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Montreal singing teacher Ian Sabourin offers vocal coaching in the Plateau. Ian was one of Toronto’s most active street performers, singing opera on the streets of downtown Toronto almost every day. In September 2015, the Toronto Star featured Ian in the article “Pavement Pavarotti brings opera to downtown Toronto crowds”. This past spring Sabourin graduated from University of Toronto in Vocal Performance with Honours. Sabourin is now attending McGill Opera for his first year Masters degree. He received his formal training from the only teaching counter tenor in Canada, Daniel Taylor. He will begin his Master studies the renowned Mezzo-Soprano Anna Marie Popescu. The first two years of his undergrad were sponsored by Rosedale United Church, where he sang as a professional chorister for the 2016-17 season. For the 2017-18 season, Ian sang Alto Lead for St. Thomas Anglican Church, Toronto, under direction of Matthew Larkin.
A native of Ottawa, Ontario, Ian began his formal training at the University of Ottawa under Christiane Riel in 2013-14. While completing the first year of his undergrad Ian sang as a young professional in Ottawa Bach Choir led by Lisette Canton and the Ottawa Choral Society led by Jordan de Souza. In 2014, Ian performed the Canadian National Anthem for the Governor General of Australia. Ian has hopes of becoming a world class opera singer and recording artist after completing his Masters. His recent performances include Handel’s Messiah with Schola Cantorum at the University of Toronto and Faure’s Requiem with St. Thomas Anglican Church. In the summer of 2018 he also had the opportunity of working with world renown musicians such as Michael Chance, Daniel Taylor and Ian Partridge amongst many others during the SienAgosto Academy 2018 in Siena Italy. Ian is looking forward to living in Montreal where he will enjoy studying, teaching, and collaborating.
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Work with this Montreal singing teacher in Mont Royal. Express Voice Studio Founder, Jordanne Erichsen is a graduate of University of Regina where she received her Bachelor of Music Performance, and her Masters Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Ottawa. She has competed across the country in musical theatre and opera categories and is the recipient of the Rose Schmalz Bursary for Voice, the Alice Mary Goodfellow Voice Scholarship, the Emil and Natalie Krentz Scholarship, the Edna Forbes Voice Scholarship and the Marie-Claire Guidon & Robert Major Fund. Jordanne has performed lead operatic soprano roles in Carmen (Bizet), The Magic Flute (Mozart), La Boheme (Puccini), Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky), Riders To The Sea (Vaughan Williams), Die Fledermaus (Strauss), and is regarded as a highly theatrical, engaging performer. Jordanne now dedicates her time primarily to work as a vocal coach while collaborating with other local musicians to put on Art Song Recitals, Musical Soirées, & Jazz Performances. Most recently, Jordanne premiered the role of Mila Lafleur in the french musical SALEM.
After completing her Masters Degree, Jordanne received a scholarship and moved to New York City to study intensively under D.M.A Michael Warren for three years, one of New York City's top vocal coaches with students on Broadway, in major opera houses around the world, and working as University professors for vocal arts accross the USA and Canada. Most recently, Jordanne has worked with the #1 vocal coach in the world Renee-Grant-Williams. Jordanne is now completing her training as a certified Alexander Technician, enabling her to correct postural & habitual body movements which impact versatility of sound and vocal power. She is compounding this training with the completion of the Body Minded course based out of Australia. Her work with Michael Warren, Renee Grant Williams & Alexander Technique is the foundation of technique used at Express Voice Studio.
Jordanne's students include university music graduates & theatre students, recording artists, professional actors & voice actors, and beginner aspiring singers.
$90 / hour
$70 / 45 minutes
$45 / 30 minutes
Full Time Student or Artists:
$70 / hour
$52.50 / 45 minutes
$35 / 30 minutes
ONLINE LESSONS & IN PERSON OUTREMONT
Singing lessons in Outremont with Nicole Ross. Soprano Nicole Ross has been praised for her “simple, unaffected acting and gorgeous vocal tone.” Originally from Nova Scotia, Nicole is a recent graduate of the Voice Performance program at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, where she studied under the tutelage of Joanne Kolomyjec. She started studying voice and music at a young age, and has performed both in ensembles and as a soloist in recitals and festivals across Canada.
Nicole has been a very active performer during her time at McGill, and finds herself at home in a variety of styles, from Early Music to Art Song and Opera.
She has been the recipient of several prizes and scholarships, including McGill’s Oxford Music Scholarship, the Evelyn Adamson Johnstone Memorial Prize for Promising Soprano, and support from the Nova Scotia Talent Trust. She has also been recognized for her performances at the Classical Singer Competition, where she placed Third in the University Intermediate Category, and at the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals National Music Festival, where she placed Second in the Voice category.
Nicole’s Opera credits include Suzanne in Opera McGill’s Horizons Project Production of Schubert’s La Croisade des Dames, Grace Davis in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, and Flora in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw with Opera McGill. She also recently took part in Opera McGill’s collaboration with Tapestry Opera on Digital Opera Projects, which highlighted the works of living Canadian composers. Nicole is looking forward to her upcoming Emerging Artist Residency at the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance this summer.
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Heralded for her “clear vibrant tone” (Opera Canada) and her “good comedic acting…with [a] powerful, agile voice” (Burnaby Now), Tamar Simon is an Armenian-Canadian soprano embarking on a promising opera career. Her recent credits include Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Musetta (La bohème). and Zerlina. Don Giovanni). She re-appeared in Don Giovanni with Highlands Opera Studio this summer singing the role of Donna Elvira. A frequent performer around Vancouver, Canada, Tamar was featured as the soprano soloist for the Vancouver Opera Festival’s New Works Project and has performed outreach concerts for Vancouver Opera. She appeared as Valencienne with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in their Look of Love concert, a role she reprised with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra in their concert of Viennese Delights. She has also been engaged with Burnaby Lyric Opera as Rosina in their mainstage production of Il barbiere di Siviglia and as Adina in their concert production of L’elisir d’amore, and performed with White Rock Concerts as Musetta in their production of La Bohème.
Tamar has been seen international stages, including appearances as Zerlina in Hawaii Performing Arts Festival’s production of Don Giovanni and as Calisto in Centre for Opera Studies’ production of La Calisto. Tamar continued her vocal and art song studies in Austria after receiving the Johann Strauss Foundation Scholarship, which sponsored study at the Internationale Sommerakademie Mozarteum under soprano Helen Donath and baritone Wolfgang Holzmair. She has also traveled to Pilzen, Czech Republic and Nürnberg, Germany performing excerpts from La Traviata, La Bohème, and Die Fledermaus. Additionally, she sang in Hong Kong and Beijing as part of the UBC Centennial Tour, performing excerpts from Don Pasquale and Les contes d’Hoffmann. Tamar is a District Winner and an Encouragement Award Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She is a graduate of University of British Columbia’s Master of Music program in opera performance where she studied under Patrick Raftery and Nancy Hermiston. At UBC, she performed many leading roles, most notably the role of Susanna in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro where she was described as “believable and engaging Susanna, passing from innocence to subtlety to assertion, always in control and always the unrecognized protagonist” (Opera Canada). She was also seen as Tytania in Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ciboletta in Eine Nacht in Venedig, and The Foreign Woman in The Consul.
$70 / Hour Voice
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Praised for his “clarion tone” (Ludwig van Toronto) and “impressive vocal colour” (Opera Canada), Canadian-American baritone Geoffrey Schellenberg is recognized for the roles of Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Belcore (L’elisr d’amore), Marcello and Schaunard (La bohème), and Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia). He has recently been seen in productions with Vancouver Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria, Portland Opera, Calgary Opera, and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. A graduate of Portland Opera Resident Artist Program, Calgary Opera Emerging Artist Program, and Music Academy of the West, he is currently continuing his training with the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal. He is scheduled to appear as Baron Douphol in Opéra de Montréal’s upcoming production of La traviata.
Geoffrey has also become a frequent interpreter of oratorio, recently performing excerpts from Des Knaben Wunderhorn (Mahler) with l’Orchestre de l’Agora under the direction of Nicolas Ellis. Previously, he was seen as soloist in Vancouver Bach Choir’s performances of A Sea Symphony (Vaughan Williams) and Requiem (Fauré) as well as in the Messiah (Handel) with the Prince George Symphony Orchestra. He has also sung baritone solos in Requiem (Duruflé) with St. Philips Choir and in Wenceslas (Chilcott) with Jubilate Vocal Ensemble. Geoffrey was a winner of the 2020, 2019 and 2015 Western Canada District in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the platinum prize winner in the inaugural Vancouver International Music Competition, and a prize winner in the 2016 Canadian Opera Company Centre Stage Competition. He completed his master’s degree at the University of British Columbia, where he performed many roles including Eugene Onegin in Eugene Onegin, Conte Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, and Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
$55 / 45 min
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