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RIFFS & RUNS is a group singing course that introduces you to the fundamentals of singing riffs & runs with precision, style and soul!

4 SUNDAYS, 6.30-8.30pm

FEB 12th - MAR 5th 2016

RIFFS & RUNS

  • Always wanted to sing riffs and runs like Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder or Tori Kelly but don’t know where to start?
  • Love singing R&B but can’t figure out how to sing the licks?
  • Want to know how to move your voice quickly and accurately?
  • Want to learn how to choose the right notes for singing runs?

Rebecca Lam

group singing classes

International Vocal Coach

Associate Instructor, SWVS

Only 1 spot left!

Take-aways.

  • The music theory behind 90% of riffs & runs in contemporary music
  • Vocal technique tools to sing well delineated runs
  • How to phrase riffs & runs to sound soulful
  • Rudimentary music harmony of the pop/R&B/blues style
  • Foundational rhythm training
  • Vocal improvisation drills
  • Analyze great riffers such as Beyonce, Tori Kelly, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder and more!

Voice Assessment

Diagnosis of your technical strengths & challenges when singing riffs & runs.


Individualized Lesson Plan (ILM)

A sequence of targeted exercises designed to prepare your voice to sing runs accurately and healthfully.

Explore your voice.

Support Materials

Riffs & Runs exercise booklet and repertoire list.



Class Audio Recordings

Every class will be recorded for your reference and practice. If you can't make it one week, get the recording!

Welcome to the world of Pop/R&B! 

You will learn:

Enjoy the process.

RIFFS & RUNS combines group exercises with one-on-one attention. Come prepared to learn AND have fun! Everyone will sing at once, you will sing on your own, and you will learn by watching others sing.


Every class includes a short lecture portion where Rebecca will walk you through the necessary theory you need to know, and then it's time to apply, apply, apply!


We ensure personal attention by limiting class enrollment to 6 students max. (A minimum of 5 registrants is required for the course to proceed.)

Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver on Seymour @ Smithe. Grab an early dinner at one of the surrounding hip restaurants before class. But don't eat too much--you still need to sing!


This module is composed of 4 two-hour group classes, presented every Sunday night from Feb 12 - Mar 5, 

6:30-8:30pm.

Spencer Welch Vocal Studio

Yaletown Vancouver BC

Rebecca is a professional vocalist and certified with the Institute for Vocal Advancement (IVA). She has 10 years of experience teaching singers of all abilities and ages, from children to professional musicians and record label signed artists. As an Advanced Instructor at IVA, she is responsible for training and mentoring other voice teachers in vocal technique, song application and pedagogy to the standard required for certification. She teaches workshops internationally as well, to voice teachers and singers in North America and across Europe. 


As a singer, Rebecca has sung in Vancouver indie band, Forest and the Sea, the Delisle Vocal Project, The Phonix (R&B funk/soul band) and her own original music project. She has recorded with Juno-Award winning artists such as Brian Doerkson and Devin Townsend. 


For 7 years, Rebecca directed a live music and industry networking event, showcasing local Vancouver musicians to music industry professionals. In 2016, Rebecca was nominated for a YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the category of Arts and Culture, for her work as a singer, voice teacher and volunteer in the Vancouver music community.

Rebecca Lam

Your Teacher!

Associate Instructor, SWVS

Class 4 /Mar 5 //The Finish

Class 1 /Feb 12 //The Foundation

Class 3 /Feb 26 //The Walls

Learn the vocal technique behind singing riffs & runs with precision and style. Rebecca will teach you the vocal exercises you need to sing pop and R&B runs like a pro.

Agenda for the course.

Class 2 /Feb 19 //The Frame

Learn the phrasing tricks that make any singer sound soulful! Learn how to riff on lyrics in a way that enhances the meaning of a song. Begin to write your own runs and sing them! 

Learn the basic music theory behind 90% of all riffs and runs in contemporary music. Discover the musical landscape of pop/R&B with practice drills and exercises. Brush up on your rhythm and groove to sing riffs & runs with swag!

After selecting songs in the previous class, learn how to apply the techniques you learned in Class 1-3 to the songs you want to sing!

Simple pricing plans.

2 x $165

All At Once

$329

Instalment Plan

1st due now

2nd due Feb 8

"As an honours graduate with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies, I have had a fair amount of music instruction in my life and I can quite honestly say that Rebecca is right up there with the very best.."

- Reuben Avery (band lead of The Phonix)

What people are saying.

"Her easy to understand way of explaining vocal concepts and her mastery of singing have inspired me as a teacher and singer."

- Mike Bell (lead singer of The Living)

"Of all the vocal teachers in Vancouver, I chose to see Rebecca, not only because she’s a wealth of knowledge in keeping vocal cords healthy, but also because she does what I do – she performs all the time..."

- Marie Hui (lead singer of Groove & Tonic & LeftCoast)

"Rebecca has been an extremely valuable vocal coach and mentor. My experience with Rebecca has been absolutely pleasant and helpful in developing excellent vocal technique!"

- Jerrica Santos (Variety's Got Talent winner 2013)

What are you waiting for?

Save your spot and jumpstart your singing!

(A minimum of 5 registrants necessary for the course to proceed. Max of 6 total.)

Only 1 spot left!