Working with David is great fun even if it is very hard sometimes. For eight years I have had lessons with David. When I started I was 17 years old. I've always wanted to somehow be a singer, but I admit I've never really trusted in my dream. Now at age 25, I realize that I actually was questioning my abilities in becoming a singer.
I had a very good voice--- if I did not have to go into higher vocal registers. But, really letting myself go wasn’t something I was capable of. And when I wonder what makes David so special, I always remember the dedication he put into me. I felt he understood how it felt to walk in my shoes. He has stretched my voice.Today, I can reach pitches I never imagined, not even in my wildest dreams. I will never forget this one gig where I was sick. I had to persevere. I was just surprised that I could apply everything that David had taught me. I was able to control my thoughts and steer my voice properly. That was actually the first time that I felt like a real singer. From then on it was uphill with my self-esteem--- finally. I was able to gain more and more experience. In the end I found myself as a participant in X-Factor. That I, I, the Gladys who was always nibbling at her self-confidence, had been selected among thousands, has shown me in the end, that David was not only the key to my voice, but that he could show me, me. He is a very special teacher!