Case Studies

Singing Made Simple

Roger Burnley is the best kept secret in the music industry. His teaching gives you much better vocal control as well as protects you from damage. If you don’t notice a complete transformation happening after just a couple of lessons, you should probably find another career.

James Tormé
Vocalist/Recording Artist
Los Angeles


“Roger is awesome! He was the first singing coach that I had been to that actually taught me proper vocal habits. He is so friendly and makes you feel comfortable. I noticed improvement in singing after my very first lesson with him.

I truly do not believe I could ever find a vocal coach of Roger’s magnitude. I know the sky is the limit as far as a singing future under his guidance. His DVD Singing-made-Simple helps me on a regular basis… Thank you so much!”

Chloe Smith


Finding Roger was a divine intervention for me. I have worked with several different vocal coaches and found Roger by accident. After working with him in LA, I decided I didn’t want to work with anyone else, so doing Skype lessons was a no brainer since I live in NY. He totally gets me and what I need as a singer, and thanks to him I am so much more confident in both my recordings and my live performances.
So Thank You Roger

Raquel Castro


Roger is truly amazing! He has helped me tremendously in so many ways with my voice. He has given me the keys to get the most out my voice to where I can focus on the song and what I am singing and not have to worry about anything else!! Working with Roger has given me the confidence I need in order to perform with a solid foundation of vocal technique to back it up! Thank you Roger for all of your help and encouragement!

Jessica Ferguson
Recording Artist


In one of the first sessions with Roger, I heard a beautiful sound escape my head that I’d never heard before. It wasn’t that other voice teachers were totally wrong, its that they were half-right. I would hurt my throat straining constantly and something was always missing from my sound. All that changed with Roger. Roger’s technique is thoroughly effective and a total gift.

Chris Wolfe


You have an enormous, ENORMOUS amount to do with how great I sound. There was very *very* little correction of any kind done on my vocals (only the very rare pitchiness that happened at the end of phrases because I ran out of air or something — and that, as I said, was *extremely* rare — we even used my SCRATCH vocal on “Heartsong”). Before I started working with you, I had big pitch and other problems that no one else seemed to be able to help me with. I cannot thank you enough from bringing my voice out like that. I was this close to despair that I would ever consistently be able to sing like that or . . . you know . . . ever. The transformation is nothing short of miraculous. Really, thank you so, so, so much.

Andrea Louise


I have studied voice with Roger Burnley since 1990. He has increased my vocal range by more than 1 1/2 octaves, greatly improved my endurance, strength, power, control, as well as coaching me in stage presence and all aspects of the music “business”. Roger has been a major source of encouragement to me personally and he has been totally supportive of my career and musical abilities. I highly recommend him!

Maria Douglas
Los Angeles


Hi Roger, Just wanted to write and say that when I got home I got out every song I could think of that I’d logged away in my “Can’t quite get it/Impossible in this key” mental folder and tried them all… I was so amazed at how easy it was to do things I’d previously thought impossible. (And I know it will sound super cheesy, but I was choked up through some of the songs and couldn’t even get out the words, I was so amazed! 🙂
Thank you for being so awesome. 🙂
See you next week,



I just returned from my tour last weekend – singing every night for 10 days straight – and I had NO problems with my voice whatsoever This is definitely a first for me, and a testament to the technique you’ve helped me develop and my new vocal stamina! Thank you, Roger!!!

Ali Handal


I have known Mr. Burnley as a vocal coach for the past several years and have found his work to be exemplary. I have treated several of his clients in my practice for medical evaluation and generally found the techniques that he employs to be beneficial to the vocal health of his clients. Roger has a thorough understanding of the proper functioning of the larynx and voice production. This has enabled me to refer patients to him for training who experience some level of damage due to poor vocal habits. It is rare that a singing teacher is able to help in both extending the patient’s singing repertoire, as well as helping with the basic technique, and also being able to help those singers who are in trouble. Roger has been able to give these patients new techniques and vocal habits that have lessened their need for further medical treatment and allowed them to continue with their musical careers. Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss Mr. Burnley’s qualifications further.

David M. Alessi, M.D., F.A.C.S
Cedars-Sinai Medical Office Towers
Los Angeles


Working with Roger opened up a whole new world of possibilities for open and relaxed singing. I was quite surprised, even amazed, at how quickly I was able to hear and feel results. These are not exercises you have to practice for months before noticing any difference – these are new ways of thinking about singing that instantly affected what I produced with my voice. Now I get to practice them for months to make them permanent habits.

Andrew Goldenhersh


I have had the pleasure of working with Roger Burnley for the past seven years. The projects with which I have asked Roger’s assistance have ranged from country to Jungle Club music. Roger’s expertise in the art of voice shaping coupled with his professional development of each vocalist, places him in a league within the highest profile group of music physicians. My top-ten club single, “Skin Party” is a prime example of the superb guidance from Roger for my artist Danny James. I recommend Roger Burnley for vocal instruction and artist development in all genres of music. The remarkable results speak for themselves.

Robert Copeland
Los Angeles


I took a lesson with you a few months ago, I keep on working with your exercises and my voice gets stronger everyday. I just wanted to tell you THANK YOU SO MUCH, I can not believe that I can sing that high without any tension, it’s really fantastic! I am a tenor! Thanks to you, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and it has helped me with my personal life too…now I am more optimistic for the future Keep on helping people realize their dream…



Hello Roger! Just wanted to say – The DVD’s and CD exercises are awesome! I watched them through on the day they came! Like Jennifer, I still have not mastered any of the exercises, but my singing voice has improved a great deal – not according to me but according to strangers and family! I went “busking” at the local supermarket yesterday and WOW! Had so much fun, made quite a bit of cash, and didn’t lose voice on ANY song! Anyway, the program was definitely worth every cent! Just wanted to say thanks, and that I’m looking forward to learning as much as I can from you…



Hi Roger Thank you so much for your very inspiring course. I’ve gone through the DVDs and the CD’s and my main challenge now is to make time every day to practice, practice, practice. It’s been an absolute eye opener for me to discover that you don’t have to give up on singing just because you don’t have a ‘natural’ ability. I listen far more keenly to vocalists who I’ve admired for years and now recognize what they’re doing, as I think to myself…I could do that!! I stopped singing in public after performing at a church convention, I went for a high note without warming up and my voice cracked and broke like I was about to choke. I was around 13 at the time and I was absolutely mortified!! Now nearly 27 years later and thanks to your course I’ve discovered a range I never imagined I had. I now think of my voice as a wind instrument – I reached a fairly respectable UK Grade 8 on the oboe when I was around 15. I tell myself that my vocal chords are like my double reed, which vibrates to make the sound. I need to have a steady flow of breath (which also helps me to relax). I shouldn’t clench my jaw, or jut out my chin, hunch my shoulders as they all help to restrict my breathing and air flow. Practicing your exercises is like learning scales – not exciting but they’re the key to technique, confidence and flexibility! Just like I wouldn’t dream of avoiding playing music which went above a certain note, I now know how to practice to improve the sound quality of that part of my range. Thank you so much for giving me back an instrument and musical expression which I’ve had all the time, but never known how to use. You’ve answered so many questions about my voice. Your course is worth every penny!! I’m a busy Mum so finding a way to enjoy the tunes in my head, throughout my day, without having to sit down at a keyboard, or pick up an oboe is absolutely awesome! I hope that hearing Mum happily singing will inspire my kids too.



Hi Roger, First, I want to let you know that I have made more progress than I thought possible. At first I was not sure how much my hearing could really improve, since I always knew if something was off-pitch, but what I found out was… I never realized when I myself was off pitch! That has all changed, and I have a good range for both my chest and head voice. I still need to work on mixing the two. You have given a lot of solid advice on that already; I know it is just something I have to work on. Thank you so much for all your help and hard work. It’s only April and I have already accomplished my year’s resolution to learn to do the one thing I was sure I absolutely couldn’t: sing. Friends and family have definitely noticed. Thanks again!



Hi, Roger I would just like to thank you so much for creating this singing program. I am 20 years old and have been singing for 5 months now. After about of month of singing I went to a friends house and sung into some of his recording equipment using pro tools and the program showed that I was only singing in bass which was disappointing to me as I am a huge Queen fan and Freddie Mercury my favorite singer was a tenor. I became obsessed with this and kept trying to increase my pitch but couldn’t hit a high note to save my live. Soon enough I started singing in a lot of falsetto in order to reach those high notes. My throat would always hurt when I sang and it got so bad that I actually couldn’t sing for about 2 weeks my throat hurt so bad. And after those 2 weeks when my throat was no longer sore I tried singing again and couldn’t sing for more than 20 minutes without my throat burning. I was about to give up on singing because my throat was always hurting whether I was singing or talking. Then I found your blog and bought your DVD’s. I have been doing the exorcises for about 2 weeks now and I have no pain at all when I sing and I am hitting some high notes with power. I’ve only done up to the first 7 exorcises and am excited to see how much better I get to the rest of the exercises. Roger you have truly changed my life.



This is long overdue but I never got around to creating a member’s area account for myself until now! I just wanted to contribute here by mentioning that I was fortunate enough to have a live and in person, one-on-one singing lesson with Roger in February (not long after I purchased the Singing Made Simple home study course), and I just think it is critical for me to emphasize one particular thing here about my experience working with Roger AND the DVD/audio course – and that is that, while the DVD’s and CD’s have made a world of difference in my approach to singing, the actual singing lesson I had with Roger itself was so specifically tailored to my actual voice, that the material in the program became exponentially more powerful, relevant and effective, by 100X! (I’m not kidding) Since my lesson with Roger, I have already experienced breakthrough after breakthrough – and, while they’ve been small breakthroughs, they have added up and they have added up quickly! I am currently working with some friends on a music project where I am doing the lead vocals and it’s been amazing to hear the difference between our earlier recordings and our most recent recordings – and it’s only been a few months since I have delved into the program! The point I’m trying to make (and I really hope I’ve made it because if you can really feel what I’m saying here, you’ll understand just how powerful this can be), is that it is BEYOND worth it to at least consider taking personal singing lessons from Roger. Even if you only sign up for ONE session – how effective your current singing techniques and delivery will be, pale in comparison to the progress you can make in very little time (I am speaking from experience). Anyway, I’m not trying to sell anyone here on anything – it makes no difference in my life, if this helps Roger in his business, but I believe in this so much because I have experienced the benefits first hand and I can’t emphasize enough, just how much of a game-changer it was to work with Roger on a personal level. Good luck to everyone here!



Hey Roger, I just ordered your singing made simple. I can’t wait to get started! I went through some of your techniques from the workshop and boy are those swallowing muscles stubborn. The great thing is top to bottom was a great visual exercise that’s already working. Thank you for this and I will let you know how I am progressing once I dive into the program!



Hi Roger! 
Just dropped by to say I got the package for about a week ago and I’m enjoying it very much. I have already realized a few areas I need to improve. I’ll give it a few weeks then I’ll redo all my vocals for my up coming EP
I will send it to you when it’s finished. Thanks for your help! Talk soon.



Thank you for the advice Roger and I will keep you posted with my progress. I’m so pleased to have you respond to my message; you have made me feel so blessed. I will not give up on my dream of performing on stage, I will continue to practice everyday and improve my voice. Thank you once again for taking the time to answer my questions.

Brenda Henry


Hello Roger; I would like to thank you for creating such a wonderful program; I can feel that this will be another small step in the right direction for me. I have watched the DVD s and begun to practice with the CD s and I know it’s only been a few weeks but I can honestly tell that the exercises are working.



Hey Roger, I just ordered your singing made simple. I can’t wait to get started! I went through some of your techniques from the workshop and boy are those swallowing muscles stubborn. The great thing is top to bottom was a great visual exercise that’s already working. Thank you for this and I will let you know how I am progressing once I dive into the DVD program!

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“My voice sounds better. So much better.”

“The “Singing Made Simple” technique did more for my voice in a month than private lessons has done in over 2 years.

My voice sounds better. So much better. And I never get a sore throat after a performance like I used to.”