‘I left hospital on 29/10/10 after 8 months, having suffered a severe brainstem stroke with locked in syndrome at just 39 years of age. At one stage, I was not expected to ever talk or swallow or eat or walk again, let alone sing! Thankfully, I do them all now.
My friend and fellow singer who is also a Pius student, Anita, introduced me to him late in October 2010. He was tasked to specifically work on my diaphragm function and octave range. Would you believe that I could only ‘sing’ 3 notes at first! Not only did Pius increase my Octave range, but amazingly I now talk almost as I used to before my stroke. (The rate at which I now talk now, is not always appreciated!!!) He recorded my voice each week and gave me a lesson CD, which shows the remarkable changes to my in pitch, range and tone.
My daughter India, is now having singing lessons because she has her sights set on a career in performing arts. I feel she is not only in extremely safe hands but I’m also so very lucky to have been recommended him through Anita in 2010. Thank you both!’