Voice Lessons (Ages 5+)
Voice lessons are a great place to start music lessons because you carry your instrument with you wherever you go. Our voice teachers will teach you how to project your voice, control your breathing and listen carefully to, and match, pitch. They do this while teaching you in your preferred style, whether it is classical, pop, jazz, opera or something else. Meet our voice teachers below or scroll down to find our most frequently asked questions about voice lessons.
Rebecca has been very fortunate to study under the guidance of Theodore Baerg, Irena Welhasch, Kevin McMillan, and directors such as Michael Cavanagh, Carol Castel and Kelly Robinson. She has performed the roles of Dorabella in Cosi fan Tutte and Beatrice in Beatrice and Benedict with Opera Nuova. She also sang as the Fox in The Cunning Little Vixen with Banff Centre for the Arts and also worked with Opera Musica Lirica in Italy performing the role of Tisbe in La Cenerentola. This is her 9th year teaching voice lessons, piano lessons and theory lessons to all ages, abilities and styles.
Abigail is a soprano currently in her Master's program under the tutelage of Brian McIntosh and Western University. She has been performing for over a decade including the Halifax Summer Opera Festival, the NUOVA Festival, multiple WUOpera productions, summer musical theatre festivals at Theatre Aquarius, Village Theatre and the Hamilton Fringe Festival. She has taught private voice lessons and Piano Lessons since she started her university career, and has developed a passion for sharing her love of music to young artists. She has a lot of teaching experience through group settings and one on one coaching and continues to work hard for her students to grow personally and artistically.
What Are Your Rates?
We've learned that every music teacher is different, and each has different skills. Some have Masters degrees, while others are still students themselves. For this reason, we've given the teachers the ability to set their own rates when they are hired based on their skills. The rate for voice lessons is $23.00 for a 30 minute lesson.
Is 30 Minutes Enough?
For beginners the answer is definitely yes. When you are first learning, you're getting a lot of new, and in some cases, confusing information given to you. The amount of information given in one 30 minute lesson will give you a lot to work on as you practice throughout the week. Practicing is absolutely essential to learning music. As you get to more advanced skills, more time may be necessary if and when your teacher recommends it.
How Long Will It Take To Learn?
We get asked this question a lot. There is no specific date, or number of lessons. It depends on a few things including how often students practice. Although the songs may be very simple, we know we can have students playing at least one short song within 30 days. If you are hoping to play Mozart, it will take more time. But anyone can do it if they want it enough or work hard enough.
What Do I Need To Start?
Bringing your instrument with you is easy when you're taking voice lessons, however, we suggest that voice students have at least a simple keyboard at home for practice. We can provide students with keyboards or digital pianos to rent or to purchase. Additionally, if you want something more, our affiliate at Plumb Music can provide acoustic pianos for rent or for purchase. Teachers may recommend a lesson book to be purchased at the first lesson. Please avoid purchasing a lesson book before lessons begin in case the book you purchase is different from the book the teacher recommends. Finally, if there is a particular song you would like to learn, remember to bring in your smartphone, tablet or mp3 player and take advantage of our free Wi-Fi to look up songs to sing along with.