Hello!  And welcome to my website!  I'm thrilled that you are here, because if you are, you are no doubt looking to improve your voice.  Trust me, you couldn't be more in the right place.  

  Are you frustrated with your vocal progress?  Taking lessons but not improving?  Being forced to sing a style you really don't want to sing?  Paying money for lessons but feel like you aren't getting your money's worth? Trust me, I feel your pain.  And again,  you couldn't be more in the right place!

​   I teach a proven, effective vocal technique that connects the voice from the bottom to the top, with no "break," and which resonates with strength and beauty.  As you ascend in pitch, you will learn to let the external musculature release, allowing you to sing even in the highest ranges with no effort!  You also will be able to sing any style, including jazz, R&B, pop, reggae, alternative, and yes, even opera!!!  Once your voice is working correctly, there is no limit to what you can do with it!!!  Sound too good to be true?  Come have just one lesson with me.  You will leave singing better than you ever have, and that will only get better as you continue your training and practice.  The way this works is, the more you practice, the faster you get better.  

Expect to get better!!!  


Don't put this off any longer!

Come and see me today!   

​​​Mary LaRae Walkley

Master Teacher

FloridaSings Studios


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   775 NE 76th St
   Miami, Florida 33138






   775 NE 76th St, Miami, Florida 33138
   853 7th Avenue, New York, New York
   3050 N Rocky Point Driv W, Tampa, Florida


   -FloridaSings 1980-present
    Voice & Performance Lessons & Classes

  -Fine Arts Chair,Tampa Preparatory School 1980-1996
   AP Music History, AP Music Theory, Orchestra, Intro to            the Arts, Musical Theatre, Vocal Performance,    Performance Director

   -The Pre-College Music Program, University of Tampa 1977-1991  Creator, Administrator, & Voice & Piano Teacher, University of Tampa

   -Broadway Theatre Project 1991-2012
Co-Founder (with Ann Reinking), Music Director,

Voice Teacher, Music Dept Head, Conductor,

Nationwide Auditions & Admittance

   -Speech Level Singing Institute  1994-1999
Co-Founder (with Seth Riggs), Program Director & Administrator, Voice Technique Teacher, Association Creator

   -Green Voices, Munich, Germany:   Resident Guest

Artist   2006

   -The Performing Arts Project:   Co-Founder, Voice

Teacher   2012-present

  - Presenter, IVTOM International Conference, Atlanta, Ga, 2016


   -Double Major, Performance & Music Theory, Bachelor of Music, Univ of Iowa, Univ of Tampa

  -Level V (Highest) Teacher, Speech Level Singing International
   -Mentor Level, International Voice Teachers of Mix
   -Continuing Education, NYSTA
   -Continuing Education, IVTOM


   -FloridaSings named Best Voice Studio in 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 

   -Workshop Provider, New York Singing Teachers Assoc., Columbia University

   -Workshop Provider, Young Arts, Miami Regional Workshops
   -Recipient, Benedict Foundation Grant, for

continued study with Seth Riggs

   -Recipient, Honored Alumni Award, University of Tampa
   -Recipient, Master Teacher Chair, Tampa

Preparatory School

   -Music Director Emeritus, Broadway Theatre Project
   -Who’s Who of American Teachers
   -Who’s Who of Women in America

   -Named Best Miami Voice Studio 2014-2017


-Voice Technique & Performance Teaching

-Pop/R&B Audition Preparation

​-Performance and Mike Technique

-Piano Performance, Sight Reading,

-Music Directing
-Audition Coaching
-College Audition Preparation & College Admissions 

-Teaching Dancers to Sing

-Arts Administration
-Arts Program Design, Creation, Administration

-Workshops & Classes in Voice Technique & Performance

-Fluent in French


-Finalists, Young Arts National Competition

-Many Presidential Scholars in the Arts

-Finalists, American Idol
-Finalists, The Voice
-Numerous students annually admitted to top Musical Theatre BFA programs

-Finalists, American Songbook Competition
-Music Industry Signed Artists; Labels include Sony,

Warner Bros, and Ultramusic
-Many current Broadway Principals

-Numerous Principals on National Tours

-Hundreds of working singers in the Music Industry


   Mentor, International Voice Teachers of Mix
   Member, National Association of Teachers of Singing

   Member, New York Singing Teachers’ Association

   Member, National Music Teachers Association

Over the past 30 years, Mary Walkley has developed her voice technique.  While her primary mentor was Seth Riggs, she has also been influenced by the teachings of her many colleagues and friends.  

The Connected Voice is a technique which allows the student to develop a voice which is connected as one voice from the bottom to the top, which is effortlessly produced in all registers, which resonates with strength and beauty, which can easily master any style,  and which never gets tired.  Sound too good to be true?  Listen to some of Mary's students by pressing this button!  They are the living proof that this voice technique really delivers results!

The Connected Voice