MASTER the voice

  • Build vocal strength & stamina
  • Gain confidence for live performance
  • Increase vocal range

Montreal Private Singing Lessons

(with vocal coach Gino Quilico)

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Internationally recognized Opera star and Voice Teacher Gino Quilico establishes a thorough understanding of his students instrument’s strengths and weaknesses, a precise practice plan for improvement, and a clear path for vocal success and transformation. Mr. Quilico offers singing lessons for Pop/Rock, Musical Theatre and Classical singers.

Gino Quilico will be teaching at The Mediterranean Opera Studio & Festival which brings together International guest teachers, offering the best in vocal training.

July 5th to August 6th 2019


Castaglione, Sicily (Italie)

Develop your theatre singing voice and master how a to handle back-to-back performances, while delivering exceptional acting while singing.

Learn the skills to master the overall pop vocal technique ranging from soft breathy singing to loud full-belt singing, aspirated tones that are often used in pop music

While perfecting the voice and breath learn how to best project your voice over an orchestra. Receive expert guidance in preparing for complete roles, recitals and more.

Masterclasses are an immersive experience where a group of students perform in front of a live audience and receive feedback in live time. Students develop additional skill and more 

A voice can only reach its full potential if it has the right foundation. What follows is the distillation of over 40 years of experience in performance and vocal coaching into six essential rules of voice.


The four main voice Categories

Singers generally fall into one of four main categories, some people with wide ranges can often find themselves spanning more than one or between them. Two example are the Baritone voice and Countertenor. A baritone is a type of classical male singing voice whose vocal range lies between the bass and the tenor voice types. The baritone voice could be considered the most common male voice as the soprano would be for woman. 


The four main categories of singers, wether you sing opera, pop, jazz or broadway, from highest to lowest, are: Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass.

Soprano. The highest of the female voices, a soprano usually has a range between the middle voice and the high C and is expected to be able to hit the latter frequently and relatively easily. Transitions between head and chest voice tend to occur at E-flat, just above middle C.  If you’re not sure what that means, try singing a high and low note right now and notice that you can feel the vibrations differently for each one.The tone of a soprano’s voice is usually high, bright and ringing.

Famous examples of sopranos include Beyonce and Julie Andrews, Kiri Tekanawa and Maria Callas.


Mezzo or Alto. Can often sing the high notes like a soprano, but won’t feel comfortable staying there for a very long time. This is because of tessitura. What is tessitura? Its basically your vocal register. Most mezzos prefer to stay in the middle register, from the G note below the middle C to a high B or C. Mezzo soprano voices tend to have deeper and darker voices. Famous examples include k.d.lang and Karen Carpenter, Teressa Berganza and Cecilia Bartoli.


Tenor. The range of a tenor stretches around two octaves, from just below C to just above the high C. The transition between lower and middle voice is not particularly noticeable, but there is what we call a passaggio. The passaggio is were the voice transistions from the lower register to the higher register and demands a passage. famous examples of this voice type include Justin Timberlake and Stevie Wonder, Luciano Pavarotti and Enrico Caruso.

Bass. The deepest of all singing voices, the bass is also the darkest and heaviest. The range for this voice type stretches from F below the bass clef staff to F, with register transitions taking place from chest to middle C and the passaggio from chest to head voice at D above middle C. Famous examples include Barry White, Billy Currington and Tennessee Ernie Ford, Cesare Siepi and Samuel Ramey.

“The most important realization a singer will ever have is that you sing with your entire body.