Many voice teachers do not believe the Contralto voice exits anymore, so it's great that David is a keen supporter of the Contralto voice, answering sentiments such as "There are no contraltos these days!" with the response that "it is a valid vocal category and it needs to be known that it IS a true vocal fach and DOES exist!"
Many Opera Houses and Concert venues regularly bill Contraltos as Mezzo Sopranos, calling them "true Mezzos" as a code for a Contralto timbre, without admitting that the voice type exists. Yet David has worked with many Contraltos over the years, helping those who have been trained in the wrong fach to find their true potential and individual beauty of expression. David's work is so incredibly important, as he helps heal the damage done through incorrect vocal classification, which has left many singers feeling hopeless and with very real vocal issues.
He educates students and teachers alike through his Masterclasses and his literature, and he also shares his knowledge and his professional insights through his website and his Facebook Page, The David Jones Voice Studio. Many singers, and many Contraltos, have found their way back to health and to the joy of singing through David's help and guidance. We all owe him a debt of gratitude.
David has very kindly agreed to allow me to host the following articles on the Contralto Corner website:
Training the Contralto Voice
Types of Contraltos
On the Contralto Singer
A Little More on the Contralto
Unusual Vocal Characteristics
You can also check out further information at the Resources Page of the Contralto Corner website.