In Studio Offered with Covid-19 safety protocols* in place...

ONLINE lessons conducted via ZOOM

 

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Call (during Regular Business Hours) 519-438-5465

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Ongoing registration available

Rick works online with students as far away as Berlin, Vancouver, New York & Toronto... to name a few. In studio lessons bring students from all over southwestern Ontario...

Voice Lessons & Acting Coaching - Studio Sessions generally run from September through June and are weekly/bi-weekly for either 30, 45 or 60 minutes.  Coaching is available year 'round. Students can begin any time throughout the year, based on space availability - ALL AGES. Consistency is the key to successful singing/acting/strong vocal skills. The sessions are jam packed with information and are presented in a practical and fun way. My approach is based on strong technique geared toward performance. The process is very important to the end product. I also coach singers and actors for auditions and performance, commercial & narration voice over techniques and work with people who are looking to improve their public speaking voices.

I recommend beginning with 30 minute sessions unless you have extensive training/experience or are looking for coaching. The first Lesson  for new students is always 30 minutes and is intended as a meet, greet and assessment...please bring a song/monologue that you feel best shows off your skills and is fun for you to perform...

What I offer... In Studio* & Online

- 30, 45 or 60 minutes sessions

- Singing Lessons - strong, healthy vocal technique and performance skills.

- Acting Lessons - working on creating character, making strong choices, exploring the skills of the actor.

- Song & Monologue Coaching - performance techniques based on developing strong story-telling skills.

- Vocal work for public speaking - confidence building, tricks for successful presentations.

- Voice-over training - confidence building, tricks for successful narrative, commercial, documentary, etc...

- Theatre, Film & Television Industry advice

- SELF-TAPES for Auditions. (Includes text coaching, High Resolution Video, post-production & delivered via data stick, "Unlisted" YouTube link, WeTransfer or drop box)

- Two Master Classes (Covid dependent) where the students have the opportunity to perform their songs/monologues in front of the studio students, Rick and a collaborative pianist for feedback. This is an excellent way to deepen the connection to the work and to strengthen the level of performance.

- Two Studio Performances (Covid dependent) in the form of Cabaret/Showcase/Recital each year where all students are encouraged to perform. Invited guests include family and friends.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
I've often times throughout the year where professional performance/theatre/concerts will cause us to have to cancel or reschedule lessons. I will always give as much notice as possible.

Send me a message via the INQUIRIES link at the top of this page.


Come into the lesson with these four things and anything is possible in the process of learning & performance...

Focus  ...(to be creative and find a deeper experience)

Attitude  ...(a positive, open one)

Commitment  ...(to your process)

Energy  ...(lot's of it...)


* In Studio Safety protocols in place...

  1. Hand sanitizer at the door
  2. Time between each student to allow air purification. HEPA filter on MAXIMUM Purification between each student.
  3. Clean common areas between students. Wipe all surfaces - Chair, Door bell, Music stand... Any item that students may come in contact with.
  4. Air Sanitation Spray.
  5. 9 feet between the student and myself
  6. A plexiglass guard between us

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