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Elise Letourneau is a dedicated, experienced, professional music instructor.

With over 3 decades of singing experience, Elise has performed in multiple styles as both a solo and harmony singer. She has worked as a staff vocalist for jingles; directed choirs, won several choral composition competitions; adjudicated Kiwanis singing festivals; worked as a clinician for choirs, vocal groups, and directors; and her music has been sung by choirs and vocal groups throughout North America and Europe.

Elise has played the piano for more than 40 years and flute for more than 35 years. She maintains an active performance schedule. She has helped students with auditions, festivals, and developing their skills and enjoyment. She is happy to work with students in classical and contemporary genres, preparing for exam levels, or working out an individually tailored plan based on the student's goals.

Private lessons:
- a limited number of times are available
- lessons in voice, piano, flute, composition, theory, audition prep
- by appointment only
- for lessons in Orleans, contact Elise directly HERE (view Elise's lesson prices and policy)
- for lessons in Ottawa, contact Alcorn Music Studios directly HERE (view Alcorn Music Studios' lesson prices and policy)

Vocal consulting packages packages include:
- identifying your vocal strengths and areas for further development
- assistance in the selection of appropriate performance repertoire
- finding what key for a song is right for you
- creating lead sheets in your key
package prices vary according to the number of hours spent in consultation and the number of lead sheets produced

Listening sessions:
- great if you're getting ready for an audition or a big gig

Vocal coaching for bands:
- get your backup harmonies tight!


What is the Vocal Harmony Circles program? Each class is filled with singing! We put together groups of singers with similar vocal abilities, or we also coach harmony groups that are already formed. We help you choose music, develop your singing abilities, learn how to listen to each other and blend together as a group, explore different kinds of part-singing, learn more about printed music, pick harmonies that work, and have a whole lot of fun along the way!

Here are some of the Vocal Harmony Circles highlights you receive:
- Work closely with a full-time, award-winning musician.
- Perform live at GigSpace, one of Ottawa's finest intimate listening venues.
- You have input in the songs you sing and you can work on original tunes.
- You will learn how to work together as a vocal group, unify your sound, and create a blend.
- You will learn how to make your own custom arrangements.
- You will learn about vocal writing and explore your music ideas.
- You can invite your friends to hear you sing on stage at GigSpace.
- A dedicated group vocal harmony coach means establishing continuity from week to week: she knows your voice, she knows your sound, she knows your arrangements.
- Your group vocal harmony coach will be with you all the way helping you progress, cheering you on, helping you grow your musicianship and singing skills, and bringing out your best!

For more information on Vocal Harmony Circles, or to sign up, please visit the Alcorn Music Studios website.

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