Testimonials

Read what clients and music professionals are saying…

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
https://www.daviddeyl.cz
https://www.youtube.com/daviddeyl

Adda Shur David Deyl 2016

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

Highly recommended! Adda is the most gifted vocalist & incredible teacher...
“I have studied with! She not only rehabilitated my voice after vocal surgery and guided me every step of the way but taught me lifelong techniques how to use and preserve it for life. I am singing better than ever and highly recommend Adda for any style of music. I sing everything from R&B to Meditation Mantras and her techniques work. She is a superstar & simply the best! Thank you Adda!”, Aya
Songstress/Recording Artist
Aya and Tyler – Home

Aya Soundbath Album

youtube channel: AYA Meditation
https://music.apple.com/us/album/soundbath-love/1535758959

Isaac Selya- Founder and Artistic Director, Queen City Opera
I am writing to recommend Adda Shur. Over the past year [2017/18], I worked with Adda 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 Adda would bring her infectious enthusiasm and excitement for music, singing, and performance to all her students… – Isaac Selya, Cincinnati, Ohio.

https://isaacselya.com/

isaac.selya@queencityopera.org

Isaac Selya- Cincinnati, Ohio

I have been taking singing lessons as an amateur for years...
“Adda 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 Adda’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.

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

Adda 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...
“Adda, 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 wish I had discovered Adda much sooner...
“I am a singer who came to Adda with a very “worn and torn” voice in need of reconditioning. I wish I had discovered Adda much sooner! After 9 months [of coaching] I am enjoying my voice again after years of struggling to sing well. I’m still a work in progress but I’m excited to continue my sessions with Adda!”
— Vicky Shuller, lead singer with “The Sirens” Oxford, OH.
now, thanks to Adda, my vocal range is smoothly connected
“Adda’s amazing vocal guidance also allowed me to expand my song repertoire exponentially. And, opened my eyes to the powerful impact of singing and healing effects on the psyche. Under Adda Shur’s expert voice coaching [of three years], my singing recently earned me a semi-finalist spot in the 2021 National Classical Singer Vocal Competition [High School, Musical Theater Category]. Following that, I gave back to our community by singing in an outdoor public recital with other music students from the Oxford Music Academy. It’s been incredible to see how my singing touches the members of my community, bringing us closer together even in the tough times due to this pandemic.”
— Lucy Wang, Highschool student, Oxford, OH, Oct. 2021
When it comes to voice and singing training, Adda Shur is fantastic...
“and has been a great voice teacher for the almost two years now that I have studied voice with her. She also taught me some gentle exercises to improve my enunciation and my lisp. This aspect of Ms.Shur’s vocal coaching has been a terrific help in my overall speaking and has made me much more confident. Adda compares a lot of things to different sports or instruments I have played in the past, which really helps me visualize what to do. Adda also does a great job of adjusting her methods and lesson materials to fit me personally, and I really appreciate it. As a result of my vocal training with Adda Shur, I’ve been able to notice a dramatic difference in my singing…”
— Jacob Freidline, Highschool student, Oxford, OH, Oct. 2021
Adda has been a hugely positive and empowering force in my life...
“She has helped me build my confidence and embodied awareness for how I can use my voice for singing, as well as providing amazing coaching for speaking, which is my full time career. I just spoke for over 1,000 people throughout the weekend and Adda’s coaching gave me the guidance and support to be set up to speak and express in the best possible way.
Adda is an extremely attuned and talented teacher, aware of the weave between the technical and spiritual sides of singing, and I can not recommend her highly enough. Thank you Ahdda!”
— Jessica Encell

Thanks to Adda, I feel liberated. I can hit the notes I used to hit and feel the joy I used to feel...
“When I was in my twenties, I had an untrained but wonderful voice and played folk music professionally. After a few decades of neglect as well as surgery on my lung…my voice had a different idea…I didn’t know if it was physically possible to ever feel the joy of singing again. I reached out to Ahdda for help. She taught me the training techniques and vocal exercises I needed to reach inside and set my voice free again… Now if only I could remember the lyrics.”
— Greg Newberry, President, Animalinstinctadvertising.com, Cincinnati, OH [2020]
When it comes to voice and singing training, Adda Shur is fantastic...
“and has been a great voice teacher for the almost two years now that I have studied voice with her. She also taught me some gentle exercises to improve my enunciation and my lisp. This aspect of Ms.Shur’s vocal coaching has been a terrific help in my overall speaking and has made me much more confident. Adda compares a lot of things to different sports or instruments I have played in the past, which really helps me visualize what to do. Adda also does a great job of adjusting her methods and lesson materials to fit me personally, and I really appreciate it. As a result of my vocal training with Adda Shur, I’ve been able to notice a dramatic difference in my singing…”
— Jacob Freidline, Highschool student, Oxford, OH, Oct. 2021
I warmly recommend Adda...
“I warmly recommend Adda 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 Adda in a recent recital performance and her voice is, if possible, better than ever.  Most importantly though, Adda 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 Adda’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 Adda’s passion has inspired me to find peace & balance within. Thank you Adda for allowing the world to experience your talents & gifts!” Marla Mervis-Hartmann, Holistic Healer, Actress, Reiki Master

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Adda is a dazzling performer...
“Adda 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...
“Adda 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 Adda 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
Adda, we were well pleased...
“Adda, 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
When I was in my twenties...
“When I was in my twenties, I had an untrained but wonderful voice and played folk music professionally. After a few decades of neglect as well as surgery on my lung, I decided to take up the guitar and begin singing once again. But my voice had a different idea. What was once a nearly unrestricted range had been squeezed into submission. I didn’t know if it was physically possible to ever feel the joy of singing again. I reached out to Adda for help. She taught me the training techniques and vocal exercises I needed to reach inside and set my voice free again. Thanks to her, I feel liberated. I can hit the notes I used to hit and feel the joy I used to feel. Now if only I could remember the lyrics…” — Greg Newberry, Founder, Animal Instinct Advertising, March, 2021, Cincinnati
Adda's book, Sopranos...
“Adda’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 Adda’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
Adda has proven to be outstanding...
 “Adda 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
Adda is personable, conscientious and highly professional...
“The results of Adda’s work {with our two daughters} have been nothing short of dramatic –their singing has improved greatly in a short period of time. Adda is personable, conscientious and highly professional. We would not hesitate to recommend her.” Joel Berman, Los Angeles, CA.
Adda Shur is a MUST HAVE for vocalists!...
“Adda Shur is a MUST HAVE for vocalists!… With her VOGA™ methods and Vocal Warm-ups CD, I’m calm, focused and own the stage…Adda 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 Adda, and none of them zeroed in on my vocal strengths and weaknesses the way she did! In the very first lesson, Adda was already helping me find more resonance and expression than I’d been able to achieve before. As if vocal transformation wasn’t enough, Adda 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 Adda and her Shurvoice method!” Hannah Scott www.clarityandflair.com
Jennifer Paterson, Founder, California Music Studios
Adda 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 Adda! Since she has background in musical theater along with classical voice, I was able to understand her song choices and techniques. I think Adda 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 Adda, 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 Adda’S SPEAKER TRAINING METHODS:

Adda’s techniques are easy to use...
Adda’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 Adda to anyone looking to increase the command and control of their speaking or singing voice.” Jeff Hoffman, CEO LincLA
Adda is amazing...
Adda 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 Adda, 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 Adda! She had succeeded in providing me with a strong, clear, pleasing, and professional voice. — Dr. Sherrie Zander, Psychologist, Brentwood, Ca
With Adda’s VoiceYoga methods...
“With Adda’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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