DAYNA SPEED: VOCALS
Dayna Speed's music background is rich and varied. She started singing before she can remember and gained invaluable experience singing in bands that covered most of the popular musical-styles but specialized in progressive rock, and their own original music.
When Dayna was young she was a soloist and an ensemble member in choir and smaller groups throughout grade school and college performing in theatre shows and variety shows. During her college years she learned the ropes of professional performance from her roommates who were members of Sly and the Family Stone and the Larry Graham Band. It was during this time that Dayna was accepted into the Judy Davis Voice Studio. Judy was known as the "Vocal Coach to the Stars" whose students included Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Mary Martin and Grace Slick. Dayna shared a classroom with members of En Vogue. From there she formed her own rock groups, Tarantella, Nemesis, and The Hunger. These bands performed throughout the Bay Area and Los Angeles. She has appeared as a background vocalist on many studio recordings in a career that has spanned 30 years.
Dayna began coaching in 2004 at the request of a friend and fell in love with helping people learn to sing. Her expertise is in breath control, enunciation, and vocal strength.