Linda Brice, MM, has been a passionate and committed teacher of the art of singing and speech for 33 years. She is the developer of the breath-based Transformational Voice curriculum. Linda is a frequent guest lecturer on vocal technique and spirituality, and has also taught voice and diction on the faculties of Oregon State University, Oxnard Community College, UC-Santa Barbara Vocal Institute, and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
After briefly singing professionally, Linda, in her late 20’s, took a fortuitous 5-year detour into high tech. She utilized her music and teaching experience to design some of the first computer-assisted instruction in music theory while directing an artificial intelligence research project for IBM-Los Angeles Scientific Center. During her corporate days, Linda founded a speech and accent modification consulting firm, Amerispeak. She taught hundreds of speakers from every walk of life how to discover their authentic voice and to use it fearlessly and effectively.
Linda holds a master’s degree in voice performance from the Indiana University School of Music (where she began her teaching career), pursued a doctorate in systematic musicology at UCLA, and holds certificates in French language and French art song interpretation from the Institute Internationale d’ete de Nice. A professional classical singer, she is also a lover and advocate of popular music, especially jazz.
She is indebted to her many great teachers who showed her the way, especially Gerhard Husch, Virginia Zeani and Reri Grist.