TEACHING VOICE LESSONS IN THE NIAGARA REGION FOR OVER 18 YEARS.
FONTHILL, WELLAND, ST. CATHARINES, NIAGARA FALLS, GRIMSBY
The Art THat I teach
Are you ready to sing your heart out? Have you always wanted to learn how to sing properly? Or are you perhaps a current musician who would like to enhance your vocal potential? You may also simply want to strengthen your voice to eliminate vocal fatigue and hoarseness after a performance or a day of lecturing. Whatever the reason, young or old, whether you are a corporate speaker, singing beginner, advanced vocalist, or active vocal performer; I can help you.
I have several years of experience teaching voice and I find nothing more fulfilling than hearing the positive changes one can attain with their voice when applying the proper technique. I teach beginners, students preparing for university, professional performers and even lecturers, and everyone is able to improve their sound and or performance if they commit to applying the various elements needed for the voice to function at its full potential.
The most frequent question I get asked is 'Can someone be taught to sing?' and the answer is yes! One must understand that the vocal cords require specific and consistent training just like all other athletic and artistic fields. When experiencing vocal difficulties it is essential the student or client understand that it is not their voice that is the problem, it is their method. The voice is an extremely sensitive instrument that requires a solid technique for it to function in a consistent manner. Since each person is very different and at a different level, it is therefore best to contact us for a free trial lesson and consultation to discuss and determine what we can do to help you sound the best you can possibly sound!
Singing lessons however not only improve your sound but can relieve stress and provide immense self-confidence no matter what the age. Singing lessons have also shown to improve focus and concentration amongst children and more importantly once again promote self-confidence. Through vocal lessons students and adult clients can all see a dramatic improvement in general speaking, presentation skills and of course singing!
Vicky Vlassis-Radulovich has completed her Master of Music in Performance and Literature, and her Bachelor of Music in Voice; both at the University of Western Ontario. She was then invited on scholarship to complete post-graduate diplomas specializing in operatic performance and voice technique from the Music University of Augsburg, Germany, and the University of Vienna, Austria where she studied with renowned soprano Dr. Edith Wiens and other esteemed musicians. In addition,she has also completed her Bachelor of Education at Brock University to fulfill her training in music and voice education.
Vicky has performed several leading operatic roles with UWOpera which include: 'Cherubino' from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, 'The Old Lady' from Bernstein’s Candide, 'Hansel' from Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel and 'Despina' from Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte. She has also performed in several recitals, concerts, and competitions throughout North-America, and Europe. In November of 2008, Vicky was a Semi-Finalist in the Slovak and Czech International Voice Competition and also the winner of the 2008 Niagara Music Award for ‘Best Theatrical Performance’. Most recently Vicky performed in two full recitals in the Niagara Region consisting of operatic and folk repertoire in Czech, English, Spanish, French, and Greek. The recital also included popular Latin and Tango melodies.
Although she loves to perform, Vickys true passion is teaching and nothing pleases her more than witnessing her students develop their voice and confidence. She has over 18 years of experience teaching singing and voice lessons from beginners to professional artists. She instructs various styles and performance methods and has students of all ages and levels. She holds extensive experience and knowledge with respect to vocal instruction and has truly become an expert in her field. Vicky is a strong advocate for music education and has also opened a music school called STRIVE STUDIOS MUSIC SCHOOL.
Singing and Music Education for Young Children (age 4-7) - Lessons for young children are a combination of singing, rhythmical skills, movement skills, and drama. A wonderful start in promoting music in a child's life. Beginner piano is available upon request.
Vocal Foundations for the Young Beginner (age 8-12) - Lessons for young beginners includes fundamental vocal technique such as relaxation, projection, breathing, vowel formation, clear diction, and foreign language articulation. Proper posture, elimination of tension, and self-confidence are all strongly promoted as well. Students are also exposed to performing, acting and staging skills. Beginner piano instruction is available upon request.
Vocal and Performance Skills (age 13+) - Lessons for older children and adults are individually tailored to suit the needs of the client. In addition to fundamental technique, all aspects of vocal technique will be addressed when appropriate. With respect to foreign language articulation, students will also be familiarized with the International Phonetic Alphabet to ensure the most accurate pronunciation possible. Selection of repertoire will depend on the level and desires of each client. Performance and acting skills are strongly enforced.
Vocal Skills for the Advanced or Professional Artist - Lessons for advanced classical vocalists will thoroughly prepare the student for university or any other form of audition or performance. Professional artists whether they perform jazz, mainstream, or classical repertoire will receive lessons targeted on eliminating any technical weaknesses and enhancing their performance ability in their genre of music.
Vocal Strengthening for the Everyday Speaker- Lessons for the everyday speaker will promote a healthy speaking voice using various technical elements similar to singing. General proper voice technique will promote a healthier voice that will not fatigue after a day of speaking. Projection, clarity, personal confidence, and the elimination of hoarseness can all be attained with correct speaking/voice technique. Lecturers, entrepreneurs, corporate speakers and teachers can all benefit greatly.
My Most REcent Project
The Pelham Performance Series is aconcert series held in Fonthill. Witness world-class music performed
by professional concert pianist Luis Molina and esteemed guest artists.
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My past concerts
Every student I teach has a place in my heart forever… 💜🎶💜