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I feel truly free, only when I am tangled in a song, on the stage, with the audience just a breath away.

Rita Hokayem Photoshoot Varna

“Savoir, penser, rêver. Tout est là.”

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“I sing from the heart. Singing from any other place is worthless.”

Rita Hokayem: Your Voice Teacher

This is the official website of Rita Hokayem, a soprano opera singer and voice teacher with over 13 years of experience, currently based in Montreal.

Rita teaches students of all ages (children, teens, and adults) and levels, whether you are a self-taugth with a simple passion for music, a beginner or a professional singer.

Whether you are a songwriter, recording your original song or cover at home or in the studio, training for a concert, in a choir, auditioning for a TV talent show, competition, conservatory entrance exam…
Practicing together, you’ll get ready and well prepared to sing with total confidence.

Thanks to Rita’s diverse musical background, the voice lessons cover many music genres from popular music to classical such as pop, rock, soul, R&B, folk, oriental, Broadway, and opera.

Singing Lessons online and in Montreal Canada

The voice sessions are covered in English, French or Arabic.

Pupils are taught private singing lessons, one-on-one customized online sessions anywhere in Canada, the US, Europe, and the Middle East via Zoom, Google Meet, or Skype.

Vocal Technique: the teaching method

The vocal technique is Bel Canto for beautiful singing and perfect resonance.

Rita’s teaching philosophy is “Your vocal wisdom”.
She believes in transparency between the tutor and the student, with constant feedback.

A positive self-encouraging attitude to trust the progress, stay patient, and remember that all kinds of arts are a lifelong discovery.
After every lesson, the student is satisfied, passionate to know more about the voice. The class is based on technique at first, with a fun twist and imagination.

No matter which level you might be, you will learn the theory about body and voice anatomy, ear training, sight-singing, diction, body language, performance, audition preparation, as well as understanding sound production and the natural way of singing.

Before beginning singing lessons, you will most likely ask a lot of questions to a vocal coach (in-person nearby, or online). Rita's blog contains common FAQs as well as interesting topics about music, art, wellness, and beauty.

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The Benefits of Singing Lessons

The length of each session is 30, 45, or 60 minutes, divided into 3 main parts:

  • Breathing exercises, correct posture reminder, and stretching mobility
  • Warm-up exercises to increase strength, range, agility, pitch accuracy: starting with a single-note, intervals, and scales using pure vowels, words, and song phrases. Humming, straw, lip rolls, vocal sirens, variety of exercises tailored based on your level, ensuring never to make you feel bored of this essential routine
  • The third part of the session is usually the challenging part where you apply all the basics into a song study and interpretation. Rita helps you choose your repertoire list, pitch, and rhythm. You will learn how to sing-along with the original song track, A-cappella, acoustic, karaoke instrumental.