My lessons are geared
towards learning the absolute fundamentals of vocal technique. The success
of my lessons will depend on your dedication and eagerness to learn, on
your patience with yourself and on your ability to understand and follow
instruction. I offer the following vocal instruction levels:
This progressive program for beginner students or students with some training (up to Grade 3 RCM or equivalent), starts with 4 lessons of Fundamental breathing and air control - Session 1 - followed by 4 lessons of Fundamental voice production and scales -Session 2. After these eight sessions - weekly or bi-weekly - I will evaluate if students is ready or not for the next level, which will include Progressive scales and control and Repertoire.
SESSION 1: Fundamental breathing and air control, $80/4 lessons prepaid or 4x$25
Recommended Ages: 12*
and up, children to adults
SESSION 2: Fundamental voice production and scales, $80/4 lessons prepaid or 4x$25
Students who has just finished Session 1
SESSION 3: Intermediate Scales and Repertoire, $120/4 lessons prepaid or 4x$35
Students who has just finished Sessions 1 & 2 and are evaluated as ready
SESSION 4: Music
Theory and Repertoire, $140 or 4x$40**
* While usually
students 10 and under might not be ready to understand and have the
patience to go through purely technical training, there are exceptions. If
your child 10 and under would like to explore my technical training, I
encourage that you book a free audition of 15-20 minutes, where I will
listen to a song that the student prepares and will evaluate the student's
For intermediate/advanced singers - Grade 4 RCM and up - I offer an evaluation session of 1 hour at a cost of $30 where I will evaluate the student's current vocal fitness and technique, student's goals and plans, I will make comments to point out strengths and weaknesses and I will recommend a plan of action in their vocal training. Intermediate lessons are from 45 minutes to one hour, once or twice a week. My rates at this level are $50/hour for RCM Grades 4-7 or equivalent, $60/hr for RCM Grades 8 and up.
Students who have been studying with me as Beginners will naturally move on to Intermediate level after studying Session 4 for more than 6 months. There is no set time for this, every student is different and it all depends on the student's ability to learn, its dedication and hard work.
EXAM AND AUDITION PREPARATION
I will prepare
students for RCM exams up to Grade 8 as well as for college or university
FOREIGN LANGUAGE DICTION
I offer Italian, French, German and Spanish diction lessons for singing, at $25 for a 30-minute session. Please contact me for details.
SMALL GROUP LESSONS AND HARMONIES
I offer coaching for two or three students at a time, with the condition that they have completed individually Sessions 1&2, and they are interested in singing and performing together as a group and learning harmonies. This is a lot of fun and an an excellent way to develop musicianship. These sessions will include music theory and sight reading. My hourly rate for groups of 2-3 students is $60.
I teach classical
vocal technique which is the foundation for singing any genres, including
classical, musical theatre, pop, rock, traditional etc.