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Letitia Lindeque Vocal Coach

Guiding you to finding your UNIQUE singing voice

"Learning to sing is a skill you can use for a lifetime & that's priceless!"

2024 Singer's Concert
2024 Singer's Concert
Students of Letitia Lindeque Vocal Coach will be performing a variety of popular songs from well-known artists, showcasing their amazing singing abilities and the hard work they've put in throughout the year. Generously hosted by Smash Palace Bar. Koha at the door is appreciated to cover costs.
When
01 Dec 2024, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where
Smash Palace,
24 Banks Street, Awapuni, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand

What I Do

I'm a Vocal Coach and Vocal Technique Instructor

teaching modern contemporary singing styles

I truly believe that everyone can learn to sing (assuming your voice is healthy).  Not only can you learn to sing, but you can learn to sing really REALLY well. 

 

Singing is a skill that improves with practice, knowledge and correct technique.  The same basic techniques are employed, whether you want to sing around the campfire or be a professional stage diva! 

 

From ages 7 to 70, all ability levels welcome. Whether you're an absolute beginner with no singing experience or a seasoned professional, vocal instruction can benefit your voice immensely.

There's no better feeling than being able to sing freely, with no limitations, knowing your voice won't let you down.  The feeling of being able to "let go" while singing is exhilarating and something I'd like everyone to experience.  I'd love to guide and encourage you on your singing journey.

I specialize in adult contemporary singing styles such as pop, rock, jazz, country, Gospel, blues, folk, dance, RnB, soul, acoustic, atmospheric, soundtrack, ambient, easy listening, esoteric, electronic as well as some musical theatre styles.

 

I particularly want to encourage you, if you've experienced discouragement from others, to take lessons.  If you don't know how to sing, I can teach you. 

 

I teach healthy vocal techniques that help balance and develop the voice to achieve a clear and even tone throughout the vocal range.  I ensure you have the necessary basic foundation to achieve a healthy strong singing technique.  Depending on your goals a typical lesson can consist of: 

  • vocal scales and exercises 

  • ear training and listening techniques

  • vocal pedagogy, including posture, breathing, placement, articulation, diction, tone, resonance, vocal dynamics, etc.

  • practical singing skills and implementation of techniques learned

  • recording the voice at periodic intervals to track progress

  • building self confidence and resilience

  • working on performances and songs 

  • microphone techniques

  • implementing stylistic aspects and singing techniques

  • working towards a specific goal e.g. an audition 

  • balancing uneven tone 

  • perfecting advanced techniques like belting/high pressure singing and blending registers

  • upkeep of your voice and vocal health

  • analysing and working through vocal problems.

Think of me as a personal trainer for your voice!

Free Introductory Session

I offer all new clients an opportunity to meet me, find out more about what I offer and discuss your singing goals in more detail (no singing is required). This is usually a 30 minute session.
If a suitable timeslot isn't available via the online booking system, please contact me with your preferred day/time and I'll let you know as soon as one becomes available, thank you.  

FAQs

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I TAKE LESSONS?

If you've never been taught the basic foundations of singing or how your voice works, are a beginner or intermediate singer or an advanced/professional singer needing to learn advanced techniques like mixing/blending registers or belting/high pressure singing with healthy technique, if you can't access your full voice/range or have vocal problems like singing off key, vocal breaks/cracks, no volume or power, can't reach high notes, push, strain or become hoarse after singing, or if singing hurts, etc., then I highly recommend taking regular weekly lessons.

HOW SOON WILL I SEE RESULTS?

This is different for each person and depends on factors such as, where you are on your vocal journey, skill level, ability to learn and apply techniques, frequency of practice, etc., but generally most people see improvements within a few weeks. Please read my blog on "How long does it take to learn to sing" for more information on this.

DO I NEED TO PRACTICE?

Yes.  Just like any instrument, consistent regular practice is necessary to see good improvement in a reasonable amount of time.  More practice = quicker improvement.

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WEEKLY SINGING LESSONS

Discounted rate/long-term option

The quickest way to improve and develop your voice is with consistent weekly lessons and regular practice.  On this option we explore your voice in-depth with one on one private singing lessons/vocal technique instruction, where you are free to express yourself, make mistakes and learn.

We really delve deeply into what makes your voice work, how it works, how to get the best out of it and most importantly what makes YOUR voice unique!

 

We focus on improving the voice (skill development), working through vocal problems and specific vocal techniques, vocal strengthening, building stamina & flexibility, improving tone, advanced techniques and much more.

This option is suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced singers.  It can be taken to an advanced/professional skill level or to a level you feel achieves your singing goals. 

 

As this is a long-term option (taking lessons for longer than 3 months) and lessons are attended on a weekly basis, fees are discounted.  

 

Lessons are offered year-round (we don't work per term) from my private studio in Whataupoko, Gisborne, New Zealand.

Ages 7-13 (30 minute lesson $35)  

Ages 14 & up (45 minute lesson $50)

Ages 14 & up (60 minute lesson $65)

Live Recording

VOCAL COACHING SESSIONS

Regular rate/short-term/casual option

Vocal coaching is suitable for specific shorter-term goals, one-off sessions, vocal upkeep, refresher sessions or casual as and when bookings.

 

Examples of vocal coaching services include help with learning to master a song, help with an audition, improving stylistic and technical aspects of songs, stage presence and song performance techniques, microphone techniques, how to improve the execution of songs, help in the studio with vocal recordings, etc.

Suitable for advanced/professional singers who don't need much vocal development or who aren't able to attend regular singing lessons.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are trying to learn a song which is above your current skill level you should develop your voice to match the skill level first to avoid any vocal damage. Vocal development takes time, please consider the weekly singing lesson option as an alternative.

Casual, as and when bookings.

Lessons are from my private studio in Whataupoko, Gisborne, New Zealand.

Adults 

60 minute session $80

Vocal Recording

ZOOM ONLINE LESSONS
Casual or long-term

I would always encourage you to find a voice teacher in your area who you can work with on a one on one basis as there are very subtle cues to look for and listen to when working with a voice.  Some of these can be missed online as audio quality isn't always great.  There would also be a slight delay in sound.

 

Vocal progress can be a little slower on this option, however it is still a great option if you don't have someone you can work with personally.

Online lessons will require a reasonably good internet connection, laptop or PC, Zoom and audio functionality.

All lessons are accompanied by my lesson notes which will be emailed to you the same day.

Casual, as and when bookings.

Adults

40 minute session $60

(If you'd like to take regular weekly zoom lessons, a discounted rate & Weekly Terms will apply, please enquire)

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ABSOLUTE BEGINNER'S SINGING COURSE

I developed the absolute beginner's singing course for those wanting to know a bit more about their voice, but who may be a little shy to sing in front of anyone.

 

There is no singing required on this course.  Included in the course are some exercises you can do in the privacy of your own home which will help you to explore your instrument (voice) and get to know it a bit better.  There are also a few exercises included that can help improve your voice and help with your singing confidence levels.

There are many myths about singing and in this course I address a few of them.

We all have a voice - some of us may just be a little shy or uncertain of how to use ours. 

 

My hope is that with a little bit of encouragement we will all learn to use our very unique and amazing voices to learn to sing.

Please contact me to discuss/book this option.

 

Approximately 90 minutes in duration

Course Fee - $100

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VOCAL ASSESSMENT

If you've always wanted to know where you're at vocally, an analysis of your voice is a great starting point that would tell you where you currently are on your vocal journey.

During a vocal assessment, you would perform a song you've prepared and do a few exercises to assess various aspects of your voice.

You will learn where your vocal strengths and weaknesses  are, estimated vocal fach, range, tessitura, timbre, transition points, how your breathing and pitch recognition skills are, articulation/diction, dynamic control, register transition capability and overall general skill level (for contemporary vocals).

Vocal assessments may vary with vocal development & training. 

 

Please contact me to discuss/book this option.

Approximately 70 minutes in duration - $90

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Testimonials

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"Letitia Lindeque Vocal Coach, not only is she a beautiful person, she also has a very beautiful soul. 


Tayne has been with Letitia just over a year and she has done so much for him.


Her style of coaching is very professional, her approach to the person learning is very patient, kind and caring and she can cater for both genders, which is marvelous.

 

She is honest and we just love her, Tayne will not miss a day of coaching with Letitia, and has not.

 

So take mine and Tayne's word, she is the most experienced vocal/singing coach I have come across, she knows her work, and if you persevere with her way of teaching, you will never look back.

Thank you Letitia, we appreciate all that you have done, hope you can put up with us for many more years."

— Patricia

Singer

"Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.

 

I have learnt so much, not only about my voice, but also Spiritually.

 

I have enjoyed every moment, every yawn and every stupid time when I thought the note was higher than it really was!

 

You have taught me to relax and to believe in myself.

 

I know now, that I can sing anything I want to, if I just practice! I will never forget your investment in my life." 

— Amelia

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"Thank you very much, you are an amazing teacher.

I never would have believed that I would be able to get to even half my singing ability that I am at today!

I feel a lot more confident with my music and you gave me skills that I'll treasure for life."

— Khaled

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"Singing is a way to express myself and to have fun.

 

Letitia taught me how to sing freely, she encouraged me not to be shy but to trust myself and my voice.

 

To me it was really important to find the right techniques so that I won't damage my voice and Letitia definitely taught me that.

 

She is an amazing teacher! She always believed that I could do it and showed me how I should practice to achieve my goals. She made singing so much more fun!"

— Miranda

Contact

112 Russell Street, Whataupoko, Gisborne, New Zealand, 4010

0211 396 297

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About Me

I've been teaching singing for more than 10 years and currently teach privately from my home studio in Whataupoko, Gisborne as both a vocal coach and a vocal technique instructor. 

 

I focus on teaching voice as an instrument.  We all have the same instrument (with minor physiological differences) and we can all learn to play our "voice" (provided our instruments are healthy) to an advanced/professional skill level.  When we know how to play our "whole" voice it becomes a spectacular instrument with a tone UNIQUE to each person. 

I specialize in vocal technique instruction, focusing a lot on the technical side of our instrument so that we can work through any barriers preventing us from singing well, ensuring vocal development to the highest possible level. 

 

I've developed a wholistic program designed to improve our "whole" voice and have found it to be very effective in reaching a good level of singing in a reasonable amount of time.  My program is designed to work with all voices and ability levels from children to adults.

As a voice teacher I draw from multiple disciplines, methods, and resources, both classical (bel canto) and contemporary, to create a flexible and individualized approach that helps my students achieve their singing goals.

I provide vocal coaching services for advanced singers focusing on specific goals, vocal upkeep or refresher sessions.  I've developed an "Absolute Beginner's Singing Course" to help those who may be too shy to sing in front of anyone and also offer comprehensive Vocal Assessments (contemporary vocals).

My vocal and musical experience includes singing from a young age, choir leader in high school, performances in plays, singing professionally, recording a music album & various musical projects, voice over work for radio commercials, backing vocals for other artists' albums, lyrical content for artists' songs, collaborating with other musicians, producing/composing music on digital audio workstations, audio engineering, songwriting and teaching voice.

I believe my greatest strength as a voice teacher is my ability to see the unique potential of each voice I work with and as such, I will guide and encourage my students to achieve all they can with their voices.  I am absolutely committed to helping you achieve your singing goals.

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.  The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."  Thomas Edison 

If you have any medical issues with your voice e.g. hearing or physical problems, I recommend seeing a medical professional as I unfortunately can't help with these.

Singing Lessons Gisborne, New Zealand
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