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MEET LIESEL

I am passionate about empowering you to find your authentic voice. Whether you are a professional or a beginner with aspirations to pursue singing as a career, or to simply sing in the shower, we will work together to strengthen your connection with your body and voice. I work with clients of all ages and stages using a combination of technique and artistry to highlight and share your unique gifts and bring strength to your individual voice.

30 YEARS OF TRAINING EXPERIENCE

ABOUT ME

My own vocal journey has been one of discovering, owning, giving away, losing and reclaiming. I started discovering my own voice when I was 16 and it has been quite the journey ever since - one of twists and turns, ups and downs - like a crazy rollercoaster ride. Through it all I have learned that singing is not only the physical function of producing a beautiful sound and communicating words and notes on a page. It is connecting to one’s self, finding strength and power one might not know they have, and allowing our authentic voice to be more fully expressed. It is my desire to help those who feel called to discover more of this connection and to show up more fully - not only in singing but in all areas of our lives - whether as a beginner who is starting out on the path of vocal discovery, an amateur, or a professional.

I am fortunate to have had many wonderful teachers and coaches throughout my vocal journey who have guided me musically. I carry their guidance with me in my everyday life. Some of these mentors include Mary Morrison, Marilyn Horne, Marlena Malas, Edward Zambara, Warren Jones, Margo Garrett, Martin Katz, and Brian Zeger. As well I have had the privilege to study and attend exceptional schools and summer festivals, such as: the University of Toronto, The University of Toronto Opera School, The Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Program, The Music Academy of the West, The Ravinia Festival, The Bowdoin International Music Festival, The Banff School of Music, and the Britten-Pears School.

I began teaching in Danville, California at the Reeder Music Academy. From there I went on to teach at Utah State University, prior to returning to my hometown Calgary and The Mount Royal University Conservatory of Music. Teaching at the Conservatory brought me back full circle as I first began my musical endeavors as a string player. I was part of the Academy at the Conservatory of Music as a violist, studying with John Thompson and performing with the Calgary Youth Orchestra, the Calgary Fiddlers, and numerous other ensembles. It was an amazing feeling to return to the Conservatory where I had so many wonderful memories.

Along my journey I earned a Masters in Psychology from Pepperdine University, as well as completing studies with the Andover Educators Body Mapping for Musicians. I yearned for greater understanding of human behavior and knowledge to understand the brain/body connection and anatomy. These learning experiences have given me greater insight and connection with singing, my body and its inner workings. I implement all of these tools in my teaching.

When I am not singing or teaching you can find me in the kitchen trying new recipes, hanging out with Kiss and Robyn - my little Havanese dogs - spending time with family and friends in the great outdoors, or being involved in one of my other passions: mindfulness, healing, and meditation. I have studied with Dr. Kim D’Eramo in her Embracing Health Program, Ho’oponopono The Ancient Art of Hawaiian Healing, Access Consciousness, EFT Tapping, and meditating as a daily practice. All of which impact my teaching and have been incorporated into how I approach each individual that I work with. If you are interested in learning more, I invite you to contact me!

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SINGING LESSON PACKAGES
with Liesel Fedkenheuer

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1 month commitment

4 sessions

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Intensive vocal growth in just one transformative month of sessions

3 MONTHS of SESSIONS

3 months commitment

12 sessions

Voice & singing lessons

Breathwork

Comprehensive vocal development over a semester of 3 months

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Voice & singing lessons

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Jocelyn B.

I was lucky enough to take lessons with Liesel for almost 4 years after completing a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance. Liesel is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and kind. She was able to troubleshoot vocal issues and give me many different exercises to address them. I left every lesson a better singer than when I came in. But what I loved most about my lessons was that Liesel always made me feel open and confident about my singing. Her positive personality and generous spirit truly made for a wonderful learning experience. ​ Thank you Liesel!

Shauna

My teenage daughter and I both studied with Liesel and loved the experience. ​ My daughter is a more advanced singer and benefited from Liesel's high level of knowledge and vocal training. She progressed beautifully under Liesel's instruction. ​ I started as an adult beginner and was terrified! Liesel instantly put me at easy with her calm and friendly demeanor. To be very honest, Liesel helped me find my voice! Over time it became easier to talk in general, whether in a boardroom presentation or a social situation. I had more clarity, ease, flow, and power in my words. I grew to be a more confident singer but also a more confident person. I whole heartedly recommend Liesel!

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Dinah J.

I began lessons with Liesel to strengthen my singing voice, never in a million years would I have thought it was the beginning of a life changing experience. My voice has changed within my every day life. I have more confidence and support in speaking up and expressing myself. I cannot imagine my life had I not had the opportunity to work alongside Liesel and form a supportive and trusting mentorship, and even more than that - a friendship. Liesel has taught me techniques that help with stress and anxiety, and tricks to get into my body when everything else feels out of control. Thank you, Liesel, for teaching me to soften into my body and become the person I am supposed to be!

Mezzo Soprano

Heather Byford

During my 5 years of voice lessons with Liesel, she helped me both to develop a solid technical foundation, and to explore my own creativity and path as a musician. I have had the pleasure of hearing Liesel as an inspiring performer in concert as well. Her vocal prowess and significant performance experience, combined with boundless patience and kindness, make her an ideal mentor for singers at any stage of learning. Liesel continuously seeks out new information and shares resources to help her students develop a well-rounded approach to singing. Developing good physical and emotional vocal health is always a priority in her lessons. During the last year of my studies with Liesel, she helped me to prepare and pass the audition for a Masters Degree in Voice Performance. Liesel has remained a trusted mentor and friend as I have moved on into the next step of my musical career.

Irene Dizon

Ms. Liesel has been an exceptional voice coach for my daughter since 2020. We couldn't have asked for a better mentor. My daughter enjoyed her lessons, thanks to Ms. Liesel’s patience, extensive training, and deep knowledge of vocal coaching. Her own impressive voice was an inspiration. Under her guidance, my daughter honed her singing skills, boosting her confidence. We're so grateful to Ms. Liesel, not just as a voice coach but also as a friend to Megan!

Calgary

Julia

Liesel has taught me voice for the past two years, and I have learnt so much from her teaching and expertise. The things that I learned range from getting better at singing in French, Italian and German, and learning how to be very legato when I am singing. She also taught me that my dreams to be an opera singer are possible, and she is part of the reason why I am training to be an opera singer today. Without her teachings, I would have never became the singer I am today.

Dr. S.D, Europe

Liesel has been a ray of sunshine in my life for the last 18 months. I started seeing her for singing lessons but quickly realized that I had other needs and that she had other gifts. With compassionate presence, EFT and now the processes of her coaching course, she has been helping me work through difficult issues in my life. I am most grateful for her wisdom, multiple approches and optimism. She has helped me move forwards in ways I did not dare imagine.

Steph Mancini - Sunny Side up Always!

You know the old saying it's all at the tip of our tongue?! Well Liesel blew the lid off that one, She opened me up to a whole new world... that's at the tip of our lung! I am not a traditional singer, I've just had a deep passion for the Universal heartbeat that expresses through all forms of music. As someone who connects to her own artistic expression through lyrics, rhymes and prose, I had been hiding behind barely breathing, until connecting with this powerhouse who reconnected me to my own powerhouse. There's soooooooooo much innate wisdom in our body, its' ability to be an instrument in and of itself. As someone who has been formally trained in yoga and other mind/body modalities, this opened me back up to a natural innate rhytmn that resides within all of US! An energy indescribable yet transcribable... through the breath. Until the fat lady sings?! ... NO, until we discover our lungs have their own set of wings!

WHAT MY STUDENTS
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