“Ultimate Voice Training for Singers”
Success Stories

This is just a short list of aspiring singers and groups that Billy Purnell has had the pleasure to work with over his twenty-five plus year career as a teacher and coach:


Tori Kelly – Recording Artist/Singer

  • Capitol Records recording artist
  • Grammy nomination “Best New Artist”
  • Double Grammy Winner
  • Signed to Scooter Braun, National Tours, YouTube Sensation
  • Fallon, DeGeneres, GMA, Wango Tango 2015, VMA’s, BET, Global Citizen’s Concert

Jessica Sanchez, Singer

  • American Idol, 1st runner up, 2012 season
  • America’s Got Talent
  • Showtime at the Apollo
  • Glee!

Teresa Carpio – Chinese Superstar Singer

  • Hong Kong based variety show, first and youngest ever broadcast in Japan
  • Performance series with Hong Kong Philharmonic 2003
  • 6 Gold Records with EMI Records
  • July 2012:  Nine sold out shows over nine nights at Hong Kong Coliseum!!

Push Baby (formerly Rixton): Jake, Danny, Charlie and Lewis

  • The Voice, American Television Debut
  • “Me and My Broken Heart” international radio hit song

Kristoffer Cusick – Broadway Actor, Singer, Performer

  • Lead role (Fiyero) in “Wicked” on Broadway NYC, Chicago and Los Angeles
  • “Saturday Night Fever” on Broadway NYC
  • “Rent” East Coast Tour
  • “Aladdin” Disneyland Tokyo

Andy Vargas – Recording Artist, Singer, Entrepreneur

  • Lead Vocalist, Santana

Keke Palmer, Singer/Actress

  • Starring role in Lionsgate Films’, “Joyful Noise”, with Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah
  • Starring role in Nickelodeon TV’s True Jackson, VP
  • Starring role in Lionsgate Pictures “Akeelah and the Bee”, also “Madea’s Family Reunion”,”Barbershop 2″, Disney’s “Jump In”, others…
  • Atlantic Records, Interscope Records Recording artist
  • Teen Choice Awards, nominated for Best New Young Artist
  • “Cinderella” on Broadway

Ashley Argota – Singer/Actress

  • The Lion King tour; young Nala
  • Nickelodeon TV’s True Jackson VP  lead role
  • Nickelodeon’s Bucket and Skinner lead role
  • The Fosters, ABC Family
  • How To Build A Better Boy, Disney movie

Bobby Ross-Avila – Singer/Songwriter/Producer

  • Singer/songwriter, producer Janet Jackson, Usher, Maya, many others

Cheri Keaggy – Award Winning Singer

  • 5 CD’s on Sparrow Records
  • Dove Awards “Best New Artist” nominee
  •  9 #1 songs on CCM charts

Elizabeth Huett –  Singer/TV Performer

  • Touring and recording backup vocalist for Taylor Swift
  • “Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann” on ABC TV
  • Top 12 finalist, also top 50 American Idol 2007 finalist

Emma Hunton – Musical Theatre and television

  • “Wicked” National Tour as Elphaba
  • Drew Carey, Sonny With a Chance, others

Joelle James – Singer/TV Performer

  • Grammy Award Winner
  • Singer for Chris Brown, signed to Interscope Records
  • Winner and semi-finalist on CBS-TV’s “Star Search”
  • Guest artist at “Showtime In Harlem” on UPN Network
  • “America’s Most Talented Kids” on PAX
  • National Anthem vocalist for Anaheim Angels, 2002 American League Championship Series, also LA Lakers, LA Dodgers, LA Kings, LA Sparks, San Diego Padres, San Diego Chargers, Anaheim Mighty Ducks

Lauren Evans – Concert and Session Singer

  • “Prince of Egypt” Inspirational soundtrack
  • “Didn’t I”, Dreamworks, Inc.
  • LA Studio singer

Hailey Dibiasi – Singer

  • “Majors and Minors” on the HUB channel, selected as one of 12 stars from 40,000 auditions
  • Disney’s “Next Big Thing”
  • Winner, Hawaiian Tropics Kids Pageant, talent and overall winner 2006
  • National anthem singer at LA Lakers, Anaheim Ducks, LA Angels, LA Dodgers, LA Galaxy, San Diego Chargers, LB Ice Dogs

Sabrina Lentini- Singer, Musician

  • “Majors and Minors” on the HUB channel, selected as one of 12 stars from 40,000 auditions
  • Leader of “Sabrina and Minor Aftershock”, performances in major LA Clubs, opening act for Colin Raye
  • National Anthem singer for Angels, Dodgers, others
  • American Idol, Hollywood Week and more

Chris and AJ Holyfield -Future Love,  East/West Boys – Recording Artists/Singers/TV Performers

  • Signed to Sony Records/Stonehall and Rondor Music Publishing
  • Chris – “Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann”
  • AJ – The Banker Boys, NBC TV’s “Deal or No Deal”
  • “America’s Most Talented Kids” on PAX TV
  • Hannah Montana
  • Radio Disney Kid Stars
  • Electricity Tour

Taylor Parks – Actress/Singer/Songwriter

  • Little Inez in the hit movie “Hairspray” with John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Zach Efron, Amanda Bynes
  • Lead vocalist “Dancing in the Wings” with Debbie Allen
  • Anthem singer for LA Angels
  • LA based songwriter

Mishon Ratliff – Actor/Singer

  • Starring in hit TV show Lincoln Heights
  • Appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”
  • Role in “Akeelah and the Bee”
  • Role in upcoming film “The Heartbreak Kid”
  • Role in the TV movie, “The Adventures of Tango McNorton: Licensed Hero”
  • Performed on “Soul Train”
  • Performed on”America’s Most Talented Kids”
  • Recently signed to Interscope Records

Vanessa Marquez – Backup Singer/Recording Artist/Actress

  • Backup vocalist for Justin Timberlake; Featured on “Rock Your Body”
  • Signed to The Neptunes label Startrack/Arista; First single “Good Girl”
  • Backup vocalist on Tupac Shakur CD
  • Featured vocalist at Governor’s Inaugural Gala produced by David Foster

Lindsay Ridgeway – Singer/Performer

  • “Cats Don’t Dance” principal singing voice (Mercury Records)
  • “Ruthless! The Musical”
  • “A Hollywood Christmas”
  • RCLO’s “Secret Garden”
  • Featured role in ABC’s “Tower of Terror”
  • “Morgan” of ABC TV’s “Boy Meets World”
  • Featured soloist with producer David Foster
  • National Anthem singer for professional sports teams the Angels, Dodgers, Lakers, Kings, Mighty Ducks, San Diego Chargers

Jeremy Schrock

  • 1st place winner of the 1997 Los Angeles Music center Spotlight Award,($5,000)

Erik Torres -Singer

  • 2nd place winner of 2003 Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Award ($2,500)
  • National Touring Artist

Steffany Bock – Singer

  • 2nd place winner of the 1998 Los Angeles Music center Spotlight Award ($2,500)

Jordan Calloway

  • “Young Simba” in Disney’s The Lion King at Pantages Theater, Hollywood, CA
  • starring role of Zach on Nickelodeon’s “Unfabulous” with Emma Roberts

Alexa Melo – Singer/Musician

  • Winner, America’s Most Talented Kids “Diva” episode on PAX TV
  • Featured vocalist on “The Maury Povich Show”
  • National anthem vocalist for LA Angels, Los Angeles Lakers
  • Signed to Interscope Records

Antonio Pontarelli – Singer/Musician

  • Grand Champion winner of “America’s Most Talented Kids” on PAX TV 1st season
  • Concert Master, San Diego Youth Symphony
  • Rock Violinist; Live in Concert with Jethro Tull
  • Opening act for Earth Wind and Fire

Scout Taylor Compton – Singer/Actress

  • Star of Rob Zombie’s “Halloween”
  • Principal roles in “Sleepover” with Alexa Vega
  • Appeared on “Gilmore Girls”
  • Appeared on “Unfabulous”
  • Appeared on “Zombies”
  • Numerous television roles

Kelly McGuire – Singer/Songwriter/Producer/Musician

  • Singer, songwriter, producer; “Take It to the Limit” concert series
  • Midnight Hour Productions, Redlands, CA
  • Opening act for Bonnie Raitt
  • Leader of the Detroit Lean Band
  • Sound engineer for Joe Walsh, Hank Williams, Steve Miller, Paul Rodgers, Deana Carter, many others

Lisa Foiles – Actress/Singer

  • Star of hit series “All That” on Nickelodeon TV
  • Featured guest on “Malcolm in the Middle”, “Even Stevens”

Lynne Fiddmont-Linsey – Singer

  • Vocalist for Stevie Wonder, Babyface, Kenny Loggins, others

Anthony Skillman – Singer

  • “Chris Partridge” on VH1 remake of “The Partridge Family”
  • Appeared on “Gilmore Girls”
  • Performed on the “Les Miserables” Tour

Marisa Wayne – Country Singer

  • The John Wayne family, Orange County, CA

Dustin Ingram – Actor/Singer

  • “Sky High” with Kurt Russell and Kelly Preston
  • Regular on Nickelodeon’s “Unfabulous”
  • “Paranormal Activity 3”

Gina – Singer/Performing Artist

  • ‘N Soul Records, voice of Nitropraise
  • Concert artist

Autumn Williams – Singer/Performer

  • Winner, talent competition $5,000
  • Featured vocalist on Dick Clark’s “Your Big Break” UPN Network
  • Featured performer at Academy Awards Gala “Kids With a Cause” with Youngstown and No Authority at the Hollywood Palace

Kandace Royster – Singer

  • The Lion King , the Broadway Musical “Young Nala” Pantages Theater, Los Angeles
  • Guest artist, “Showtime in Harlem”, New York City
  • Appearances on “America’s Got Talent”

Tim Miner and Mike Mason – Producers

  • Producers of Steve Perry, Mariah Carey, 112, many others
  • HiCross Entertainment

Calvary Chapel Worship Conferences; Murrieta CA, North East, MD, Ft Lauderdale, FL, Budapest, Hungary

Tapua Voice Training Academy – Osaka, Japan

Seedling Music, Wollongong, NSW, Australia

Master Classes in NSW Australia, Barbados, Holland, Japan, Hungary, across USA

Talent GPS, Anchorage, AK

The Young Americans National Tour Group/California Pacific College of the Performing Arts

“America Sings!” – National Convention vocal workshops

Deborah Gibson’s Camp Electric Youth – Vocal technique/pop performance instructor

Ron Harris’s Talent Bootcamp, Hollywood CA

The Biz Music School, Hollywood CA

National Anthem Vocalists at Angels, Dodgers, Padres, Lakers, Clippers, Ducks, Kings, Sparks, Quakes, Storm, 66er’s, A’s, Chargers, Mariners, Diamondbacks, others

Vocal workshops in Osaka, Amsterdam, Budapest, Anchorage, Sydney, Wollongong, New York, Fort Lauderdale, more….

Also, 31 voice technique and vocal performance teachers as of January 2009

“When you use your voice to the extent that our people do, working with and training over 300 young kids six days a week on a 10-week road trip, you need a vocal technique that will carry you through your entire range comfortably, or vocal stress and fatigue will surely set in. That’s why we brought Billy Purnell on board as our vocal trainer, and the results have been fantastic – the kids are seeing a wonderful difference. Thanks, Billy.”

– Milton Anderson, founder, The Young Americans

Billy has a very special way of bringing out the best in his students. The vocal technique he teaches is invaluable to any singer who would like to discover his or her potential.”

– Cheri Keaggy , Sparrow Records, Nashville, TN

“Billy, we did it! With your wonderful teaching, I was able to win the Spotlight Awards. You taught me what I needed to shine. I can never thank you enough!! You’re the best!!”

– Jeremy Schrock, $5,000 grand prize winner, LA Music center Spotlight Awards

“Billy Purnell’s focus on the mix has enabled me to ascend into my upper register with great ease. This outstanding technique has allowed me to continually perform challenging vocal pieces; it has been essential to winning many competitions.”

– Jason Cammorata, $3,000 1st place winner, California Teen Vocal and Golden State Summer Vocal Championships

“Billy worked extensively with our son during the audition process for Disney’s “The Lion King,” and we were very happy with the results. His vibrato, pitch and control improved tremendously from callback to callback, and his natural God-given talent came shining through. Jordan landed the lead role of young Simba!! God bless you, Billy.”

– Joseph and Toni Calloway, Pasadena, CA

“I was first recommended to Billy Purnell by Seth Riggs. Before I came to Billy I had a very limited range and did not have the strength in my higher register, so therefore was limited on my choices of songs. Billy has not only helped me in overcoming my break, by finding the “middle”, but has widened my range and has enabled me to sing with versatility. He has helped me in gaining self-confidence and inner strength that has helped me pursue my dream of becoming a professional recording artist”

– Leah Shafer, Orange County, CA

If You Would Like Voice Training Lessons with Billy Purnell, The Vocal Troubleshooter™…

Due to high demand, Billy’s schedule is very limited for taking on new clients. If you are interested in personally training with Billy:

1.  Start with the Ultimate Voice Training for Singers Course (ORDER HERE) and work it for at least three months.  This way, you will have a solid foundation to start with, and your time with Billy will be focused on the areas that will get you the most improvement for your time.  This is not mandatory, but a suggestion!!

2.  email billy directly at


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