As you peruse our site you may be one of the people who think, Hey, I had this idea 10 years ago! You’re not alone.   is a concept that has been conceived in a million different places at a million different times. The reason it appears now is the result of a little inspiration, timing, the right mix of talents, luck, and a lot of perseverance and patience.
was founded in 1998, appropriately enough, during a voice lesson. Its founders Justin White (the teacher) and Neill Carson (the student) had just finished the warm-up and were poised to begin working on repertoire. Before beginning, Carson stated that he was tired of singing White’s special version of  Hot-Crossed Buns and wanted to do something else (we’re kidding!). Seriously, a discussion began that addressed the problems faced by training singers and their voice teachers. The conclusions reached were several. Here are a few:


  1. FACT: 1-hour per week is not enough time to impart the information a student needs.
  2. Rehearsal material that is accurate and easy to access is very important.
  3. Piano accompaniments alone are often not enough information for a young singer to effectively and confidently practice.
  4. Lyric diction instruction requires more time and attention than can be allotted during a 1-hour weekly voice lesson.
  5. Many teachers would enjoy working with a student who is better prepared and ready to work on VOICE as opposed to notes and rhythms.

From this point, they realized that each brought a very special set of talents and experience to the table. Work began quickly and here we are.

  A few points that are very important follow: 

  1. does not advocate using these materials in lieu of a vocal coach, voice teacher, diction teacher, studio accompanist, or any other qualified professional dedicated to the art of singing. These materials are intended to improve all of these relationships by creating a more informed, practiced singer.
  2. does not advocate or endorse learning by rote. These materials were designed to make vital musical information easy to access and simple to use. In fact, because of the amount of information and how it’s presented, singers will find themselves paying much closer attention to the finer details than ever before.
  3. Performance interpretations in products are ONE WAY a song can be performed. Singers are encouraged to use their imaginations, skill, and scholarship to create their own, personal approaches to this repertoire. performances are a distillation of the lifetime experiences and training of two accomplished musicians (singer and accompanist). If singers choose to emulate anything, let it be that practice.