Koichi Nakamura


group voice classes

4 SATURDAYS, 6.30-8.30pm

March 4, 11, 25 & April 1


Certified Associate Teacher


  • Love to sing but always get frustrated by the parts of your range where you BREAK or STRAIN?
  • Always wanted to study singing but don't have the time or money to take weekly private voice lessons?
  • SINGING FOUNDATIONS is a group singing course that introduces you to your VOICE and gets you doing what you love--SINGING, but just better!

Sign up & Get 1 Hour Private Lesson FREE! $60 Value!


  • How your voice works and how to work with it
  • Voice Tendencies and how your habits get in the way
  • Tools and techniques to connect through your breaks and ease strain
  • No-fuss posture and breathing for singing
  • Application of vocal technique to songs

Voice Assessment

Diagnosis of your Singing Tendency, detailing your technical strengths & challenges.

Individualized Lesson Plan (ILM)

A sequence of targeted exercises designed to address your specific habits and goals.

Explore your voice.

Posture/Breathing Analysis

A breakdown of your postural & breathing defaults with exercises to address them

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 singing! 

You will learn:

Enjoy the process.

SINGING FOUNDATIONS 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 Spencer 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 course is composed of 4 two-hour group classes, presented Saturday nights on March 4, 11, 25 & April 1.

Spencer Welch Vocal Studio

Yaletown Vancouver BC

Ko was born in Japan and moved to Victoria, BC at the age of 16. After graduating high school, he attended the University of Victoria where he studied Music and Psychology. Ko moved to Vancouver, BC at 23 and began studying in-depth the concepts of vocal mechanisms with Spencer Welch, the head teacher of SWVS and one of the Master teachers and founders of Institute for Vocal Advancement.   

He established his own studio in Vancouver in 2013 and has since been teaching students of all ages. From humble little studio via Skype online sessions, Ko is teaching many students residing in the USA, Europe, Japan and other countries.

As a singer, Ko was a lead singer in an indie band "Masterpiece" in Victoria, BC. Also, he performed many venues in Vancouver including Queen Elizabeth Theatre with Javan Gospel Choir for charity concerts for raising money for Japanese Tsunami Victim. 

Koichi Nakamura

Your Teacher!

Associate Instructor, SWVS

Class 4 /April 1 //Song time

Class 1 /March 4 //Hello, Voice

Class 3 /March 25 //Just breathe

Learn how your voice works and how your defaults can limit progress. Koichi will assess your voice so you walk away knowing your Singing Tendency and Progress Goal.

Agenda for the course.

Class 2 /March 11 //Big plans

Study body posture and how it affects breathing for singing. Koichi will give you a Posture/Breathing Analysis with exercises and tips to correct bad habits and improve performance. 

Learn how the Tools in vocal exercises build your voice. Koichi will give each participant an Individualized Lesson Plan (ILP), a sequence of exercises tailored for you!

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.

Flash Sale!

1st due now

2nd due March 1st


2 x $165

Payment Plan

HELD OVER! Sign up by Feb 28th

Get 1 FREE Hour 

Private Lesson with Koichi. 

$60 Value!

"Spencer has an amazing gift and skill to work with 'who I am' - not changing my style but helping me increase my range and stamina as a singer."

"Since working with Spencer, I have developed a brand new voice."

Recording Artist

Juno Award winning Singer/Songwriter

Tiffany Desrosiers 

Brian Doerksen

What are you waiting for?

Save your spot and jumpstart your singing!

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

Only 6 spots!