About Estill Voice International, LLC

About Estill Voice International, LLC2018-11-12T10:30:29+00:00

Estill Voice International, LLC (recently doing business as Vocal Innovations, LLC) has been created and legally organized as a Pennsylvania Limited Liability Company based in Pittsburgh but conducts business world-wide. The principle investors and operators are responsible for all acquisitions and company decisions. Estill Voice International is a majority woman-owned company.

Mission:

The mission of Estill Voice International is to lead the way in vocal training and rehabilitation by providing simple tools that enable speakers and singers to achieve their personal vocal goals. Estill Voice International provides unparalleled educational opportunities, software solutions, specialized healthcare products, and world-renowned Estill Voice Training® (also known as Estill Voicecraft in some regions). Central to its mission is the balance of vocal health and aesthetic freedom. Estill Voice International accomplishes its goals by merging science and art through progressive research, accessible technology, and innovative teaching techniques.  Whether training or rehabilitating performers, every-day speakers and avocational choir singers, or corporate speakers in board rooms or call-centers, Estill Voice International offers unsurpassed products and services for unlocking the vocal potential in everyone.

President:

Kimberly Steinhauer, Ph.D., is recruited globally as a voice consultant, having sung professionally and taught in the public school and university level. As Principal Investigator of her 3 year, VA federally funded study, she designed and managed a $400,000 grant exploring voice motor learning and rehabilitation in aging adults. She earned a B.S. in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, M.A. in Speech Communication from The Pennsylvania State University, and Ph.D. from the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Steinhauer’s work is published in peer-reviewed journals and she was appointed editor of The Voice Foundation Newsletter, an international forum for voice professionals.

Vice-President:

Mary McDonald Klimek, MM, MS-CCC/SLP, has been a professional musician and voice teacher for over 45 years. She earned her undergraduate degree in Music Education from Skidmore College, and Masters Degrees in Voice Performance and Speech-Language Pathology from Boston University. She served as Senior Speech Pathologist at the Voice and Speech Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, Massachusetts, for nearly 14 years providing voice therapy services to professional voice users.  Ms. Klimek has lectured internationally on topics of interest to voice therapists and her articles have been published in several voice therapy textbooks.

Software Developer/Consultant:

Richard Horne, MS, retired as a Civilian Electrical Engineer for the Navy, and was awarded with Meritorious Civilian Service Award from the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research and Development of design specifications, development, and test of hardware and computer software for SEAWOLF acoustic systems. He established Visualization Software LLC for the purpose of independent computer software development and marketing, including: Rapid Terrain Visualization, a Windows GIS program that provides high-resolution three-dimensional terrain visualization maps from recorded laser altimeter data used in World Trade Center recovery operations, and; Windows-based custom audio spectrum data acquisition and processing programs.