"I started taking lessons with Lisa in October of 2012. I had begun singing in a church choir as an alto in 2008 – a very late start to a singing “career” to be sure. Our choir director decided that I should be doing the odd solo. I was terrified. That first solo – when the first piano chord was struck – I was on the verge of bursting into tears I was so afraid. I muddled through, giving a less than commendable performance. I limped along in this fashion for a while but was not having fun. I wanted to sing but desperately needed help.
With Lisa’s patient, positive teaching style, vast knowledge, vocal experience and sunny personality I have made some amazing progress. I now experience some butterflies and nervousness before a performance but can actually enjoy the experience. Lisa has me singing notes I couldn’t possibly have managed when I started her program. I’m even starting to imagine myself as a mezzo-soprano! What a long, long way from where I started.
Lisa is my muse, my teacher and my friend. She has given me the immeasurable gift of music.
What a privilege and a blessing it is to have Lisa in my life."
"When my older sisters started studying vocal performance with Lisa, I could not wait to follow suit! Although I had sung with my family before taking lessons, Lisa equipped me with the training and encouragement that I needed to continue my education to where I am today. It was through the years of study with Lisa that my passion and love for classical music first flourished, and that is a gift for which I will forever be in gratitude.
Lisa’s kind and generous spirit is truly remarkable and was exactly the attitude that I needed to thrive as a young singer. The relationship between a voice teacher and their student requires an environment of safety to make mistakes, learn, and grow, and that is exactly what I found every lesson in Lisa’s studio. Although lessons were primarily a place to learn and discover, the joy of music-making and music-sharing was still ever present. In the years of training that have followed at Queen’s University and now at Yale University, I have continued to collaborate with Lisa for concerts and she has always been a source of support. Lisa truly cares so deeply for her students and is absolutely committed to helping each individual reach their personal goals. I really cannot recommend her enough!"
"I grew up in a small town where I enjoyed years of singing in school choirs, church junior choir, local music festival competitions, and community musical theatre. Then I moved away for school, jobs, starting a family. One day as I filled out a questionnaire that asked for a list of interests, I wrote “singing”, and it struck me that it had been many years since I had dedicated time to anything other than occasional singing. I missed it. Could I even do it anymore?
I joined the Arnprior Community Choir and was immediately put at ease by the director, Lisa Webber. I felt pretty rusty and asked if she could fit me in for a few private lessons. From the first meeting, I felt this was going to be very special.
That was almost 25 years ago. With her constant encouragement, helpful exercises as well as folk, classical, sacred, pop, and musical theatre pieces appropriate to my ability and interests, lessons with Lisa are always something to look forward to. I have learned so much and am still learning.
Through her talent for connecting music lovers of all sorts, Lisa has provided opportunities to perform, whether in solo, duet, ensemble, or chorus, in recitals, local musical theatre shows and regional choirs. The feeling of connecting with others through music gives me great joy, and I am grateful to Lisa’s teaching for opening up so many possibilities."
"I am not sure how long I have been taking lessons with Lisa, close to 20 years. When I started I thought I was an alto but she told me I was a soprano, who knew???
She is so patient and lovely it is a joy just to be in her presence. I really love it when we sing a duet.
"I began singing as a little girl, first taught by my Mom and then eventually taking lessons outside of our home. I competed in festivals and sang whenever I had the opportunity. I decided to pursue singing further and attended Queen’s University and received a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance in 1992. Soon after that, I married, had a family and other than singing lullabies and performing in a few wonderful local shows, put my singing on the back burner.
In the spring of 2016, I was given the great opportunity of being the guest soloist for our town choir. I was both thrilled and terrified. I decided that taking lessons again would be a good idea and asked for recommendations. I was given Lisa’s name and choosing her was the best decision that I could have made. She is an absolute joy! She has so much knowledge and has helped me overcome difficulties that I have carried throughout my singing career, fixing some deeply ingrained bad habits. I always leave my lessons feeling happier than when I walked in. Even in these times of Zoom lessons, Lisa now fills my living room with positivity and musical fun.
Lisa has rekindled the excitement and my love for singing. Her teaching and her friendship mean the world to me.”