Guy Babusek has trained with April Thronson, Helen McComas, Dennis Parnell, Susan Skadron, Andy Boettner, Dave Stroud, Michael Goodrich, Florence Riggs and was a pupil of Seth Riggs from 1997 to 2013. Guy’s performance experience includes opera, oratorio, recital, cabaret, pop, rock and musical theater. As a composer and songwriter, Guy has written over 50 songs, composed music for 10 ballets, several modern dance projects and arranged backing vocals and numerous choral pieces for productions and recording projects. He is in high demand as a private voice teacher as well as in recording studios as a vocal producer, coach and consultant.
Guy began studying classical piano at the age of 8, began performing as an actor at the age of 12 and then training as a singer at the age of 15. He has performed in both musical and non-musical theater on stages throughout Southern California up to his college years. As an undergraduate at Cal State Fullerton, Guy majored in music composition. It was during this period that he began training as both a counter tenor and baritone and performed in early music and baroque festivals throughout California. After college, Guy met Seth Riggs who introduced him to the concept of the “mixed voice” And Mr. Riggs began training his legitimate tenor voice. It was during this period that Guy also began performing and touring in a variety of non-classical musical genres, including traditional Celtic music, pop and melodic rock.
In 1998, having already enjoyed a performing career spanning over 20 years, Guy made the discovery that his true passion is teaching vocal technique. He began the process of training to become a Speech-Level-Singing (SLS) instructor and was certified in January of 1999. In the summer of 2012, in his 13th year of being certified to teach the SLS technique, Guy was invited to join the then seven-member Master Teachers group (MT). As a member of the MT, Guy was authorized to both develop and evaluate certified SLS instructors, and guide those individuals looking to become certified to teach the SLS technique.
Guy resigned from SLS in 2013 and is a founding director of The Institute for Vocal Advancement (IVA), an organization that trains voice teachers in foundational vocal technique throughout the world.
His vocal studio in Orange County includes singers of opera, lieder, oratorio, popular music, musical theater, R&B, jazz, country, folk and rock music. Since Guy specializes in vocal technique, rather than style coaching, singers of all styles of music can benefit from his instruction.
Guy has been a member in good standing of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) since 2009.