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Occurs on Tuesday June 30 2020

Approximate running time: 0 hours and 45 minutes


Hat Academy - Music Studio
295 Charlotte Street
2nd Floor
Sydney NS B1P 1C6

Event Notes

× As part of the 2020 HAT Academy Offerings, we are now facilitating private vocal lessons with nationally acclaimed soprano and vocal coach, Deborah Jeans.

Sessions are available weekly on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays as availability allows.

Pricing is as follows:

60 Minute Class - $40 45 Minute Class - $30

Classes must be paid for in advance in allotments of 5 classes minimum. Classes can be rescheduled with minimum of 24 hours notice.

Singers of all backgrounds and experience levels welcome.

**PLEASE NOTE: Registering here does not guarantee you a time slot and the times listed for this event are NOT accurate for your lessons, this is merely a conduit for you to pay the registration fees. Your private classes must be scheduled manually, so get in touch with us directly if you have not yet been given a time.

For more information or to schedule your private lessons, please e-mail us at:

Deborah Jeans, Artistic Director, Viva Voce Voice Studio

At the heart of Deborah Jeans is her ability to help people find their singing voices and to experience joy through the art of singing. Deborah began to sing at a very early age in her native Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, where she received her early musical education and exposure to solo singing. Later, she graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Music, with an Honours Bachelor degree in voice performance, and later, a Diploma in Operatic Literature and Performance Practice. She graduated with distinction, and was awarded the Josephine Harper Award as the most outstanding female singer in her graduating year. A winner of a number of competitions and awards, among them study grants from the Canada Counsel, Deborah Jeans studied voice and interpretation of classical repertoire in Rome, New York and Austria. Her performance credits include the Canadian Opera Company, Vancouver Opera Association, Pacific Opera Victoria and Opera-in-Concert, Toronto.

In Toronto, Ms. Jeans operated Viva Voce Voice Studio for sixteen years. Some of her former students are graduates of McGill University, University of Western Ontario, Queen’s University and the University of British Columbia.

Testimonials: “Having Deborah Jeans’ help to formulate my early training as a singer was the best thing that could have happened to me! Deborah helped me to recognize my own potential abilities and also to believe in myself. She taught me the skills I would later use in my craft as a performer. Sensitive, caring teachers like Deborah Jeans are almost impossible to find!” - Ann Rowe, Canadian soprano living and working in Salzburg, Austria

”Deborah Jeans was my first voice teacher. She helped me to discover my voice and opened it to a powerful, focused sound of more than two and a half octaves, capable of singing with many colours. She also recognized right away that I was a visual learner, so she tailored our lessons to my way of learning and processing information, something that made the process of learning to sing so much easier for me. Deborah Jeans is a talented educator and a strong force in the Canadian vocal scene. I feel that my work with her is one of the reasons I can now call myself a professional singer.” - Ryan Field, Canadian actor (Stratford Festival) & singer

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