Initially inspired by artists such as Steve Perry, Rob Halford, Bruce Dickinson and Geoff Tate; Robert Lunte sought a voice teacher who understood the techniques required to sing with hyper-extended range and power. The pursuit led Robert to eventually meet the legendary Maestro David P. Kyle of Seattle, WA.
Maestro David Kyle taught for over 25 years in New York, 4 years in San Francisco and nearly 30 years in Seattle. He was the preeminent private coach for rock and metal singers of the 70s, 80s and 90s; artists such as, Geoff Tate from Queensryche, Ann Wilson from Heart, Chris Cornell from Soundgarden & Layne Staley from Alice in Chains are just of few of his accomplished students.
Robert’s home base for his own vocal studio is in Seattle, WA. So named The Vocalist Studio (TVS), the technique is inspired by Maestro Kyle.
The cutting-edge strategy of TVS incorporates positive mental imagery, training with amplification, and developing head registers, so singers learn to bridge the path from chest to head voice with pop sensibility and metal edge. Robert Lunte continues the Maestro’s legacy, pushing the envelope by incorporating new ideas and research into the TVS techniques and knowledge base.
Robert received a BA in Business/Industry and Vocal performance from the University of Miami. He trained with the talented artist and teacher, Dr. David Alt. The Classical training provides Robert a perspective on how to incorporate modern techniques in a cohesive manner. Robert founded The Vocalist Studio™ in 1994.
Key to TVS is teaching vocalists to “bridge & connect”. Modern singers develop strength and coordination to seamlessly present a full voice from the chest into their head register and enable a 4 to 5 octave range. Singers develop incredible power, and the freedom from the tension that can happen when transitioning through vocal bridges from the chest to head register. TVS is recognized as one of the leading contemporary studios in the world for their expert training in any genre, especially the modern vocalist looking to develop a rock/pop style.
To assist vocalists who cannot train privately in Seattle, WA, or enhance their personal lessons, Robert and his elite vocal athletes, “The Screaming Pillars”, have produced a detailed book, CD and DVD training system called, “The Four Pillars of Singing: Definitive Techniques For The Modern Vocalist”. TVS is also pioneering real-time training over the Internet via web cam media delivery, and offers regular “Training Vocal Athletes” workshops in Europe, making the technique accessible to an International market of singers and voice enthusiasts.
Robert Lunte is also the founder and CEO of The Modern Vocalist.com, an interactive website that offers members a cutting-edge social network that connects vocalists, musicians and lovers of the voice with subject matter experts. The Modern Vocalist.com is the only international social network community exclusively dedicated to singers. Robert is also the founder of the TC-Helicon Voice Council www.voicecouncil.com whose mission is to produce educational content for singers about voice technique and technology. In addition, Robert is an active member of The Voice Foundation, the world’s oldest organization leading in voice medicine, science, and education.