Work with our Plateau Montreal singing teachers
Our Plateau Montreal singing teachers have backgrounds in opera, pop, jazz, song writing, musical theatre, improvisation, sound engineering, piano, guitar, and healthy vocal technique. Each voice teacher has worked with beginners, kids, adults, recording artists, and is themself an active performer in addition to offering private singing lessons.
Why Choose A Plateau Vocal Coach
Have you always wanted to work with a singing teacher who could coach you through your recordings?
What about a vocal coach who will go to the recording studio with you to make sure you get your best sound laid down on a track?
For sure you want a teacher who understands how to avoid vocal injury and incorporates that knowledge into their teaching style.
Private voice lessons with our Plateau teachers are focused, tailored to your individual needs and skill level. Some students come to the Plateau to learn classical singing, others want to have a teacher who can coach them on jazz as they record a song in a professional studio. Lessons with our plateau teachers in Montreal will enable you to gain confidence, sing in studio spaces that are inspiring and professional, and give you access to vocal technique used by advanced singers.
Don’t hesitate to ask your teacher to leave the Plateau and join you at your recording studio: Having your vocal coach in studio sessions with you is a trick used by advanced students to make the most of your recording time.
While all of these teachers have a recording setup at their home studios in the Plateau, they are willing to travel with you throughout Montreal to your show or recording studio time in order to coach you or warm you up.
In our experience, vocal coaches can be life savers in these moments of performance. Particularly for singers whose first time it is recording! Nerves get in the way: let us build your confidence.
For more information, speak with your teacher.
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teaching in English
Montreal singing teacher Ian Sabourin offers vocal coaching in the Plateau. Ian was one of Toronto’s most active street performers, singing opera on the streets of downtown Toronto almost every day. In September 2015, the Toronto Star featured Ian in the article “Pavement Pavarotti brings opera to downtown Toronto crowds”. This past spring Sabourin graduated from University of Toronto in Vocal Performance with Honours. Sabourin is now attending McGill Opera for his first year Masters degree. He received his formal training from the only teaching counter tenor in Canada, Daniel Taylor. He will begin his Master studies the renowned Mezzo-Soprano Anna Marie Popescu. The first two years of his undergrad were sponsored by Rosedale United Church, where he sang as a professional chorister for the 2016-17 season. For the 2017-18 season, Ian sang Alto Lead for St. Thomas Anglican Church, Toronto, under direction of Matthew Larkin.
A native of Ottawa, Ontario, Ian began his formal training at the University of Ottawa under Christiane Riel in 2013-14. While completing the first year of his undergrad Ian sang as a young professional in Ottawa Bach Choir led by Lisette Canton and the Ottawa Choral Society led by Jordan de Souza. In 2014, Ian performed the Canadian National Anthem for the Governor General of Australia. Ian has hopes of becoming a world class opera singer and recording artist after completing his Masters. His recent performances include Handel’s Messiah with Schola Cantorum at the University of Toronto and Faure’s Requiem with St. Thomas Anglican Church. In the summer of 2018 he also had the opportunity of working with world renown musicians such as Michael Chance, Daniel Taylor and Ian Partridge amongst many others during the SienAgosto Academy 2018 in Siena Italy. Ian is looking forward to living in Montreal where he will enjoy studying, teaching, and collaborating.
$60 /40 minutes
$40 /30 minutes
$250 /4 lessons
teaching in English
Work with this Montreal singing teacher in the Montreal Plateau. Express Voice Studio Founder Jordanne Erichsen is a graduate of University of Regina where she received her Bachelor of Music Performance, and her Masters Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Ottawa. She has competed across the country in musical theatre and opera categories and is the recipient of the Rose Schmalz Bursary for Voice, the Alice Mary Goodfellow Voice Scholarship, the Emil and Natalie Krentz Scholarship, the Edna Forbes Voice Scholarship and the Marie-Claire Guidon & Robert Major Fund. Jordanne has performed lead operatic soprano roles in Carmen (Bizet), The Magic Flute (Mozart), La Boheme (Puccini), Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky), Riders To The Sea (Vaughan Williams), Die Fledermaus (Strauss), and is regarded as a highly theatrical, engaging performer. Jordanne now dedicates her time primarily to work as a vocal coach while collaborating with other local musicians to put on Art Song Recitals, Musical Soirées, & Jazz Performances. Most recently, Jordanne premiered the role of Mila Lafleur in the French musical SALEM.
After completing her Masters Degree, Jordanne received a scholarship and moved to New York City to study intensively under D.M.A Michael Warren for three years, one of New York City’s top vocal coaches with students on Broadway, in major opera houses around the world, and working as University professors for vocal arts across the USA and Canada. Most recently, Jordanne has worked with the #1 vocal coach in the world Renee-Grant-Williams. Jordanne is now completing her training as a certified Alexander Technician, enabling her to correct postural & habitual body movements which impact versatility of sound and vocal power. She is compounding this training with the completion of the Body Minded course based out of Australia. Her work with Michael Warren, Renee Grant Williams & Alexander Technique makes her the vocal coach of choice for recording artists in Montreal.
Jordanne’s students include university music graduates & theatre students, recording artists, professional actors & voice actors, and beginner aspiring singers.
$70 /45 minutes
$45 /30 minutes
PACKAGE: 8Lesson Punchcard
Buy 7 lessons /receive 8
Lessons expire after 6 months.
teaching in English
VËR (veh-r). It’s short for ‘Vered’, the Hebrew word for ‘ROSE’. VËR is an independent artist & performer from Montreal whose musical identity is drawn from contemporary RnB-pop influences like Snoh Aalegra, Charlotte Cardin & Sinead Harnett, with the jazzy and soulful inspiration of Amy Winehouse and Norah Jones. She was featured on the Blind Auditions of La Voix Season II and is known locally as “the girl on stage with Maroon 5” at Montreal’s Bell Centre.
VËR’s experience blends both the technical and artistic/creative sides of the music industry. Her background is in music performance & voice (Montreal Academy of Music) as well as audio production (Toronto’s Harris Institute For The Arts). Having been immersed in theatre & music for over 15 years (and having studied voice from age 12-21), VËR’s worlds combine the passion for the creative process, for performance and connecting with others through the power of the voice. While living in Toronto, she was the lead singer & band leader in a Live Entertainment Agency and performed with 3-12pc bands. Previous performances include:
• Raptors905 Anthem (solo)
• New Years Eve at the ROM (10pc)
• NYE at Fallsview Casino Resort (12pc)
• TIFF private parties (3pc)
• TD Bank x Union Station (4pc)
• Casa Loma Christmas Events (5pc)
• The Royal Winter Fair (2pc)
• Weekly residencies at: The Fairmont, Pick6ix, Cloak Bar, Figures, Regulars, Katana on Bay, King Taps.In 2020, she released her EP, Bloom’, made out of her home studio. She currently teaches out of her fully-equipped home studio.
VËR is offering lessons as a vocal coach, assisting in your demo creations, and aiding in recording for those interested in having a teacher who can help with making recordings during lesson sessions. Her services and rates are as follows:
Rates: Vocal Coaching
$70 /45 minutes
$55 /30 minutes
- Goal Setting + Progress Report/Lesson Overview
- Warmups + Tea/Mindfulness
- Song practice + Technique Application
- Recording of practice for your future use
Rates: Recording & Basic Editing
- Student to provide instrumental (and microphone due to hygienic reasons)
- Option to add harmonies
- Basic editing :removing breaths, pops, etc. (and adding compression, EQ, reverb…) to get a clean, professional sound.
- Guidance, suggestions & light vocal production if requested
- Student will be provided with a 2 track .wav file within 24-48hrs
Rates: Demo Creations
usually requires a min of 1.5hrs-3hrs depending on how developed the demo idea is
- Bring your ideas & melodies
- Using Logic or Ableton, we will turn your idea into a professional sounding demo
- Help with melodies/harmonies/production ideas
- Access to MIDI keyboard, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, drum pad, launchpad, Splice library