The Academy of Music offers singing lessons & voice classes in Oakville for young children through to adults

Voice Lessons at the Academy of Music in Oakville

Our voice teachers primarily focus on popular music and are comfortable with classical and jazz as well. If you have always wanted to be a better rock, pop, country, jazz, gospel or R&B singer, then we have the right voice teachers for you. Voice students spend time in each lesson doing physical exercises to improve their vocal range, ear training, breath control, vibrato, tone production, enunciation and more. All voice students set goals with their teacher to work on sounding like their favourite recording artists, or if they prefer, to develop their own unique voice.

Here are a few of the things a student will learn in singing lessons:
  • How to breathe properly
  • How to increase their range
  • Pitch Control
  • How to read music and understand theory
  • How to project
  • Stage presence

Oakville Academy of Music offers at least 2 optional performance opportunities in Oakville every year with a Christmas recital and a Spring concert. We also have students that perform at local festivals, events, and senior’s homes.  You can take private, one-on-one voice lessons for 30 minutes or 1 hour.

Interested in learning popular singing, but can’t find can’t find a music school or a voice teacher with specialized curriculum for it?

Search no more! Our school is proud to be the only music academy in Oakville to feature the Singer’s Edge Program™ at no extra cost to our students! The program features 4 levels building up skills in sequence, with accompanying lesson books available for purchase, and certificates at the end of each level, teaching you all the essential skills for popular singing! The program also features hundreds of practice scales online for students to use at home, which makes weekly practice easy. The program is great for all ages from 5 and up through to adults, and for all levels of singers from beginners to advanced!

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What Kind of Music Will I Learn How to Sing?

Our voice teachers generally focus on modern music and are comfortable with classical and jazz as well.  Our students will learn vocal techniques while learning how to sing their favorite songs.

Are Your Voice Teachers Qualified?

Our voice teachers have received their education from institutions such as York University, Western University, Humber College, Mohawk College, University of Toronto, and the Royal Conservatory of Music. Many of our vocal instructors have gone on performance tours of Canada and the US, and have years of experience in teaching and performing. They are also hand picked for their friendly and warm personalities. All of our singing teachers strive to get to know each student and their parents personally, and to become familiar with your personal musical goals.

What's the Best Age to Start Singing Lessons?

We recommend children be 7 years old before they start singing lessons.  Learning how to sing requires a fairly developed lung capacity.  Children under 7 may find certain voice techniques physically demanding and a bit difficult. It’s often better for a child to wait until they are a bit older as to avoid potential problems in the future.  Try not to confuse this with singing in music lessons.  Singing along with the melody in your piano or guitar lessons is extremely  valuable.  Simply singing along quietly is unlikely to damage your voice where as learning how to project and sing from your diaphragm requires more development.


Ready to sing like your favourite recording artist? Perhaps you want develop your own unique style?
Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your singing lessons with the Academy of Music.
We recommend children be 7 years old before they start vocal lessons. Learning how to sing requires a fairly developed lung capacity. Children under 7 may find certain voice techniques too difficult and physically demanding. It’s often better for a child to wait until they are physically ready as to avoid potential problems in the future. This should not be confused with singing in music lessons. Singing along with the melody in your music lessons is extremely important and valuable. Simply singing along quietly is unlikely to damage your voice where as learning how to project and sing from your diaphragm requires more development.
Setting voice lesson goals is one of the best ways to keep you motivated! When you focus on reaching your vocal lesson goal you will practice more, and ultimately feel good about your improvement. Here at the Oakville Academy of Music we have several ongoing opportunities for our students to set personal musical goals. We have at least two optional recitals every year, our exclusive Musical Ladder System, and our 150 Day Music Lesson Practice Challenge Program. The rewards programs are for all instruments including singing lessons.
Learning how to sing well takes more than simply attending your voice lessons. You should arrange a regular and consistent practice schedule. This means you should try to sing every day if you can. In addition to just singing in the shower you should set aside a time to go over your scales and voice studies. It’s much better to practice a few minutes a day than to cram the day before your next singing lesson. We develop skills slowly over time so a regular practice routine will be a huge help in your development. We do know that you may not be able to sing every and that’s ok. Don’t worry to much if you miss a day here and there. Oakville Academy of Music has a really cool Practice Challenge program. Our voice students work towards goals and receive buttons, certificates, and fun award medals for meeting those goals.
Many voice coaches have a specific repertoire they prefer at the beginning stages of learning. There are fundamentals that are important for beginner singers to learn. They will help with techniques like breathing and articulation, . We highly recommend that you learn from a recognized voice method. This will help make sure that you don’t miss out on anything important. A couple of the singing lesson programs our teachers use are the Royal Conservatory of Music Voice Series and the Singer’s Edge Voice Program for popular singing. This Singer’s Edge program offers a variety of styles including pop, country, jazz, and soul. In addition to the method book your teacher will ask you to choose your favourite songs to learn in your lessons. It’s essential to learn how to sing the songs that inspire you.
Singing in a music recital is one of the best ways for parents to know if their kids are really learning in their vocal lessons. Preparing for a performance means that you need to practice singing one or two songs until you are ready to perform them. This also gives the students and teachers something specific to work on in their lessons. Oakville Academy of Music offers 2 big recitals every year as well as several opportunities to sing at different events like seniors home and music festivals.
Learning how to sing is not about belting out a few tunes in the shower. It’s about finding a qualified teacher that knows how to explain voice techniques so that you can understand them. Some vocal techniques a good music teacher can help you with are singing from your diaphragm and projecting your voice. In addition to their qualifications they should be fun and enjoy working with students of all ages. Our Voice instructors have warm personalities and will get to know you and your family on a personal level so they can help you achieve your music lesson goals.
Singing by yourself can be fun and relaxing but singing with other people can take the fun to a whole new level! Your vocal lessons will take on a whole new meaning when you are actually using the harmonies and techniques you learn in class. We recommend joining a pop or glee club at you school or joining a choir. Oakville Academy of Music often arranges small vocal groups that sing in recitals and events. The point is to get together and sing with other people. It will give your voice lessons more relevance and will make learning how to sing even more fun than it already is.


Sign up is easy and parent-friendly, with helpful staff available seven days a week to serve you. Because we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis, there are no large upfront payments, no complicated contracts, no annual material or performance fees, and no semester minimums.
The Academy of Music in Oakville Ontario teaches piano, guitar, ukulele, drums, voice, saxophone, clarinet and flute


Lessons are first come, first serve, so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!


$40/30 minutes
$80/60 minutes (Recommended for the serious student)


Monday – Thursday 9:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 11:00am - 7:30pm
Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 4:00pm

A one-time registration fee of $25 (due only at time of registration)
Music lessons are HST exempt!
Fees must be paid by auto debit or pre-authorized credit card at time of registration.

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