Vocal arts Studio
Whether you are a complete beginner who wants to learn the basics of how to sing correctly or an experienced singer who wants to get to the next level, Dustin Hiles can design a vocal lesson path that will work for your individual needs as a singer. Dustin has coached many professionals and budding singers in all contemporary vocal styles: rock, country, jazz, musical theater, R&B, and folk. His technique is an effective, comprehensive method designed for any type of singer, tailored to work with your style of music. That means, for example, that if you sing gritty blues rock you will not come out of voice lessons sounding like a Broadway singer--or vice versa!
In private sixty minute sessions you'll learn:
All the essentials: breathing, support, placement, relaxation, projection, how to increase your vocal range, volume, resonance, diction, how to warm up, and care and strengthening of your voice.
All the polish: interpretation, phrasing, improvising, tone, runs, performance skills, mic technique.
All the extras: how to harmonize, studio/performance preparation, how to find or create a band, music theory and sight singing, building a repertoire, songwriting, and goal defining.
Hiles is Based out of Mission BC but also has Studios in Langley, Surrey, and Vancouver. He has coached singers across Canada and the USA for the past three years and has worked with such renowned artists as Avril Lavigne, Nelly furtado, and The Used, to name a few. He strongly believes that the Ancient Italian Vocal Technique know as Bel Canto, "beautiful singing" Can be addopted to any singing style.
Not only is he a vocal Coach but a Performing Lyric Tenor aswell. "With closed eyes, one would think the voice belonging to Dustin Hiles belongs to a tenor with decades of experience" says the Vancouver Sun. At age fifteen Dustin Lee was a principle soloist in Bruce Pullin's "Singalong Messiah" at the Orpheum Theatre. He has performed in Donizetti's "L'elisir d'amore" and in Mozart's "Le Nozze de Figaro" with the Burnaby Lyric Opera. Engagements with the UBC Opera Ensemble include Directors Aide in Mozart's "The Magic Flute", First Tenor in Massenet's "Manon", and Directors Aide in George Ryan's "The Ghost in the Turret" (world première) He made his principle debut as "Fredrich" in the "Pirates of Penzance" at the Langley Arts Center. He spent the summer of 2005 performing in John Estacio's Canadian opera sensation "Filumena" and also continuing his own Vocal Studies in Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa. Concert high lights include Frank Klassen's "Magic Moments in Operetta" in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley, and Surrey, and Dean Regan's "Tribute to Irving Berlin" at the Surrey Arts Theatre. Up coming engagements include: "Falstaff" with Opera Lyra Ottawa, and a provincial tour in tribute to Maria Callas and Giuseppe di Stefano, with Jessica Bows.
Much Music, The Wilf Ray Show, and Shaw Channel 4 have Interviewd Hiles to talk about the renewal of opera and classical music among young people nation wide. Dustin Lee is a favord concert performer for the B.C. Liberal Party and The Liberal Party of Canada. He has sung for many Local and Lower Mainland Groups such as the Canadian Legion, Lions Club, and the Italian Cultural Centre. He is a Student of the famous Maria Pellegrini, Head of Voice and Opera at Mcgill University, Montreal. He has also studied under such renowned performers as Siegfried Jerusalem, Judith Forst, and Nancy Hermiston. The education, of the importance, of Classical Music and Opera to the youth is a must, not a maybe. This is the driving force behind all of his performances and studies.
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