Singing Lesson Testimonials

Emily voice lessons“Since beginning voice lessons with Alida I have become more connected with my chest voice, which has not only improved my singing but also has significantly clarified my craft in acting. She is an inspirational teacher, always encouraging me to broaden my musical avenues by supporting guitar and songwriting. Alida has safely helped shape my true voice enabling me to find a tone unique to me.”- Emily Bett Rickards

Tosh Turner testimonial “My singing, before going to Alida, was confined to my shower. Alida has helped me improve my voice technically. I can accredit my obvious improvements to the technique that she teaches and practicing the technique has given me the confidence to use my voice effectively in my acting career. Alida is extremely well versed in the technique that she teaches and she is able to bring out the best in me. She is thoughtful, specific in her commentary, understanding, and unbelievably knowledgeable, but most importantly she is kind and that kindness provides me the best possible opportunity to shine.” – Tosh Turner

Elen“When I first came to Alida I had no previous singing training. Within the first few months of working with her I have developed a noticeably stronger chest voice and significantly smoother transitions from chest to head voice. Really the most important thing I gained was confidence in my voice, something that has been holding me back for years.”
Ellen MacNevin

Mark testimonial“I have been training with Alida for over three years now and it feels like everything has changed in my approach to singing as a result of working hard under her guidance. I sing in a Celtic band (Roolya Boolya) that gigs a lot. She introduced me to a technique that allows me to be able to perform several nights a week and still have a full, confident range and maintains the nuance in my singing. I am also an actor and find that I use the technique Alida has given me in all my work. I highly recommend Alida to anybody from a bedroom crooner to the budding star and to all actors from Shakespeare to Voice Overs” – Mark Downey

Leon Wong“I was very surprised that Alida can use English to teach me how to sing Chinese songs! In only 3 months, I see myself greatly improved. I now know how to prevent disconnecting on high notes and have replaced that with slowly moving into my connected mix voice when I sing higher notes. Alida’s teaching style is very interesting and fun!”
Leon Wong

Ian Poole school teacher“Through my voice lessons with Alida, I have learned how to sing with a properly-positioned larynx. She has taught me how to correct several of my bad vocal habits – most notably, a nasal vocal tone – that I had developed through many years of misuse. As I am a school teacher, I appreciate the time that Alida takes to answer my questions, and to teach me techniques to improve my vocal ability.” – Ian Poole

Alen Dominguez“As an Acting Student with Musical Theatre background, I needed a singing method that would take care of my natural voice and provide me with a big repertoire. I have trained with Alida and my voice has improved in many ways. Alida’s supportive coaching is always great and the technique has been an ongoing tool for my career”
Alen Dominguez

Alberto testimonialAlida is a great teacher who not only recognizes the small nuances in the voice but she delivers her message in a positive way. Whether you have sung for 20 years or just a beginner, you will still be a stronger vocalist after taking lessons with Alida.  She has opened my mind to a world of music that I never thought possible.” – Alberto Lara
215946_10150267055643942_5024371_nEven after my first lesson with Alida, the entire way I approached singing changed.  Despite having sung in choirs and musical theatre productions for years, I had never previously taken individual lessons, but Alida instantly made me feel supported and inspired. She consistently addresses my individual needs and challenges me in a way that has enabled me to progress and strengthen my voice further than I had originally thought possible. I am overwhelmingly grateful that I have been able to study under Alida for the last year and a half. Her care and passion for what she does has truly inspired me and has built up my confidence and transformed my singing. – Kristin Wright
  906632_10154505764355384_8270731133866421474_o I had no singing experience prior to training with Alida. I couldn’t hold a note before lessons actually. The vocal exercises she recommended helped not only to strengthen my singing voice, but also my speaking voice. I’ve been training with her for two years, and it’s incredible to compare the recordings from when I started and now. Alida is one of those rare teachers who cares about her students’ progress and their well-being. She has helped me push past barriers I’ve had in singing and acting. If you’re uncertain, or are thinking about singing, and have or have not taken lessons before, then I wholeheartedly recommend that you take at least one lesson with Alida. – Landon Tang

Screen Shot 2016-01-25 at 12.04.09 PM“Before coming to Alida I had only ever sung in musical theatre class at my dance studio. Alida has helped me improve my mix voice, and I have learned more than just how to sing a song.  Alida is always so positive and helpful and she really cares about her students. I wouldn’t have been able to reach many of my achievements without all of her help. Thanks to Alida I was fortunate enough to be cast in Royal City Musical Theatre and TUTs, and I was just accepted into the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. Alida is a very thoughtful and talented teacher and I’m very lucky to train with her.” – Nathalie Joyal