David’s extensive knowledge of the audition and performing world enabled me to grow as a singer and performer. His enthusiasm is infectious, and his mastery of his craft is truly inspiring! BioMechanical Singing™ has changed my career. Along the way I also became a more confident and well-rounded individual. Working with Dave for lessons is seriously the best hour of my week. –Suzy
David Hastings is a hidden jewel in our local theater community! His vast experience with with the professional stage, as a musical Director, and 40 years of watching 1000’s of auditions make him a remarkable resource. Just look at the long list of local leading men and women who have studied under him! David’s BioMechanical Singing™ approach, along side his vocal coaching and audition prep are top notch! In my time as his student, he has increased my vocal confidence and led to many successful auditions and leading roles.—Tracy
It was an HONOR to have David on our roster of artists! Yes, still floating on a music-infused high–and hearing snatches of “Hero & Leander” as well as “How Glory Goes” throughout my day. What a fabulous evening all around. I would love to work with David again. —Chanda Hall, Artistic Director, Staged!
How do you do that? I’ve been asking teachers about that for the last ten years. You fixed it in one lesson. BioMechanical Singing™ is amazing!—Hector
Thank you for instilling confidence for my college auditions. I feel like I really showed these schools my best work, and, thanks to BioMechanical Singing™ I have several scholarship offers to show for it. I learned so much about my voice as we prepared those auditions. Thanks!—Caitlin
David is fantastic at helping students improve their audition skills. The last audition I walked into, I knew exactly what to do – the kind of song to sing, how to prepare my music beforehand for the accompanist, how to interact with the audition panel, everything. When I glanced at the audition tips on the theater website before the audition, every item they listed was something I’d already learned from David. And the prep paid off – I got the part! I enthusiastically recommend David as a great mentor and ally in the audition process.—Sarah
Whatever David charges, pay him double! He’s worth it! —Elin
Students have struck gold with David as their teacher! I’m sure they realizes that truth.David left a great imprint upon my life in the time we worked together 10 years ago.I often think of David with great gratitude and amazement for the ways he shaped my career. —Terrance, former student, now colleague
In the recording studio I realized I was not executing anything close to vocally acceptable. I took a break from the studio and came to David for lessons. After just 4 or 5 lessons using BioMechanical Singing™, my studio partner was amazed at the dramatic difference. And I continue to sing more freely than ever. The return on this investment will last the rest of my career!—Steven
David Hastings is a great teacher. He knocked some sense into me (gently) and now I can sing! —Nicholas
David is not just a voice or piano teacher. He teaches the “whole” student by building on strengths that have been tucked away. Students emerge from his lessons knowing they can play music or sing, plus a whole lot more! I have watched his students growing concert by concert. It is stunning to see the transformation!