ANNE WALKER VOICE STUDIO
Are you an adult or teen interested in developing polished vocal technique in Musical Theatre or Classical/Operatic repertoire? You've come to the right place!
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Now accepting new students for September 2019!
VOICE TRAINING OF THE HIGHEST CALIBRE
I teach singers who desire to develop excellence in healthy and versatile vocal technique. You will learn to maximize breath support, sing with an open pharynx, and use mask resonance to project your sound, even without a microphone. I do not teach the "belt" method of singing that is so often used by pop singers and some Music Theatre singers. I believe that a properly trained voice can and should last you a lifetime!
My specialty is training singers who wish to develop careers in Classical and Musical Theatre performance. I can help you prepare for auditions, competitions, University or College Voice and Music Theatre programs, and performances in the community.
I teach in a friendly, supportive style, in my home studio. You will surprise yourself with the challenges you overcome and with the progress you will make!
PRINCIPLES OF SINGING IN MY STUDIO
a foundation of strong breath support, using lower abdominal muscles and the diaphragm
an open pharynx, with relaxed neck and jaw, a low tongue, and a raised soft palate
strong resonance in the "mask" region of the head, using resonant spaces and surfaces, such as the sinus cavities, nasopharynx, etc.
clear, forward diction, using lips for projection
YOUR BEST SINGING VOICE IS AHEAD OF YOU!
2019-2020 Payment by Semester:
Fall Semester: Tues. Sept. 3, 2019 to Fri. Dec. 20, 2019
16 lessons = $560
Winter Semester: Mon. Jan. 6, 2020 to Fri. March 27, 2020
10 lessons = $350
Spring Semester: Mon. March 30, 2020 to Fri. June 26, 2020
13 lessons = $455
For the 2019-2020 Studio year, if you pay for the entire year by Friday, September 6, 2019, you will receive a 10% discount on your entire year’s tuition! That’s a total savings of $1365 - $136.50 = $1, 228.50!
Methods of Payment:
There will be no lessons on:
Studio holidays (these will be communicated before each semester)
*Studio Holiday will be Jan. 21 - 28, 2020
March Break (March 16 - 20, 2020)
Christmas Break (Mon. Dec. 23, 2019 - Fri. Jan. 3, 2020)
2. A maximum of 2 make-up lessons per semester will be provided, at no additional cost, for the following:
3. Make-up lessons can be scheduled, for $35 , for absences due to other reasons.
4. All make-up lessons for a semester must be completed before the beginning of the next semester.
5. Final date for completion of make-up lessons will be Friday, June 26, 2020.
6. When lessons are cancelled due to teacher illness, they will be rescheduled at no extra cost. If rescheduling is not possible, the cost of the lesson will be refunded.
I have trained, performed, and taught for 40 years. I graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Music in Voice and from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto with an A.R.C.T. in Voice. I have a Bachelor of Education and have taught Music in secondary schools in Toronto, Bancroft, and Hamilton for 28 years. I am a founding member of the prestigious HWDSB Audition-Based Program of the Arts at Glendale Secondary School in Hamilton. I have sung as a professional soloist with choirs and orchestras around Ontario, including the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra under Sir Andrew Davis. I have been a member of the Elmer Iseler Singers and many fine community based choirs in the Golden Horseshoe. I am a member of NATS.
15 Marshall Avenue, Hamilton, ON