• Increase vocal range

  • Build vocal strength

  • Sing high notes with ease

  • Gain confidence for live performance

Pop Singing Lessons

Montreal Pop and Jazz Music Singing Lessons

Learn the skills to master the overall pop vocal technique ranging from soft breathy singing to loud full-belt singing and aspirated tones that are often used in the quieter moments of a song.

 

Voice lessons are offered to Teens and Adults whether you are a beginner or an experience performer.

By learning classical techniques with Gino's guidance your voice will get to a whole new level.  

  • Take each of your performances to new heights

  • Learn to work the stage with confidence

  • Master your breath control

  • Increase your vocal range

  • Project without forcing

  • Correct areas of vocal strain

  • Improve tone

  • Blend vocal registers (chest voice to head voice​)


 

Your Vocal Coach will help you explore your vocal range during your singing lesson. (What’s Your Vocal Range?)

 

The vocal range is given by the notes your body can produce while singing. For every singer it is important to find his or her vocal range as this can bring a number of advantages and can find valuable hints for singing pop or jazz music. Apart from range, the voice has a number of other qualities like timbre and tessitura, which make it unique.

 

Your vocal range is closely linked to a number of other characteristics like tessitura, timbre and vocal register.

  • Tessitura is the range where your voice is comfortable within the range that can be achieved.

  • The timbre is the voice texture.

  • Transition points are the singing stages where a singer switches from one voice to the other one, for example from the chest voice to the head register.

 

Your voice teacher will work with you to find these physical characteristics which can also be included in the process of finding the vocal range as they are evaluated when auditioning for a certain parts in a show.

Ear Training - Pitch

 

Ear training includes finding the pitch. If you have ever heard someone say that they sing off pitch, this means that the note they are singing is not in tune with the rest of the notes being sung.  Ear training or pitch exercises are a way to learn how to be able to identify a note or to sing in tune with a note or chord.

 

You must learn how to pitch a note to music because singers should be able to recognize by ear, a key or chord being played and be able to sing any of the notes in the scale surrounding that chord or note. Even if you are not able to tell the name of the chord or key, you should be able to sing within the chord or scale. It may take you some time and training to do this well.

 

Learning Appoggio

Appoggio is a vocal technique invented in the Scuola Italiana del Belcanto (The Italian school of beautiful music) more than 200 years ago. The name of the technique comes from the Italian word for support and it is a way to improve the vocal performance by avoiding the rib cage to fall down during the exhalation process.

 

Appoggio focuses on how support the air you have taken. The appoggio is below the belly button with a slight tuck inwards and It supports the air you have taken into your lungs. Your Vocal Coach will teach you how to keep your support and rib cage open which can allow more air to enter the lungs. With the appoggio in place, this will enable you to sing effortlessly and have better breath control.

Learning Lyrics

 

You will want to make sure you have the Lyrics to your song memorized before your singing lessons. Repetition is the key to remembering, so sing the song as many times as you need to remembered at least the first verse. Practice this daily until you are able to sing the entire song without looking at your lyrics.  It may only take you a few days, while other people need a little longer. To work on a song correctly one needs to be free of the text first. This allows the focus to be on the voice and interpretation.