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


Dolly Kanekuni

Kekaha, Hawaii, USA

Kaya Herstad-Carney

London, UK

Gregg Consentino

San Jose, CA, USA

Joy van de Ligt
Secretary, Membership Director & Administrator

Edmonton, AB, Canada

Clare Silver
Education Director

South Cambridgeshire, UK

Korel Tunador

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Steve Giles

Phoenix, AZ, USA

Jacqueline Dunford

Phoenix, AZ, USA

Manu Mond


Allie Moss

New Orleans, USA

Amber Mogg Cathey

Nashville, TN, USA

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,…

Holliann McDougal Archer

Holli has been privately teaching piano and voice since 2007 and is especially dedicated to educating herself further in vocal instruction...

Whitney Nichole Cytryn

Whitney is incredibly passionate about sharing her love of songwriting, singing, and sharing the magic of expressing and creating music with others....

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.