Vocal Coach & Owner of SingWithLinda’s Artist Hub, Board of directors, Master Teacher & Conference Director for Institute For Vocal Advancement.
“Linda Tomkinson is an extremely rare voice teacher who cannot only negotiate from the lower part of her range to the upper part of her range without a break, but she can teach it. Again, it should be said that Linda Tomkinson knows and can do it herself. Most importantly, she brings it to all of her pupils, old and young, male and female, with equal aplomb, and I cannot endorse anyone more heartily than Linda Tomkinson.”
–Seth Riggs, President and founder of Speech Level Singing.
Linda was first introduced to Seth Riggs and SLS in 1995. In her first lesson with Seth, he recognized her ability to quickly catch on and strongly encouraged her to pursue a career in Speech Level Singing and voice lessons. Taking his advice, Linda met with great success and developed a great passion for teaching singing lessons, building a large clientele over a short period of time with only word of mouth as her advertising. She has attracted much of the local talent, artists, and singer/songwriters and now Linda’s students are worldwide.
Linda served as Executive Director for the Seth Riggs Summer Vocal program from 2005 to 2009 and also served as director of SLS International Teachers’ Conference annually from 2010-2012.
Linda has received several awards from SLS International and even scholarship money to further her education and training. Linda feels honored to have been mentored and trained by Seth Riggs and several other Master Teachers, including: Greg Enriquez, Jeffrey Skouson, Dave Stroud, Brett Manning, Michael Goodrich and Wendy Parr. Linda continues her studies today and believes that learning should never end.
In March of 2013 Linda joined with several of the Master Teachers to form IVA, Institute for Vocal Advancement, an organization dedicated to training and educating teachers in the mixed voice. She is a founding member on the board of directors, serves as a Master Teacher, and is the Director of Conference.
Linda’s clients with great success and have performed with Rihanna World Tour, The Voice, American Idol, The X Factor, Disney, BYU Young Ambassadors, Dance Dance Revolution, Fuse TV, Xbox 360, Konami, Cascade Recordings, Big Idea Productions, Hale Center Theater, Usana. They have won numerous talent contests and scholarships.
A wonderful summation of philosophy taught in Linda Tomkinson’s studio is found in the following statement:
“I’m committed to teaching what I believe is vocal truth, and will continually search and implement truth wherever I find it.”