Ryan Luchuck is one of Canada's busiest voice instructors, balancing a roster of over 200 students. After fixing his own vocal limitations, he developed a passion for teaching others.
Ryan has studied intensively with some of the most highly regarded vocal instructors in the world. He has been mentored closely by highly respected Hollywood voice coach, Dave Stroud (www.davestroud.com) since 1997. Despite his success, Ryan has never stopped his quest for the most up to date, cutting edge knowledge of the voice. Most recently, he has studied Vocal Science and Anatomy with Dr. Ingo Titze (www.ncvs.org ) and Breathing Coordination with Robin De Haas (http://www.breathingcoordination.ch). He holds an outstanding background as an early Certified Speech Level Singing Instructor (2006-2011), having also held a post as a prestigious SLS "EAG" member (Education Advisory Group).
Clients of Ryan Luchuck include Juno, SOCAN and Gemini Award wining artists and Musical Theatre Stage leads. Ryan's ability to quickly diagnose and provide singers of all styles with a clear, logical path to success has been the key to his phenomenal success.
In addition to his mastery of vocal technique, Ryan has travelled nationally as a performing songwriter, released two critically acclaimed CDs and logged over 2000 performances as a musician and singer. An exceptional instrumentalist, he has worked professionally on piano, guitar, bass guitar, double bass, trumpet, and drums as well as a singer. He also serves as an orchestral arranger and a studio producer for many of his clients.
Most recently, Ryan has helped to create ViP (Vocology in Practice), an international organization of voice instructors committed to maintaining the highest standards in voice instruction. (www.vocologyinpractice.com) He has also been working hard on the development of his own unique system of training system, MusoVox, which combines his expertise in technique with a more musical, fun approach.
Any great instructor has been trained by the best. Here is the voice instructor and mentor that has been the most influential in Ryan's own voice and teaching. See Ryan's thoughts on Dave below.
With his unique gift for imparting expert vocal technique and his unparalleled ability to quickly assess singer’s strengths and weaknesses, Dave Stroud is one of the most sought after voice teachers in the country. Based in Los Angeles, Dave has traveled the world lecturing and teaching and has over 25 years experience as a private voice instructor. An expert at guiding vocalists towards their personal and professional goals, Dave is able to analyze voices quickly, giving his students balanced voices that function at their maximum potential.
Before opening his current studio, on the famed Sunset Blvd, Dave was the Chief Executive Officer of Speech Level Singing International. He developed and oversaw the SLS teacher certification program, which allowed the company to reach its pinnacle as a global network of hundreds of certified teachers worldwide. All of these business ventures helped Dave to focus on the importance of developing singers as artists and technicians, and the imperative of developing them as brands, ultimately allowing gifted vocalists to succeed in the commercial world.
Dave enjoys working with students of all ability levels, with students ranging from Billboard Hot 100 recording artists and Broadway stars to beginning vocal students. Dave was commissioned during the American Idol Season 8 tour as a vocal teacher for the touring Idols. He has since worked privately with Adam Lambert, Jordin Sparks, Allison Iraheta, David Cook, and Lee DeWyze. Currently, Dave has been traveling with Adam Lambert’s critically aclaimed GlamNation National tour as Adam’s private vocal instructor, helping Adam to prepare and deal with the vocal stresses of singing and performing night after night and to keep his voice in healthy condition. After giving Justin Timberlake a voice lesson, Dave began working with artists on Justin’s label Interscope, Tenman Records, including Youtube stars Esmee Denters, Brenda Radney, plus Elliot and Free from Freesoul.
Today, production companies, producers, managers, and studios utilize Dave’s expertise to help them prepare new artists for the market and established artists for the demands of hectic tour schedules. Other singers that have come through the studio include: The Sons of Sylvia, Justin Bieber, Daniel Bedingfield, Marie Digby, Jamie Cullum, Ben Folds, The Cheetah Girls, Abraham McDonald, Cody Simpson, Ethan Bortnick, Matt Scannell (Vertical Horizon), Scott Stapp (Creed), Terry Ellis (EnVogue), Evan Rachel Wood, Val Kilmer, Luke Perry, KeKe Palmer (Akeelah and the Bee) Rachael Lampa, Wendy Moten, Tom Johnston (Doobies), Tanya Pinkins, Rosie Gaines, Rachael Lampa, Wendy Moten, Rain (K-pop), Brian Wilson, Topol (fiddler on the roof), and George Takei. Dave also works with many musical theatre actors and has had students in the national companies of Rent, Mamma Mia, The Lion King, Fiddle on the Roof, etc.
Dave has given many lectures on vocal process and development at many prestigious places around the world including: National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Stanford University, University of Southern California, San Francisco Conservatory, Palo Alto Research Center, Pacific Voice Foundation, Canadian Voice Care Foundation, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, Kunstuniversitaet Graz in Austria, and numerous other jazz organizations and societies including the Jazz School in Berkeley, California and Jazz Camp West. He also works with world renowned Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon Dr. Shawn Nasseri at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to learn about the medical implications of singing and vocal health, cutting edge vocal rehabilitation, and general maintenance care for singers.
Dave is also committed to training other vocal instructors and dedicates a lot of time traveling to other countries ranging from Australia, Austria, Germany, France, the UK, Mexico to China, Singapore, Korea, and Japan in order to train other teachers, as well as work with singers and artists abroad.
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