Private lessons can help with:

strengthen ‘belt’ and ‘mix’

vocal fatigue, injury prevention and vocal rehab techniques for singers

have an even voice from bottom to top

eliminate ‘breaks’ in your voice

sing high notes powerfully and with ease and less tension

vocal styling training for any style of music: pop, rock, R&B, Broadway, classical, jazz

audition prep (please book well in advance of your audition)

improve your tone

increase your vocal range

sing challenging repertoire

performance techniques

prepare for choir or group singing

prepare for solo performances

prepare for recording sessions

prepare for singing on set in film or tv industry

The Approach:

Our goal is to train voices to sing in a free and natural manner, smoothly, from the bottom of the range to the top with no breaks or sudden changes in quality. Training in this technique gives the singer access to all dynamics, with tonal clarity and flexibility. Also, training in this technique helps improve a singer’s range, endurance, stamina, breath control, resonance, vocal strength and vocal quality across all styles of music without fatigue or damage to the voice. We accomplish these results by training the singer to find a balance between airflow and intrinsic muscular resistance, all within a resting laryngeal posture.

Each lesson is customized with the right tools and coaching to remedy your specific vocal issues.  I have taken what I have learned from the study of 17th and 18th century principles of vocal pedagogy – Bel Canto which means “beautiful singing” –   modernized it for what is required of singers in our world today, and the results are fantastic!  Every style of singing is so different and understanding how to navigate through those different nuances as a singer can be challenging.  Having the right ‘home-base’ tools will help support you so that you are able to sing powerfully and prevent vocal injury AND still sing in the genre of your choice.

About Alida:

I am a certified voice instructor and have been over over 10 years. I have been a singer and musician all my life.  I am a graduate of the University of British Columbia’s School of Music.   I have studied voice with several vocal master instructors worldwide.  In 2018, I received my  Mentor Instructor Certificate with the Institute for Vocal Advancement, an international vocal education organization.  I am also certified in Speech Level Singing technique and studied singing in the SLS technique for over 10 years.  I am a member in good standing with the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).

I am trained in IVA pedagogy as well as SLS and have also understood and studied the many philosophies of other vocal methods out there. I have studied vocal health, voice rehabilitation as well as voice injury prevention.  I tailor the lessons to suit your vocal needs and goals and give you the groundbreaking tools that will help set you in the vocal right direction.

 I am always researching and learning the latest and greatest info on the voice in addition to attending many voice conferences worldwide.  I am passionate not only about singing and performing, but also about helping clients build balance in their voices so they can achieve their singing goals!

Services:

First Voice Lesson Consultation:  A customized vocal assessment and vocal training plan.  Song study selection and establishing of vocal and performance goals. Introduction to vocal technique and integration of technique to song.

Follow-Up Voice Lesson:  Now that you have gone and practiced what Alida gave you in your first lesson, let’s check your progress and see what next set of tools you need!  These lessons will include: further vocal development, any additional tools as well as tweaks in how you practice.  Resources and guidance on vocal progress.  Song selection and performance coaching.

Packages:  A package of 4 one hour lessons booked weekly or bi-weekly. Regular training and practice especially in the first little while can help keep you on the right track. 4 one-hour voice lessons.

Requirements:

Commitment to regular practice while training is important to grow as a singer.  You are welcome to record your lessons so that you can listen back and sing along with the tools.