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Vocal Coaching with Lori Paul

Lori Paul is a Canadian singer/songwriter and recording artist whose 40 year career highlights include opening for B.B.King and Tower of Power at Expo 86 and being nominated Female Vocalist of the Year by the West Coast Music Awards, a subsidiary of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) that same year.  Her seventh album “Palomino” is now available for sale in CD format at Spiderlodge and for downloading and streaming on iTunes, Spotify and on most streaming services, along with other previous recordings. Lori was presented with the Female Artist award at the 2019 Fraser Valley Music Awards. She provides inspiring vocal coaching for singers of all ages and levels of capability in most popular styles. Her book ‘A Singer’s Playbook’ is now available on Kindle, in ebook format and paperback on Amazon.


Learn More: Visit Lori Paul’s YouTube Channel.


$65 for 45 minutes weekly (audition required)

$120/hr (pay as you attend)

Intro to SingingVocal PerformanceAdvanced PerformanceSongwriting
Intro to Singing is for all beginners and students under 12 yrs This program is for vocal students who are: New to singing or inexperienced performers Willing to sing along with suitable singers every day Able to learn new songs regularly Able to prepare lyrics for new songs before each session Able to bring a memory stick and their lyric book each week
Level One teaches how to: Count beats and bars of music Keep time playing a percussion instrument Sing with a microphone Care for your vocal cords Warm up your voice before practice Create a book of lyrics Identify the various parts of a song Memorize the words and the order of the parts Listen carefully and with focus Sing in pitch and with proper breath support Correct ‘drifting’ out of pitch Figure out which key is best for a chosen song Strategize for long notes and dynamic volume Understand the song lyric’s meaning Create lists of long and short term goals
Vocal Performance is for vocal students who: Have completed Level One or successfully auditioned Are able to sing to instrumental tracks or with other musicians Sing daily and work toward expanding their song selection Understand basic music terminology and necessary equipment Are able to determine correct keys for their songs Are able to sing with emotional connection to the lyric Learn at least one new song each week
Level Two teaches how to: Use proper microphone technique for recording Identify 3/4 and 4/4 time signatures, count in songs Develop strategies for consistency of vocal quality Find the right balance between energy and relaxation Vary vocal tone and volume for dynamic performance Experiment with melody and phrasing Sing simple harmony parts Improvise for trouble shooting and for fun Prepare for auditions and performances Choose the best possible songs to perform Build your confidence and stage persona Set and achieve short and long term musical goals
Advanced Performance is for students who: Have completed Level Two or successfully auditioned Are learning to play an instrument or are already playing Understand how chord progressions work Are able to improvise on a given melody Are willing to complete creative writing assignments Are willing to keep a journal listing daily musical activity
Level Three teaches how to: Perform solo and/or with other musicians Identify the genre that you perform best in Put a band together and choose cover songs Create promotional materials for your performances Use social media sites to promote your recordings Write lyrics and melodies Find and book performance opportunities Keep your vocal cords healthy Draw up a stage plot Create dynamic and engaging set lists for concerts
Songwriting is a Creativity Coaching program for musicians who: Have completed Level Three or successfully auditioned Are looking for guidance to write original songs Play an instrument or bring a guitarist or pianist with them Are keen to perform and record original songs
The Songwriting program encourages: The cultivation of creative routines and daily writing practice Regular vocal practice Study of the musical masters in relevant genres Song dissection and analysis Poetry and the innovative use of language Musicians participating in this program will have the opportunity to record weekly and may qualify for video performance