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On January 17, 2016 the wonderful spirit we have known as Jeannie Deva departed her body. Jeannie has touched and enriched the lives of so many people and she will be missed. 

She was passionate about singing and helping singers to reach their full potential. She will continue to help artists through her legacy of The Deva Method®, Complete Vocal Technique for Stage and Studio.TM 

With the help of her certified Deva Method teachers we will continue to publish her Blog using her library of published materials. Using Jeannie's materials as reference, the studio staff and teachers will write blog posts about 
contemporary singers in the news. 

Her method will continue to be taught by the teachers she trained. Jeannie's vocal method is available in her published works as well through the video library of her full curriculum in her Online Vocal School at Artisworks.com

While cancer and its treatment are not topics that would usually be covered in this blog, we the staff of Jeannie Deva Voice Studios feel it is appropriate to touch on the subject briefly because it is what took Jeannie from us. Jeannie followed conventional medical treatment for many years and the outcome was obviously not good. Once it became evident to her that the treatment was not healing her body, she began to explore alternative treatments. Unfortunately, by the time this occurred her condition was too severe to even administer these alternative treatments. 

We have no desire to turn this blog into a medical forum or begin a debate on the subject. Since cancer has become an epidemic, Jeannie's manager feels we should at least mention that there is a vast array of treatment options that 
pharmaceutically based conventional medicine does not embrace. The best single source of information about these treatments is provided by cancer researcher Ty Bollinger. He has created a nine segment documentary - about 14 hours of information - distilled from interviewing scores of health care practitioners, doctors and cancer survivors during a worldwide tour. He is showing this series for free starting April 12, 2016 and we encourage our readers to check it out using this link. 

The Truth About Cancer

Our next blog post will be about singing and singers, so leave a comment to let us know what you'd like us to address.

Comments

  1. Joanna on April 9, 2016 at 8:57 PM said:
    As you already know, I'm so sorry that Jeannie is no longer with us. I wish I had had the chance to know her well. My heart goes out to all her family and studio staff, and I'm very happy to hear that her legacy will live on. My very best wishes to you all.
  2. Suzie Sterling on April 9, 2016 at 9:12 PM said:
    We had no idea she was ill! She was a treasure and I've always enjoyed reading her blog and the emails. I didn't always stay caught up, but tried as time allowed. Please offer our sincere condolences to Jeannie's family and all of you who loved and worked with her. You're all in our prayers. Suzie Sterling, Tall Timber vocalist
  3. Rita on April 9, 2016 at 9:12 PM said:
    I am so sorry to hear this very sad news. My condolences and prayers of comfort to the family. I have enjoyed reading her blogposts and have purchased her very helpful materials. I have watched the cancer series and recommend it to everyone. Thank you for letting us know.
  4. Kim on April 9, 2016 at 9:17 PM said:
    I'm so sad to hear that Jeanie is no longer with us. Her Contemporary Vocalist series comprised the foundation of my vocal studies as an adult (even after having earned a degree in music) and I still use them all the time. The Vocal Warm-ups and Cool-Downs CD is my standard pre-performance routine. I'll treasure it even more now, hearing Jeanie's friendly voice reminding how to think about how I sing. Thank you for making my life and my instruction in my music studio so much richer. I am ever indebted to you.
  5. Elaine Elizabeth Presley on April 9, 2016 at 9:20 PM said:
    Jeannie, is greatly missed by me and always in my thoughts, she is the very foundation of my career vocal training and stage performance and it's very sad to me that she will never see what I will achieve in the future, is very, very hard to know. I send love to her family and hope to visit her resting place very soon to pay my respects. Love and God Bless Elaine Elizabeth Presley
  6. Marsha Love on April 9, 2016 at 9:25 PM said:
    So sorry for your loss. She will be missed.
  7. Greg on April 9, 2016 at 9:47 PM said:
    Hi. I'm sorry to hear about Jeannie's passing. I've been receiving her newsletter for years and have gotten some really good tips. Her smile will be missed but will live on thanks to media.
  8. mONICA pETERSON on April 9, 2016 at 9:48 PM said:
    I was looking forward to working with Jeanie Deva. I have a couple of her cd's I love the warm up cd. I liked her as a person as well as her singing knowledge. She will be missed I am sure by many singers.We met at the Celebrity Center. RIP Dear Jeanie Deva. www.monicapeterson.com VALID
  9. Susan Troccolo on April 9, 2016 at 10:10 PM said:
    Jeannie was extraordinary. She will be missed and I'm so sorry to hear of her loss. As a two time cancer survivor (using both allopathic AND naturopathic methods), I was—naturally—interested to click on the link to Ty Bollinger's information. Unfortunately, as soon as you do that, you are shown more and more marketing material for Ty's own cancer empire. I didn't anticipate that. Just one suggestion--if you are going to promote the DVDs, CDs, etc, etc. by Mr. Bollinger, you may want to let your readers know what they are signing up for. This is not a straightforward free webinar. I don't know how the series will be presented on April 12th and I appreciate the link...but it does come across as just another promo. Again, the loss of Jeannie is so sad--what a lovely and talented woman. I learned a lot from her.
  10. Natalie R. W. Eastman on April 9, 2016 at 10:10 PM said:
    I'm truly sorry to hear of Jeannie's passing. I've studied her method for around 17 years and took lessons at the Boston studio around 1999/2000, from both her and an instructor named Craig. It was an excellent experience. I've taught portions of her method from her books and sent many students to purchase her system, then worked with them from that. She broke down the breathing method in the most helpful, instructive way I've ever encountered, such that I now teach only hear breathing method. Her helpful contributions to so many singers will be greatly missed.
  11. Sharlys Williams on April 9, 2016 at 10:46 PM said:
    So, so very sorry to hear about her passing.
  12. Anthony on April 9, 2016 at 10:49 PM said:
    How sad! I'm very sad to hear this. May God comfort you as you all continue forward.
  13. Studio Staff on April 9, 2016 at 11:09 PM said:
    Thank you for all your lovely comments about Jeannie Deva. And regarding the Ty Bollinger site, the videos will be broadcast free starting April 12th for those who submit their emails. All the sales of supplements and such do support his activities as he doesn't take donations for all the work he does.
  14. Ginny Bales on April 9, 2016 at 11:45 PM said:
    Jeannie was such a blessing to the world of singers! Her methods transformed my singing and solved some technical problems that no one else had been able to help me with. I had a serious vocal cord injury a number of years ago and her coaching (over the phone initially, then later via skype) pulled me through that too. What a very fine person and clear communicator she was! So many of us will continue hearing her voice through her CDs and our memories. Jeannie made a lasting contribution to the world and her goodness and energy will continue to influence many people. Sending love to her all dear ones - family, friends, co-workers, and students. We will all miss her.
  15. Charlie Burger on April 9, 2016 at 11:55 PM said:
    Jeannie has contributed a great legacy to the art form of singing. She truly helped me as an artist, and was a miracle worker in person and as a vocal coach. She will be dearly missed. Thank you Jeannie for all you have done! And, fare well in your new life! Your Friend forever, Charlie
  16. Marilyn Middleton Mellor on April 10, 2016 at 12:43 AM said:
    Jeannie was an inspiration. I owe so much to her teaching method. Such a great loss.
  17. Rebecca on April 10, 2016 at 12:49 AM said:
    My condolences to Jeanne's family and friends. She seemed so passionate and caring . I'd never met her but it may offer some peace to know she'd touched so many people.
  18. Cami Barber on April 10, 2016 at 1:14 AM said:
    Thank you for letting me be a part of your and Joe's life, Jeanie. You're amazing people. We will see you again! Lv, Cami Barber
  19. Linda Grant on April 10, 2016 at 2:32 AM said:
    I have to admit I'm pissed. Cancer has taken so many people in my life and people whom I adored from afar like Jeannie. She and I would chat occasionally on FaceBook and I was looking forward to my daughter taking lessons via Skype one day. My Mom is in treatment now for Breast Cancer and has already survived uterine cancer. Why is it that my Mom who is 76 survived it twice and Jeannie who is younger did not. Some will say it was Gods will. Some say it was just bad luck. I say it doesn't matter because in the end I wanted both to survive. So many of our artists has succumbed to cancer lately I'm beginning to lose count. We must find a cure. To Jeannies staff and family, my heart filled condolences. I'm truly sorry you have lost her in body, but remember, you can never, ever lose her in spirit.
  20. Bobby soltar on April 10, 2016 at 2:36 AM said:
    I am so very, very saddened to hear of Jeannie's passing. I have followed Jeannie for years and was always inspired by listening to the enthusiasm in her voice and learning from her fabulous wealth of knowledge. I never met Jeannie but she had a place in my heart and vocal journey, and I will continue to learn from her🎵🌷
  21. Gina Graham on April 10, 2016 at 4:31 AM said:
    I was so sad to hear of our loss!! Jeannie took me a very long way on my vocal journey but I wasn't finished! Always so caring and so wise about all things singing. Sending love ...
  22. Jaime Vendera on April 10, 2016 at 4:59 AM said:
    Love you and miss you:( But we all know you left a positive mark on this world that have lifted thousands of singers up, and those who trained with you will carry on your torch. I only wish I had been one of them, but nonetheless, I've always and will always tell my students about you, your amazing techniques, and your overwhelming kindness:) Again, I love you Jeannie. Thank you for your friendship.
  23. Ella on April 10, 2016 at 5:07 AM said:
    WOW! I'm just getting the news this morning. So sorry to hear about this. My heart goes out to the studio staff and anyone who had an opportunity to meet her. I myself only met her through a couple of personal emails and her training series. She was such a lovely person. Her practical way of breaking down breathing is something that changed the game for me and it's a method I use regularly with my students. Thank you, Jeannie, for your heart and passion that you brought to teaching. You will be missed.
  24. Sydney Walsh on April 10, 2016 at 5:15 AM said:
    So grateful to have been introduced to The Deva Method, and Jeannie s material through my then vocal teacher Judy Fine of Keene NH., so sad for her loss , but no more suffering for Jeannie. Prayers for her closest associates, famil, and friends, so sorry. Please put her recordings on a digital app, it is impossible carrying around cd's ( at least no tapes, ha that's Jeannie, turn over the tape) please let her legacy continue on in a more convenient form of media. Thank you and Blessings of healing. Sydney Walsh
  25. Ross morgan on April 10, 2016 at 5:35 AM said:
    Bummer. I have enjoyed using her vocal program. Sorry to hear the news.
  26. Richard Conrad Morgan on April 10, 2016 at 7:26 AM said:
    So sorry to hear the bad news. My condolences. I would second your suggestion to take a look at the Ty Bollinger series 'The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest.' So few people seem to be well-informed about the disease or to be capable of thinking outside the box in terms of cures. This series offers real hope.
  27. Lorine on April 10, 2016 at 8:48 AM said:
    Prayers and love to Jeannie's family. I am sure she is singing with the angels now.
  28. Steve King on April 10, 2016 at 8:56 AM said:
    That's a bit of a shock. Thank you for letting us know. Love and blessings to you all.
  29. Shawn Vougeot on April 10, 2016 at 10:03 AM said:
    I am so very sorry to hear of this tremendous loss. I use Jeannie's warm up exercises every morning during my drive into work (for more than five years). I was just about to warm up with them now in preparation of singing today when I came across your message. Wow. So very sad. My blessings to all of you and Jeannie's loved ones. Thank you sincerely for continuing her legacy. Warmest Regards, ~Shawn Vougeot
  30. Julie Wynne McClintock on April 10, 2016 at 10:26 AM said:
    To Jeannie, I look forward to crossing paths again sometime in the future - you were a godsend to many of us on our journey to becoming better singers and better communicators - there are so few true masters of the art out there. I'm just sorry I didn't come and train with you sooner but I am very glad the torch has been passed and your good works will live on with your wonderful husband and manager and the staff you trained. Hugs & Kisses Until We Meet Again! Julie
  31. Audrey Russo on April 10, 2016 at 3:58 PM said:
    So very sorry to learn of Jeannie's passing. My deepest condolences to her family & friends. Her lessons were a blessing to me and will continue to be. May she rest in peace and may all who mourn be comforted. Psalm 46:1-2
  32. Scott on April 10, 2016 at 5:34 PM said:
    I am so sorry for the loss of such an inspirational person. My condolences to the family and all her friends. I only spoke to her on the phone. She was very nice and very helpful. I love her warm-up Cd and I use it with my 6th grade choir. Could you leave a link to some of her last performances and maybe some teaching moments? As far as singing tips - would love to develop breath distribution to sing long runs on Mozart's Requiem.
  33. Studio Staff on April 10, 2016 at 7:07 PM said:
    Thanks again to everyone for such kind words. Here is a link to Jeannie's YouTube videos. Some of the performances were in recent years as well as her teaching in workshops. There are also video lessons earlier in the Blog.
  34. Rita on April 10, 2016 at 9:13 PM said:
    I am so sorry to hear this very sad news. My condolences and prayers of comfort to the family. I have enjoyed reading her blogposts and have purchased her very helpful materials. I have watched the cancer series and recommend it to everyone. Thank you for letting us know.
  35. Brenda Layne on April 10, 2016 at 10:16 PM said:
    I am so shocked and saddened to learn of Jeannie's passing and want to express my condolences to her family and close friends. Jeannie was my teacher for many years and totally transformed my singing. She was a true mentor and a very wise woman in every way - not just when it came to singing. She embodied excellence and mastery as a musician, a teacher, and as a human being. She was a truly extraordinary individual who I will always love and feel blessed to have known. I am grateful to have known Jeannie - she will always live in her music and in the music and hearts of others who have been enriched by her teaching. My deepest sympathy to her family.
  36. Susanna on April 11, 2016 at 12:30 AM said:
    This is so sad. I send my deepest condolence to Jeannie's husband, her family, her staff and her friends! Thank you, Jeannie, for your lovely support and wonderful technique! You won't be forgotten.
  37. Scott Rabb on April 11, 2016 at 8:15 AM said:
    Joe and staff, I am so sorry to hear of Jeannie's passing. So full of life, I'll never forget her vibrant personality. Her spirit lives on in the dedication she had to her students, the industry and her wonderful man.
  38. Rhea Weng on April 11, 2016 at 9:33 AM said:
    I'm very sorry for your loss. I know she will be missed. All the best to her family and her students and teachers. May you all find comfort in your memories of your lives and connections with her.
  39. Stella Wagner on April 12, 2016 at 2:52 AM said:
    I am sorry to hear of Jeannie's passing. My condolences to her family friends and staff. Her legacy lives on and will continue to be a great resource to all vocalists.
  40. Carol Manson on April 27, 2016 at 5:28 PM said:
    Still have a piece of Jeannie - use her warm up tape prior to my gigs. It never fails to warm me up and get me ready - thanks for your vocal coaching Jeannie! We love you.
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