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vocal coaches at Express Voice Studio

Each of our “Artists Who Teach” are hand selected. We look back on our own training and ask: Who would we have loved to work with? Who in the Canadian music scene is impressive for their own voice, their vocal range, vocal strength, and versatility?

Whether you are learning to sing, need advanced vocal technique work, or guidance on expanding your voice acting capabilities- we have teachers for you. But not just teachers: Vocalists.

More About Your Coaching Lesson

“Vocal lessons” and “singing lessons” are terms often used interchangeably, but there can be slight differences in their connotations depending on the context and the preferences of individual instructors or institutions. Here’s a breakdown of the general differences:

Voice Lessons

Focus on Overall Vocal Technique: Vocal lessons typically encompass a broader spectrum of vocal training. They may involve instruction on breathing techniques, vocal exercises, vocal health, music theory, ear training, and performance skills.

Holistic Approach to Voice: Vocal lessons aim to develop a singer’s entire vocal instrument, including tone, range, flexibility, dynamics, resonance, and expression.

Suitable for Various Styles: Vocal lessons can cater to singers of various genres, including classical, musical theatre, pop, jazz, rock, R&B, and more.

May Include Performance Preparation: Vocal lessons may also involve coaching for auditions, competitions, or stage performances.

Singing Lessons

Primarily Focus on Singing: Singing lessons typically center on the act of singing itself. They emphasize vocal exercises, repertoire selection, interpretation, and performance techniques specific to singing.

Targeted Improvement in Singing Skills: Singing lessons often concentrate on refining a singer’s performance abilities, including pitch accuracy, phrasing, diction, emotive delivery, and stage presence.

Adaptable to Various Genres: While singing lessons can cover a wide range of musical styles, they may lean towards specific genres based on the instructor’s expertise or the student’s interests.

May Focus on Repertoire Development: Singing lessons may involve selecting and working on songs that best showcase the student’s voice and style preferences.

While online singing lessons offer many advantages, they can also present unique challenges. Here are a few common challenges and tips for overcoming them:

1. Technical Issues: Ensure that you have a stable internet connection and test your equipment before each lesson. If you encounter technical issues during a lesson, communicate with your instructor and try troubleshooting together. It’s important to address any technical issues promptly to minimize disruptions to your learning.

2. Lack of Physical Presence: Online lessons lack the physical presence of an instructor, which can make it challenging to receive immediate physical corrections. However, many instructors provide visual demonstrations and verbal instructions to compensate for this. Pay close attention to their cues and ask for clarification if needed.

3. Distractions at Home: Home environments can be prone to distractions, such as family members, pets, or household chores. Establish clear boundaries with your loved ones and create a quiet space where you can focus on your lessons without interruptions.

4. Lack of Personal Connection: Building a personal connection with your instructor is important for effective learning. Take the initiative to communicate with your instructor, ask questions, and share your goals and concerns. This will help foster a strong mentor-student relationship, even in an online setting.

By acknowledging and addressing these challenges, you’ll be able to navigate your online singing lessons more effectively and make progress towards your singing goals.

-Aspiring singers can greatly benefit from vocal coaching by learning essential techniques to sing effectively. Through tailored guidance, they can develop proper breathing exercises, improve vocal range, and refine their performance skills, enhancing their abilities to sing effectively in various musical genres and settings.

Vocal coaching plays a crucial role in preparing aspiring vocalists for live performances in musical theatre by providing them with the necessary skills and techniques to excel on stage. Through targeted coaching sessions, performers can learn to project their voices, maintain vocal health, and master the demanding vocal requirements of musical theatre productions, ensuring memorable and impactful performances in front of live audiences.

Vocal coaching serves as a cornerstone for aspiring vocalists aiming to thrive in the competitive music industry. By honing their skills through personalized coaching, vocalists can develop the ability to sing effectively across various genres, navigate recording studio sessions with confidence, and deliver compelling live performances that captivate audiences. This comprehensive preparation equips them with the tools needed to pursue successful careers in the dynamic landscape of the music industry.

 

Vocal coaching provides aspiring singers with strategies to address performance anxiety and bolster their confidence on stage. Through targeted coaching sessions, singers learn relaxation techniques, mental preparation exercises, and stage presence skills that help alleviate anxiety and enhance their ability to connect with audiences. By cultivating a supportive environment and offering personalized guidance, vocal coaches empower aspiring singers to channel nervous energy into dynamic performances, ultimately enabling them to thrive in live performance settings.

Vocal coaching plays a pivotal role in facilitating the transition of aspiring vocalists from solo performances to ensemble work in live settings. By focusing on vocal blending, harmony techniques, and ensemble dynamics, vocal coaches equip singers with the skills necessary to collaborate effectively with other performers. Through ensemble-focused coaching, vocalists learn to balance their individual voices within a group context, synchronize their timing and phrasing, and deliver cohesive performances that showcase the collective strength of the ensemble.

Student Alumni

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Alex Nicol

Jordanne was exceptional - I can't recommend her work enough to anyone seeking to improve their vocal technique and/or strength. She takes a full-body approach to singing, based on her training in Alexander Technique, which in my case meant connecting my posture to tension across my whole body. With Jordanne's guidance I was able to go from singing with tension and strain to singing with fluidity and support, all within a very short period of time. The newfound confidence I have in my voice is life-changing!
Recording Artist
Voice coach Robert Popolii

Tara

Robert is the best voice teacher I've ever had. In addition to having an amazing voice and range (helpful when I need to hear the notes back) he's incredibly supportive and fun to work with. I've improved my voice drastically and he really helped me through learning to belt and riff! Thank you Robert!!
North York voice teachers Tylor van Riper

Rebecca

I absolutely LOVE Tylor. I started singing last May and I was super nervous about it. Singing is extremely personal and vulnerable, and for me it’s been so hard to feel comfortable enough to go to lessons because of how insecure I am about my voice. Once I summoned the courage to finally take lessons, I have to say that Tylor really went above and beyond to ensure I felt comfortable and safe.
singing lessons testimonials

Laurena Mayifuila Mayowele

Jordanne is great teacher! For the first time I contact her, I am very pleased. She took the time to truly understand what I needed. And, the first time I met her she made me feel so comfortable that I felt at ease to express myself. She made me do some exercise to see what my blocage was. Then gave me a routine, which is exactly what I needed. It have been only 3 courses but I can experience the change and improvement. And not only in singing and piano. I wasn’t aware of all the tension I use to have in my body. Now that I am conscious of that, I am able to relax my body and feel a deep connection.
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Samantha Timmons

I did my first lesson with Jordie last week. She is very patient and has a lot of knowledge on vocal training. She made me see things from a different light in just one session! Her knowledge is impeccable. I’m looking forward to working on my voice with her! I already feel improvement in just a week. Truly recommend her.
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Julian Basurto

Throughly enjoyed my lessons with Express and Ian! Would definitely recommend. I looked for a long time for a singing teacher that I could have fun with, connect with, and grow my voice. Ian was definitely that teacher for me. The concerts were great too to be a part of.
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