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:

Pointe-Claire

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 Mondays and Sundays.

Emma Grenon is a singer/songwriter from Montreal currently studying Jazz Voice at Vanier College. She has been singing and writing since she was a child and started taking lessons when she was 14 years old. She is also a former WIMA student having studied Rock Band, Guitar, and Voice. She has performed at various showcases and talent shows including at Club Soda in 2017. Her knowledge in singing varies through many genres such as pop, rock, jazz, and classical. Her objective with students is to help them find their individual style and to assist them to reach their goals with healthy and solid technique.

Emma teaches on Mondays, Tuesdays and Sundays.

Frankie is a passionate singer/actress. She is a graduate from Bishop’s University with a double honours in Music and Drama. She is a classically trained singer but her first love is musical theatre, having performed in musicals such as Tom Sawyer, playing the role of Becky Thatcher and Mamma Mia, playing Sophie Sheridan.

Frankie is no stranger to an audience, having toured Canada performing in “Home Child” in 2017 As well as performing in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in “Feet of the Angels” in 2018.

She also performed in the Fete du Lac festival in 2018. Although Frankie’s university training was focused on classical style, she is prominent in all singing genres such as jazz, pop and of course, musical theatre. Frankie’s goal is to lead her students to fully understanding their own voices so they can reach their full potential while singing healthily.

Frankie teaches on Tuesdays & Sundays.

Laura is a passionate mezzo-soprano with a Bachelor of Music, Concentration in Performance Voice. She began performing at age 5 in Sunday school productions, since then she has performed across Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan. She has also had the privilege of performing with the Canadian Tenors in 2019.

She has performed in many different languages including English, French, Italian, German, Tagalog, and Russian. She is classically trained but also loves to sing; folk, country, pop, gospel, and musical theater.
Laura has played roles from: Foot Loose (Ariel), Oklahoma (Ado Annie), The Drowsy Chaperon (Mrs. Totendale), The Magic Flute (The Three Spirits/Women), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Mrs. Page), and Die Fliedermause (Princess Orlofsky) among many others.
While in College, Laura discovered she enjoyed learning how the voice works, the biology of it and why/how our bodies do what they do to make sound. Laura uses this knowledge to her advantage in her teaching and finds new and creative ways to do so.
Above all else Laura loves music and wants her students to as well! She is always energetic and greets you with a smile. Singing skillfully and beautifully can be a challenge, but the reward is worth the effort.
Laura teaches on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Marie-Jeanne is jazz vocalist, singer songwriter, pianist and violinist currently completing her bachelor’s degree in Jazz Performance at McGill’s Schulich School of music. She began her musical journey at the age of 4, when she first developed an interest in classical violin. She then pursued a classical education from private lessons as well as from L’école de musique Vincent d’Indy for a total of 12 years. Throughout this process she was awarded the 1st prize at the Vincent d’Indy concerto competition, and acquired plenty of stage experience playing at recitals, as well as various ceremonies and shows.
She then chose to turn her interest towards vocal performance, and won the provincial talent competition Secondaire en Spectacle, with one of her compositions. In 2020, she graduated from a Music and Science Double DEC from Vanier College as a Jazz Vocalist with a place on the Dean’s honour roll every semester, and graduating bursary from the College. After starting her bachelor degree, she has now released her debut EP ”Flowers For A Lady” under the artist name MJ, and has worked as a recording musician for records of various backgrounds, such as country and folk.
Since the beginning of her education, Marie-Jeanne has also worked as a kindergarten music educator, as a party entertainer and as a tutor, giving her a great deal of experience with children of various ages and their needs. She aims to help young musicians progress towards technical proficiency, whilst also cultivating their interest for all styles of music!
Marie-Jeanne teaches on Thursdays and Sundays.

Sandrine  is currently completing her Professional Degree in Music at Vanier College with a focus on Jazz Voice. She has been singing and playing classical Piano since the age of six, where her love for music emerged. Sandrine has participated and won countless music competitions in Voice, notably in La Festival de la Voix in 2013, where she won 1st place for her original composition as well as the Quebec/Ontario Youth Music Festival. She writes her own songs, mostly in the pop/folk/rock genre. She was the leader of the Glee Club in her high school and was assistant Choir Director at her church when she was 15. She has completed her RCM level 9 exam in Piano, in which she received first class honors, and she’s looking to complete her level 10 exam in January.

Sandrine has several years of experience in teaching Piano and Voice students of all ages, and her lessons focus on helping each of her students develop their own voice and individual style while having fun. She is patient and understanding of each of her students needs and her goal for her students is to develop the proper techniques to develop self-confidence, stage presence and a love and appreciation of music.

Sandrine teaches on Wednesdays and Sundays

Côte Saint-Luc

Ali is a Canadian singer-songwriter, born and raised in Montreal. She is currently studying Jazz Performance at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music. Her undergraduate degree has given her opportunities to perform at Upstairs Jazz Bar and Grill, as well as Tanna Schulich Hall multiple times, solidifying her knowledge on the art of being a true performer. Growing up, she always felt drawn to the stage; her childhood admiration for partaking in musical theatre swiftly became a gateway toward her passion of songwriting. Throughout her adolescence, Ali taught herself how to play the piano and ukulele to help deepen her songwriting practice. In 2019, she completed her music DEC at Marianopolis College as a Jazz Vocalist. In the same year, she began turning her passion of songwriting into a career with the release of her first single, “Come Back”, on all streaming platforms. Since then, she has released the single “Text Me in the Daylight” featuring Housefly. She is currently completing her EP that is set for release in Summer 2021. 

Ali’s goal is to share her passion of singing and songwriting with her students in fun and interactive ways. She aspires to guide her students towards finding their style and learning how to best express themselves.

Ebony Jada is a singer/ songwriter from Montreal. After having completed her DEC for Vanier College’s Professional Music and Song Techniques program, she is currently at Concordia University to further her music education in Jazz Studies. Having gone to F.A.C.E elementary and highschool, Ebony has been exposed to music since the age of 7 and has never looked back. Touring around Quebec with her highschool Jazz Band made a huge impact on the course of her post secondary endeavours. She specializes in styles such as Classical, Pop, RnB and Jazz but she believes that with a proper foundation of singing techniques, any style is possible! Ebony wants to bring her love for singing to those who share the same passion.

 

Ebony teaches on Thursdays.

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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 on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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.

Beaconsfield

Frankie is a passionate singer/actress. She is a graduate from Bishop’s University with a double honours in Music and Drama. She is a classically trained singer but her first love is musical theatre, having performed in musicals such as Tom Sawyer, playing the role of Becky Thatcher and Mamma Mia, playing Sophie Sheridan.

Frankie is no stranger to an audience, having toured Canada performing in “Home Child” in 2017 As well as performing in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in “Feet of the Angels” in 2018.

She also performed in the Fete du Lac festival in 2018. Although Frankie’s university training was focused on classical style, she is prominent in all singing genres such as jazz, pop and of course, musical theatre. Frankie’s goal is to lead her students to fully understanding their own voices so they can reach their full potential while singing healthily.

Frankie teaches on Saturdays.

Kevisha’s bio to come!

Kevisha teaches on Wednesdays.

 

 

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