From Clients


Adults

Adult Singing Lessons Testimonial picture of Helen
Courtenay is teaching me a new way to sing - giving me a brand new set of tools. He blends perfectly the art and science of singing, and his lessons are challenging and fun. A consummate professional, his instructions are always clear and consistent. I’m glad I found him.
— Helen del Val, Lawyer, Singer.
Scott on Singing Lessons
Not only did Courtenay help me find my voice, again, after a many year hiatus in my musical theatre career, but he also guided me to discover a whole new way of singing with more range, more tone and virtually no tension.

My previous training got me through many seasons of professional theatre work. But with the way I’m able to sing now, I finally feel like I have the flexibility to choose how to approach my upper range without that dreaded fear of breaking. Thanks Courtenay!
— Scott Weber, SFU Film instructor. Actor, Shaw Festival, HMS Pinafore--North American Tour.

Teens

First, I got into NYU so yay!!

Courtenay helped me to prepare for auditions at various performing arts universities in the States. The vocal technique he introduced to me was extremely effective, and easy to learn through his informed and clear teaching style.

My lessons with Courtenay have allowed me to sing more easily and with better technique, and continue to thoroughly prepare me for whatever route my vocal and performing arts career takes me in the future.
— Henya, Singer/Actor, Grade 12
Teen singing lesson testimonial pic for Emma
In only six months Courtenay has taught me that I am capable of singing with much more ease and nuance than I thought possible. My range and control have improved a great deal since I started.
— Emma, Grade 11. Songwriter, R&B Band Soloist
Gabby on Singing Lessons with Courtenay
Courtenay has made me a better and more confident singer. I really enjoy our sessions together and recommend him to anyone seeking to improve their singing.
— Gabby, Grade 12. Dancer/Singer

Actors

Actor Erik Gow testimonial on singing lessons with Courtenay
Courtenay’s approach is strongly rooted in the easy and effortless.

After our first rehearsal, listening back to it on my recorder I was very surprised at the sounds that were happening since during they felt so easy, and I assumed it would take longer to begin to hear a difference.

No singing coach is a miracle worker, nor should they be. Courtenay is the type of educator who will make sure you put in the time without skipping any of the steps, so you can build the type of technique that will keep you happy, healthy, and employed.
— Erik Gow, Singer/Actor, Les Miserables (Arts Club), Grease (Studio 58)
I always leave coachings with Courtenay feeling like a better singer than I did going in.

When facing moments in a song that feel challenging at first, Courtenay is full of tricks that make those moments easy.
— Elodie Gillette, Jersey Boys (Original Toronto Cast), Stratford Festival, Shaw Festival
Sarah Dugdale on singing lessons with Courtenay
The quality of my voice as well as my confidence, not only as a technical singer, but as an overall performer, has improved immensely through training with Courtenay. He teaches with ease and knowledge. I would recommend him to anyone seeking vocal lessons.
— Sarah Dugdale, Actor/Singer/Dancer. Featured roles on Fox, CW, Warner Bros, and CBS TV.

Pop and Indie Singers

Jordan on voice lessons
Courtenay has an insight into precisely what my voice needs at a particular moment and – perhaps more importantly – is able to guide me to my goals lesson after lesson.

His understanding of the male registers has helped me blend through difficult ranges and hit high notes more confidently.

During my time with Courtney, I’ve learned how to understand and explore my voice more than ever before.
— Jordan Raine, Singer/Songwriter
Pop singer Carley Belfry on Voice Coaching with Courtenay
I booked a lesson with Courtenay after moving to Vancouver to pursue my career in singing/songwriting/performing. I was in the process of beginning recording my EP and was delighted to be able to work on my own songs, start building better technique, and gain knowledge on healthy singing that I can use in shows and recording. I now have lessons that I can use in many different situations for my voice, even everyday speaking!
— Carley Belfry, Singer/Songwriter