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Vocal Coach & Owner of SingWithLinda’s Artist Hub, Board of directors, Master Teacher & Conference Director for Institute For Vocal Advancement.
Linda Tomkinson is known as the voice teacher who gets results. Linda enjoys the challenge and satisfaction of helping develop the vocal talent of both professionals and non-professionals alike. She has been teaching voice lessons for 20 years. Linda obtained a level 5 Speech Level Singing certification, the highest level attainable, and in 2010 was invited to be one of only five Master Teachers for Speech Level Singing International. Known as the MT, they were responsible for educating and training all SLS teachers worldwide.
“Linda Tomkinson is an extremely rare voice teacher who cannot only negotiate from the lower part of her range to the upper part of her range without a break, but she can teach it. Again, it should be said that Linda Tomkinson knows and can do it herself. Most importantly, she brings it to all of her pupils, old and young, male and female, with equal aplomb, and I cannot endorse anyone more heartily than Linda Tomkinson.”
–Seth Riggs, President and founder of Speech Level Singing.
Linda was first introduced to Seth Riggs and SLS in 1995. In her first lesson with Seth, he recognized her ability to quickly catch on and strongly encouraged her to pursue a career in Speech Level Singing and voice lessons. Taking his advice, Linda met with great success and developed a great passion for teaching singing lessons, building a large clientele over a short period of time with only word of mouth as her advertising. She has attracted much of the local talent, artists, and singer/songwriters and now Linda’s students are worldwide.
Linda served as Executive Director for the Seth Riggs Summer Vocal program from 2005 to 2009 and also served as director of SLS International Teachers’ Conference annually from 2010-2012.
Linda has received several awards from SLS International and even scholarship money to further her education and training. Linda feels honored to have been mentored and trained by Seth Riggs and several other Master Teachers, including: Greg Enriquez, Jeffrey Skouson, Dave Stroud, Brett Manning, Michael Goodrich and Wendy Parr. Linda continues her studies today and believes that learning should never end.
In March of 2013 Linda joined with several of the Master Teachers to form IVA, Institute for Vocal Advancement, an organization dedicated to training and educating teachers in the mixed voice. She is a founding member on the board of directors, serves as a Master Teacher, and is the Director of Conference.
Linda’s clients with great success and have performed with Rihanna World Tour, The Voice, American Idol, The X Factor, Disney, BYU Young Ambassadors, Dance Dance Revolution, Fuse TV, Xbox 360, Konami, Cascade Recordings, Big Idea Productions, Hale Center Theater, Usana. They have won numerous talent contests and scholarships.
A wonderful summation of philosophy taught in Linda Tomkinson’s studio is found in the following statement:
“I’m committed to teaching what I believe is vocal truth, and will continually search and implement truth wherever I find it.”
My Musical Education Background
I have had over 20 years of tutoring from the worlds top voice teachers.
Seth Riggs, who has over 120 grammy's behind his technique.
Bret Manning, Greg Enriquez, Dave Stroud, Jeffrey Skouson.
Genres and Subjects Taught
Vocal technique that can be applied to all genres of music.
Pop, rock, country, R&B, Gospel, classical. It's about the vocal mechanics of the voice and how to get the best function out of your voice. There are over 120 grammy's backing the effectivness of this technique.
LESSON'S AVAILABLE VIA SKYPE!!!
Lesson rates at the studio range from $30 to $65 per half hour lesson.
First lesson assessments are $50.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
6 years to 86!
My Certifications and Awards
Linda is a Master Teacher for IVA. INSTITUTE FOR VOCAL ADVANCEMENT. vocaladvancement.org
Master teachers are responsible for training voice instructors all over the world. She also sits on the board of director's and is a founding member.
She has received several awards and scholarships form SLS international, speech level singing and was a Master Teacher for Seth Riggs before moving on to help found IVA.
My Musical Influences
Some of my favorite vocal artists are:
Linda Tomkinson is an outstanding teacher in every way. She understands and communicates the principles of a highly effective vocal technique clearly and concisely, yet she never loses sight of the big picture with her students. By providing a safe and positive environment, she inspires their growth in a nurturing, yet challenging, way and continually helps them grow by providing world-class opportunities for them as performers and educators. Rhonda Carlson Performance Coach Author of " What do I do With My Hands" A guide to acting for the singer.
"Because of Linda, my voice is even from the bottom to the top. She has equipped me with tools that I can use to make my voice not only sound its best, but to make it feel EASY and FREE! Linda is the only one I trust fully with my voice. I came to her with years of past vocal misuse and nodules, and she has completely repaired it through her teaching and through the exercises she has prescribed where voice therapy and ENT's could not. Linda has helped me find the uniqueness of my specific instrument which has given me limitless access to all genres of music, all dynamics, and an ever-growing range. I am indebted to her for life. Linda is my vocal mother" Megan Yates Vocal Instructor and Performance Coach,
started lessons with Linda four years ago, when I was 13 years old. At the time, I was looking for somebody who could help me sing the right way and grow as a singer. From the beginning, I couldn't believe the incredible improvements in my voice. Over the years, Linda has helped me reach my full potential, and my vocal range and power have increased dramatically. She has also encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and not let my fears get the best of me. I was recently on The Voice, and I was given many challenging songs. Because of my training with Linda, I was able to keep up with the high demands on my voice, while many others lost their voices, because they weren't singing healthy. I don't believe I could have done as well as I did without her help and support. Linda is an incredible teacher/coach, and I'm excited to see where my work with her takes me! Madilyn Paige The Voice top 20 finalist
Linda Tomkinson is an extremely rare voice teacher who cannot only negotiate from the lower part of her range to the upper part of her range without a break, but she can teach it. Again, it should be said that Linda Tomkinson knows and can do it herself. Most importantly, she brings it to all of her pupils, old and young, male and female, with equal aplomb, and I cannot endorse anyone more heartily than Linda Tomkinson.” –Seth Riggs, President and founder of Speech Level Singing.