Who Takes Voice Lessons?
Many students start taking private lessons to help get prepared for auditions, performances, solos, and other specific events. Some students have vocal problems and need guidance in learning how to use their voice properly. Other students are looking for a new hobby and simply love to learn. Private instruction is encouraged for serious singers after the age of 10 and can continue for as long as you are capable of singing! Remember, you are never too old to start something new!
What are the advantages to taking lessons from a private voice teacher versus a "music school" or just watching instructional videos off of YouTube? Private vocal instruction will give you more individualized attention, focusing on your strengths and weaknesses to take your voice to the next level. Every voice is unique and needs to be treated as such! This individualized attention is a tad more costly than the average music school fee, but the results speak for themselves! Students RAVE about Rebecca's teaching techniques, her innate ability to hear what is missing and intuitively know how to fix it! For those students who are willing to work hard and want to see true vocal transformation, private vocal instruction is the ONLY way to go!
What Should I Expect?
Students learn in a relaxed and nurturing environment as they are guided toward healthy vocal technique, confidence, and strong musical skills. Students are asked at the first lesson what their musical goals are (ex: increase range, produce more volume, conquer stage fright, etc.). The lessons will be developed and structured accordingly to help them reach those goals in a reasonable timeframe. Repertoire is assigned according to student interests and vocal abilities.
Prospective students need not have prior training - Rebecca is quite experienced in teaching students of ALL levels and abilities. Her individualized holistic approach ensures that each student develops a strong foundation in vocal technique and pedagogy.
Be prepared to share your voice with others!!!! Each student is encouraged regularly to pursue outside performance opportunities such as a studio masterclass, a solo at church or school, a musical theatre audition, vocal competition, or an open mic night. Annual studio recitals (typically in June) will be offered and it is encouraged that all members of the studio participate!
Students learn in a relaxed and nurturing environment as they are guided toward healthy vocal technique, confidence, and strong musical skills. Repertoire taught will cover a variety of styles, from classical to musical theatre, pop and jazz. Students are asked at the first lesson what their musical goals are (ex: increase range, produce more volume, conquer stage fright, etc.). The lessons will be developed and structured accordingly to help them reach those goals in a reasonable timeframe.
- No prior training required
- All levels and abilities are welcome
- Increase your vocal range
- Find your vocal power
If you desire to take voice lessons but do not live in Ontario, no problem! You can study with Rebecca from anywhere in the world through virtual lessons! All you need is a webcam, headphones/speakers, and a microphone. Most laptops and personal computers come equipped with all that you need to get started. Through ZOOM conferencing we can have a video-chat voice lesson that will allow us to work with each other virtually.
- No additional fees for online lessons
- Same length and price as in studio lessons
- Great for busy individuals and international clients
- Learn how to hit the high note in the privacy of your own home
What Outcomes Will Result From Taking Voice Lessons?
The following are some examples of what you can come to expect when working with Rebecca:
- Increased vocal range
- Find your vocal power
- Sing tension-free without manipulation
- Improved breathing technique and breath support
- Navigate through register shifts/breaks
- Learn how to hit the high note!
- Gain more confidence in performing
- Improve existing musical skills
- Develop the appropriate tone quality for YOUR voice
- Learn how to interact and engage with the audience
- Find your inner diva 😉
What Methods are Used?
Rebecca teaches with a functional voice training called bel canto (“beautiful singing”). The focus will always be on healthy and efficient vocal technique through a holistic approach. Having the breath balanced with proper use of registration will eliminate tension and unlock your vocal potential!
A typical lesson begins with physical warm-ups, breath management, and vocalises (vocal exercises). We are becoming vocal athletes… we need to learn the skills and always go back to the basics. Rebecca has been known to incorporate yoga moves into her vocal instruction, so come dressed appropriately! Students will also receive instruction on improving sight-reading skills, including solfege and ear training.
Virtual Voice Lessons (via ZOOM)
If you desire to take voice lessons but do not live in Ontario, no problem! You can study with Rebecca from anywhere in the world through virtual lessons! All you need is a webcam, headphones/speakers, and a microphone. Most laptops and personal computers come equipped with all that you need to get started. Through ZOOM conferencing we can have a video-chat voice lesson that will allow us to work with each other virtually!
Taking a voice lesson via an online format will not hinder your progress in any way. Virtual lessons are the same length of time (EST) and same cost as lessons in person, so the choice is up to you!
How long are lessons?
Lessons can be arranged weekly or bi-weekly. Pricing is the same for both In Studio and Virtual lessons. Lessons are scheduled for either 30 minutes or 55 minutes.
For the latest pricing updates, please contact Rebecca!!!!
What are your operating hours?
Rebecca Strutt Voice Studio is open for enrolment Monday - Friday, excluding holidays and vacations.
Lessons will be scheduled between the hours of 11am and 8pm, depending on the day. Please note that hours are in Eastern Standard Time.
How Do I Book Lessons?
If you would like more information about lessons or wish to inquire about Rebecca's availability, please visit the Contact Me page and send her a message!
Once Rebecca has received your inquiry, you will receive a confirmation email with more information about the studio.