|Actual Testimonials from Guy’s Students
the age of 16, our son, Brian Silver, began taking voice lessons from
Guy. We have been thrilled with the results, and Brian has said
that Guy is a "miracle worker" in helping him improve his technique and
range. After impressing the Music Department chairman with his
ability and talent in vocal performance, Brian was accepted into Tulane
University in New Orleans, as a Musical Theater major. He
recently went on his first audition for a Universal Pictures movie and
was immediately cast in a significant musical role. The movie
Director, "Avenue Q’s" Jason Moore, commented that Brian
was “obviously well-trained.” Brian's
dream is to act and sing professionally, and thanks to Guy, he has
reached that goal, and this is just the beginning!
Thank you, Guy.
began voice lessons with Guy in January 2009 as a way to rehabilitate
my singing voice from thyroid cancer. I had a four octave range and was
a coloratura soprano, who had a wonderful career regionally and
professionally in such shows as "The Pirates of Penzance" (Daughter),
"CATS" (Grisabella) and "Les Miserables"(Fantine and Cossette) at the
Shubert Theater in LA, 1st National Tours, and Broadway Companies.
After my two surgeries, I was physically unable to reach an octave and
a half in my upper register. I just wanted to free my voice and accept
what range I thought I had left, as all of 2008 I was unable to sing.
As a singer my entire life, and as a vocal coach for 12 years, I wanted
someone to listen, guide and gently ease me back into my
Guy worked my voice and strengthened my technique through
Speech-Level-Singing, AND opened my range! Within 10 months I
found the courage to perform a benefit concert for the Orangewood
Children's Foundation entitled "I Have Dreamed." This was my first one
woman show, and it. Actually that was Guy's idea! This year of
2010 I have been enjoying a vocal rebirth, currently in
the making of two CD's which will be recorded with Seattle
I am thrilled to share that all four of my octaves have returned!!
On a personal note, Guy is a teacher who CARES. He is an intelligent
teacher who clearly knows voice, and wants his students to
succeed. It has been a divine pleasure to work with him,
refer my past students to, and call my friend.
the moment I walked in the door for my first lesson with Guy, I knew I
was in the right place. His welcoming studio is a pleasant precursor to
his even more warm and wonderful personality. Guy has helped develop my
voice to a place that makes the difference in this industry. I am a
strong believer in the power of the Speech Level Singing Technique, and
it's wonderful to work with someone who has such a firm grasp of this
technique. He has imbued me with the confidence I needed to go out and
get the jobs I wanted. He doesn't feel like a rigid disciplinarian
teacher who "whips" you into shape, however, his work is just that
effective, but presented with the support and council of a friend and
coach. From opening night to online video voice lessons while I'm
overseas, Guy has been there to keep my progression moving forward.
Thank you, Guy!
Currently Starring as Elphaba in WICKED, the Musical, at
Universal Studio Japan
I started taking lessons with Guy beginning 2006. I had no
vocal background but wanted to sing my entire life. Today I am 50 years
old. I auditioned for the Gospel Choir at Saddleback Church and was
accepted in 2004. I could sing, but I was straining and always had a
tired voice and hurt throat. I found Guy's website on the internet
about SLS and was really intrigued, so I called Guy and he gave me a
very detailed explanation of what SLS could do for me but it was up to
the individual on how much they practiced the teqnique. Today, I hit
notes I never thought I could do, and sing songs which were way out of
my reach.I am still in the process of learning, but it has been a
wonderful experience. Guy encouraged me to sing Karaoke to get over my
stage fright. I can say for being a beginner, I am very confident to
sing in front of other people and I audition and sing places that were
once a dream. Thank you Guy for your encouragement, and for the ease
you give in my lessons to be comfortable singing and learning. It has
been a wonderful experience and I would highly refer Guy to anyone who
is searching for a vocal training, it is amazing.
Sandy Watt Mission Viejo, CA
I have been taking Lessons from Guy for over two years and
he has been patient and professional from the 1st lesson. He is able to
hone in on the specific area you need to work on in order to bring out
the true potential of your voice. The Speech Level technique is
designed to allow you to use your full range without damaging your
vocal chords and Guy proficiently demonstrates the techniques making
the learning process safe and rewarding. If you are a beginner, like I
was or a seasoned pro Guy will work with you to improve your voice!
Luke Allen Gemini Studios
with Guy for about a year, and felt my voice become stronger and more
flexible than ever! He helped me open up my sound and break through
some barriers that had been holding me back. Now I feel so much more
confident about singing and got my first professional gig! I really
believe in this style of teaching as it brings out the best in you
using what you have naturally. I can sing for an extended period of
time and not feel vocally strained or tired. It was a truly great
Ever since I started studying with Guy a few months ago, I have found
my vocals feeling more free and resonant with natural vibrato and
little strain. I have an easier time singing with Speech-Level-Singing
than with my previous techniques. Guy is an awesome and pleasant
teacher who works well with his students!
Jon Paul Puno.
Learning with Guy was an eye-opening experience. It's amazing how much
your ability to sing develops when you learn the correct techniques to
sing comfortably, rather than over-working your vocal chords and
risking injury. Not only will you sound better, but you can also sing
much longer without going hoarse at the end of the night. Guy is
extremely professional, and a master of his craft. He has a true ear
for music and vocals, and a very affable teaching personality.
Hi Guy, Thought I would send you a
testimonial as I greatly appreciate all you have done for me! I have
been studying with Guy for almost a year now. Since starting with him I
have noticed dramatic changes in my voice. I am have learned to sing
with great ease and in a healthy manner. Now my voice is able to hold
up for demanding performance schedules, where before my chords would
get hoarse or tired. My range has expanded and I am able to sing songs
I never would have attempted before. The technique has made it possible
to sing all genres of music and has allowed me to accomplish new sounds
and styles. I have been offered several more jobs and have had more
opportunities to sing than ever! Guy never wastes time in lessons;
every minute is worth while. Learning from him has boosted my
confidence, has made singing easier, and has made performing more
enjoyable. Thanks Guy!
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I began training with Guy very soon after a
surgical procedure on my vocal chords. My initial intent was to have
Guy perform voice rehab on my chords and overall technique. Not only
was Guy able to guide me through this very emotional time, but he also
provided a deep understanding of how the voice heals and responds to
this specialized training. Guy helped return the confidence back in me
and my voice. I'm back, thanks in part to Guy Babusek. Thanks again Guy!
After repeating the cycle of damanging my
voice with my weekend singing, recovering from hoarseness during the
week, only to go back to more vocal damage the next weekend, I limped
into Guy's studio simply so that I could get out of this cycle before
these damages became permanent. Not only did Guy teach me to sing
safely and heathily, he also helped me gain a richer tone in my voice.
As I continued with Guy, I've also learned to sing with strength from
my lowest to my highest notes without an obvious break. Now I can sing
for hours at a time, days in a row, without strain in my voice.I only
wish I had discovered Guy earlier in my singing career! I've been back
in the studio these past few weeks working on my next CD. Last
Wednesday I did lead vocals for 6 songs from 10am to 5pm with just a
short lunch break, and my voice never got tired! In my past life, my
producer would notice a degradation in my voice after about an hour, so
then we'd have to take a big long break to rest my voice, try again,
rest, etc. My producer told me last week that my voice never goes down
in quality throughout the day anymore. I could have never done 6
record-quality lead vocals in one day previously--more like one or two
songs a day! That alone makes lessons with Guy worth every penny I've
Ever since childhood I’ve felt hindered by a very limited vocal
range. For the past several years I firmly believed I had found the
highest limit of my range and there was no way I could take it further.
My voice would wear out after about an hour of band rehearsal, and some
of the high notes during gigs would be a hit-or-miss. I had
reservations going into my first vocal lesson ever, which was a lesson
with Guy set up by a friend as a Christmas gift. The exercises he
specifically tuned for my voice seemed weird at first, but doing these
exercises every morning in my car I suddenly found myself singing
louder, higher, more powerfully, and with less effort. I now endure
several hours of band rehearsal, full power, with no sweat. I have more
confidence on stage knowing my voice will carry every time. I’ve
only had two SLS lessons so far and have already booked my next one,
and I can’t wait to see what the next session is going to
unlock from my voice. Thanks Guy!
Before I began taking lessons with Guy, I
struggled with a limited range, having to flip into "falsetto" all the
time, when I reached "the end," resulting in less power and control. It
has only been two months, and I have already seen a huge improvement. I
have been able to gain more confidence knowing that I have learned the
correct techniques to carry me through each song. My friends and family
even noticed what a difference the lessons have made, and want to
immediately begin taking lessons with Guy. Guy offers strong solid
technical results that can be recaptured outside the voice studio. He
is passionate about teaching and strives to help his students achieve
their goals. I am extremely pleased with the results that I have seen
since taking voice lessons with Guy and I highly recommend him!
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I remember the fear I felt when I picked up the phone to schedule my
first meeting with Guy. Today I have done well over 15 sessions with
Guy, and couldnot be happier. I recently played the first cd I made
with Guy, unbelievable! to hear how much better I sound now, I cannot
WAIT to see what I sound like in 6 months!!!
After trying many different trainers and techniques, I finally found
the right one. Not only are lessons with Guy lots of fun, they're very
effective as well! I used to get hoarse after three or four songs, now
I can sing for hours with my new expanded range. I also get compliments
for my "richer sounding voice". SLS with Guy Babusek is the way to go!
I have to admit when I first started with Guy I had some doubts,
especially when we would do the warm ups with sounds I made as a child
playing in the dirt but the results, the results have been amazing.
Guy’s teaching is very clear, and concise with every step
explained. Through the techniques he has taught and the patience he has
shown I have become a very confident singer.
Simply put, Guy Babusek is the best! I came to
see Guy three years ago because I was having issues with "losing" my
voice due to years of mis-use when teaching. With Guy's help, the vocal
nodes I had developed completely disappeared in about six months. My
speaking voice became richer and healthier, and I could speak for
longer periods of time without becoming fatigued. Not only did my
speaking voice improve, but so did my singing. That same year, with
Guy's help, I was featured as a singer on television and professional
theater. Thanks Guy!
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My daughter Sarah has worked with a few vocal teachers and none of them
were able to improve her vocal range. I have been impressed with what
Guy has been able to do for her within this area as well as improving
her overall performance. It has lead to better audition results which
is of course one of Sarah's goals. I would highly recommend Guy.
Guy showed me what I was doing wrong onstage and how to correct it. He
has given me the confidence I need as a singer to know that now I have
the range and technique I need to put on a great performance.
Dear Guy, thank you so much for all you've taught me.For years I've
been playing in bands but just as the guitarist. Now I feel I have the
confidence to try singing lead in a new project. thanks again for being
my teacher!! Darren Mayes I have studied off and on with Guy for a
couple of months and already I have improved immensely. In every
lesson, I learn a new aspect of my voice. He has taught me to trust in
the unique techniques and commit to the exercises. He is also
encouraging when I have trouble believing in myself which really
motivates me to push through and work harder. After every lesson, I
improve in my tone, quality, and range. I know if I can work with Guy
on a more consistent basis, I will achieve my potential and have the
tools to succeed out in the entertainment industry. I am grateful to
have found a wonderful vocal coach.
Hi Guy, It's been a while. Thanks for the lessons they helped me out a
lot. I learned how to effectively sing using a microphone and found a
vocal tone that was much more appropriate for my alternative rock band
than what I had been using before my lessons with you. I've had
positive feedback about having found my voice. Plus the exercises were
fun. I look forward to when I have some time for more lessons. Thanks
Guitarist/Singer Songwriter Driftwood
I started studying with guy with no prior
lessons. Guy was patient with me and never made me feel my lack of
experience. Through the lessons I've improved my range, freedom, and
confidence. Plus lessons are just fun. I think if you love singing and
want to improve, you have to try to get some training.
Before I started my lessons with Guy, I had
lost the joy of singing. I was fearful of "cracking" and felt defeated.
Guy's teaching and the speech level approach made all the difference.
With Guy's assistance I have strengthened my vocal cords and I find
that I am now more confident in my abilities. Most importantly, the joy
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"Before going to Guy I had zero singing experience. I had never been in
a choir, never taken lessons, and never actually tried to seriously
sing. I would bang on my chest voice until I lost my voice, or until it
just hurt too much to continue. After about a year with Guy the
difference is night and day. I now sing for my rock band, I have
confidence that I never had before, and my range went from non existent
to three octaves and climbing. Vocal lessons are like going to the gym,
having that seasoned personal trainer makes all the difference in
getting the results you want, and Guy is one of the best at what he
Singer/Guitarist of She Screams Remedy www.myspace.com/ shescreamsremedy
Through Guy’s enthusiasm, positive attitude, gift for teaching
and amazing technique I have learned more in 6 months than in the
previous 14 years with other teachers. Singing is my passion but I
always felt something was missing and I couldn't identify it. Within a
few months of Guy's teachings I not only knew what was missing I was
able to correct it and am on my way to becoming the singer I always
dreamt of being.
Guy is a very thorough instructor. He has quite an ear for a developing
voice and he knows what exercises to use to strengthen your voice
without straining it. It's singing made a lot easier!
I believe the speech-level singing technique is very effective. I have
experienced great results since working with Guy, in several styles of
music, including classical, contemporary Christian, standards and jazz.
My voice has become stronger, and my range has increased since working
with him. Guy understands and communicates the speech-level technique
very well. But besides being an excellent clinician, I really
appreciate how encouraging and humorous he is. He creates a very
supportive environment in our lessons, which has put me at ease, and
helped me grow as a student.
Guy is absolutely amazing! He has equipped me with the tools and the
confidence to take my voice to new levels. And not only have I noticed
the difference, but others are also commenting on the improvement. I
took years of lessons from a variety of teachers but continued to
struggle with some besetting vocal weaknesses, especially in my higher
range. After just a handful of lessons with Guy, I auditioned for a
demanding role in a stage musical--and got it! I don't duck-and-cover
when I reach for those high notes anymore, and if I do botch them, I
know how to make the correction--for the first time in my life! It has
been a thrilling process. Guy is gifted, fun, honest, challenging,
encouraging, practical, and patient, and I highly recommend him as a
vocal coach every chance I get!
San Bernardino, CA
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