About Sheila
Sheila Dugan Voice & Speech Studio

Sheila Dugan

“I am extremely grateful for the Masters who taught me, and I am just as grateful for those with whom I have been invited to share my gifts.” – Sheila Dugan 

Sheila Dugan is a Master Teacher of Voice, with decades of experience in creating solutions for simple and highly complex issues with voice and performance.


Sheila is an innovator in non-abusive voice production. She has created techniques which help the singer/speaker/actor achieve maximum volume and endurance without stress on their vocal instrument or body. She has restored common and complex voice challenges, including unilateral vocal fold paralysis.


Sheila has been the former Voice Coach for Stages St. Louis and Metro Theatre Company and taught for many years at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois. She built the vocal program at the St. Louis Conservatory and Schools for the Arts.

She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and is listed in Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who of Entertainment, and Who’s Who of American Education.

Educational Credentials

Sheila Dugan holds both the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Voice Performance from Southern Illinois University and has done post-graduate studies in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at Fontbonne University and St. Louis University.

Sheila Dugan Voice & Speech Studio
Sheila Dugan with her student, Michael Harp.

Sheila Dugan's Teachers:

For Voice and Repertoire...Dale Moore, John Wustman, Pierre Bernac and Ernst Wolf. She studied Vocal Pedagogy with Dale Moore, Richard Miller, and William Vennard.
Sheila is an accomplished pianist and studied with Ruth Slenczynska, Renato Premezzi, Wallace Stephens, Herb Drury, Edward Petch, and Lois Percival. She also studied Violin, Viola, Cello, Organ, and Harpsichord.

Special Acknowledgement

I will always be indebted to my beloved principle voice teacher, Dale Moore (1932-2016), for setting such a fine example, for teaching me well, for being my supporter and dear, dear friend.

Ms. Dugan’s current professional affiliations include: