“Dear David. I really wish to share just how profoundly affected I am from working with you during the 3-Day Nuova Intensive 2008. It has only been a few days since leaving Edmonton but I have been working on the techniques you gave me and I really do feel a difference, and my teacher has noticed a shift in me. I am amazed at how the breath can touch on one’s emotional state; I have now found that a way to release these emotions is through breathing techniques. I have also noticed where I hold and most importantly I have discovered why, in both singing and everyday life—thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have imparted just a tiny sampling of your wisdom and it has empowered me to continue on the journey.”

Elisa Righele
Vancouver, BC

“David Wilson helped me find a very natural air movement in my singing that gave both incredible freedom and incredible power to my voice that I had never before experienced.”

Kristin Hoff, soprano
Montréal, Quebec

“Working with David enabled me to get past some persistent physical blocks that were inhibiting my sound. By opening up my breathing I was able to reach a level of relaxation that has given me more confidence and enjoyment when I sing.”

Neil Reimer, baritone
Victoria, British Columbia

“I had never done any form of yoga before taking David Wilson's class at Opera Nuova 2007. During his class I was able to access my breath capacity which has had an enormous positive affect on my overall sound. I also found that the way Mr. Wilson integrates vocal technique, breath, and body enables each part to be completely warmed up by the end of class. This meant that I could easily sing at 9:30 a.m. after one of his classes. It was amazing!”

Kelly Coubrough
Garibaldi Highlands, BC

Workshops for the Voice

David works with people from all walks of life and all vocations, from performing artists to health professionals to teachers and office staff. He assists people with vocal impairments, voice loss and throat ailments, as well as teaching people in both office and stage environments to communicate strongly and effectively, and to become better leaders. If you wish to improve confidence, find your Voice, express yourself more quickly and easily or deliver a command performance, this is the place to start.

Workshops include:

 

Yoga for Breath & Voice

SING! BREATHE! MOVE! PLAY!


Would you like chanting to be easier and more fun?
Do you have a burning desire (or even a subtle curiosity...)
for your voice to reach it’s full potential?

In this fun and safe workshop we will explore vocal yoga, natural breathing techniques, metaphorical movement and chanting, all focused toward the exploration of our True Voice.

Creativity, Laughter, Joy, and Exuberant Self-Expression
will soon follow!


This workshop is for everyone—for those who can sing, and
especially for those who think they can’t, or simply wish to breathe!
Contact David for more information.

Yoga for Body, Breath & Voice Weekend

SING! BREATHE! MOVE! PLAY!
Find your core, be strong.
Find your voice, be heard.
Find your breath, be serene.

Everything about who we are and how we live is reflected in the manner in which our body moves, in the ebb and flow of our breath, and in the timber and resonance of our voice.

So often we find our body, our breath and our voice become disconnected from each other, making it difficult to live in clarity, move with freedom, or speak our truth. Body, Breath & Voice Integrative Training explores methods to integrate motion, respiration and sound, leading to increased liveliness of movement, greater peace of mind and limitless ecstasy of expression.

Would you like to use your breath to decrease stress? Would you like to activate your imagination to release challenges in your life? Would you like to move with greater vitality and verve? Would you like to speak your truth with greater ease and efficacy?

In this fun and safe workshop we will explore hatha yoga, vocal yoga, natural breathing, pranayama, qi gong, metaphorical movement, our core, vocal support, om chanting, mantras, overtone singing, the connection between power and surrender, sound healing and the chakra system; all focused toward decreasing stress, strain and tension, while increasing joy, freedom and personal power. It is about remembering who we truly are.

This workshop is for everyone—for those interested in the art of breathing, the joy of movement, for those who can sing, and especially for those who think they can’t: Open your mind, free your body, liberate your breath and unleash your big voice.

Join us for Fun, Creativity, Laughter, Joy, and Exuberant Self-Expression! This course is designed as a weekend workshop, or as a summer week-long retreat.

 

Workshop History

Vocal Workshops

2011) Edmonton Christian School Spring Program, Edmonton AB
2011) Edmonton Christian School, Edmonton AB
2011) University of Alberta: Augustana Campus - Vocal Program Masterclass
2011) Cowtown Opera Summer Workshop Calgary
2011) Sweet Adelines Regional Education Symposium, Regina
2011) Mount Royal University Academy Vocal Program
2011) Jodlerklub Heimattreu Calgary
2011) Wordsworth Writing Camp, YABS
2011) Stony Plain Memorial Composite High School
2011) Ambrose University College, Calgary - Vocal Program Masterclass
2010) Edmonton Christian School Fall Program, Edmonton AB
2010) Edson Fall Festival
2010) Victoria School of the Arts, Edmonton (Sr High)
2010) Victoria School of the Arts, Edmonton (Jr High)
2010) Ralph Browne Vocal Studio, Medicine Hat, Alberta
2010) Sweet Adelines, Langley, British Columbia
2010) Sweet Adelines, Kelowna, British Columbia
2010) Sweet Adelines, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
2010) Sweet Adelines, Red Deer, Alberta
2010) Medicine Hat Vocal Studio (Ralph Browne)
2010) Mount Royal University Academy Vocal Program
2010) Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus
2010) Wordsworth Writing Camp, YABS
2010) Edmonton Christian School, Edmonton AB
2010) Sylvan Lake Memorial Presbyterian Choral Workshop
2010) Braemore Baptist Church, Edmonton
2010) Edmonton Musical Theatre
2010) Stony Plain Memorial Composite High School
2010) Edmonton Christian School, Edmonton AB
2010) Westwood Unitarian Church
2010) Opera Nuova Summer Program: Yoga/Voice Instruction
2009) University of Alberta: Augustana Campus - Vocal Program
2009) Bev Facey High School, Sherwood Park, AB
2009) Aurora Children’s Choir: Vocal Masterclass
2009) Western Hospitality Chorus, Calgary:
2009) Westwood High School, Fort MacMurray, AB
2009) Singspiration, Concordia College, Edmonton
2009) Edmonton Youth Choir
2009) Westwood Unitarian Church, Edmonton
2009) ArtsTrek Residential Theatre Summer School, Red Deer AB
2009) Opera Nuova Summer Program: Yoga/Voice Instruction
2009) Stony Plain Memorial Composite High School
2009) Saskatoon Barbershop Chapter:
2009) Chinook Winds Chorus, Calgary
2009) Edmonton Musical Theatre
2009) Express Yourself Workshop Program, Edmonton
2009) Fort MacMurray Composite High School
2009) Calgary Cantaré Children's Choir Retreat:
2009) Strathcona Choir
2009) Edmonton Christian School, Edmonton AB
2009) Wordsworth Winter Camp Program
2008) Opera Nuova Summer Program: Yoga/Voice Instruction
2008) Edmonton Youth Choir
2008) Alberta College Gilbert & Sullivan Retreat
2008) Bev Facey High School, Sherwood Park, AB
2008) Kim Mattice-Wanat Vocal Studio
2008) SPEBSQSA National Conference:
2008) ArtsTrek Residential Theatre Summer School, Red Deer AB
2008) Stony Plain Memorial Composite High School
2008) Edmonton Christian School, Edmonton AB
2008) Medicine Hat College:
2008) National Association of Teachers of Singing
2007) Edmonton Youth Choir
2007) Opera Nuova Summer Program: Yoga/Voice Instruction
2007) Wordsworth Writing Camp, YABS
2007) Alberta College Gilbert & Sullivan Retreat
2006) Festival Singers, Sherwood Park
2006) Wordsworth Writing Camp, YABS
2006) National Association of Teachers of Singing
2005) Alberta Music Educator’s Conference: “Warm-ups that Work”.
2005) Drayton Valley Vocal Teachers Association
2004) Workshop for the University of Alberta Vocal Program
2004) Edmonton Vocal Minority
2004) Riverview Collegiate High School, Saskatchewan
2004) EKOS Chamber Choir – Vocal Coach
2004) Cantilon Children’s Choir
2004) Alberta College Vocal Program
2003) Riverview Collegiate High School, Saskatchewan
2003) University of Alberta Vocal Program
2003) EKOS Chamber Choir – Vocal Coach
2003) Edmonton Vocal Minority
2002) Association of Canadian Choral Conductors, Toronto “Breath and the Voice: Effortless Mastery”
2002) University of Alberta Vocal Program
2002) Riverview Collegiate High School, Saskatchewan
2002) Sine Nomine Chamber Choir
2002) Edmonton Vocal Minority
2002) EKOS Chamber Choir – Vocal Coach
2001) University of Calgary Concert Choir
2001) MusiCamrose: Intermediate Choir
2001) Riverview Collegiate High School, Saskatchewan
2001) Alberta Music Conference, Edmonton “Breathing and Yoga for Singers and Conductors”
2001) Concordia Concert Choir, Edmonton
2001) Knox Presbyterian presents: Voice and the Choir
2001) Calgary Boys Choir: Vocal Coach
2000) Banff Centre for the Arts: Voice, Breath & Yoga for Vocalists
2000) Calgary Boys Choir: Vocal Coach
2000) University of Calgary General Studies Dept: Acoustic Ecology 301
1998) University of Calgary Concert Choir