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

aprajitaAprajita is an accomplished vocalist with over eight years of experience in the music industry. Coming from India, she is currently pursuing her music degree at Concordia University with a focus on Jazz Voice. She has also specialised in the rock, jazz and pop styles of singing through the Trinity College of London, and is a trained Indian classical singer. Training through the technical complexities of Indian and jazz music, she brings a unique approach to teaching her students. Apart from strengthening their vocal abilities, her style of teaching includes exercises that also develop their aural perception and rhythmic understanding simultaneously. 

Aprajita believes in honing her students’ overall musicianship through performance based, fun and engaging singing lessons. She prepares structured lessons tailored to each student’s strengths and singing goals that helps them in analyzing their progress regularly. She keeps a friendly learning environment that encourages her students to identify their unique vocal strengths, realise their true potential and perform fearlessly.

Aprajita teaches Saturdays ONLINE.

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.

Grace is a classical mezzo-soprano with a Bachelor’s of Music from McGill University. Originally from Alaska, Grace grew up playing piano and singing opera arias and musical theatre songs. At university she sang in vocal quartets and choirs as well as performed opera roles such as Miles in Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw and Willie in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene. From when she first began lessons, at age 12, to now, music has always given Grace a means for exploring her own creativity, a sense of community, and a love for performing and learning. She now wishes to bring this experience to her students. Grace teaches beginning to intermediate piano as well as singing for all levels. She enjoys exploring all genres of music and specializes in Italian, German, and French songs as well as musical theatre.

 

Grace teaches on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

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 Thursdays and Saturdays.

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

Ula is a classical mezzo-soprano and Montreal-based composer. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Composition, with a concentration in vocal performance at McGill University. She is passionate about teaching voice, piano and songwriting. She teaches in many styles including classical voice, pop, jazz, musical theatre, and folk music. She believes teaching music is a collaborative and multidisciplinary effort and takes a holistic approach. In addition to singing/playing the right notes, her music lessons will revolve around the invisible things that work together to create an amazing performance, including breathwork, intention, and stage presence.

Ula started her musical journey singing in a youth choir at her synagogue and joined an acting program the next year, where her love of musical theatre emerged. At 13, she wrote, played a role in, and co-directed a two-act musical with her brother. She is currently performing at McGill and is working on a collection of small ensemble works for piano, string, and wind ensembles. Ula has sung with McGill’s Schulich Singers and is currently co-musical director of Soulstice a Capella, a soul-pop and funk singing group. Over the summer, Ula premiered two new works for the Wintergreen Music Academy Festival of the Artist.

She has also worked with a volunteer music education organization in Verdun, QC called School of Music Montreal. Ula taught singing lessons at Verdun elementary school, mentoring underprivileged students in exploring their musical potential and education. She wanted to not only give students the opportunity to be introduced to music, but also the opportunity to become musicians.

Overall, Ula brings joy to teaching voice and hopes to share her passion, knowledge, and love of music with her students.

Ula teaches on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Côte Saint-Luc

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 Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Grace is a classical mezzo-soprano with a Bachelor’s of Music from McGill University. Originally from Alaska, Grace grew up playing piano and singing opera arias and musical theatre songs. At university she sang in vocal quartets and choirs as well as performed opera roles such as Miles in Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw and Willie in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene. From when she first began lessons, at age 12, to now, music has always given Grace a means for exploring her own creativity, a sense of community, and a love for performing and learning. She now wishes to bring this experience to her students. Grace teaches beginning to intermediate piano as well as singing for all levels. She enjoys exploring all genres of music and specializes in Italian, German, and French songs as well as musical theatre.

Grace teaches on Mondays.

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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

Isabella is a singer/songwriter from Montreal. She has been singing and songwriting since she was a child and started taking lessons when she was 8 years old. She is also a former WIMA student having studied Rock Band and Voice. She has performed at various showcases and songwriting competitions. Her objective with students is to help them find their individual styles and to help them to reach their goals. She also loves to work on the creative side of music.  

Isabella teaches on Wednesdays.

Singing lessons in Montreal and West IslandLaura 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 Wednesdays.

 

 

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