Learning how to sing isn't magic... it's science!



Far beyond just another cookie-cutter online singing course, The Vocal Gym is an online learning platform that offers a variety of training, all designed to help singers improve their voices. We also have customized exercises and tools to track your progress, so you can focus on specific areas of your voice while learning.

With our patented technique and unique tools, learning how to sing has never been simpler. You’ll be able to see your progress as you go and focus on specific areas of your voice with ease. Singing has never felt so good!

The Vocal Gym has something for everyone! The courses we offer range from beginner to advanced, so no matter what your skill level is there will be an option that fits you. No previous knowledge of music theory or being able to read music is required.

Lesson video from the Vocal Gym course
    • Vocal Gym Basic (Free) is the beginning of your vocal training and measurement of its progress. The program provides targeted exercises that are tailored for each individual based on their profile assessment results, as well as access to communicate with other students in the community or book private lessons!
    • The Vocal Gym, our flagship course is a fully interactive and customizable training course designed to help you discover and develop your vocal skills to your fullest potential! The course includes everything in the Vocal Gym Basic, plus access to patented techniques, hundreds of easy-to-follow lesson videos, assignments and quizzes to reinforce the learning process, a pattern vault, picture glossary, downloadable MP3s, live lesson events, your vocal journal, A Certificate of Completion and much more.
    • Vocal Gym Advanced is for experienced singers and vocal teachers who want to take their skills even further. The advanced version, taught entirely by Richard Fink IV (founder of Throga), provides access not only to the anatomy lessons found in his original course but takes a deeper dive, into the science as well as additional resources including real-world assignments that will challenge you beyond what we’ve seen before!
    • Beyond the Gym is included with The Vocal Gym and Advanced courses. This additional course is a vital resource for any singer looking to take their voice beyond their Vocal Gym training. New lesson content and vocal tip videos covering all topics related to the voice and singing are uploaded weekly to help improve your singing abilities exponentially!


The voice is not a mystical, magical thing. It works on the same principles as any other instrument – with proper knowledge and practice! The voice can be broken down into seven distinct categories known as the “7 Dimensions of Singing”.


Singers are often faced with the challenge of how to improve their voices. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, but there is a helpful tool that will show what your greatest strengths and weaknesses are so you’ll know what to focus on during practice at home for faster and better results!  That’s where the 7 Dimensions of Singing comes in:

    1. Flexibility – Pliability of the vocal folds
    2. Breathing – Breath management
    3. Intonation – Pitch control
    4. Range – Vocal balance from low to high
    5. Tone – Quality of sound
    6. Articulation – Diction
    7. Strength – Vocal stability and stamina

You should take our patented Vocal Profile Assessment to understand how they relate back to YOUR voice. This is completely free and will be an essential part of your vocal education process so that you can see exactly where your vocal skills are at!

When you take a vocal profile, it’s not just your voice that matters. It also takes into account age and years of experience, as well as how we perceive our own voices at different points in our life. The benefit of this is to stay “in tune” with your instrument and become fully self-aware of your skills so that you can continuously progress and ultimately express yourself authentically.

If you ever feel like “something is missing” when you sing, then exploring the Vocal Gym may prove invaluable toward achieving success on stage both personally AND professionally.






  • Orientation
  • How Your Instrument Works
  • Practice vs Performance
  • Introduction Quiz
  • Single Note Patterns
  • Glissando Patterns
  • Interval Patterns
  • Mixed Patterns
  • The Vocal Gym
  • Guidelines
  • 7 Dimensions of Singing
  • 1st Assignment
  • Technique Quiz
  • What Is Flexibility?
  • Exercises & Customization
  • Student Q & A
  • 2nd Assignment
  • 3rd Assignment
  • Flexibility Quiz
  • What Is Breathing?
  • Exercises & Customization
  • Student Q & A
  • 4th Assignment
  • 5th Assignment
  • Breathing Quiz
  • What Is Intonation?
  • Exercises & Customization
  • Student Q & A
  • 6th Assignment
  • 7th Assignment
  • Intonation Quiz
  • What Is Range?
  • Exercises & Customization
  • Student Q & A
  • 8th Assignment
  • 9th Assignment
  • Range Quiz
  • What Is Tone?
  • Exercises & Customization
  • Student Q & A
  • 10th Assignment
  • 11th Assignment
  • Tone Quiz
  • What Is Articulation?
  • Exercises & Customization
  • Student Q & A
  • 12th Assignment
  • 13th Assignment
  • Articulation Quiz
  • What Is Strength?
  • Exercises & Customization
  • Student Q & A
  • 14th Assignment
  • 15th Assignment
  • Strength Quiz
  • Understanding Exercises
  • Target Flexibility
  • Target Breathing
  • Target Intonation
  • Target Range
  • Target Tone
  • Target Articulation
  • Target Strength
  • Vocal Gym Journal
  • 16th Assignment
  • Exercise Quiz
  • Performance Diagnostics
  • On Stage
  • Off Stage
  • 17th Assignment
  • 18th Assignment
  • Application Quiz
  • Congratulations
  • Re-take Your Vocal Profile
  • Certificate Of Completion



  • Nutrition for singers
  • How to sing with a cold or allergies
  • How to reduce vocal tension
  • The straw technique
  • ...and many more
  • How to access whistle register
  • Taming the tongue
  • How to train your voice in secret
  • Finding your "functional" vocal range
  • ...and many more
  • Overcome stage fright
  • How to audition for TV shows
  • How to connect to your audience
  • ...and many more
  • Quiet ME/vocal fry on descending glissandos
  • Lip trills on split octave glissandos
  • Quiet Mm on octave scales
  • Oo on multi-interval glissandos
  • + 21 more related exercises
  • Quiet HE on fast triplets
  • Quiet Zz on slow minor fifth scales
  • Loud Ee on fast advanced intervals
  • Loud Ah on split octave glissandos
  • + 21 more related exercises
  • Quiet Z/S on fast advanced fifth
  • GE on mid-fast advanced intervals
  • Oo on multi-tempo fifth scales
  • Loud HE/HA on minor fifth scales
  • + 21 more related exercises
  • Oo/Ee/Ah on slow multi-intervals
  • Loud Ah on slow octave glissandos
  • Ee on split octave glissandos
  • Quiet Zz on slow octave glissandos
  • + 21 more related exercises
  • Muh on octave scales w/ larynx down
  • Loud LE/LA on slow fifth scales
  • Quiet Oo/Pitched vocal fry on third scales
  • Loud Ah on interval octave glissandos
  • + 21 more related exercises
  • Loud LA/GA on advanced fifth scales
  • ME/MA on fast minor fifth scales
  • Multi-formants w/rotation features
  • QOo/Ee/Ah on advanced octave scale
  • + 21 more related exercises
  • Volume swell on slow single notes
  • Loud HE on fast single notes
  • Loud Ah on advanced minor fifth scales
  • Loud HA on advanced octave scales
  • + 21 more related exercises
  • Anatomy Images
  • Vocal Vocabulary


I’m already taking private lessons, do I need the course too?

Many students use the Vocal Gym course as a supplement to their private singing lessons. This way they can focus on vocal technique with access to all of the Vocal Gym exercises and Pattern Vault to maximize their practice. Plus, your teacher (Throga Certified or not) can monitor your progress to provide additional guidance and feedback. 

I’m a complete beginner. Will I actually learn how to sing with this course?

Absolutely! The course is designed for singers of all skill levels. If you have little or no experience as a singer or want to go back and study the basics, we have you covered in the first several lessons of the Vocal Gym course. Additionally, the exercises presented throughout the course are customizable, so that you always have the appropriate degree of challenge to progress to the next level.

What age is the Vocal Gym course best for?

The Vocal Gym Course uses techniques that are safe and beneficial to singers of all ages! However, we recommend children under the age of 13 explore the course with a parent or teacher.

Am I too old to take an online singing course?

Whether you’re in your 50s, 70s, or even 90s, you’re never too old to start singing! Singing is a lifelong journey; it doesn’t matter where you begin or continue learning. Should you have any specific questions or challenges once you’ve started the course, you are always welcome to reach out to our Certified Throga Instructors in the private Facebook Group to assist you.

Are there any live lessons available to course subscribers?

Yes! Although the course itself is pre-recorded and customizable to your vocal needs, we offer live events and lessons throughout the year. Subscribers will be notified as they become available. Private lessons are also available.

Can I download lessons from any of the courses?

Video lessons are not available for download. However, you can download practice MP3s from the Pattern Vault (included in the Vocal Gym Course) and course assignments. Please note that playing downloaded MP3s from your device will not get automatically calculated into your weekly training goals.

What if I have questions during the course? Can I talk to the instructors?

Absolutely. If you don’t already have a teacher or organization to help you, there are two ways to contact our Certified Throga Instructors: Post your question in the private Facebook Group or send a direct message to our support team by scrolling down to the bottom of the lesson page you are inquiring about. If your question goes beyond the expertise of our general support, it will be immediately forwarded to one of our instructors to assist you directly.

Do you have a trial membership for any of the online courses for singers?

Access to the Vocal Gym dashboard is free. Forever. This includes the Vocal Profile assessment, a custom guided vocal exercise, and interaction with all of the Certified Throga Instructors for general questions and feedback. After that, you can choose a subscription plan (monthly, annual, or lifetime) to start the Vocal Gym Course with over 300 videos, a pattern vault, live streaming lessons, and much much more. If you’re still not sure, we recommend trying the monthly plan for only $59! This way, you can have access to the entire program for a full 30 days with zero obligation to continue. That’s 24-hour access for an entire month to hundreds of exclusive videos and lessons for less money than the national average of a 1-hour private lesson.

Will I really notice a difference in my singing just by taking the online course?

Without a doubt! As long as you take the time to apply what you are learning, you will absolutely see REAL changes in both your awareness and skills as a singer. The techniques and exercises you will learn are designed to adapt to whatever your current needs are so that you continually progress.  Like any other physical activity, the more you practice/repeat something with good form, the deeper your mental programming (muscle memory) becomes, and the quicker you will improve.

What if I can’t get to the course every day? Will my singing still improve?

The beauty of this online course is that you can go at your own pace, on your own schedule. These lessons are available anywhere you have an internet connection, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! This way you can watch a lesson, practice a guided exercise, or read about singing whenever you want. If you have to skip a day, two, or even a week, you can pick right back up where you left off. Of course, if you stop vocalizing or singing for several weeks, or even months, it will take some time for your voice to respond at the same level you were when you stopped, but it will be much faster than it was the first time you built those skills up!

Are there any opportunities to perform in the Vocal Gym?

Yes! We have both online and in-person opportunities to perform and share your voice. Although the premise of the Vocal Gym is to train and build skills for singing, the Beyond the Gym members (included in the Vocal Gym course subscriptions) are invited to participate in monthly live events online, where they can interact with other members and perform with direct feedback from Certified Throga Instructors. We also encourage you to share your recorded singing videos on the private Facebook Group with the Vocal Gym community. In-person performance opportunities include Throga Retreats, studio recording (at Throga Records), and convention-style events at various locations (these events are currently paused due to COVID traveling and performance restrictions).

What makes the Vocal Gym different from all the other online singing courses?

To start with, we truly care about each and every one of our Vocal Gym members and feel strongly that the more people we can help to embrace their voice, build self-worth and express themselves with joy in their hearts, the better the world will become. Meaning, we believe that cultivating a safe and positive environment for people to grow as singers (and humans) is more valuable than the number of sales we make! This is why we offer several free vocal exercises, video tips, and personal feedback on singing to ALL of our members, not just our paid subscribers. That said, we have several standout features that are, at the very least, unique, and won’t be found anywhere else:

  • Vocal Profile Assessment to monitor and measure progress
  • The patented 7 Dimensions of Singing to accurately identify skill levels
  • Customizable exercises that truly assist ALL singers in ANY style of singing
  • Our system auto-tracks and journals your practice time toward weekly goals
  • Advanced users can generate their own exercises to target desired vocal dimensions
  • Interaction with Certified Throga Instructors – you are never alone in your journey!

How long does it take to complete a course?

If you are working with a teacher or homeschool program that is integrating the lessons into a curriculum, the Vocal Gym Course can easily be spread out over a year’s time to provide the appropriate practice time in between private and/or classroom lessons. If you are taking the course on your own, you can move at any pace that feels right for you! Like a good book, many singers often repeat the same lessons, if not the entire course, several times to get the most out of it! The course is rich with information and even professionals repeat the basics while exploring new challenges to stay in peak performance throughout their careers. Alternatively, you could push through the entire Vocal Gym Course in a single month. Though this can be useful to get a feel for everything in the course, along with absorbing a ton of new information, it is not recommended. Binge-watching videos and rushing through assignments will not magically advance your voice without putting in the hours of practice, needed to fully benefit from what you will learn. After all, creating new mental programs and physical behaviors takes a whole lot of repetition. And because singing is a lifetime love for many, we always have something new for you to explore in the Beyond The Gym course (included with the Vocal Gym Courses) with weekly exclusive content added. Whatever you decide, don’t feel rushed and go at your own pace. You will continue to see growth regardless of how “fast” you are going and as always, we are here to help you along the way!

If I complete a course, can I re-watch the videos and retake the quizzes?

As many times as you like! So long as you have an active subscription, or are a lifetime member, there is no limit to how many times you can play videos or MP3s. You will never be limited to a one-time viewing.

How quickly can I expect to see results?

Having an awareness of new concepts and exploring new exercises can have an instant positive effect on your voice! Since the course presents everything from an anatomical (scientific) perspective, it is common for singers to ‘get it’ quickly and notice some changes right away. However! Any lasting behaviors and improvement of skills will require a tremendous amount of practice. So the length of time it takes to reach your goals depends on how often you practice your new training, how effectively you apply the new techniques, and how much mental “re-writing” is needed if you are starting off with poor habits. Changes can happen quickly, but quality results will take time and devotion to your craft.

Will I receive a certification for completing the Vocal Gym Course?

Upon successfully completing any of the Vocal Gym Courses (this includes all lessons, assignments, and quizzes with a score of 80% or higher) you will automatically receive a downloadable, date-stamped, PDF that you can print and show your teachers and share with others. In addition, you will be awarded up to seven badges for every dimension section you successfully complete within the course!




Vocal Profile Assessment
  • Measure vocal skills and progress
7 Dimensions of Singing
  • A guided exercise based on your profile
  • Downloadable MP3s for practice
Access to FaceBook group page
  • Interact with Certified Instructors
1-on-1 Virtual Lessons
  • Book lessons with Certified Instructors
No Subscription Required



Includes Vocal Gym Basic
Vocal Profile Assessment
  • Measure vocal skills and progress
Multiple Dashboard Views
  • Student, Teacher and Parent
  • Send and receive tasks
  • Monitor student/child progress
Join Organizations and Groups
  • Interact with teacher, school, etc
Access to Patented Techniques
  • 7 Dimensions of Singing
  • Vocal Gym Guidelines
Vocal Anatomy Lessons
  • Easy to follow videos and diagrams
Dimension Exercises
  • Guided exercise videos
  • Customizing tutorials
Assignments & Quizzes
  • Reinforce learned techniques
Student Question Videos
  • Answered by Certified Instructors
Pattern Vault
  • Downloadable MP3s
  • Key words and phrases with images
* Beyond The Gym
  • Unlock upon completing Vocal Gym
  • Additional guided exercises
  • Exclusive performance lessons
  • Vocal-tip video archive
  • Live streaming events
  • Dimension badges
  • Certificate of completion
Course Content
  • 300+ videos and counting
  • 400 practice MP3s
Monthly Subscription
$59 / month
Yearly Subscription SAVE 50%
$349 / year
Life Time Subscription
$597 / one time


Includes Vocal Gym
Vocal Profile Assessment
  • Measure vocal skills and progress
In-Depth Training
  • Adapted for professionals & teachers
  • Deeper look into instrument anatomy
  • All lessons presented by Richard Fink IV
  • Real world assignments/challenges
  • Advanced quiz questions
Exercise Generator (2023)
  • See exercise formula in action
  • Create custom vocal exercises
  • Assign exercises to students
Monthly Subscription
$69 / month
Yearly Subscription SAVE 48%
$397 / year
Life Time Subscription
$697 / one time


Richard Fink IV is the founder of Throga®, #1 Best-Selling Author in vocal education and labeled as the “world’s leading online vocal coach” by the Wall Street Journal. He has worked with singers in 126 countries, spanning all 7 continents, including multi-platinum selling artists, professional actors, political leaders, and Broadway stars.

As a vocalist, Richard is a 3x Guinness World Record holder and award-winning singer for solo performances as Jesus (Jesus Christ Superstar) and Jean Valjean (Les Miserables). He released multiple albums as a songwriter and vocal-producer between 1991 and 2005, which led to co-writing and demoing songs for top charting artists such as Josh Groban and Michael Jackson.

Other career highlights as a vocal coach include adjudicating Voice of Dance Life Unite in Australia and Suncane Skale televised throughout Europe, coaching at Talent Camp at Universal Studios, and teaching Masterclasses at various Universities. Richard’s crowning achievement, however, was becoming the only person in U.S. history to be awarded a full-utility patent on a vocal training technique with the 7 Dimensions of Singing.