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A tireless researcher and advocate for the effortless singing professional, Mark Joelson Daboll is a performing baritone, music educator, and voice teacher – a capacity for which he has garnered much praise as a master technician. His 21st century teaching skill-set successfully serves the building of all voices.

A member of the voice faculty at University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music, Mark also maintains a private voice studio in Toronto, Canada. He is sought after as a reliable voice-renovator to professional singers in all stages of their careers, and for the development and re-ignition of misdirected voices. He is a teacher with immediate, accessible solutions to reaffirm individual, authentic vocal identity, and maximize vocal and artistic capability at the highest level of performance.

His students have included internationally renowned actors for film and theatre roles, solo and choral singers of all ages, and senior business professionals desiring to improve ease of speech projection and accent reduction. His students have won or placed in national competitions, and have been accepted into numerous professional development programs.

An active performer, most recently in recital, he performs demanding music in the example of what he teaches. His principal teacher/mentor is W. Stephen Smith, author of The Naked Voice, and teacher of many of the world’s elite singers. Mark served as a vocal coach and masterclass teacher for the 2016 Ontario Youth Choir, and at the COC’s Summer Youth Intensive Program in 2013 and 2014. In demand as a personal and engaging adjudicator at music festivals, Mark continues his association with the COC as a popular workshop presenter for the Living Opera Education Program, for both high school groups and Toronto District School Board teachers.

Originally classically trained, Mark is also uniquely certified to teach all vocal styles, including golden-age and contemporary Music Theatre, Broadway belting, Pop-Rock styles, Country, R&B, and Jazz. His primary teacher/mentor influence in this domain is Lisa Popeil (with whom he is certified as a Voiceworks® Associate teacher); other influences include the works and research of Dr. Matthew Edwards (Shenandoah University), and Jeannette LoVetri.

Mark is also the founder/director of Please Judge Me – the innovative web platform for vocal coaching, through which he has been interviewed on a variety of vocal topics on CBC Radio 1, The Global Morning Show, Schompera.com, CTV.ca, City TV’s Breakfast Television, and featured in University of Toronto’s Alumni Magazine.

Academic accolades include a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from Westminster Choir College (Princeton, New Jersey), an Opera Diploma from Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, Canada), and a Masters Degree in vocal pedagogy and performance from the University of Toronto. He is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators Association (CMFAA), and Actors’ Equity Association (CAEA).

Private Singing Instruction

Your Passport to Vocal Freedom

Build, create, and refine your vocal instrument. Develop your musicianship skills. Restore your confidence and gain wisdom after vocal injury or abuse. Quickly learn to coordinate the relationship between your ear, body, and brain – to produce the sounds you want!

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Singing & Performance Workshops

Performance workshops give singers an opportunity to test their skill level in front of smaller, supportive audiences.  Witness the vulnerability of a singer experiencing a voice lesson while you observe the unique perspective “outside-in”.   Workshops are held several times each year, primarily during the fall and winter months. Custom-designed workshops can be arranged with Mark during the entire year. Put the finishing touches on your audition material, be it classical/opera, music theatre, or popular genres.

UPCOMING CLASSES:

September 26, 2017

October 3, 2017

October 24, 2017

November 14, 2017

November 21, 2017

All Studio Class Workshops take place at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, and focus on vocal production and performance techniques.

If you wish to attend one of the classes, please make contact through this website for more information.

Performers:  $50 (Includes Pianist Fee)

Observers:  FREE

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Executive Coaching for Engaging Speaking

YOUR WORDS, YOUR MESSAGE…TRANSFORMED!

Does your speaking lack authority and vocal dimension? Do you experience physical discomfort from public speaking without amplification?

Invest in private coachings to boost your vocal and verbal impact, and quickly find a free, resonant, and revitalized voice!

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Corporate Seminars & Actor’s Workshops

WIRELESS-FREE WORKDAY

Back to Basics! Dramatically improve your natural amplification and vocal confidence.  Renew and improve your relations with colleagues and clients. Discover the source of effective, healthy speaking, and watch it positively impact on your life and work.

PILLOW TALK

A unique workshop designed for women and their careers. Intended for smaller groups, find the connection between voice, body, well-being, self-esteem, and productivity.

THE SPARTAN SPEAKER

The men’s seminar, The “Spartan Speaker” addresses the balance between vocal power and vocal compassion that many men negate in their communication, often to their disadvantage.

THE ACTOR’S MASQUE

Stage performers will learn techniques to activate flow phonation for consistent resonance. Claim ownership of maximum acoustic output, using minimum physical effort.

 

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