“World’s Leading Online Vocal Coach”
– Wall Street Journal
Richard has taught online singing lessons to singers and professionals in all 50 US States and over 100 countries around the world. His clients include multiplatinum selling performers, artists and actors who have performed on CMT, The Voice, MTV, Disney, American Idol, Australia’s The Voice, Australia’s Got Talent, America’s Got Talent, The X Factor, Nickelodeon, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show, Live with Kelly, Yo Soy El Artista, Dancing with the Stars and many others. Now you can work with Richard directly in his private vocal studio in Los Angeles CA or Rochester NY area, or from the comfort of your own home, using Skype, Zoom or FaceTime.
Frustrated with a less-than-average singing voice as a teenager, Richard started studying the anatomy of the vocal instrument and reached out to work with several world-renowned singing teachers. Building on the knowledge he gained from these teachers, independent studies and over 20 years of experience in the music industry, Richard has been able to bring forth an insightful, healthy and unique teaching style to his clients known as the Throga Technique. Throga is a vocal technique designed to help both singers and non-singers gain balance, flexibility and strength throughout their vocal range.
In order to accommodate the individual needs of every student, Richard draws not only from his singing background, but also from his knowledge of nutrition, physical training, acting, directing, producing and songwriting skills. His intuitive ability to help artists discover their true voice has led to consulting other multiplatinum award-winning vocal coaches, judging televised international singing competitions, and traveling around the world to teach Throga seminars and vocal workshops.
Whether a vocalist comes to Richard to increase their range in a single lesson, recover from vocal damage, or work with him over the course of several years to develop to their full singing potential, he provides them with the tools they need to continue learning on their own. Plus, online Skype or FaceTime voice lessons are great ways to help clients reach their vocal related goals as a singer, actor, public speaker, or educator without the expense of traveling.