My technique is bel canto for beautiful singing and perfect resonance.
No matter which level you might be, you will learn the theory about body and voice anatomy, ear training, diction, body language, performance, audition/competition preparation, as well as understanding sound production.
Defining bad habits, removing vocal weaknesses are both mandatory to anyone willing to work on its voice development, perfect resonance, and technique progress.
Remember that singing is natural, and the sound produced by the vocal cords is carried on the breath. This is the technique of ‘bel canto’ which means beautiful singing.
Each lesson is divided into 3 main parts:
• Breathing exercises, correct posture reminder, and stretching mobility
• Warm-up exercises to stretch the vocal muscles: starting with a single-note, interval, and scale using pure vowels, words, and song phrases. Humming, straw, lip rolls, vocal sirens, Plenty of exercises tailored based on your level, ensuring never to make you feel bored of this essential routine
• 3rd part is usually the fun part where you apply all the basics into a song study and interpretation. We agree on the choice of your repertoire, pitch, and rhythm, try to sing-along with the original song, Acappella, acoustic, and karaoke.
This is Rita your voice teacher!
With more than 11 years of experience in music academies and online, I teach students teenagers and adults up to 65 years old, music genres such as pop, pop-opera or crossover, soul, R&B, rock, musical theater, and of course classical as it is my specialty where I attended masterclasses, workshops and opera studios around the globe.
If you are a beginner or advanced looking for a good technique and perfect resonance, this is the place to start!
A cancellation 1 day prior to the lesson is accepted (sickness, due dates). The lesson is made during the same week as a recap.
R I T A H O K A Y E M
Modern, pop, rock,
R&B, crossover, opera, oriental
TEACHING EXPERIENCE - Voice & Piano
Sep 2009 - Present day Private teaching and Online lessons since March 2020
Jul 2015 - Jun 2020 Elias Rahbani Academy ERMA
Oct 2011 - Sep 2016 Mozart Chahine School of Music - German affiliation
Jul 2013 - Jul 2015 Rahbani Music Group RMG
Jan 2013 - Sep 2014 Rock’n Bach - Trinity affiliation
Jan 2011 - Jan 2012 Audionese school and music production
Soprano arias from Bellini Boito Cilea Donizetti Dvořák Gounod Handel Mozart Puccini and Verdi
Art songs and Lied from Brahms, Debussy, Delibes, Duparc, Fauré, Komitas, Lehar, Massenet, Poulenc, Schubert.
Choral works (Soprano Soloist) Bach Beethoven Fauré Mozart Pergolesi and Verdi
Broadway musicals: Cats, Phantom of the opera, Aladdin, Chicago, Moulin rouge, the lion king
Disney movies songs
Mélodies Françaises and English oldies
Arabic popular music and Fairouz songs
Classics, pop jazz and popular radio music
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Aug 2020 - present day private tutor
2019 MIAL Master Internazionale di Avviamento Lirico, Varna
2017 - 2018 Acting and Performance workshops, Beirut
2013 - 2017 Ecole des Arts Ghassan Yammine - affiliated with Aix-En-Provence and Birmingham City University in UK
2005 - 2013 Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music
Arabic native language
Fluent in English (IELTS) and French (TEF)
2020 MTV Alive Opera theme on World Music Day
2019 Giannetta in L’Elisir d’Amore (Cover, Varna State Opera Theater)
2010 - Present day Concerts, weddings & private events
2018 TV appearance on wedding show, opera theme
2016 - 2017 Fête de La Musique, opera arias & duets
2013 - 2014 Beirut Chants with La Chanterie de Beyrouth
2012 Music Hall opera show
2005 - 2010 Soprano choir member of Lebanese National Higher Conservatory
Perfect! Methodology and passion for her work
Sara is aware of her vocal ability and directly tries to improve her sound with less jaw tension. She has good music taste.
|at their home||at your home||By webcam|
|1 hour||$45||Not available||$50|
|5 hours||$48||Not available||$250|
|10 hours||$47||Not available||$500|