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4 years in business

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I’m excited about helping a singer who loves to sing so much that they’re not afraid of working hard to get results! I’ve been teaching singing for 35 years and I’m convinced anyone with a healthy voice and hearing can learn to sing at a very high level, but not everyone has the patience it takes.

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Millville, NJ 08332
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22 Reviews


  • Meta Powell

    Dr Lafond is an extraordinarily effective voice teacher that I cannot recommend enough. I found him somewhat late in my career as a singer, and within months, I had discovered what I would call my true voice - my analogy is I had been driving my car in 3rd gear all through my career, and although it wasn't a bad car , when I learnt how to truly drive , with the correct guidance, I found a turbo gear I didn't even know I had! Singing had never felt as easy and organic! Dr Lafond's understanding of the voice is nothing less than extraordinary, and not only does he have the deepest knowledge of the physiology and acoustic side of singing, his holistic approach makes learning so dynamic, and frankly exciting! Again, I cannot recommend this teacher enough, one of the absolute best available!

  • Raymond Ayers

    Working with Ron over the course of many years continues to be a rich and rewarding experience. His finely tuned ears and singing wisdom have helped to improve and solidify my technique and is one of the driving forces enabling me to have a singing career. The technique provided is not reliant on gimmicks or quick fixes, but one of balance and foundational principles. Ron creates a warm and inviting atmosphere which enables students to thrive and dares them to reach for their potential. If you are seeking to better your already working technique or just taking the first steps in your singing journey, you will be pleased with the results he provides.

  • Antonia Neld

    Working with LaFond is amazing! Singing opera is tough and so is being a student. LaFond helps me with being aware of the whole mechanism behind singing: body and mind. He challenges me and brings me to see that I can do a lot of things with my voice that I thought was out of question. LaFond urges me to really see myself as I am so that I can improve my skills, not only as a singer, but as a human being.

  • Katherine Osborne

    Ron has a special diagnostic ear, thorough understanding of the singing voice, and the ability to explain singing goals clearly and accessibly to students of all levels. He provides concrete methods to help students reach their goals, and uses his positive views on vocal development and mastery to motivate his students.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Doctorate in Music performance (Voice)—U of Michigan.

Master in Voice Performance (Minor in orchestral conducting)—U if Michigan 

Bachelor in Voice Performance (piano minor)—Westminster Choir College

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Stage Direction (Several Operas)

Orchestral Conductor (Several operas and musicals)

Theory teacher

Stage Actor

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Online: $80/hour, $50/half hour

I'm an American based in Europe, so I don’t teach regularly in the United States. That why I only express interest in teaching online.

How did you get started teaching?

My then vocal pedagogy teacher thought I had a special aptitude and passion for teaching voice and encouraged me by sending me 6 students. She was right!

What types of students have you worked with?

Professionals in classical singing and musical theater, aspiring professionals and passionate amateurs.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

One of my professional students just won the Opera Forum Award for best new solo recital album.

One of my amateurs who felt abused in voice lessons and almost gave up singing is now after a few tough years of retraining is singing happily the music she always wished she could sing. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Make sure the teacher cares about discovering your voice and not prescribing what they think you should sound like. Leave the first time you are disrespected or ill-treated. A teacher should be there to help you! Be sure you are serious about learning! It will take time and patience.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are your goals? Be direct, honest and precise!

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