My focus is Voice, Speech, and Audition training for Singers, Public Speakers, Actors and Dancers. Fifteen percent of my Musical Theatre Students have been in 16 Broadway shows to date! Please visit my website and Instagram page for more information and testimonials! My website address is: sheiladugan.com. You can find me on Instagram at sheiladuganvoice, and on Facebook at SHEILA DUGAN VOICE AND SPEECH STUDIO. Thank you!
6 customer reviews
Lorenzo F. Gonzalez
“Sheila Dugan provided extraordinary assistance in helping me to refine my accent and articulation. My native language is Spanish, but I have lived all over the world and acquired an unusual accent.
Previous attempts to improve my
articulation failed when the instructors were unable to discern the origin of my accent. Sheila’s method is highly personalized, so my unusual accent was not a problem for her. From the instant we met, she used her approach to help me
clarify my goals and what I needed to do to achieve them. I was very impressed by the depth of her knowledge and her ability to communicate exactly what was needed. In addition to the personal coaching, she provided written materials that
were very helpful. I teach at a university and my students noticed the changes in my articulation immediately. I had given up on clarifying my accent until I met Sheila. She is an amazing professional and I give her my highest
Lorenzo F Gonzalez
Author, To Return to Cuba
Sheila Dugan successfully helped me identify areas of improvement and provided detailed imagery and exercises that I could apply immediately.
She was laser focused and dedicated in pursuit of these improvements. Sheila has an intuitive sense of what your voice needs.
Daniel Estrin, International Correspondent, NPR
I was referred to Sheila Dugan by another Executive Development Coach. When I told my wife that I had been referred to a voice coach, she informed me that Sheila Dugan is who she worked with concerning her singing voice a couple years back.
Those two positive referrals gave me terrific confidence in Sheila's abilities, but great reviews also set one up for high expectations. Well, my expectations were exceeded. I love that Sheila listens, asks pertinent questions, and then provides no-nonsense advice. I absolutely appreciate that attitude. We had four sessions and I will probably reach back out for a refresher in a month or so. She is fast, efficient, and an expert consultant that is task focused to get her clients where they need to be. I am an experienced, hard working professional that is difficult to impress. I love having a high quality resource like Sheila Dugan in my toolbelt.
William Frost More...
My 8 year old son made the Muny Kids and I noticed he was straining a little when singing the higher notes. I asked for recommendations and was told, “well, if you want the best, it’s Sheila Dugan”. Sheila listened to Michael sing and accepted him as a student at the age of 9. In the past 8 years, Michael has had the privilege of singing in principal roles at the Lyric Opera in Chicago, The Muny Opera in St. Louis, The Paramount Theatre in Aurora, The Drury Lane Theatre in Chicago, The Fabulous Fox in St. Louis as well as many other venues. Sheila is now guiding Michael through the change of his voice and helping him prepare for his college auditions. I’ve vigorously recommended her to others and feel so grateful that someone recommended her to me. I (we) love her! She’s brilliant, creative, determined and so loving. I’m a control freak but when it comes to voice training I can Let Go! And Let Sheila! Mary Harp More...
In my decades of experience as a professional musician, I have never found a teacher and mentor with the expertise of Sheila Dugan.
She gives each student the tools they need to explore and expand their vocal capacity and artistry. She is smart, dedicated and patient. She has an extensive knowledge of repertoire and is committed to excellence. Studying with her is a privilege and a transformative experience.
Diane Drollinger More...
I am in my late 60’s and have been studying voice with Sheila for several years now. She is an incredible person, as well as an incredible teacher.
Her methods are different from any voice instructor I have had in the past, and it is the first time in my life that I feel I am making real progress and becoming more comfortable singing. I am also a physician (retired long ago), and Sheila has an impressive knowledge of anatomy as it applies to producing speech or music. Remotely or in person, she can figure out what you are doing with your breath, your face, your tongue, and most importantly, your brain, and tell you how to change that to produce more beautiful, natural-sounding music. Although I started lessons with Sheila in person, I have had no difficulty whatsoever in transitioning to remote lessons. Unlike many situations where remote teaching had to be learned from scratch, Sheila was already teaching several out of town students remotely. That made the transition seamless when the pandemic made it necessary to switch to remote teaching for all her students. She does it very well! She emails you recordings of practice exercises for the lessons, as well as several recordings of each new piece. There might be a version with only the melody, maybe recorded at different tempos, maybe one with just accompaniment, but whatever is needed for a particular song for a particular student. I highly recommend Sheila for remote instruction in voice. I feel privileged to study with her!
Dr. Elsie Winstead MD More...