Does your throat hurt? Tired of trying to squeeze notes out? Do you cough when you sing? Does your voice tire easily? Want more power and control? Need to get a rusty voice going again?
Learn to sing!!!
-No Day But Today-
Power – Range – Control
Pop – Rock – Musical Theatre – Classical
Expand Your Repertoire
Prepare For Auditions
Learn The Craft of Performing A Song
Master the Art Of Belting
Males and Females – Beginners to Pros – Adults and Children
*** Now Offering Beginner and Intermediate Piano Lessons***
Who am I?
I am a professional singer. I have done large scale musicals all over Canada and the USA, studio recordings and have sung huge concerts in amazing venues all over the world. Basically I’ve worked in all areas you can as a pro singer. I have made my living solely from singing for 20 years. I also do a ton of vocal coaching and private voice lessons… during and between my own gigs. I’ve run PHOENIX VOICE STUDIO along side of my own career for the past 10 years. I teach in both Toronto and Hamilton. Check out the great article in the Beach Metro. Beach Metro Article! Proud member of the Canadian Actor’s Equity Association, ACTRA, and The Actor’s Equity Associaton(USA).
What do you need to know?
Lessons are $80/hour and $40/half hour. You will need to bring a USB storage device/key/stick of at least 2GB so I can transfer your digital lesson files. Then you will be able to listen to your lesson on your ipod or home computer. My lessons are very informal and relaxed. We still accomplish, but not in a rigid and uptight way. Ha! I accept cash or cheque. If you would like to pay by email money transfer, the transfer must be made prior to the lesson. I really hope to hear from you, so we can have fun together. No day but today!
30 minute piano lessons for beginner and intermediate level are also offered. You can combine 30 minutes singing and 30 minutes piano for the same flat rate of $80/Hour or $40/Half Hour.
Who are my clients?
I have students who are in rock bands, alternative bands, hard core scream singers, solo recording artist and singer/songwriters. Students auditioning for American and Canadian Idol, and for professional Musical Theatre jobs both here and in NYC. I also have students who have nothing to do with the professional world of music at all, who are just looking to have fun and learn to sing! I also teach youth and children.
I have clients some as young as 5 who are learning music skills to last a lifetime. I also teach many young clients who aspire to gain entry to elementary, highschool, and post secondary arts programs and onwards to a career in music as well as those who just want to attain musicality and experience the joy of singing. If you are a youth under the age of 16, click this link for info on Ontario’s Arts Tax Credit of $500.
Where else have I taught?
I’ve taught regular course curriculum as well as guest artist workshops for Sheridan College’s Music Theatre Program, George Brown Dance Program, Theatre Ontario, Equity Showcase, Mowat Highschool Musical Theatre Program, West Hill Collegiate Drama Program, Off To Broadway Training Company, and the Neshama Theatre Troope.
What do I teach?
I teach technique and placement which are the fundamentals of singing. Learning to place notes so that they are not produced from the throat is the first step. We will also work on breath control and pitch. I also coach audition prep. I am a very strong auditioner and will teach you all the basics and trick of the trade to master a strong audition. I teach all genres of singing from classical to modern. Beginner and Intermediate level piano also available.
Do you teach ‘Belting’?
Yes! That’s my specialty! I also teach classical and legit singing. Belting can be done safely and to great success when done properly and with the right technique. I’ve made a career out of it. So can you!
Where do I teach?
Toronto- I hold my lessons in the beaches area of Toronto at Victoria Park and Kingston Road. A 12 minute walk south of the Victoria Park Subway Station. Right across from the Bingham Loop, which is the last stop of the Kingston Road Streetcar.
Northumberland - I hold my lessons in the Northumberland area of Roseneath. 15 minutes north of Cobourg.
Virtual Lessons – SKYPE
If you are away and need coaching, we can connect with SKYPE. Prepare your material and feel confident with your voice from anywhere in the world!
How to book?
You are welcome to call, text or email. I am the fastest with email and text. I also have gift certificates if you wish to give lessons as gifts.