Kelowna Kiwanis Music Festival Results

Kelowna Kiwanis Music Festival – 2016 
  
Nine students from Kelowna Voice Lab competed this year in the Kelowna Kiwanis Music Festival in both musical theatre and classical voice. This is the 90th year anniversary of this Canada-wide music competition. A…

8 Things An Audience Wants

Going to see a performer live in a big venue is a big commitment of time and money. It’s expensive nowadays with an average concert ticket starting at over $50.00 (plus service charges). If you buy a bottle of water,…

7 Tips for Singing The National Anthem A Capella

I was honoured to sing the anthem to open the Canadian National Inter-University Curling Championships in Kelowna. March 20, 2016. Singing a capella and alone is perhaps one of the greatest challenges a singer can face. There is no band…

Campfire Cafe Starts April 19, 2016

Our monthly student cafe performances have been a huge success in downtown Kelowna at O-Lake Cafe. The owners have very graciously agreed to keep the cafe open later than usual so we can launch something new that will begin at…
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NEW Schedule Includes Evening Lessons!

The online booking system for Kelowna Voice Lab has been modified due to popular demand to include some evening sessions. Along with Saturday morning lessons, we are now open Thursday nights from 7-9pm. We have had fantastic feedback from people…

Christmas Cafe 2015 Student Performance

I was so proud of my students at last night's concert! Twenty singers aged 7 to 70 performed last night at the Kelowna Voice Lab student cafe in downtown Kelowna. This monthly vocal concert is held downtown at O-Lake Cafe…

Voice Lab Students Perform at Light Up Kelowna! 2015

15 singing students of all ages braved the cold rain to perform 45 minutes of Christmas songs at Stuart Park as part of the annual Light Up Kelowna event. It was a great honour for Kelowna Voice Lab to be…

June Kelowna Voice Lab Student Cafe - Contrasts

June 22nd was the final installation of our monthly student performance at O-Lake Cafe in downtown Kelowna. 14 students sang two songs each in contrasting styles. We enjoyed two duets, a guitar accompaniment and a student guitar/voice performance. Vocal song…

Directing a Play - Quite the Ride!

Having been a theatre performer since high school, I well know and understand how to bring a character to life in a play, it's a challenging, fun and very rewarding experience made all the better by those nightly applause. None…
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Vocal Warm Ups - A Gift, Not A Burden

So often, singers are so focused on the outcome of performing songs, they look at the act of warming up as a burden... something they HAVE to do, like eating broccoli. They do it because they know it's good for…

January Student Performance at O-Lake Cafe & Bistro

On Thursday, January 29th, students of Kelowna Voice Lab performed Musical Theatre songs for friends and family at O-Lake Cafe and Bistro downtown on Lawrence. A wide variety of musical theatre songs ranging from Rogers and Hammerstein to Sondheim were…

Kim Foreman-Rhindress - New Name, Same Voice!

On October 10th, Kim Foreman married her sweetheart and soul mate Jim Rhindress in an amazing ceremony held at Sanctuary Garden in West Kelowna. It was an amazing day full of love, music, friends and family. Kim is keeping the…