News – May 2013:
New song database, allowing us to quickly find songs that will reinforce what we’re working on, without being too easy or tough.
Availability: A couple slots available, plus drop ins.
“Why study here?”
- Be in good company. Professional singers come here for their voice coaching. Current clients sing in local bands, and have leads in Arts Club and other professional shows.
- Professional song coaching and accompaniment. Learn to bring the funk with your pop and theatre songs (we can “bring the legit”, too). Musical director and audition panelist for cruise ships, cover bands, over 40 musical theatre shows. Accompanist for numerous well-known pop and Broadway singers. (BFA Music, York University, Toronto.)
- All levels! Have fun! High school-aged singers, and adults of all levels welcome. No pretension; just a friendly atmosphere, combined with solid technique that will get your voice tuned like a Ferrari.
My Training and Network
From 2008-2013, I studied Speech Level Singing™ (SLS) technique. SLS is used by Pop/Rock/R&B superstars, American Idol winners, leads of Wicked and many Broadway shows/films, MET opera singers, and over 120 Grammy winners. From 2011-2013, I studied directly with Seth Riggs (founder of the SLS technique and teacher to many of the names listed below), as well as other master teachers who have taught the following people/groups:
Singers/Bands who have studied SLS technique include:
Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5, The Killers,
Rihanna, Bernadette Peters, Annie Lennox, Josh Groban, Barbara Streisand,
Celine Dion, Natalie Cole, Julie Andrews, Ray Charles, Better Midler,
Earth Wind & Fire, Toto, Prince; the list goes on…
Musical Theatre productions SLS teachers consult for:
Broadway: Wicked, Legally Blonde, In the Heights, Les Misérables,
Miss Saigon, Hairspray.
First National Tours: Rent, Momma Mia!
Vegas: We Will Rock You, Phantom of the Opera, Starlight Express
Why have so many pros studied SLS technique?
Pop, rock and Broadway pros have used SLS for decades because it works. It helps singers improve their range and tone, with no breaks or strain, more reliably and logically than any other method I’ve encountered.
What other voice training do you have?
I regularly attend voice conferences and study current journals on vocal science and health. I take regular voice lessons: locally with Spencer Welch; over skype with Jeffrey Skouson (The Killers, numerous Broadway leads); and with others I consider to be master teachers all over North America. I am also connected to a network of ENTs, voice scientists, and speech language pathologists.
- $50/30 minutes*
- $80/50 minutes*
*Discount for weekly clients. (Woo!)
- My in-home studio, near PNE/Highway 1.
2672 Cambridge Street, Vancouver
Questions about singing lessons with me:
More info? Questions?
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