About the Founders

About the Founders

Guy Babusek is a certified Master Teacher with the Institute for Vocal Advancement. Vocal instruction in the IVA technique helps improve your range, endurance, stamina, breath-control, resonance, vocal strength and vocal quality. Learning how to sing properly allows singers of all styles of music to perform well without fatigue or damage to the voice.

Guy has been studying singing for over thirty years.

Guy Babusek has trained with April Thronson, Helen McComas, Dennis Parnell, Susan Skadron, Andy Boettner, Dave Stroud, Michael Goodrich, Florence Riggs and was a pupil of Seth Riggs from 1997 to 2013. Guy’s performance experience includes opera, oratorio, recital, cabaret, pop, rock and musical theater.

As a composer and songwriter, Guy has written over 50 songs, composed music for 10 ballets, several modern dance projects and arranged backing vocals and numerous choral pieces for productions and recording projects. He is in constant demand as a private voice teacher as well as in recording studios as a vocal producer, coach and consultant.

Guy, a fourth generation Orange County native, began studying classical piano at the age of 8, began performing as an actor at the age of 12, and began training as a singer at the age of 15. Guy performed in both musical and non-musical theater on stages throughout Southern California up to his college years.

As an undergraduate at Cal State Fullerton, Guy majored in music composition. It was during this period that he began training as both a counter tenor and baritone and performed in early music and baroque festivals throughout California.

After college, Guy met Seth Riggs who introduced him to the concept of the “mixed voice” and who began training his legitimate tenor voice. It was during this period that Guy also began performing and touring the world in a variety of non-classical musical genres, including traditional Celtic music, pop and melodic rock.

In 1998, having already enjoyed a performing career spanning over 20 years, Guy made the discovery that his true passion is teaching vocal technique. He began the process of training to become a Speech-Level-Singing (SLS) instructor and was certified in January of 1999.

In the summer of 2012, in his 13th year of being certified to teach the SLS technique, Guy was invited to join the then seven-member Master Teachers group (MT). As a member of the MT, Guy was authorized to both develop and evaluate certified SLS instructors, and guide those individuals looking to become certified to teach the SLS technique.

Guy resigned from SLS in 2013 and is a founding director of The Institute for Vocal Advancement (IVA), an organization that trains voice teachers in foundational vocal technique throughout the world.

His vocal studio in Orange County includes singers of opera, lieder, oratorio, popular music, musical theater, R&B, jazz, country, folk and rock music. Since Guy specializes in vocal technique, rather than style coaching, singers of all styles of music benefit from his instruction.

Guy has been a member in good standing of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) since 2009.

Our Producer and co-founder Emad “Emo” Alaeddin

When it comes to recording a record, you should never compromise on quality. Equally important to the quality of hardware and software used are the producers and engineers operating the board.

Emad “Emo” Alaeddin

Granted Records is owned by producer and award-winning songwriter Emad “Emo” Alaeddin. He’s been producing records since 2005 and has enjoyed tremendous success because of this work. Emo’s music has been featured on MTV and Rolling Stone and has won multiple songwriting awards including Best Rock Song “Maya” on for 2014. In addition to being a producer, Emo is also a vocal coach for many local professional singers and is also the lead singer for 3 very successful bands: one a tribute band for The Who (Who’s Next), a top local cover band (Living Cover), and his own originals project (The Alaeddin X). In a nutshell, you’ll be guided by a total pro with 5-star reviews across the board in customer service.

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