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“Every time I hear “Lead Me To Your Rock” I am amazed at your ability to pull a performance like that out of me! Telma Hopkins sings gospel? No way! And that's exactly what I said to you when we spoke for the first time. I've always been more Karen Carpenter than Aretha Franklin. And while I will never be a threat to her, what you got out of me in two days was a miracle in my book! Wrong key, wrong song {for me}, but what results! I felt fearless! Thank you so much for teaching me something new about myself. "The Singer's Body" is real, people!

Mike Myers said it best when I told him, “I was apprehensive before I worked with Orville. I don't sing gospel". He said, "Well, you do now!" 'Nuff said!”

Telma Hopkins – Actor, Singer, (The Love Guru, Family Matters, Bosom Buddies, Tony Orlando and Dawn)

 


The Singer's Body - Song Technique Class

  • Two hour classes
  • Six week course
  • Small classes (maximum ten people)
  • East Toronto (Woodbine and Gerrard area)
  • Deciphering the technical challenges found in the songs you want to sing
  • Melodic approaches to song development and and song writing for your voice
  • Focus on your personal singing goals
  • Includes The Singer's Body resources on CD/DVD   

  Suited to all levels, these ongoing courses explore:
  • Confidence in presenting your voice
  • Physical and vocal exercises
  • Accessing true potential while in studio or on stage
  • How to deal with fear and creative blocks
  • How to deal with illness and maintain vocal health
  • Performance technique
  • The musical style of your choice
 
A Unique Multidisciplinary Approach
Orville draws from areas beyond singing to create a holistic approach to training your voice. Among these are Effortless Mastery (a path to creative freedom as devised by Kenny Werner*), the Alexander Technique (an approach to body alignment), Vipassana meditation (a way of awakening the body to sensation), Ashtanga Yoga, the martial arts, actors’ improvisation and scene study.

Orville Heyn combines all of these disciplines with a foundation based on Italian classical vocal technique to strengthen any style of singing.

*Kenny Werner is a Grammy nominated master pianist and author of the best selling book Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within, (book and CD). New Albany, IN: Jamey Aebersold Jazz, 1996.
To find out more about Kenny, check out Links



2014 -
ON HIATUS BUT ACCEPTING INQUIRIES.
IF THERE IS ENOUGH INTEREST I WILL CONSIDER MOUNTING A SUMMER CLASS.

CLASSES MEET:

Saturdays: (6 weeks)

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

(All Levels) 

FEE: $200.00 + (13% HST) $31.85 = $226.00

 

TO CHECK WORKSHOP AVAILABILITY OR TO REGISTER,
contact me OR PLEASE CALL 416-694-9994.

* The Singer's Body CDs and DVD can be purchased separate from The Singer's Body class.  Check out the E-STORE link.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

SINGER'S BODY TESTIMONIALS

PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICIES


 

LOCATION:   Toronto (East end) Bellhaven Road, (near Woodbine and Gerrard). Located 4 blocks west of Woodbine just south of Gerrard. Free parking is readily available if you are driving. If you are coming by transit, Woodbine station is a ten minute walk or 4 minutes by bus.





 


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