Testimonials

Here are just a few of Judy Malings testimonials and inspired accolades from vocal coaching and voice training clients.

“After two sessions with Judy, I’m definitely seeing a difference in the quality of performances. 
 
She’s very thorough and committed to making sure she helps me work through the current struggles I’m having with my voice.”
Julienne Jacobs, Skype student 2020
“I’ve been taking singing sessions with Judy for over a month now and I cannot be happier.

She had a lot of knowledge in her field and has really helped me with my vocal cords. She is also very professional and easy to work with.

Would highly recommend Judy”
Kim Ha, San Francisco, California based Skype student 2020
“Thank you so much for working with me over the last year…I feel like I have singing superpowers now compared to where I was, especially in being able to hear and recreate sounds.”
Trevor S, Portland, Oregon student 2019
“I was impressed with the first email communication and even more so with the first session! She boosted my confidence level and gave me immediate confidence which made me feel comfortable right from the beginning!
 
I highly recommend Judy!”
Gloria Brantley, Skype student 2018
“After having six 30 minutes singing lessons with Judy, my singing abilities have markedly improved! I’ve noticed the change audibly when I sing and when I listen to old recordings.
 
From the start, we hit the ground running, diving into my problem areas, but of course never without a proper warm up! She uses her perceptiveness and expertise to diagnose issues quickly as well as prescribe exercises that address them.
 
The improvement in my skills are very much worth the investment and saved me lots of time and vocal damage which I would have experienced had I tried to figure things out on my own. I’m truly grateful for what she has enabled me to do with my voice and look forward to working with her in the future.”
Chara Bui, Facetime student 2018
“I’m thrilled to be working with such a professional, experienced and supportive teacher such as Judy! My goal was to start singing and performing in public again. I was concerned that as an older singer perhaps it was too late for me to improve my voice.
 
Right away Judy dispelled that notion. She made me feel as though I can absolutely become a better singer and reach my goals. I appreciated the fact that during our initial consultation she asked me about myself and my singing history. It’s obvious that Judy really cares about her students. During my first lesson I could hear that I was singing better. Each week I’m becoming more and more confident in myself. Aside from the warm up exercises Judy has taught me about how the vocal cords  work and how to keep my voice healthy.
 
My voice sounds better and stronger than ever. Judy has designed a training program geared toward my particuar style as well as short and long term goals. I can’t thank her enough!”
Charlotte Jordan, FaceTime student 2018
“Judy is hands down the best vocal coach I have ever had.

Her background as a performer and her knowledge of the technical side of singing come together for the best possible training one could have for singing at any level.

Within my first 3 lessons I was singing notes I thought I could never reach, safely and with correct technique. I have worked on songs with Judy I thought I could never sing with what I thought was “my” limited range….but no more! Judy has all the tools to increase your range, quality of sound and bring the songs you work on to a performance level.

She has solutions for those areas in your voice that skip or break and great exercises to strengthen those middle
tones in your voice as well.

She uses Skype and Facetime for lessons so it is super convenient and private as well. I am just really glad I found her!”

Elizabeth Beau, Portland, Oregon 2017
“Judy is the most amazing vocal coach! My daughter has had 3 vocal coaches and by far Judy surpassed them all. And she does it remotely via FaceTime or Skype in your own home which is a lifesaver and a wonderfully comfortable and personal experience. Highly recommended!!”
Anissa Branch, Oregon 2017
“I wanted to thank you. I have been applying the lessons, and am incredibly pleased at the results. I wanted you to hear the effects of your excellent teaching. I look forward to booking a few lessons again!”
Nahtalya, Skype student in Las Vegas
“I wanted to let you know that Sami auditioned for American Idol when they came to Portland earlier this month and GOT PICKED!!!! They loved her voice and whisked her away for an interview and photos then put her song on video to send to the execs. Well….they loved it and called her back to invite her to a private audition in LA in September. As her very first vocal coach, you had a big influence on her and your guidance really helped her with this opportunity.”
Mary Yacob, Portland, Oregon
“I just listened to this week’s lesson. Thank you. Working with you has done wonders to my voice and to my singing and to my confidence. I will never be a Pop star but I sound better than I expected to. Now, I think I will listen to myself singing that little song again. Heck, I sound good.”
Karen Maurer, Skype student, Bethlehem PA
“Judy is the most supportive, professional and engaging vocal coach anyone could hope for. She tailors each lesson to the individual singer’s need and ability and her dedication and patience brings out the best in her students. Judy has been my vocal coach for the past two years and I have experienced first hand how her incredible knowledge of tools and techniques increases vocal skill and confidence. Highly recommended!”
Catherine Nemec, Portland Oregon 2017
“Judy is an amazing vocal coach! She has helped our daughter build stamina and control as well as stretching her to try different music styles. She has given excellent advice for polishing challenging phrases such as vocal runs. She is warm and encouraging and lessons are always fun! Highly recommend!”
Paula Gore, Portland, Oregon
“Judy is the most amazing vocal coach! My daughter has had 3 vocal coaches and by far Judy surpassed them all. And she does it remotely via FaceTime or Skype in your own home which is a lifesaver and a wonderfully comfortable and personal experience. Highly recommended!!”
Anissa Branch, Portland, Oregon
“Judy is hands down the best vocal coach I have ever had.
Her background as a performer and her knowledge of the technical side of singing come together for the best possible training one could have for singing at any level.

Within my first 3 lessons I was singing notes I thought I could never reach, safely and with correct technique. I have worked on songs with Judy I thought I could never sing with what I thought was “my” limited range….but no more! Judy has all the tools to increase your range, quality of sound and bring the songs you work on to a performance level. She has solutions for those areas in your voice that skip or break and great exercises to strengthen those middle tones in your voice as well.

She uses Skype and Facetime for lessons so it is super convenient and private as well. I am just really glad I found her!”

Elizabeth Beau, Portland, Oregon
“Judy is the most supportive, professional and engaging vocal coach anyone could hope for. She tailors each lesson to the individual singer’s need and ability and her dedication and patience brings out the best in her students. Judy has been my vocal coach for the past two years and I have experienced first hand how her incredible knowledge of tools and techniques increases vocal skill and confidence. Highly recommended!”
Catherine Nemec, Portland, Oregon
” Judy is lots of fun and definitely knows what she is doing! I always look forward to working with her and learning from her expertise. She helped me prepare for the Oregon State Regional Thespian Competition were I qualified for the State Competition!”
Sophia Takla, Singer
“Concert went great! The techniques you’ve taught me for not forcing the high notes REALLY saved me, and I enjoyed the luxury of being really comfortable in my lower range. My band & audience had a good time, so all is well. ”
Paul Chasman, Singer/Songwriter
” Thank you for your generosity of time, skill and patience in helping get these students to be such stronger singers.  You work miracles! I can’t thank you enough!!”
Jo Strom Lane, Director, 'Once On This Island', Roosevelt High School, Portland, Oregon.
“Halloween show was great! I used some of the techniques you’ve taught me and it’s making a difference!”
Michelle DeCourcy, Rocktarts band, Portland
“Thank you Judy for all you have done to nurture Rhian’s voice, confidence and love of singing. We have seen such a difference in her vocal ability and enjoyment of singing since she started working with you. It’s been so amazing watching her grow under your guidance!”
Stephanie Bristol
“To our Fantastic music director… THANK YOU so much for making Glee club happen. Chloe has so enjoyed working with you! We so appreciate the extra time you made to meet with her, and your passion for helping each of our children find their voice. It is a wonderful thing you do Judy, and you do it very well…. Count us in for next time!”
Nathalie Sherman
“Thanks Judy. I wanted to let you know that we are really noticing a difference in Katie’s voice. I’m so happy she’s learning to sight read as well. We appreciate everything you are doing with her and she’s having fun too”
Sue Burgess
“Judy is prompt and consistent. We’ve never been anything but pleased with Judy, she’s amazing! “
Arlene and Hannah Kent
“Hi Judy,I just wanted you to know that Daniela did great in the talent show last night. Francis and I were really impressed with her. There were a lot of singing acts, but Daniela seemed much more rehearsed and on key than most. Thanks very much for getting her ready! We’re looking forward to hearing more singing from her.”
Amy Burrows
“SHE GOT THE LEAD!!!!!!!! Yay!!!! Thank you so much for all your wonderful coaching and instruction. Today, she’s Belle in the Middle School, tomorrow… who knows? Maybe Broadway! “
Cristina Shaffer
“Many, many thanks for all you did to encourage Ella with her singing . I so appreciate your care and support! She ADORES singing-it brings her such joy and so much is due to your encouragement and teaching. She feels accomplished! It’s a pleasure to be one of your families and delighted performance attendees!”
Lauren Essex
“Judy, You did it again! Annika came out radiating! I remember when I first called you, you said you build confidence and that is exactly what I LOVE seeing when she leaves you! You are really a special person in her life and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the difference you make!”
Terry Nelson