Lessons and Coaching in non-classical singing styles (all levels). See below for fees and location.
Consultations and Voice Rehabilitation Voice remediation for injured/dysfunctional voices, voices affected by acid reflux, voices that are limited/cause pain.
Studio: CD producing from start to finish; voice coaching in the recording studio.
Retreats! (See details below)
“Rita di Ghent is an exceptional musical educator...she has plenty of knowledge to impart and is thoroughly dedicated to her pupils' musical progress and artistic development.”
— Jazz Singer, Ori Dagan
"Vocal Technique for Non-Classical Singers" by Rita di Ghent available on
amazon.ca and amazon.com
Initial consultation and lesson or consultation: $130 (75 minutes). Includes a copy of "Vocal Technique for Non-classical Singers" by Rita di Ghent
Subsequent sessions: $110 (60 minutes)
Lesson frequency is up to you. There is no obligation to meet regularly.
Recording production fees (coaching you through the planning of your CD): repertoire selection, musicians and studio bookings, etc.: Please contact.
Recording studio coaching fee (being with you in the studio and being as coach and go-between with the recording staff): $400 half-day or $700 full day.
Location of Rita's Studios: My private practice lessons currently offered on line (via Zoom). Alternatively, you can apply for a residency, which is at my home base in Prince Edward County, Ontario. (See the info on retreats.)
RESIDENCIES (For Creatives of any kind!) Engage in soul work. Work on your art. Work on your journey, whatever it may be...)
" Thank you for 3 life-altering days. I’m so glad I did this...The retreat was the catalyst for a major shift. I chose Rita after finding her on YouTube. Luckily she had time for me. Having been mostly a classical singer, making the leap to jazz was a struggle but Rita was patient and very articulate and after a few months I started to feel and hear a meaningful change in my voice. Now, 18 months in, I’m thrilled with the results. I now sing without effort and am finding my own style. The icing on this cake was spending three days with Rita at her guest house in Picton. We did a lot of talking, listened to some live music, had two lessons a day and homework. The retreat exceeded my expectations and I finally feel ready for an audience. Rita is a career jazz artist and an expert in the workings of the voice. She’s the whole package... and I’m so sold." (JW, June, 2023)
THIS WORK WITH ME IS ELIGIBLE FOR GOVERNMENT FUNDING.
Depending upon your proposal, I can assist with this.
Please note that the getaway suite is not in the country. It is in the town of Picton, on the Harbour. It can be quite busy in tourist season.
Your suite has a private entrance, double bed, private washroom, desk, couch, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and large chalk board. If you're a musician, a keyboard, metronome, and music stand can be put in your room.
The suite is a 3-minute walk to Main Street coffee shops, restaurants, and grocery stores.
The suite is at 4A Union Street. I live in the adjoining house at 2 Union.
There is a creek beside the house and a green space behind the house, which, normally, no one uses but me. It's occasionally used as a cut-through for people crossing town, but generally very quiet. We can even put a little table and chair out there for you.
The house has 2 garden spaces behind it, which you are invited to use.
The green space behind the house leads to a very large park.
There are 400 acres of forest trails a 5-minute walk from the house.
There is an excellent "cheap and cheerful" breakfast place on the water across the street.
The Royal Hotel has a spa where you can get a number of relaxing treatments.
There are many spaces to walk and be in nature on the island. Sandbanks Provincial Park is the largest and has the most famous beaches. It also has the largest fresh water dunes in the world.
The Millenium Trail is a groomed trail, formerly a railway line, that has many entrances along its 46 kilometre length. Walking the trail is free.
Suite only: $120 per night.
Suite plus 1 one-hour session and any exercises/homework with Rita per day: $230
BEST BUY: Suite plus intensive. This includes 2 one-hour sessions per day, plus morning coffee discussion, dining together, (optional) and any exercises/homework with Rita per day: $400
- Morning coffee and discussion: 8:30am
- First working session plus exercises/assignments: 11:00am
- Second working session 4pm
- Dinner together (optional)
Note: There is a one-time $50 cleaning fee to pay staff.
A 25% deposit is required at booking and can be e-transferred to firstname.lastname@example.org . Balance of payment is due upon arrival.
Questions? I invite you to reach out.
Eager to make a shift in your life? Request an application.
THESE FEES ARE VALID UNTIL NOVEMBER 2023.