We are just a couple of odd ball gals from Edmonton, Alberta with a passion for singing, performing, teaching and inspiring. Ok, it’s a little more than that. Both of us have been singing since we were wee babes and have followed that passion through to adulthood. Joy singing while riding horseback through fields of daisies (for real) or at her piano while she worked away at the keys and Erika through her musical theatre glory days or on a ship across the Atlantic. Sound exciting? With a secondary education in music and theatre combined with years of professional singing experience, we decided we must share the wealth. We researched the most cutting edge and current methods of teaching and voice science and found the VOCOLOGYnetwork!
The practice of vocology is the science of vocal habilitation. Not just rehabilitation, it is the process of building and strengthening your voice for specific demands and styles.
We are certified in Vocology and are part of the Vocology In Practice (ViP) global network of elite voice professionals at the forefront of vocal training for today's contemporary singer. We are continually training with renowned voice scientists, such as Dr. Ingo Titze, laryngologists, and the best voice teachers IN THE WORLD. YUUUP, that’s right!
We are passionate about this amazing instrument, and its versatility. We are thrilled to share how simple, practical changes in what we do as singers can completely transform our voices to do what we want them to.
ERIKA NOOT IS AN EDMONTON BASED SINGER, ACTOR, DANCER, AND VOICE INSTRUCTOR. YOU CAN CATCH HER BELTING IT OUT TO ALL YOUR FAVORITE TUNES WITH LOCAL COVER BAND, UPTOWN, OR WITH THE JOHN CAMERON ENTERTAINMENT ENSEMBLE, KNOWN FOR THE EDMONTON SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE AND OTHER CHARITY EVENTS SUCH AS THE HARVEST CELEBRATION BENEFITING THE LOIS HOLE HOSPITAL, THE CASA FOUNDATION GALA AND WOMAN OF VISION. ERIKA'S PASSION FOR PERFORMING BEGAN AT A YOUNG AGE AND LED HER STRAIGHT TO THE MACEWAN THEATRE ARTS PROGRAM WHERE SHE GRADUATED IN 2006. SHE WAS ALSO A FEATURED VOCALIST FOR ROYAL CARIBBEAN PRODUCTIONS. ERIKA'S PASSION DOESN'T END ON THE STAGE, THOUGH; SHE IS AN EXPERIENCED VOICE TEACHER AND PERFORMANCE MENTOR, CERTIFIED IN THE PRESTIGIOUS VOCOLOGY IN PRACTICE (ViP) NETWORK. ERIKA'S EXPERIENCE WITH A VARIETY OF VOCAL STYLES AND GENRES COMBINED WITH HER KNOWLEDGE IN VOCAL SCIENCE LENDS WELL TO HER TEACHING STYLE AS SHE ENCOURAGES AND ASSURES SINGERS THAT THEIR VOICE IS TRULY AN AMAZING INSTRUMENT AND THEY CAN MASTER IT!
Joy van de Ligt
Vocal & Piano Instructor
JOY IS A PASSIONATE PERFORMER WITH A MUSIC DEGREE, MAJORING IN PIANO AND VOICE, AND AS A MUSICIAN, TRAVELED ACROSS NORTH AMERICA PLAYING PIANO ON TOUR AND PERFORMING FOR POPE JOHN PAUL II IN TORONTO. AS AN ACCOMPLISHED PIANIST, SHE HAS SERVED AS ACCOMPANIST FOR SEVERAL SHOWS IN THE EDMONTON ARTS COMMUNITY AND AS AN EXPERIENCED VOCALIST, HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH MANY PRODUCTIONS AND A FEW PROMINENT EVENTS SUCH AS THE CCMA AWARDS AND THE EDMONTON SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE. JOY'S LOVE OF MUSIC ALSO EXTENDS TO THE THEATRE AS SHE COACHES THEATRE VOCALISTS AND HAS ACTED AS MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR COMMUNITY PRODUCTIONS OF BROADWAY SHOWS. SHE IS CO-FOUNDER OF ONE VOICE VOCAL STUDIO, CERTIFIED IN THE PRESTIGIOUS VOCOLOGY IN PRACTICE (ViP) NETWORK, A VOCAL SCIENCE NERD, AND PERFORMANCE MENTOR. HER PASSION FOR MUSIC, KNOWLEDGE OF THE SINGER'S PHYSIOLOGY/PSYCHE AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL APPLY IN ALL AREAS OF VOCAL INSTRUCTION INCLUDING TECHNIQUE, BREATH, EAR TRAINING, RANGE, STAGE PRESENCE, MENTAL/EMOTIONAL OBSTACLES, AND PERFORMANCE SKILLS. IN ADDITION TO HER LOVE OF SINGING, SHE PROVIDES SUPERIOR TRAINING ON THE PIANO WITH A FOCUS ON MUSIC THEORY, SIGHT READING AND ACCOMPANIMENT. JOY IS PASSIONATE ABOUT ENCOURAGING SINGERS TO REALIZE THEIR POTENTIAL AND BREAK THROUGH THEIR SELF-IMPOSED BARRIERS TO EMBRACE THEIR UNIQUE VOICE, TALENTS, AND CREATIVITY AS ARTISTS.
SINGER, PERFORMER, AND VOICE COACH, AMNA'S PASSION FOR MUSIC AND PERFORMING BEGAN AT A YOUNG AGE, FROM SINGING IN SCHOOL MUSICALS TO PERFORMING IN LOCAL COMPETITIONS AND FESTIVALS AROUND EDMONTON. AMNA HAS BEEN TEACHING SINCE 2011 AND COMPLETED THE BE A SINGING TEACHER COURSE UNDER THE INSTRUCTION OF LISA HAUPERT, FOCUSING ON VOCAL HEALTH, PATHOLOGY, VOCAL ASSESSMENT AND STUDENT-CENTERED LEARNING. AMNA HAS PERFORMED WITH LOCAL COVER BAND, UPTOWN, AND FOR THE EDMONTON SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE, THE CASA FOUNDATION GALA, THE FORT EDMONTON PARK GALA AND THE HARVEST CELEBRATION BENEFITING THE LOIS HOLE HOSPITAL, ALL WITH JOHN CAMERON ENTERTAINMENT. AMNA'S TEACHING STYLE IS EXPRESSIVE AND SPONTANEOUS, YET INTUITIVE AND SCIENTIFIC, USING A VARIETY OF TECHNIQUES AND METHODS TO FOSTER THE DEVELOPMENT OF EACH SINGER'S UNIQUE VOICE. HER FOCUS IS ON VOCAL TECHNIQUE, STAGE PRESENCE AND LIVE PERFORMANCE.