SINGING LESSONS

At WIMA, our experienced singing teachers will help students develop their vocal technique and their musical sense while working with suitable techniques. Learning to sing is a great way to express yourself and develop your self-confidence. WIMA’s singing lessons give you the best tools to develop this talent within the rules of the art form.

Techniques:

Each lesson begins with a warmup as well as a series of exercises that will help the student improve their range, breathing, accuracy, and pronunciation.

Support materials:

Students are encouraged to come to their lessons with their iPod to show their teacher the artists and groups that inspire them. The teachers will then choose some songs from the list submitted by the student in addition to songs of their choice that will lead the student to discover new musical styles. Students must bring the lyrics to the songs.

Teachers:

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Tricia is a Brazilian singer/songwriter, currently finishing her bachelor of education at McGill University. She has completed 10 years of experience in the industry including studio sessions, on-stage performances, and working behind-the- scenes as a songwriter and artist manager. As a solo artist, she has been showcased at some of Montreal’s finest venues, made television appearances, performed at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 as a special guest, participated in local and international collaborations, and in September 2016, Tricia released her debut album, “The Storm”.

She is an active musician in the Montreal scene and a strong supporter of local talent. Tricia encourages a fun and relaxed atmosphere, while also pushes you to recognize your vocal potential. She works as a vocal and performance coach, specializing in the genres of Musical Theatre, Pop, and Rock. If you’re looking for someone who will boost your confidence, polish your technique, and guide you to put on the performance of a lifetime, Tricia’s your go-to gal.

Tricia teaches Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

Priscilla-217x300Priscilla discovered her love for music at a very young age. When she was 8, she participated in “The Knightones”, a children’s choir, singing for the elderly on many occasions. At 10 years old, she began taking voice, piano and electric bass lessons in private schools. She has since completed Vanier College’s music program in popular voice. Priscilla also had side lessons of both jazz and classical styles, while receiving an extra diploma in Audio Recording.

Having attended private music schools growing up, Priscilla’s approach is to teach through experience by assessing each students needs and creating a fun learning environment to suit their needs. She loves teaching beginners and starting them off on their paths of musical exploration.

Priscilla teaches Sundays.

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A Halifax-native, Bethany is currently living in Montreal pursuing a Masters degree in vocal performance from l’Université de Montréal. Bethany has performed in a variety of venues across Canada, singing both classical and non-classical repertoire. She teaches an array of genres, from pop and Broadway all the way to opera. Passionate about the voice, she believes that a solid foundation and healthy vocal technique can enable students to sing any genre.  Bethany encourages her students to reach their full potential with her friendly approach.

Bethany teaches Wednesdays.

sophiaSophia is a vocal performance and music technology student at McGill University. She is a featured vocalist in many local Montreal acts, as well as in her own compositions. She is experienced in all sorts of genres, including opera, musical theater, and pop. Voice lessons with Sophia are highly catered to the student, focusing on finding his or her unique voice and strengthening their relationship with music. Sophia is motivated to help each individual student achieve their goals, from being a rock star to having the confidence to sing in front of friends.

Sophia teaches on Thursdays and Saturdays. 

bellaBella Galasso is a singer/songwriter from Montreal who is currently studying jazz vocals at vanier college.  She was a student a WIMA for many years and has taken lessons for several different instruments including the rock band program. Although voice is her main instrument, she also plays rhythm guitar, piano, ukulele and banjo. She is known for writing her own songs, mostly in the pop/country/folk genre. At only 13 years old, she was selected to be in the top 10 of the Montreal songwriting competition. She is currently in a band called “The Record Breakers” and has a lot of experience on stage and in the studio. Bella has performed at venues such as The Corona Theatre, Club Soda and Oscar Peterson Hall.

Although Bella is newer to the teaching world, she is determined to help students develop proper vocal technique, song-writing and stage presence.

Bella teaches on Tuesdays and Sundays.

Lucas’ bio coming soon.

Lucas teaches on Thursdays and Saturdays

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red_dress_300dpi-200x300Simone is an Australian singer-songwriter and vocal coach, passionate about helping her students to find their unique voices and learn techniques to create emotive vocal performances using the whole body as an instrument. Simone has toured internationally, studied songwriting under some of the world’s best songwriters, along with contemporary and classical vocal, gaining a Licentiate of Music Performance in 2011.

With a teaching style that is a fun and engaging way to build confidence, versatility and strength as a singer, Simone teaches rock, pop, folk, country and musical theatre. Learn about becoming a professional singer-songwriter in the music industry, including recording techniques, mastering music technology, and knocking the socks off your live audiences with your dynamic vocal performances. Simone is set to release her forthcoming EP with US record label, Fluff and Gravy records in the coming months.

Simone teaches Mondays, Tuesdays and Sundays.

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Singer/songwriter/recording artist, Rosie, is a powerhouse of a teacher.  She carefully asses each student’s goal, vocal and learning ability, and constructs a unique to student protocol to ensure they successfully push through barriers, and surpass their own expectations.  Rosie has trained with the Royal Conservatory of Music in piano and voice (which has awarded her 2 silver medals for voice performance), graduated from Vanier College’s music program, as well as earned her degree from Concordia University in Classical voice.

Rosie’s bubbly personality quickly establishes a comfort zone in class that allows students to express themselves while using proper technique made fun. She’s done it all, from multi-lingual Classical, Pop, Jazz, and Rock; gracing the stages of Place des Arts, Club Soda, etc, if you’re looking to develop technique, vocal tone, power, performance abilities, song-writing, and confidence, Rosie is the teacher for you.  Signed to a record label in California, Invitation Records, Rosie has worked with songwriters and producers around the world.

Rosie teaches Tuesdays.

nick-picNick is a Montreal artist, who trained, and still trains ruthlessly in not one, but three fields: dance, drama, but mostly music. He’s a triple threat, which has brought him over time to be casted in over twenty musicals, mainly as a lead. Nick started singing musicals and classical style, but eventually went on to Vanier in jazz voice. His style ranges from funk to pop, with a strong belting range. Nick has also played for Montreal’s International Jazz Festival, is a regular at the House of Jazz, sang at Classica festival, and is featured in many events, fundraisers, and special performances all around town. Nick is currently working on his debut album.

As a teacher, Nick is eager to push his students to be the best they can be. Being a dance coach, his method is the same throughout his classes: technique, interpretation, and raw emotions are the key. Nick’s vision is for his students to find their inner voice, and let it resonate to the world.

Nick teaches on Mondays, Tuesdays and Sundays