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  • 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 I is a group singing course that introduces you to your VOICE and gets you doing what you love--SINGING, but just better!


group voice classes

4 Saturdays | 7:00-9:00pm | April 14, 21, 28 & May 5

Certified Associate Teacher


Ko Nakamura

Registration opening soon!

*Singing Foundations I is Part 1 of 2 courses. 

Singing Foundations II coming later this spring!


  • 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 (ILP)

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 I 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 module is composed of 4 two-hour group classes, presented every Sat night, April 14, 21, 28 & May 5.

Spencer Welch Vocal Studio

Yaletown Vancouver BC

Ko was born in Japan and moved to Victoria, BC at the age of 16. After graduating from high school, he attended the University of Victoria where he studied Music and Psychology. At 23, Ko moved to Vancouver, BC, and began studying voice and vocal pedagogy with Spencer Welch, the owner/head teacher of SWVS and one of the master teachers and founders of the Institute for Vocal Advancement.   

Ko teaches a large roster of clients in Vancouver, plus Skype students in the USA, Europe, and Japan.

Ko was the lead singer in the indie band Masterpiece in Victoria, BC. With the Javan Gospel Choir, he performed charity concerts in several Vancouver venues including the Queen Elizabeth Theatre to raise money for Japanese Tsunami victims.  

Ko Nakamura

Your Teacher!

Associate Teacher, SWVS

Class 4 //Song time

Class 1 //Hello, Voice

Class 3 //Just breathe

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

Agenda for the course.

Class 2 //Big plans

Study body posture and how it affects breathing for singing. Spencer 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. Spencer 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.

 Early Bird Special

1st due now

2nd due April 10th


2 x $165

Payment Plan

Save $50!

Limited time

"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

Let me know when early registration is open!

Next course: April 14, 21, 28 & May 5