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YOUR

Story

IS YOUR

Voice

If you're a young singer who's just beginning, or a professional hit with a setback in the middle, work with me to write your best ending.

 
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Singing Lessons

Why do I love to teach?

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Who are these
lessons for?

Young singers, 13 -19 years of age, who have an amazing voice inside of them and just need some guidance, a little confidence, and a whole lot of, “You’ve got this,” to help that voice emerge.
 

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What is my teaching intention?

Of course, I want you to thrive both technically and artistically. I also want you to have fun. But my ultimate goal is for you to leave each lesson feeling confident about sharing your voice in any venue, be it on stage, in a classroom, or at a university interview. Because when you can stand up and sing, you can do anything.

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What do I
teach?

Classical repertoire suitable for young voices following (but not limited to) RCM repertoire guidelines as well as Musical Theatre repertoire.

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What do you need for an online lesson?

You just need a laptop or tablet, a space where you can sing without distraction and a Skype account.

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Student Testimonials

“Marcia was the perfect combination of vocal teacher and cheer leader in her Masterclass.”

Maria Riedstra, ACL Music, Rosedale Heights School of the Arts, Toronto, ON

“Marcia Whitehead has been instrumental in the development of my daughter Amelia's voice. She has been a student of Marcia's for the past four years and has helped her to develop into a confident, beautiful soloist, and working in a Broadway length production of Sister Act last summer in New Haven, CT. Her encouragement, positive attitude and expertise have made my daughter develop in an outstanding way. I would highly recommend Marcia to anyone looking to take their voice to the next level of performance. ”

Marla Majewski, Parent, Toronto, ON

“Your support has been invaluable... you've gone above and beyond the call of duty when responding to my panicked, 'I failed!' emails and I am immensely grateful.”

A.S., Age 18, Toronto, ON

“Not only is Marcia is an amazing vocal teacher, she is also an amazing role model and friend. She cares deeply about the wellbeing of her students and individualizes each lesson to constantly support her students along their vocal journey. She regularly gives feedback and different ways for her students to improve, provides lesson sheets with detailed notes of what was covered in each lesson, and what the student should work on the following week.”

C.D., Age 16, Toronto, ON

“Marcia, You have been such a key figure in my life. Thanks for helping me build up my confidence. I wouldn't be going to the best school in the country if it weren't for you...Don't miss me too much!”

A.H., Age 18,Toronto, ON

Lesson Packages

5-Lesson Package

Includes a shared Google doc with lesson reminders and goals for the week.

10-Lesson Package

Includes a shared Google doc with lesson reminders and goals for the week.

 

5% discount

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Free Trial Lesson

Learn more when you book a free 20-minute trial lesson with me.
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I am a classically trained singer who has performed professionally as a mezzo-soprano with Opera companies and Symphonies across Canada for 15 years. I have apprenticed with L’Atelier Lyrique de L’Opéra de Montréal, and am an alumnus of various young artist programs across Canada. My Bachelor of Music degree is from the University of Manitoba.

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About Me

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My Story

I stopped performing because a pocket of air had suddenly appeared in my voice. I had all my top notes. I had all my low notes. But when I sang in the middle, I was a ghost of my former sound, which is how I landed in a doctor’s office for an injection of botox, not in my forehead, but in my vocal cords.

And throughout it all, I taught. My students came to me with their teenage doubts and fears that their voices weren’t enough, and my job was to train them to build confidence, and maintain it, wherever they sang. Even when I didn't feel it myself. Teaching what I needed to learn helped me fill that missing pocket of sound with a brand new voice and a whole lot of gratitude.

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My Reason

It gives me immense joy to see the progress of my students, and to know that they receive more than just singing lessons, as one of my long-time students said:

"Not only is Marcia an amazing vocal teacher, she is also an amazing role model and friend. She cares deeply about the wellbeing of her students and individualizes each lesson to constantly support her students along their vocal journey.”
 

Speaking Testimonials

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“Marcia, as always, your blog reads like a thriller. Jesus. The things the desire to return to our voice makes us do. I identify 100%.”

Kimberly Barber

Mezzo Soprano, Associate Dean and Professor of Voice at Wilfrid Laurier University

Kitchener, ON, Canada

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“I attended Marcia's 'Clean Slate: A Singer's Story Forum' and every singer, coach and teacher would benefit greatly from the generous contributions of this extraordinary host.”

Giuseppe Spoletini

Baritone, BMUS, MMUS, Faculty Manhattan School of Music

New York, NY, USA

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“I went back and listened to the talk you gave for 'From The Voice Of Community' all over again. Wow - Thank you so much for sharing your journey, Marcia!”

Kim Ramón

BMUS
Voiceover/Stage/Film/Actor/Soprano

Toronto, ON, Canada

 
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S.O.S. Sessions

Singers Overcoming Setbacks

I know what it’s like to go from green rooms to waiting rooms; how it feels to lose your identity in one scope with the E.N.T. And, I know what it takes to get it back.

 

Now, it’s all about you. Tell me your story. And gain value from mine.

What is it?

  • A conversation between two singers; one who’s been there, and another who’s right in the middle of a super scary, what-the-hell-am-I-going-to-do-next, singing career crisis.

  • Together, we'll make a plan to help you move forward.

Who is it for?

  • Professional singers who need to talk about the vocal issues that everyone is too afraid to talk about.

  • Music grads who are ready to take a risk and use their voices in a new way.

Why did I create S.O.S. sessions?

When I had Muscle Tension Dysphonia, I craved to talk to someone who had been in my shoes, someone who could save me time, and money on my healing journey. When I got my voice back, I vowed that I would be that someone for you. *NEW* Check out S.O.S. Projects when you click on Pricing and Details below.

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Masterclasses

“Marcia was the perfect combination of vocal teacher and cheerleader in her Masterclass.”
Maria Riedstra, ACL Music, Rosedale Heights School of the Arts, Toronto, ON

There is nothing more thrilling than watching a singer discover a sound within them that they never thought possible. My masterclasses are a fast-paced, don't overthink it, kind of energy. My promise to every student is this, "I will never ask you to try something I don't think you can do. And I think you can do more than you've ever done before."

 
 
 
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Let's Connect

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Hello and thank you for connecting with me! I will reply to your request within the next 48 hours. Please check your junk mail if you have not heard from me.

 

In the meantime, please read TooQuietToQuit.com to find out why I'm so hell-bent on helping singers. Start with Chapter 1 and keep going...