About Our Network

Vocology in Practice

 

ViP is a global network of elite voice professionals, including singing teachers, vocal coaches, songwriters, producers, music industry professionals, speech and language practitioners, ENT’s and laryngologists. We exist as a community committed to continuous professional development, education and networking via in person training, one on one mentorship, research, educational events, seminars, webinars and articles. Our aim is to be at the forefront of vocal health, science and pedagogy in order to provide the best vocal training and 360 degree care for today’s contemporary vocalist.

  • We stand by the principles of Vocology for vocal balance and health to allow smooth registration and maximum results for any voice.
  • We also keep check of  the latest technologies, therapy techniques and research for the highest standards. 
  • Some of the research is also done by ViP member professionals who we have the privilege to work with.

The Non-Profit 501(c)3 structure of the ViP network enables progress and keeping up with the science, knowledge and variety of techniques and styles in singing. With the best professionals on board and singing specialists of all genres, we keep our network well-informed and share through weekly articles, an annual education event exclusive to our members, and public events. We keep the structure dynamic by allowing board members to take part for 2 years at a time and by voting together every term for a new chairman to lead us forward.

Meet Our Board Members

 

Crystal Barron, Secretary ViP Board of Directors and Membership Director


Crystal specializes in guiding singers to discover the incredible potential of their voice, by resolving muscular, postural, and mind-body-breath imbalances…

Dolly Kanekuni, President ViP Board of Directors


Dolly Kanekuni is based in Hawaii and has 26 years of experience helping students worldwide to achieve their vocal goals. 

Kaya Herstad-Carney, ViP Education Director 


Kaya specialises in singing, songwriting, vocal work, motivation, coordination, networking, vocal arranging and artist development, both as a vocal coach,…

Gregg Consentino, Treasurer ViP Board of Directors


Gregg Consentino San Jose,CA Directions Website Email Phone: 011-408-268-2742 Gregg Consentino is a Northern California based vocal coach who has been…

Jacqueline Dunford


Jacqueline Dunford owns a prestigious musical theatre company in Arizona  (Phoenix Youth Theatre). She specializes in early childhood education, contemporary…

Gemma Sugrue


GEMMA SUGRUE MA, Bmus, LRSL Gemma Sugrue is a vocalist and vocal coach based in Dublin, Ireland . She is…

Korel Tunador


For over fifteen years Korel Tunador has been constantly touring the world, singing, playing keys, guitar and saxophone with notable…

Sandro León


Sandro León, singing teacher, vocal coach and singer-songwriter from Peru, has more than 20 years of experience in the artistic world,…

Steve Giles


Steve Giles is a UK vocal coach, lecturer, professional singer and co director of the Love Soul organisation UK. He…

Meet our Founders

Brandon Brophy, Founder of ViP


Brandon Brophy directs Singer’s Edge, a downtown Toronto vocal development community featuring expert voice coaches and regular performance opportunities. He…

Dave Stroud, Founder of ViP


Dave Stroud Website   Email  Phone: 323-848-3787 Dave Stroud is one of the most sought after voice teachers in the country. Based in…

Ryan Luchuck, Founder of ViP


Ryan Luchuck Toronto,ON Directions Website Email Phone: 416.803.7132 Ryan Luchuck is one of Canada’s busiest voice instructors, balancing a roster of…

Meet our Science, Medical & Health Advisors

 

Here at ViP, we're honoured to have specialists at the forefront of their respective fields to guide and advise our research and who are always eager to connect with vocal specialists in all our 7 principles across the globe.

David Harris


David Harris Conductor/Vocal Artist/Composer/Voice Educator David Harris (DMA) specializes in new music, American music, and the intricacies of communication in…

Dr. Katherine Verdolini Abbott ("Kittie")


Dr. Katherine Verdolini Abbott (“Kittie”) is Professor of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh, where she also…

Laurel Irene


Laurel Irene Vocal Artist/Voice Educator Laurel Irene (MA), Los Angeles-based vocal artist and voice researcher, specializes in bringing new compositional…

Line Hilton, Performing Arts Medicine Specialist


Line Hilton 485a Finchley Rd London,UK NW3 6HS Directions Website Email Phone: +44 20 7435 4507 As a vocal and performance coach…

Melanie Tapson, SLP


BFA BEd MSc SLP (C) CCC-SLP Reg CASLPO Singer, Singing Voice Specialist, Speech-Language Pathologist (Voice Therapist). Melanie is a professional singer,…

Vocology in Practice is a non-profit organization of international voice professionals dedicated to the growth, development, promotion, and sharing of expertise in the field of vocology – including all areas of voice, vocal health, voice science and research, the understanding of voice science research findings, and best applications of voice science in studios and clinics for the benefit of voice users of all kinds. 

Vocology in Practice in an independent group, with its own council, that chooses and promotes programs and authorities with which to affiliate corporately. Vocology in Practice does not endorse any specific voice products, devices, methods, or systems of vocal production.

ViP is a global network of elite voice professionals, including singing teachers, vocal coaches, songwriters, producers, music industry professionals, speech and language practitioners, ENT’s and laryngologists.