My philosophy

You might have been told that you can’t or shouldn’t sing the songs you want to sing because „you’re not the right voice type“, „your voice doesn’t sound good“ or „you’re just not naturally talented“. On the other hand, you maybe have heard the phrase „Anyone can sing anything“ before. I believe that far more people than we might think can learn to produce far more sounds than we might think, and it is my mission as a vocal coach to provide aid to as many of those interested as possible. In fact, most of the time it’s not me who teaches someone how to do a new sound, but the student who rediscovers sounds that they have abandoned before, and I’m just there to assist them with their searching. It is my job to help people to help themselves, and thus it is my goal to make myself redundant and empower students to be self-responsible, self-determined and self-confident singers.

My fields of work

I teach every contemporary style of singing – including pop, R&B and jazz, but I specialize on rock and metal techniques like belting, mixing, distortion and screaming. My pedagogy is based on modern, scientific and student-centered methods without genre bias like Complete Vocal Technique & Estill, as well as my own experience and research as the vocalist and vocal nerd I’ve been for over a decade.

Basics

Breathing, pitch, range, dynamics, tone, freedom, consistency…

Style

Phrasing, vibrato, sound colours, registration, soft vocal effects…

Rough Vocal Effects

Distortion, screaming, throat singing, extended technique…

Songs

Interpretation, songwriting, performance technique…

Improvisation

Riffs & runs, scatting, scales and tools, approaches and mindsets…

Professional Development

CVT and Estill pedagogy, vocal effects, anatomy & acoustics…

Testimonials

Here’s what some students and colleagues say about me:

I love having lessons with Toni. He is encouraging and understanding. His knowledge of voice is formidable and he doesn’t subscribe to any „method“, remaining open and using all tools available. I trust him with my voice and frequently refer other singers to him for his expertise.

Aliki Katriou

Greek-English metal vocalist and singing teacher

As someone who’s been singing for over 20 years I sometimes fall victim to the delusion that I’ve learned all there is to learn about singing. In a very short time with Toni, I’ve discovered new parts of my voice that I didn’t even know I was looking for. Toni has both technical expertise and useful teaching visualizations in spades. I would highly recommend him to singers of all styles.

Jesse Nolan

Singer of Californian indie electro soul band „Caught A Ghost“

I have known Toni for a few years and I really recommend him as a vocal coach. We have talked about singing a lot and exchanged ideas – I’ve even had him on my YouTube channel. He checks so many boxes that a good teacher should. For example, Toni is a great singer, he is really passionate about figuring out how to sing, and really cares about the progress of his students and them truly UNDERSTANDING how to make the progress they want. 10/10

Gregory West

Vocal coach and YouTuber from the USA

Toni has helped me a lot in discovering my voice. His way of teaching vocal technique is rather unique, all my classes with him are straight-to-the-point and focused on problem-solving and evolution. I can truly say his method is a game-changer.

Florin Giuglea

Musician from Romania

I’ve been in touch with Toni for a couple of months for work purpose and I have always been sincerely impressed by his extensive knowledge and his desire to share it in a very comprehensive way. He teaches expert things with simplicity and efficiency, and the way he builds the pedagogical relationship always preserves the interest of the student. I have learnt a lot by exchanging thoughts with him and think he’s a top notch vocal instructor.

Arnaud Ménard

Rock singer and vocal coach from France

Before my band’s first song release, I contacted Toni. Even in the few lessons I had with him, I learned a lot and the input was really great – as my band and I could hear directly during the recording.

Corinna Kurschatke

Metal vocalist from Germany

Toni is a one of a kind, incredible vocalist. His vast catalogue of vocal effects are of very high quality and consistent. He is also a very talented instructor. He has a great ear and many approaches to help you on your journey. Highly recommend!!

Stuart Pendle

Vocalist from England

I have had the privilege of working extensively with Toni and watching him work with others in a group learning setting. I very much admire his ability to patiently but efficiently teach new vocal coordinations to students. His explanations and demonstrations are always tailor-made to the specific student’s level of understanding. If you have the opportunity to work with Toni, don’t pass it up!

Philippe Castagner

International opera singer

Well-grounded instruction without dogma – Toni always provides several strategies to achieve the sound I want.
I go out of every lesson with more knowledge and motivation.

David Drechsel

Musician from Germany

I have taken distortion lessons with Toni and have loved working with him. He is so knowledgeable and can demonstrate all of the techniques masterfully, which I feel is a huge deal. I absolutely recommend Toni Linke.

Emily Erkman

Singer and vocal teacher from Colorado

If you need a different view on voice and vocal technique – Toni has it.
If you want discover all sorts of screaming and distortion – Toni has it.

Ivan Radkov

Rock singer and vocal coach from Russia

My pricing

These are the most common lesson options:

30 minute zoom lesson

In this short format, we can work on a challenging phrase or explore a new technique. This option is also recommended if you are experiencing acute vocal problems and need an emergency aid.

40
60 minute zoom lesson

This is the standard lesson format and ideal if you want to work on a specific song or technique in more detail. There’s usually enough time for a warm-up, exercises and setting things into a musical context.

60
90 minute zoom lesson

This option is ideal if you are an experienced singer who wants to work on an advanced technique in great detail. It’s also a suitable format for fellow vocal teachers who want input on a specific topic.

80

Arrangements like these are possible too:

5×60 minutes BUNDLE

This option has the best price-quantity ratio, but it has to be paid beforehand. Other possible bundles like 10×60 minutes or 3×90 minutes can be arranged individually.

250
90 minute group lesson

If you want a lesson with two or more people, each person only has to pay half of the usual prize. I recommend the 90 minute lesson here, but the 60 minute option is possible too.

40

/ person

90 minute visit

If you live in or near Leipzig or have a rehearsal room there, I can come there to work with you in person. This is also ideal if you want to help you prepare a concert with your band.

60

plus travel time

My conditions

I teach mostly via Zoom because of the advanced audio setting possibilities there. It’s okay if you don’t have a good microphone or camera, but the more nuanced your audiovisual input is, the more nuanced my pedagogical input will be. Make sure to get familiar with Zoom and check your internet connection before the lesson so we keep potential technical difficulties down to a mininum. I will send you a link to the Zoom session shortly before the lesson. You can either book a lesson via mail or reserve up to five slots in my online calendar directly. My PayPal is toni.david.linke@t-online.de, your lesson is officially booked once I’ve received the money there. If you’re sick or need to postpone the lesson for other reasons please tell me as soon as possible and we will try to find an alternative slot. If you can’t attend due to health reasons but have already payed for the lesson, you will get your money back. If you have to cancel within 24 hours before the appointment for reasons other than sickness, I will have to charge a cancellation fee of €10 from you. If you miss a lesson without any prior notification, I will need to charge the full lesson fee from you nonetheless because of the high number of clients I have at the moment. Make sure to rule out any errors in time zone conversion to prevent accidentally getting into that situation! Thanks for your understanding. Now you’re ready to:

Schedule a lesson in my calendar!