the media coach praised the sound of my voice. What a great affirmation for me and for Ahdda! She had succeeded in providing me with a strong, clear, pleasing, and professional voice. — Dr. Sherrie Zander, Psychologist, Brentwood, Ca
With Ahdda’s VoiceYoga methods...
“With Ahdda’s VoiceYoga methods, I was able to complete my training as a speaker, and sing in front of hundreds of people with great success. This has done wonders for my confidence. I am nothing like I used to be, and don’t mumble anymore. I no longer have the sore throats I got when I would speak. — Michael Low, compute consultant, Los Angeles

 

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