"Enrique Toral is one of the most amazing voice teachers that I have ever had the privilege to work with. He understands how to work with all voice types. He helped me find my natural voice in only a few short weeks. I will forever be grateful for what he has taught me, for it has changed the way I sing and how I view myself as a singer."
Tzytle Steinman - Mezzo Soprano
Utah Festival Opera
San Diego Opera
"I started working with Enrique during my senior year of college. I had approached him because several friends had said wonderful things about the way he teaches. It wasn't until my time with him that my voice really began to finally bloom. He marries strong technique with emotional and physical intention, which has brought out qualities in my voice I never knew I had. He is patient, unbelievably knowledgeable about the voice and willing to always go the extra mile to make sure you leave a lesson feeling confident about your voice. He is truly an amazing teacher. I thank God for technology so I can have lessons over Skype!"
Hilary Maiberger, Actor
Belle - Beauty and The Beast
National and International Tour
"Enrique has not only brought out the best characteristics of my voice, but he has taught me to sing with a natural ease that is distinctly my own. His knowledge of vocal repertoire is immense and varied, and his ability to point me towards the pieces that best suit my voice and personality has been crucial to any and all of the success I've had. He is a thoroughly engaging and rigorous teacher who addresses all vocal issues at their fundamental roots, and he is the most caring, encouraging, and compassionate mentor a singer could ever hope to have. His guidance has revealed the potential I never even would have dreamed I possessed, and I cannot recommend his tutelage highly enough."
Zen Wu, Soprano - New York City
"Enrique helped me to tap into my inherent abilities and of course much needed technique. I feel like I'm truly creating art these days due to the emotional connection that I'm making with the material. I'm excited to see where my voice can go now!"
Timothy J. Allen, Actor/Singer - New York City
"I found Enrique via the NATS website and studying with him has been one of the best decisions I ever made. We started out together on Skype and within just a few lessons, I was seeing a difference in my voice. I was singing without tension and singing notes that had previously been forced or strained. Enrique's approach to singing is so wonderful and simple. He encourages and helps you develop your natural instrument rather than forcing a particular sound. He is incredibly knowledgeable and can almost immediately pinpoint problem areas in your singing, giving you healthy adjustments to improve them.
In addition to his vast musical knowledge, he’s also an incredible acting coach. He is always encouraging his students to act through the song and focus on telling the story. Enrique invests in his students. He’s always sharing information regarding auditions, competitions, and scholarships to help students excel in the business. He also takes any opportunity to see his students perform, be it the opera, a cabaret, a musical, or even a play. I’m so grateful to have Enrique as a mentor, and most importantly, a friend."
Luke Monday, Actor
Elder Price (Standby)
The Book of Mormon National Tour
"As I reflect on this past year, I find myself in a place far beyond what I had imagined was possible in such a short period of time. I stumbled upon Enrique in the spring of 2017 after not studying privately with anyone since the summer before. I was desperately trying to forge my own technique but simply wasn't confident enough in my own self-pedagogy to sustain it. Enrique and I had been working together for about a month when I began noticing my voice opening up. I learned how to stop pressing my low notes and my middle voice. My high notes freed up and really began to work consistently, bringing everything together. I was and still am astounded by the knowledge that he’s imparted to me that has allowed my voice to work the way it does. I'm truly at a loss for words. His encouragement and validation over the last twelve months have been so crucial for me, not to mention his excellent teaching and overall support. I cannot emphasize enough just how committed Enrique is to his students. He is well versed in a broad range of repertoire and can easily adapt his style to any student he teaches. Enrique breathed new life into my future and I'm forever grateful. He brought my voice, my REAL voice, to life!"
Jack French, Baritone - San Diego
"Enrique is one of the most passionate and supportive voice teachers who knows how to help and improve his students' voices. I made an amazing improvement while I worked with him during my time at Opera NEO in San Diego. I was so impressed with his technique and his knowledge of the voice and body. He is very approachable and flexible which made his students feel much more comfortable to sing and be challenged. Enrique is not only a great voice teacher but also a great person. It was a pleasure to work with him, and I look forward to working with him again very soon!"
Min Sang Kim, Countertenor - Peabody Conservatory