Singing Quotes

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.  It sings because it has a song.  ~Chinese Proverb

He who sings frightens away his ills.  ~Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote

Some days there won't be a song in your heart.  Sing anyway.  ~Emory Austin

I don't sing because I'm happy; I'm happy because I sing.  ~William James

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?  ~Rose F. Kennedy

Sweetest the strain when in the song
The singer has been lost.
~Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

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Ron Long

Master of Music - Southern Illinois University at Carbonale

Bachelor of Music - University of Saskatchewan

Ron is an Edmonton based voice teacher and performer.  He is the first and only Estill Master Trainer in Alberta.  It is a worldwide organization that teaches an anatomy based and scientific approach to voice production that helps students speak and sing in many different vocal qualities including belting and opera.  He regularly teaches Belting Workshops and provides introduction courses to Estill Voice Work.  Check out his website for upcoming workshops -  Ron is also creating a private social network just for singers where he is creating an online course called Learn To Sing.  To join for free, go to  He also regularly adjudicates Music Festivals around the province.  Ron has also completed a course as a Certified Yoga Teacher (but has never taught a class) and is a Reiki Master.  Ron completed a Master of Music from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale in Opera and Musical Theatre.  He is a member of Equity, the Canadian actors union and has performed with Edmonton Opera in many roles. Ron teaches in his home on the northside in the neighbourhood of Griesbach and as well teaches downtown at MacEwan’s Conservatory of Music at the Alberta College Campus.  Ron’s students include chorus members of Edmonton Opera, local amateur musical theatre performers, other voice teachers and anyone interested in learning more about how to use their voice.  His schedule is very full but he always has time for consultations  and vocal coachings.  He specializes in audition prep.  Please check out his website for videos of performing, his blog, and his weekly summer of 2018 Singing Column with Mark Connolly on CBC radio’s Edmonton Am.



LOCATION: At House on Northside in Griesbach or Downtown @ MacEwan's Alberta College Conservatory of Music 10050 MacDonald Drive