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We're Proud of Our Past and are Presently Working Hard to Assure Even Greater Success in the Foreseeable Future - Dedicated to our Upcoming 39th Anniversary of The Royans Professional Vocal School

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We're just about to arrive at our 39th anniversary of what was originally called "The Royans School for the Musical Performing Arts" and sometime later, it had been renamed (more so to the point), "The Royans Professional Vocal School". As time passed by, a new title was added, and it is now well-known as, "The Royans Professional Vocal School, Division of The Royans Institute for Non-Surgical Voice Repair."  Needless to say, at this present time, we are more concerned about people's mental state than their voices...  However, looking back and assessing our past, as the owner, president and master voice/vocal coach, as well as non-surgical voice repair specialist, I have to say that I'm proud of what we achieved over the last almost four decades. A fair amount of well-known singers today in Toronto and some other cities and provinces of Canada, US and Europe, have come through our school. The estimated amount of students and clients who had com

Have you been a singer in the past, and had recently lost your voice? WE CAN HELP!!

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 I have more and more inquiries from people who used to sing for some time in the past; and suddenly, (or at least so they thought), lost their singing range and some of them even lost their singing voice altogether . Now they are older and in their 40s (and counting), and they still cannot get a grip on the notion that their love and joy of singing might never be present again...? Quite a few years later after the occurrence, they had been still upset and even depressed about it.   Of course, they had been through numerous visits to doctors, speech therapists, pathologists and nevertheless many vocal coaches. However, in the majority of cases, it did not add up to any tangible, needless to say, expected results. With the above said, since they had lost their love and joy to be able to sing effortlessly and painlessly, their lives were never the same. Their passion and desire for expressing themselves, (telling their stories and expressing their emotions through singing), ha

Transformation Unlimited (Since 1984): Leave Your Comfort Zone 'In The Closet' and Come Out and Learn How to Get Off Of Your 'Treadmill'...

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Adapt and Make It Yours: Integration and Synergy Between: Mental Physical Emotional And Voice/Vocal Components...  The above would make you a better speaker or singer, and nevertheless, a more complete person... We work with a lot of voice and vocal disorders, but in a real sense, my definition of the above will be that it is actually more so a life 'disorder', in a manner of speaking. Serious voice disorders like Muscle Tension Dysphonia (MTD) and Spasmodic Dysphonia (SD) are mostly emotionally induced. My mentor in the health department (retired now) was always asking her clients, "What exactly can you not swallow?"   Indeed!  I remember those words of wisdom since I met this person from whom I have learned a holistic approach to the human body, mind, and emotions. And then I connected it to voice disorders (while in the process of doing it for many years), totally understanding that it is not only the voice problem(s) my clients possess but, in the majority of ca

Ontario Heritage Trust: "MyOntario – A Vision Over Time" - Featured Article

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The Royans Professional Vocal School (a.k.a, The Royans School for the Musical Performing Arts) was founded in 1984 by my partner Ted Kowalczyk & myself. Prior to that, Ted and I performed as a duo around the Toronto area which was called Toronto Mini Caravan. Both of us were involved in multicultural events and had been highly profiled on multicultural radio and TV stations as well as performing at numerous CHIN Picnics. In 1983, a Veteran Toronto Polish musician named Stephan Pavliak incidentally overheard me playing piano and singing some Russian romances while I was awaiting in the lobby of the Academy of Music (where I worked as a piano and singing instructor) for my student’s arrival. He approached me, commending me on my talent and offered to help me out (along with my partner Ted) to open a music school which he thought I could successfully carry for many years to come. As of today, the school exists for almost 34 consecutive years. Unfortunately, my partner had passed away

Cancelled Tours and Rescheduled Shows... Is there a way to prevent that from happening... Let's Find Out?

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Lately, we are witnessing a lot of shows interrupted and tour cancellations from well-known artists. Sadly, artists, during their performances, actually cannot complete the act they are performing or even often feel that they would have to stop their tour altogether...  Let's look at the recent developments:  The Weeknd , after the first song he performed in California in a big arena of 70,000 people, lost his voice and, thus, discontinued the rest of his performance.  What we found out was that after the incident, he was actually given a clean bill of vocal health, whereas the ENT Doctor cleared him for all of the rest of the performances in the near future.  We certainly would hope so if we did not know any better.  However, it is not that simple, as it had happened not because of any problems with the vocal anatomy (at least not just yet), but with problems of not a proper application of the singing voice - most likely driven by not properly embedded/adequate enough vocal techni

Vocally Speaking… “Say No to Potato…” Huh??

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A lot of you are most likely familiar with the show that is titled “Hudson & Rex”. In our opinion, it is a very smart and intelligent show (truly Canadian), which possesses a lot of subtle humour… One of the episodes, as usual, about some crime taking place, was about the woman who wrote the book about her own invented diet named “Say No to Potato”...?    She ended up starving herself to death while documenting her own wedding… By the end of the investigation of what exactly happened, Detective Charlie Hudson was handed that very book, and yes, it was indeed named “Say No to Potato”. I found it extremely funny, but, nevertheless, quite to the point… In this case, concerning the human speaking and/or singing voice, I would like you to state; “Say No to Digital, Old-Fashioned Conventional Vocal Coaching, Let Alone Some Spoof of the Voice Repair” - that is if you do not want to damage or lose your voice for good. “Say Yes to Unique, Natural, Holistic, Alternative Voice/Vocal Coaching

Spasmodic Dysphonia (SD) - How can we go about treating it (Naturally, Holistically, Alternatively...?)

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Dear readers,  As promised, we would like to profile a few more people who suffered from one of the nastiest voice disorders - Spasmodic Dysphonia (SD).  First up, we have a testimonial from Zelda A - Spasmodic Dysphonia sufferer from Brampton, Ontario Canada: "I don't know where I would be if I did not find you.. I would definitely be doing a review with 100 stars if I could!...” Hope for the Future. “I found Diana by chance when I was looking for a more natural approach to my MTD ( muscle tension Dysphonia ) which, some time ago, I was diagnosed with by an ENT Doctor. I have been slowly losing my speaking voice for almost a year. I have gone to several doctors and also speech therapy without a solid resolution. It's like having laryngitis....X50, which never goes away! When I started working with Diana, she right away told me that my voice sounds like I have a  Spasmodic Dysphonia (SD) . That was even more disheartening than the previous diagnosis of MTD. Diana right awa