"If this had been a light show, it would have been blindingly brilliant, as Ms Draina’s vocal control was stunning." - Classical Colorado, December 2009
"The concert's high point was surely Draina's aria from the little-known "Il Re Pastore," a piece featuring an extensive violin part taken by Lewis. Emotional and affecting, the aria brought the concert from the realm of diversion into something far more profound. When Lewis and Draina came together in a freely composed cadenza, the audience was reminded why Mozart is immortal." - Daily Camera, November 2008
"The work Dr. Draina did with our young artists in only two sessions was
transforming. With her nurturing guidance, mapping helped our artists
to make immediate and positive physical and vocal modifications."
- Leigh Holman, Director of Opera Colorado Artists Ensemble
"Bonnie’s enthusiasm and passion for vocal pedagogy and body mapping translates to an incredibly positive studio experience. She is able to pinpoint individual vocal faults with ease and works with the singer in a nurturing fashion to correct them. This, combined with her extensive knowledge of classical repertoire appropriate to individual student voices makes her a fantastic instructor for any singer looking to improve his or her technique."
- Elizabeth Ray, performer and voice teacher, Lafayette CO
"This was an incredibly valuable and unforgettable workshop! I am still reeling with enthusiasm and excitement six months later. My own singing has been rejuvenated and my teaching has been completely transformed in so many wonderful ways. My students are also still benefiting because of the thoroughly valuable information you shared with us all. A million thank you's to you for your infectious enthusiasm, your generosity, your intuitive insight, and your incredible breadth of knowledge."
- David Playfair, Head of Voice studies, Brandon University, Manitoba, Canada