Vocal Studio

Please let my wonderful administrative team of Lauren and Alaine know what you would like to sign up for through contacting them at fidesbooking@gmail.com.

To email me directly use fides@interlog.com please!

NB: THIS SUMMER THERE ARE LIMITED OFFERINGS IN THE STUDIO WHILE I FINISH MY BOOK. IN THE FALL THE USUAL CLASS SERIES WILL RESUME. IN THE MEANTIME THERE ARE A FEW SINGLE SIGN UP GROUPS AS WELL AS THE DROP IN SLIPPER PACKS. IN AUGUST WE WILL SEND OUT A NEWSLETTER TO INFORM EVERYONE ON OUR MAIL CHIMP LIST OF THE UPCOMING CLASSES. PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE THEN.

 


1) Slipper Camp

Slipper camp is my version of a boot camp for the voice. Over one hour, in a group setting, I lead a class through my approach to vocal exercises. We begin by working on breath release, delving deeply into the parasympathetic functioning of the Autonomic Nervous System. We approach pitch as an extension of the human body not an external goal. We access resonance throughout the chest and head letting emotion and relationship fuel the opening of internal space.

Slipper camp attendance needs to be frequent – at least once a week. This allows the technique to become deeply familiar. Eventually we build sustainable stamina through the repetition of a familiar series of tones and vocal slides. When possible I give individual instruction.

My hope is that each students learns more about their own voice, emotional spectrum and physical tendencies, and that as members of a vocal community we integrate rest and digest with fight and flight within each of our bodies.

To participate in Slipper Camp a student needs to have had at least one private lesson with me.
They do not substitute for the kind of work we do in Group Class.

I offer a 5 class pass for $60.You do not need to sign up… just show up!

2) Group Class

In small groups we will explore our voices more deeply through healthy catharsis and get into the nitty gritty of the technique that I use in Slipper Camp. We get to look at prejudices we hold around voice and discover the true feel and sound of each person’s instrument. Please sign up for only one of the series so that everyone gets a chance at Group Class – if there is additional space you may do a second class. Let us know if this is what you would like. Groups are typically 6 – 7 students.

I typically offer a series of 5 classes – but only have you pay for 4. That way you can miss a class penalty free and if you do take the 5th class you can pay me at that time.

*Please email with your first and second choice for classes, as well as indicating which Group Class you would like as a second class if this becomes available.

3) Privates

One on one attention for one hour. The price is $100. Duos and trios are also possible as well, time and price will be adjusted (75 minutes/ $125)
Please contact me directly to schedule a date and time.

4) Song Study

Song study is for a group ranging in size from 6 – 12 students. It is a choir-like context in which I go into technical and dramaturgical detail as we learn songs I have chosen. We typically learn a verse and chorus for two songs in each session. We begin by warming up together.

5) Repertoire

This is a group class series in which participants explore two to three songs of their choice. We warm up together and then delve into 3 or 4 songs each session. Typically 6 participants.


 

Reminders
Cancellation Policy
Group – 14 days before series begins
Song Study – 14 days before series begins
Privates – 48 hours
*you will be charged for cancellation
past the required date
Clothing
A reminder to wear comfortable/loose clothing that you can breathe and move easily in. Bring socks or slippers for your comfort.
Scent Free Zone
Help us keep the air we share healthy and fragrance free. The chemicals used in scented products can make some people sick, especially those with fragrance sensitivities, asthma, allergies, and other medical conditions.
Please do not wear perfume, cologne, aftershave, and other scented fragrances.  
Directions
East of Parliament and north of Gerrard –
on the west side of Sackville.
Parking
Free 1h street parking after 10am on Sackville. Before 10am please park on the north side of Spruce street just east of Sackville- or on Sumach street near Riverdale Park- or use paid parking on Parliament. Please double check the parking signs as regulations change periodically.