"Winning Warm-ups for the Voice is what I use every night to prepare for my
performances. It gives me the vocal strength I need.”
Martin, Star of “The Drowsy Chaperone”
2006 Tony Award Winner
" I have examined the warm-up program of Kathleen Van De Graaff and am
pleased to endorse it. It should be
particularly helpful to young voices, while at the same time a very useful tool
for more experienced singers.”
William Warfield, internationally renowned singer and
“Proper warm-up is so essential for good vocal health and singing at
one’s best. Winning Warm-ups for the
voice’ is an excellent resource for professional and amateur singers to
vocalize in an organized way with or without a keyboard.”
Stephen Alltop, Music Director of The Apollo Chorus of
Chicago and Director of Music, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University
“What a great idea! One cannot
always have a piano at one’s disposal.
This recording will be an invaluable tool for singers at all levels.”
Thomas Wikman, Founder of Music of the Baroque, Chicago, IL
Winning Warm-ups for the Voice is an excellent resource for beginning to
advanced voice students. For those who are unable to get to a piano every day
or who do not have piano skills, a daily warm-up is provided! The warm-ups span
comfortable, but complete ranges and are ordered for a slow, healthful warm-up
- especially good for those singers who do not know how to "properly"
exercise the voice. My students enjoy the large amount of warm-ups to choose
from on one CD! They are able to tailor their warm-up by
choosing one of four programs (each around 20 minutes in length) that will
prepare their voice for that day's practice. I highly recommend this CD for
every voice teacher to provide to every voice student!
Associate Director of Choral Activities
Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
It’s because of More Winning
Warm-ups for the Voice
that my student, Elizabeth Alvers won first prize in
the St. Louis NATS competition. Thanks.
Dr. Stephanie Owens
I just wanted to say a great thank you for More Winning Warm Ups. I
don't know how I ever survived without it!
Often it is the most relaxed 15 minutes of my day. I enjoy the time focused solely on technique
and the sensation of healthy singing. I
no longer rush through my warm-up, and find that this helps me to sing with
ease for a much longer period of time without getting tired! I recommend it to
all my singer friends and hope that they can benefit from it as I have.
I have reviewed the Winning
CD and have decided that this would be very helpful for my
students. The exercises fit very well
with my own teaching approach and I think having the CD will insure that they
get a thorough warm-up.
College, Gainesvile, GA
I think that Winning warm-ups for
is well-designed and well-produced. I am happy to endorse it.
Young University, Provo, Utah
In the past I have listened to vocal workout cassettes from well-known
Winning Warm-ups is
the one I recommend to my students in that these cassettes contain many
exercises and very little talking (just enough for each exercise.) My
students have noticed a difference in their singing after going through these
exercises. Many thanks.
Jose Reyna—Vocal Instructor
Bapt. Theological Seminary, Houston, Texas
Winning Warm-ups are excellent
Mrs. A Long, Victoria, BC
We are really enjoying Winning
Warm-ups for the voic
e and more importantly, we are seeing results.
Cantor Steve Chiat, Toronto,
I've been using the first CD everyday.
Roger Pierce –Redlands,CA
I have all your CD’s and I really like them. I am a private vocal teacher in Texas and
have 70 private students and use them with all of them. Thank you for making such a comprehensive CD
for all levels of voices.
Kaye Wright , Plano, TX
"This is a
fabulous set of warm-ups. It has really
done a lot for my voice.
Al Svoboda, Chicago, IL
Winning Warm-ups for the Voice is a wonderful tool for singers of all
levels!! The programs offer basic and
advanced vocal exercises that can be used anywhere. They challenge singers to sing both legato
and staccato. They help build stamina
and work all aspects of vocal technique.
This CD is a must and complements any existing vocal program with
variety and ease. With
Winning Warm-ups vocal exercises are
fun, refreshing, and always on hand.
Christine Paez, Graduate Music Student in vocal performance, MN
With the Winning-ups for the
CD, there is a consistency to my daily practice. It’s easier to concentrate on technique when
the exercises are provided.
Music Student, MN State University, Markato, MN
It’s a great product! George
McTyre,Drake University, Des, Moines, IA
The students last semester improved a great deal due to the ease of
their warm up session (which didn’t get short changed!) Thanks, Kathleen, for a wonderful program!
in Walla Walla, WA
I love your CDs. I think they
filled a big hole that was there. Most
voice students don't play the piano, and it's very difficult to warm up when
you're banging on the piano, anyway.
Thanks for sharing your talent and ideas.