Testimonials

 “Daria knows how to work with a wide range of students and keep it fun. Her extensive knowledge and experience make her one of the best teachers I have ever worked with. After many years of not singing, I have my 3 1/2 octave range back, and I am finding new strength and flexibility. The workshops that she offers give students practical singing experience and a chance to learn by performing with working musicians, as well as promoting a camaraderie among her students.”  April P., Student

 "Yay Daria! When I was struggling to make it through two (plus) sets of intense vocals, Daria showed me how to focus and saved my voice! Totally enhanced my vocal experience. Thank you!!" Paul Robinson, Guitarist with The Hot Licks 

“Dear Dr. Izdebski, We worked on the beginnings of getting my voice to resonate in my face, rather that "muscling" it from my chest. Also, Daria used techniques to reduce the air flow in my mouth. Very similar to the tube technique that you used to overcome my diphonia.  Like magic, it reduces the diphonia.  NOW, to practice the new techniques from Daria...It is a whole new way to sing for me, but I trust Daria to lead me to healthier singing. My voice is stronger and my range has expanded. I am careful to rest my voice and sip plenty of water. Thank you both again for helping me rebuild my voice.” Tim Long, Vocalist 

“I’m so very grateful to study with Daria privately and I participate as often as I can in her workshops. Daria is very perceptive and evaluated my strengths and weaknesses quickly so that we could use her exercises to help me sing with a healthy voice. I can now control my vibrato and sing straight tones. She helped me get my breathing under control. I’m learning to sing with a balanced voice — I always had my head voice but now I have my low notes back and I’m learning to use my chest voice. I’m strengthening my mix and I actually know what all of this means! Daria can teach any style of music and has inspired me to find my own original style! I’ve learned how to sing in different languages, mic technique, how to work with bass, guitar and piano accompanists, how to count off tunes and how to overcome stage fright. Each week I can’t wait until my voice lesson and the next breakthrough! I’m having so much fun!” Elizabeth P., Student

 “Daria is a great vocal instructor. I am currently 16 years old and in the 4 years that I took lessons from Daria, my vocal technique, repertoire, confidence, and singing ability improved exponentially. Daria is an expert at singing and anyone who is interested in improving their ability as a vocalist should strongly consider taking lessons from her. When I first began taking lessons from Daria, I was only singing rock and pop. Daria, since then, has introduced me to blues and jazz as well. Now, I love all genres of music and have a personal gratitude toward each of them. Daria has been a huge part of my musical development in the last 4 years.  I’m a much better vocalist as a result.” Matt G., Student 

“Daria is an extraordinary performer and a gifted teacher. Having been wowed by her performances, I finally took the plunge and hired her as a voice instructor. I was impressed with her depth of knowledge and her ability to put me at ease while encouraging me to expand my comfort zone!” – Kathleen Simmons, Business Owner

 “Daria is an amazing voice teacher. She uses a proven technique and is wonderfully supportive and creative. I recommend her highly.”  Angharad Jones, Vocalist/Actress 

"I never knew how quickly I could learn a song in a foreign language! Daria has excellent teaching/phonetic skills. Thank you!"  – M. Benedetti, Student 

"I learned a lot working with you. A very informative class and taught with positive constructive criticism. I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to improve their vocal technique."Dana Strauss Allen, Vocalist 

"Lots of valuable information. Beyond my expectations! Feeling inspired to sing the Blues!"Ruth Kelly, Student/Vocalist 

"Daria is an excellent voice teacher - her vocal exercises have really helped my voice, and her class was a wonderful opportunity to practice with guitar accompaniment, while receiving professional advice on everything from selecting the best key to honing two songs to performance level. The Jazz Duets class was well organized and always fun!"Michele Munro, Vocalist

“Daria is an inspiring teacher. She has an incredible understanding of how the voice works as well as what it means to be a singer. Daria can take you as far as you want to go!" – Miranda Bentley, Actress/Singer/Songwriter

"As a professional colleague, I enjoy coaching with Daria to keep my own pipes in healthy working order. Daria has a great ear and clear explanations of how to create beautiful vocal tone."  – Rebecca Jones,  School of Vocal Arts

"Daria's clear instruction has helped to propel my sweet sounding voice to one of richer, deeper tone while not overworking my vocal chords. I owe my new confidence as an entertainer to Daria's unwavering support and sensitivity to my needs as a singer. I work hard each lesson, we laugh a lot, and I learn so much each time we meet!" Julie Cohn, Jazz Vocalist