Private Voice Lessons Are
you ready to sing your heart out? Have you always wanted to learn how
to sing properly? Or are you perhaps a current musician who would
like to enhance your vocal potential? You may also simply want to
strengthen your voice to eliminate vocal fatigue and hoarseness after a
performance or a day of lecturing. Whatever the
reason, young or old, whether you are a corporate speaker,
singing beginner, advanced vocalist, or active vocal
performer; STRIVE can help you. STRIVE is affiliated with owner and voice specialist Vicky Vlassis-Radulovich (VVR Voice Studios ) www.vickyvlassis.com. Due to the extreme sensitivity of the vocal instrument,we have dedicated a separate web page to provide you with thorough details.
frequent question I get asked is 'Can someone be taught to sing?' and
the answer is yes! One must understand that the vocal
cords require specific and consistent training just like all other
athletic and artistic fields. When experiencing vocal
difficulties it is essential the student or client understand
that it is not their voice that is the problem, it is their
method. The voice is an extremely sensitive instrument that
requires a solid technique for it to function in a consistent
manner. Since each person is very different and at a different
level, it is therefore best to contact us for a free trial lesson and
consultation to discuss and determine what we can do to help you sound
the best you can possibly sound!
For me and my staff, nothing is more
fulfilling than hearing the positive changes one can attain with their
voice when applying the proper technique. We teach beginners,
students preparing for university, professional performers and even
lecturers, and everyone is able to improve their
sound and or performance if they commit to applying the
various elements needed for the voice to function at its full
lessons however not only improve your sound but can relieve stress and
provide immense self-confidence no matter what the age. Singing
lessons have also shown to improve focus and concentration amongst
children and more importantly once again promote self-confidence.
Through vocal lessons students and adult clients can all see a dramatic
improvement in general speaking, presentation skills and of course
The greater majority of lessons are private and cater to various
ages and levels. All lessons are taught by an extremely educated teacher ensuring you will
receive quality instruction. At STRIVE you can be certain you will find
what you are looking for with respect to vocal coaching and lessons.
Whether it is for your child or for yourself, each client is given the
utmost attention and energy in ensuring quality lessons that will
provide key vocal skills that will last a lifetime. A free trial
lesson and consultation is provided at all times.
At STRIVE you can receive lessons for various ages and levels;
Singing and Music Education for Young Children
(age 4-7) - Lessons for young children are a combination of singing,
rhythmical skills, movement skills, and drama. A wonderful start in promoting music in
a child's life.
Vocal Foundations for the Young Beginner
(age 8-12) - Lessons for young beginners includes fundamental vocal
technique such as relaxation, projection, breathing, vowel formation,
clear diction, and foreign language articulation. Proper posture,
elimination of tension, and self-confidence are all strongly promoted
as well. Students are also exposed to performing, acting and staging
skills. Theory and piano instruction is available upon request.
Vocal and Performance Skills (age 13+) - Lessons
for older children and adults are individually tailored to suit the
needs of the client. In addition to fundamental technique, all aspects
of vocal technique will be addressed when appropriate. With respect to
foreign language articulation, students will also be familiarized with
the International Phonetic Alphabet to ensure the most accurate
pronunciation possible. Selection of repertoire will depend on the
level and desires of each client. Performance and acting skills are
Vocal Skills for the Advanced or Professional Artist
- Lessons for advanced classical vocalists will thoroughly prepare the
student for university or any other form of audition or performance.
Professional artists whether they perform jazz, mainstream, or
classical repertoire will receive lessons targeted on eliminating any
technical weaknesses and enhancing their performance ability in their
genre of music.
Vocal Strengthening for the Everyday Speaker- Lessons
for the everyday speaker will promote a healthy speaking voice using
various technical elements similar to singing. General proper voice
technique will promote a healthier voice that will not fatigue after a
day of speaking. Projection, clarity, personal confidence, and the
elimination of hoarseness can all be attained with correct
speaking/voice technique. Lecturers, entrepreneurs, corporate speakers
and teachers can all benefit greatly.
STRIVE-studios will prepare any students who wish to partake in RCM
Examinations (www.rcmusic.ca). Performance opportunities are provided in competition
and recital settings. Though classical and musical
theater repertoire are typically promoted for vocal development; we are more than happy to coach
all genres of music providing it is technically appropriate (i.e.proper
range). Motivation is the key in excelling and singing something you
do not like is simply not possible! We will work with each
student/client individually to ensure that they are not only
technically progressing but having FUN!!!
We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.