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“I FOUND SHARON RADIONOFF WHEN I WAS PREPARING TO DO A GIG AFTER BEING OUT OF THE BUSINESS FOR 20 YEARS. WHEN I REALIZED I HAD ACCEPTED AN OFFER TO SING IN ONE OF HOUSTON’S PREMIER JAZZ CLUBS, I PANICKED. MY SINGING CAREER BEGAN AT THE AGE OF 11, AND I HAD LITTLE FORMAL TRAINING. THE FEW TEACHERS I DID SEE WANTED ME TO TRAIN ME IN AN OPERATIC STYLE, AND THEY KNEW VERY LITTLE ON HOW TO WORK WITH THE STYLE I WAS FORMING. I WAS LISTENING TO R&B, JAZZ AND POP AND I HAD NO DESIRE TO CHANGE MY STYLE. AFTER YEARS OF THROAT PROBLEMS STEMMING FROM INCORRECT TECHNIQUE, FINDING SHARON CHANGED EVERYTHING FOR ME. FOR THE FIRST TIME, I WAS ABLE TO RELATE TO A VOICE TEACHER. HER KNOWLEDGE OF VOCAL ANATOMY IS UNSURPASSED, AND SHE MAKES IT SEEM SO SIMPLE. IN FACT, WE STILL LAUGH DURING A LESSON WHEN THE LIGHT GOES OFF FOR ME, AND WE BOTH SAY “GEEZ. IT’S SO SIMPLE. WHY DO WE MAKE IT SO HARD???” WITH HER HELP AND ENCOURAGEMENT I’VE BEGUN TO CHANGE A LIFETIME OF BAD HABITS. NOT ONLY HAS TRAINING WITH SHARON TAUGHT ME HOW TO PROTECT MY VOICE, BUT IT’S MADE A HUGE POSITIVE DIFFERENCE IN MY SOUND. MY RELATIONSHIP WITH HER HAS HAD SUCH AN IMPACT ON MY CONFIDENCE THAT AFTER BEING AWAY FROM PERFORMING FOR 25 YEARS AND OUT OF THE STUDIO FOR LONGER, I RECENTLY RECORDED MY DEBUT CD!”

Diane Landry