Success Stories: The Sing With Freedom / The Singing Zone Training
Here are comments from some of the singers of all styles, levels and ages from all over the world who have benefitted from the Sing With Freedom Program and The Singing Zone training.
"When I Decided To Do X-Factor, I Needed A Vocal Coach"
Peyton – From UK X Factor, World Touring Artist & Recording Artist
"I Perform With Greater Freedom Than Ever Before"
My range has already improved in both the higher and lower registers with much better quality, and I perform with greater freedom than ever before. I'm sure The Bristow Voice Method will help you too.
Grammy Nominee and Platinum Selling Artist
"Per Is Like The BRUCE LEE Of The VOICE!"
I have been singing songwriting for 17 years. I am from South Africa and I just moved to LA. Been doing the course for 8 Months now, what a miracle!!!!!!!!!! And it has helped to let my instrument be what it is supposed to be. [Per is] like the BRUCE LEE of the VOICE!….
Sean Van Blerk
"In 20 Years I've Never Had A Teacher Approach Singing Like Per Does"
Oh my goodness, I am so beyond grateful for this program. I literally only started yesterday and it's already rocker my world. I had a 4 hour jazz gig last night and had more freedom in my scatting and endurance through the gig. I've studied voice for almost 20 years but have never had a teacher approach singing like Per does. THANK YOU!
Lola Kristine Hennike
"The Sing With Freedom Program Is Fantastic"
The Sing With Freedom program is fantastic! I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants to improve their singing. Per's approach is unique and it has really helped me to relax and get the best out of my voice!
Triple Platinum Selling Artist
"Already Singing With Freedom! It's Amazing!"
I work fulltime as a freelance vocalist in Australia, and I realised that even though I could sing well, there were still many areas that I needed to develop.
For the record, I have spent $$$ on singing lessons & other courses and I must admit, when I stumbled……
"To Deliver Consistent Performances Night After Night"
After singing professionally with a rock band as well as a solo performer for 20 plus years… I always found it challenging to try and keep some kind of consistency in my night to night performance.
Well over the years some of the bad nights led to vocal polyps and nodules…..
"You've Inspired Me To Work Harder At My Craft"
Paul Shortino - Lead Singer of Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot and LAs Vegas show Raiding The Rock Vault
Watch the full conversation in the podcast "Finding Your Voice with Per Bristow"
"I Had Vocal Nodules... You Saved My Life"
Ian Clarkson – Lead Singer in Jive Aces – UK's No 1 Jive Band, Semi-Finalist In Britain's Got Talent
"Best Thing I Ever Did!!"
I got tired of singing and took a break, but I wanted to fall in love with it again. I got online and saw Per Bristow and the buzz around it. So I thought I’ll just take the plunge and see what it’s all about. It’s the best thing I ever did.
"I've Been Using Your Concepts With My Barbershop Chorus"
I sing a lot of contemporary rock music and barbershop, and I am the director of a barbershop chorus named the New Mexichords. I love these classes! They are so helpful! I am able to learn so much more watching this in real time…..
Director of Barbershop Chorus
"Could Now Sing 19 Gigs in 12 Days"
I just came of a run of 19 shows in the last 12 days and I would not have been able to do that if I hadn't signed up for your program.
Dallas “Doc” Doctor
Pro Rock Singer and Guitarist
"I Never Imagined Singing Lessons Could Be So Effective Online"
I so appreciated the lessons I had with you, Per. You helped me expand my chest sound and put more power in my voice in such an easy, relaxed way! And from a distance……
"I Have Experienced The Breakthrough Of My Life!"
I have experienced the breakthrough of my life as far as singing. I would have never imagined singing to feel this easy and free. I sing Gospel and R&B music and always…..
"Very First Lesson Was Eye-Opening"
Per is the REAL DEAL. The lessons are professional and not overly produced. Very down to earth and yet lets my singing reach the skies. The very first lessons was so eye-opening, and in all of them I have learned something useful……
"It's Had A Tremendous Effect On My Singing Abilities"
Steven Pitman – European Elvis Champion
"Now I've Been Able To Do 9 Gigs In A Week"
Now I’ve been able to do 9 gigs in a week! Before doing your program I would do one gig for 3 hours and the next day I couldn’t sing.
"Thank You For Your Precious Help"
I'd like to thank you for your precious help. You have helped improve and my vocal faculties. I now feel my voice is more powerful and free to sing in different genres……
Universal Recording Artists
"Gained So Much Insight"
I've been a professional singer for over 15 years and wanted to see if I could get something out of your program. I love learning and getting better. I did not have any issues/problem with my singing voice before, but I truly gained so much insight as to what is happening inside.
"Your Training Really Works"
I am extremely thankful for the fantastic training that you provide in strengthening the voice and in helping the voice recover. A couple of weeks back I actually lost my voice (first time that has ever happened) due to a cold that was going around……
"I Have Learned So Much More About My Vocal Cords"
I haven't been taking a lot of singing lessons in my life and even though l have spent many years on stage l have never been confident because of my lack of “formal training”. l am totally reassured now. l have learned so much more about my vocal cords…..
"I Knew There Was More Within Me!"
I love what you offer. It's what I've been waiting for. Even though I have worked and been paid for my music, I knew there was more within me! My project this winter was to record a song I had written with an opera singer from the 70’s, and gift it to the lady who had inspired the song on her 80th birthday. Right away I saw the results. I even had to learn the opera singers part (harmony) and it all worked out thanks to your lessons……
"A New Instrument Of Music That I Can Play"
After 1st lesson: “Wow … I gotta comment .. This is ABSOLUTELY AWESOME !!! Oh yes – so much more than just singing … Thank you !!!”
After completing course: “What an experience this has been… I sang Silent Night at the family Christmas gathering and my son (20) says to me: “Ya know dad – you can sing – and you should expand your venues to other styles of music”. What a difference from years….
"One Of The Most Wonderful Things That Has Ever Happened To Me Musically"
Your voice method is one of the most wonderful things that has ever happened to me musically. I am thrilled to hear my voice change month by month and simply to experience more freedom is a wonderful thing in life.
"I Love That I Can Go At My Own Pace"
I have been singing professionally for 40 years and there is ALWAYS room for improvement. With your program I love that I can go at my own pace with my own schedule as my life can be rather ‘interesting' at times!
I can't remember which lesson it was, but there was the thing about lower chest/lung expansion…..
"Truly Enjoyable And A Revelation"
I am an Indian Classical Musician performing for over 20 years and it's been a great experience going through your lessons. It is interesting to see how I can adapt your technique to our kind of music. I did some of your voice exercises before a concert and it was really amazing. Your lessons are truly enjoyable and a revelation. It was the perfect warm up.
"I Have NEVER Had Such A BRILLIANT Vocal Lesson EVER!!"
I have just gone through the first lesson with Per. I have NEVER had such a BRILLIANT vocal lessons EVER!! I have been singing professionally for decades and have had ‘coaching' in the past. I have NEVER experienced such a FUN TIME and happy feeling as I had with PER on this ‘trip' with…..
"It's Been Such A Refresher From Past Training"
I have really really enjoyed your lessons and your laid-back and free-spirited attitude of teaching – it's been such a refresher from past training I have received. Please keep on doing what you're doing and inspiring us aspiring pop stars!.
"75 Years Old… Getting Puzzled Looks"
I am 75 years old and have just joined an over 70s choir, hence my purchase of the DVD set. This is the first time I have ever sung in public and the first two DVDs have really changed the voice for the better. I am getting a few puzzled…..
"Most I've Ever Improved With My Voice"
I recently started to use my voice again after about a year of not singing. I was back in the studio and totally loving it, but didn't feel as free as I wanted to. I felt I needed more help….
"I Have Found My One True Voice!"
I have studied with some of the most well-known vocal instructors in Los Angeles, but NO ONE compares to Per's tapestry of training tools in vocal pedagogy. With Per's freeing approach and compassion, I have found my one true voice and I am seeing the results in my professional singing career. He is not only the ‘Buddha of the Voice', he is without a doubt Los Angeles' most extraordinary vocal coach.
"I Love Performing On Stage Now"
I really didn't know what to expect from your coaching and didn't believe that coaching through DVDs can really make a difference. But I am living proof that it does!!!
First of all, I realized that I needed a lot of breath to sing. At the same time, my range was very very limited. All in all, I was doing everything wrong!…..
"You Saved My Shows"
I just recently finished a tour in Asia and the Middle-East. Before that, I could only sing a couple of nights a week and would always need a few days to recover because I barely had a voice. Singing cover tunes by Whitney Houston, Kelly Clarkson, Aretha Franklin, and other power songs can really take its toll on your voice if you're singing the way I was singing.
"You're Never Too Old"
If it wasn't for your course I probably would not have got back into singing. Your never too old to start again as you put it, being older has given me more life experiences that can be expressed through my singing, just needed the tools ….
"The Best Program I Have Ever Seen"
I've been singing at a semi pro level for about 24 years, including 3 years of private instruction and several CD-based and DVD-based programs. This is the best program I have ever seen……
"Given Me Both The Confidence And Ability To Perform For Anyone!"
Per's Online Course has given me both the confidence and ability to perform for anyone! In the past 6 weeks, I've gained a sense of awareness…..
"It Feels Soooo Good!"
I am a singer-songwriter currently performing lots around London. I found myself exploring Per's method because I was baffled by how inconsistent I felt my voice was when performing, and also because I have noticed that my studio performances can sound very constricted. When I started the course, I was excited, but also still skeptical-……
"The Freedom Is What I Am Really Enjoying"
The freedom is what I am really enjoying. The simple effective approach has revolutionized how I even start to make a sound. Even as I coach other singers now I notice first and foremost how much tension is present in their voice and body. Per, buddy, I love you and your joy of life. Someday I hope you…..
"It Helps Me To Loosen Up"
I've sung almost all of my life and performed for most of my adult (I'm 68) and So far these lessons have been very interesting and different from anything that I've ever known. It helps me to loosen-up…I did a concert this past Sunday and it was one of my better performances. I love the program because it isn't just the newer methods but it is fun too!
"WOW! WOW! WOW!"
I'm a jazz singer mainly and I worked for many years with what we call head voice. Lately I was starting to loose a lot of strength in my middle and even in the high voice and even my speaking voice had problems. Well the amazing thing is that in your first singing lesson I understood for the first time how the…….
"My Voice Would Become Hoarse After Rehearsals"
Per, you have made my voice feel the freedom that I had always wanted! Before I learned the Bristow Voice Method, my voice would become hoarse after rehearsals and I'd stop singing for weeks waiting to get my voice back……
"There Is No Limit!"
I am 88 years old, female, and very active as a pressed flower artist, calligrapher, and officer and elder of my church. I sang in Sweet Adelines choruses for many years, and as soloist with a wintertime band over the past five years. I loved your course. Relaxing the throat muscles,…..
"I Am Getting More Confident"
I just want to drop a line and say how much I enjoy your course even though I am only a few days into it. I am 63 years old and am doing something I have wanted to do for an absolute eternity. I have been recently widowed, (7 months in 4 days) and I'll be having a memorial golf day for my wonderful husband….
"Cannot Believe The Sound Coming Out Of My Mouth"
With absolutely no formal training I have sang my entire life until I was nearly 21 years old. My voice did get progressively better, but I hit a wall. That is when I began looking into technique. But what I found was confusing and conflicting information. Thankfully,…..
"I Love To Sing Again!"
My professional singing career had become so depressing because of the tension I was fighting and the fear it brought with it. I started fearing the bad things: every mistake I make, every high note not nailed, every run failed. After going through your home-study program I am feeling a lot more freedom in my singing……
"What An Eye-Opener!!"
I have been playing and singing in a rock and blues band for nearly 12 years, and I usually sing high stuff (e.g. AC-DC, Guns ‘N Roses, Jimmy Barnes etc.). In the last year, however, I've had problems singing those high notes…..
"My Voice Is Freer Than It Ever Has Been"
I have been singing for many years and following Per's online singing course was a great experience. I learned a lot about my voice, on how to work and vibrate my vocal cords……
"Spent So Many Years Protecting My Voice"
I've spent so many years protecting my voice from cracking when singing through my “bridges”, that it was at first difficult to just let go and allow my voice to be free – like a baby does -…..
"I Have Never Learnt As Much"
First of all, I would like to say a big thank you for your product. From lesson 1 alone I learnt so much about my voice. I come from having 3 singing teachers, multiple online products and honest to God I have never learnt as much as I have from those 50 minutes of instruction!
"Taken My Performance To The Next Level"
Hi Per: Thanks so much for making your course available to the public. I have learned a lot in a very short time. I used to force the notes out and I easily became hoarse. Now I sing the notes with ease. I get comments like ” Wow, Your voice is so powerful,…..
"I Was Having Problems With Hoarseness"
Hello Per, I purchased the course because I sing karaoke every weekend and I was having problems with hoarseness. My singing was already good and it has really gotten better since I have taken the course. I sing so many types of genres of song including Rock,…….
"At First I Was Skeptical"
I'm 36 yrs old and at first I was skeptical that a singing/voice course could be done without the instructor hearing what I'm singing. I did not intend to become a professional singer, only to improve the dynamics of my speaking voice during presentations and build….
"Now I'm Enjoying My Singing Again!"
I think the main thing I've noticed is that I have a new, little inner voice (which is getting louder!) that tells me to “RELAX!” when I'm singing, and the other older voice that said “THAT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH!” does indeed seem…..
"Like Really Being In The Same Room With You"
Hello Per, Firstly let me tell you how much I've enjoyed and benefited from your course. I have found the video's to be most beneficial to me. Watching you on my computer is like really being in the same room with you…..
"Have Never Felt Learning To Sing Can Be So Effortless And Simple"
I have been singing for the past 9 years and took voice lessons from 3 different teachers before. But nothing can compare to what Per's online lessons have taught me. I always felt learning to sing is far to hard and complicated……
"Makes Me Feel Free And Good About Myself"
I found your lessons during a Google search for I don't even remember what. I'm not a singer. As a matter of fact, I've never sang before more than to my daughter (she's 9) and my girlfriend. To be honest I never really plan on singing for a band or professionally in any way…..
"I Love The Bristow Voice Method!"
I love the Bristow Voice Method! I play guitar and I found that it's not that great to just play guitar, you need to be able to sing too to get the full appreciation. I was very embarrassed of my voice and I tried some other voice lessons, but they were all female,…..
"I Can Sing With A Wider Range Now"
I'm just a beginner but your singing course was very helpful. I can sing with a wider range now and the lessons were fun and felt very personal. All in all, the interactive singing course was a wonderful, educational, and rewarding experience. Thank you again.
"I Feel Like I've Been Liberated"
The biggest change that I got from this course was not just in my singing but mostly my attitude. I was very self-conscience about singing in front of people, and I used to shake my head when I heard other people singing along with the music at the supermarket.
"The Exercises Are Fun"
Per, I just recently completed your online course. I have learned to relax more when singing and to not worry as much about being on pitch. I am not a singer by profession, just took the course for my own benefit. I have more confidence that I could sing with other people and have fun with it. Keep up the good work!…..
"I Love Your Approach To The Voice: Freedom!"
I am from South Africa, and as a child I used to stutter every time I talked. Somehow I got over that but I think a lot of stress and strain developed in my vocal chords during that disturbing time of my childhood which I have not been able to get total freedom from until I took this course…..
"I Now Sing With Little Effort"
My name is Colleen and I am a professional singer. I sing for private parties, fundraisers, Legions and the list goes on. I thoroughly enjoyed your online course. I learnt things about singing that I didn't know before. My voice began to flow and I now sing with little effort. I used to push my voice…..
"Rediscovered The Effortless Way Of Singing"
I've taken Per's online course. He does practice what he “preaches” in his ebook. His method really is quite different from the way most classically trained singing teachers teach. It's all about releasing i.e. freeing the voice. The online lessons helped me start to rediscover the effortless and enjoyable way…..
"Amazed At The Depth Of Understanding I've Gained Already"
Thank you for your excellent singing instructional DVDs. Just finished two of them and I am amazed at the depth of understanding I've gained already. With your unique approach of pairing explanation with well thought out exercises,…..
"You Explained It All In A Few Sentences"
I just finished my masters in vocal performance and I have a full load of voice students at a community college. You explained in a few sentences things that I did not fully understand from my stack of text books and voice teachers. The mechanics of singing are much clearer to me now……
"A Wonderful New Dimension"
I'm a voice teacher myself, and find that the materials add a wonderful new dimension to my personal studies and for my ability to communicate with my own students. I love what Per has done. He is able to describe complex vocal pedagogy phenomena simply and with an energy, honesty,…..
"Claims Of Unusually Fast Progress Did Not Ring True"
As a singer who regularly performs in public I was curious to learn about Per Bristow's voice method. Claims of unusually fast progress did not ring true since it was my understanding, and indeed my personal experience, that it takes about seven highly committed years with a good teacher to be able to deliver…..
"I Have Made The Discovery Of My True Authentic Voice"
Thank you so much for the great lessons. I am enjoying my DVD #1 tremendously. Right off the bat I am getting an easy tool and muscle awareness that has changed my consciousness also about speaking. The voice comes “all of a sudden” from a very different place, a different source. It has some…..
"The Sacagawea Of Voice Training"
I consider Per Bristow the Sacagawea of voice training. My range, pitch and endurance were all very limited. To be completely honest after the very first lesson I noticed a drastic difference in my vocal freedom, I believe the first change was a greater sense of resonance that came simply because my vocal cords were,……
"After Only 5 Minutes Of Your First Lesson"
Thanks for sharing your principles about singing. I have taken voice lessons for a year now, and after only 5 minutes of your first lesson a lot of things fell into place. After finishing the first lesson I had so much fun that I had to write to you. I know that a lot of my surroundings will smile and think that I am crazy, going around tilting my head back and forth (I will probably also smile at it), but I know that I one day will smile back at them, after a great performance. I will always appreciate what you have done.
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