Testimonials - Personal & Professional Development

What People Are Saying

Whether you sing for fun or professionally, or if you are a business professional wanting to upgrade your skills, these success stories are people just like you. I hope you enjoy reading about them. 

 "Donna Flynn is the best ... In the very first session she changed my relationship with my voice, breathing and this space left so much more room for my identity (less strain). Life changing work." 
Stacey Curtis, Writer and Speaker 



" Thank you Donna for so sensitively tailoring each session to my personality, talents and learning style. You calm and reassure me. Yet you also energize and encourage me. I leave each session more confident in myself and more excited for our next one.
You're a delightfully positive breath of fresh air. I just want to take big delicious gulps whenever I see you! Go Donna Flynn!!! Vocal coach not only to the stars but to anybody who wants to learn how to best utilize their voice without damaging it. Plus, she's one of the sharpest, warmest, most supportive and encouraging people you'll ever have the pleasure of working with."
Jonathan Wong - Hobby Singer 



 “As valuable and instructive as the individual lessons are, the real gift is the takeaway of her technique.  It remains like software in your brain...an App installed for your voice. One of her lessons isn't like 10...more like 50 or 100." Barry McIntrye



“We LOVED your sessions, and both John and I felt that we learned more in our time with you than we had in the last three years! It was such a pleasure meeting you, and thank you so much!”
Boni Wagner-Stafford -    Boni and her husband John have sung with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir for three years.



“We're all experienced facilitators, and we were all really impressed by how well you lead the session: you read the group, took control, and shared some really useful tools. It was just what I was hoping for.   Thank you very much”  -  Michael Bungay Stainer, Senior Partner at Box of Crayons (fortune 500 corporate training organization) and author


“Donna has been able to finely pinpoint strategies to quickly improve my singing and speaking voice. She is able to communicate her wealth of knowledge on the human voice in a way that is fun, entertaining and memorable.  Over the years, I have greatly enjoyed our sessions together.  She is energizing, creative, and always encouraging.  She cultivates a space where you can grow as an artist and public speaker.  I look forward to our continued work together!”
Sonya Tomas MIR, BSc Psychology - Master's Degree Queen's University


“Donna is Amazing and Fun to Work With!! With her help and expertise my breathing capacity has been greatly enhanced. Now, when I facilitate seminars, I don’t run out of breath while speaking. Her knowledge in the field of voice and specialized techniques taught me how the diaphragm works and how to properly utilize it. By practicing these techniques I can control my breath while speaking for long intervals. I strongly recommend Donna to anyone who wants to improve their public speaking techniques.” 
Anne Hurtubise, President, Emotional Intelligence Corporation  – (Toronto)​


”I went to Donna with the intent of improving my voice – not my singing voice but my speaking one. As an actress, I was finding that the pitch and tone of my voice was not working to my advantage. Donna took me through a series of exercises and right after the first lesson I started to see improvement. She was able to connect my voice with my brain and show me the difference that focus and breath control could make on my voice. Genius! She showed me how singing relates to speaking which in turn relates to character.
She helped me to see, what fifteen years of classical training could not – that the placement of breath and sound are key to a great result!”
Christine Wall - Stage and Television Actress 



 ​​​​"My experience with Donna Flynn as a Vocal Coach was absolutely incredible!  She taught me quite a lot about my own voice.  She helped me to loosen up while singing and to really sing the emotion of the song as opposed to “just singing”.  She helped me feel very comfortable which was big for me as I was very nervous in the beginning.

Donna worked with all the vocalists for the concert and we were all impressed with the customized help she was able to offer each person.  Not to mention the various exercises we learned, from breathing to physical exercise and the practical advice on how to take care of my voice.

I went in constantly losing my voice from all my performances, and I left the training with Donna a much better steward of my voice.  Knowing how to rest and knowing how to sing.

I still have a lot of learning to do, but Donna has shown me how to get to my goals as a songwriter/singer! Thank you!”
Toyin Dada – Award Winning Singer including Best African Female Gospel Artist award - African Entertainment Awards &TV Host of African Gospel Vibes 



 “It's wonderful how you help people find their own style.  I owe all my singing to you.”
Loril Shannik, Celtic Harp & Vocalist –Multiple Award Winner

“Couldn't have asked for a better, more friendly, more encouraging, more humorous vocal coach!  You are the Charles Darwin of Vocal Training.  You observe and map out the evolution of your students inner voices. Without you, this would not have been possible!  You are Simply Amazing in every respect!!!!”  Desiree Corso, Singer/Songwriter 



 “We're all experienced facilitators, and we were all really impressed by how well you lead the session: you read the group, took control, and shared some really useful tools. It was just what I was hoping for.   Thank you very much”  -  Michael Bungay Stainer, Senior Partner at Box of Crayons (fortune 500 corporate training organization) and author


“Donna has been able to finely pinpoint strategies to quickly improve my singing and speaking voice. She is able to communicate her wealth of knowledge on the human voice in a way that is fun, entertaining and memorable.  Over the years, I have greatly enjoyed our sessions together.  She is energizing, creative, and always encouraging.  She cultivates a space where you can grow as an artist and public speaker.  I look forward to our continued work together!”
Sonya Tomas MIR, BSc Psychology - Master's Degree Queen's University



“Donna is Amazing and Fun to Work With!! With her help and expertise my breathing capacity has been greatly enhanced. Now, when I facilitate seminars, I don’t run out of breath while speaking. Her knowledge in the field of voice and specialized techniques taught me how the diaphragm works and how to properly utilize it. By practicing these techniques I can control my breath while speaking for long intervals. I strongly recommend Donna to anyone who wants to improve their public speaking techniques.” 
Anne Hurtubise, President, Emotional Intelligence Corporation  – (Toronto)​


”I went to Donna with the intent of improving my voice – not my singing voice but my speaking one. As an actress, I was finding that the pitch and tone of my voice was not working to my advantage. Donna took me through a series of exercises and right after the first lesson I started to see improvement. She was able to connect my voice with my brain and show me the difference that focus and breath control could make on my voice. Genius! She showed me how singing relates to speaking which in turn relates to character.
She helped me to see, what fifteen years of classical training could not – that the placement of breath and sound are key to a great result!”
Christine Wall - Stage and Television Actress 



 “Recently I developed a voice problem which ended my ability to sing (a voice disorder caused by poor vocal habits called Muscle Tension Dysphonia). Fortunately I was referred to Donna to help me regain my voice.  In just two lessons, my voice began to return. I am optimistic that I will make continual progress with her expertise and guidance.”  Alice Brown


“I am so grateful for all the work you have done with me.  I am able to hold and sustain notes better than ever before.  I am learning so much from you.  It is such a blessing to me.  Learning and growing so much. I cannot thank you for all the ways you are helping.  It has been strengthening my voice a lot.”
Kerry Olthof – Choir member with The People’s Church Choir – Living Truth 



 “I appreciate having your CD.  Yours is the best one I have ever used.
It is a treasure as I have moved out of the country and I will not be able to take lessons for a while. Thank you so much!” Rubin Rivera Rodeo**Rubin was assigned to serve in the military in Iran. I am honored that my vocal training CD will be there to help him continue to pursue his love of singing.


“Your explanation as to how vibrato is developed is the most logical one I have been given. I need a bit more help. Your CD will do the trick.”
Robert Spadafora, Musician 



 “All your video lessons are simply fantastic!  They’re informative and enlightening –
just the kind of guidance and mental booster I need to keep my singing passion going for more!”
Wayne Hong 



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