Nobody can or will ever be taught how to write anything. That said,
there will always be a few first rate teachers with experience and love
and inspiration and generosity and nerve enough to lead the rest of us
curious minds stumbling inward to that faithful and indefinable place from which all writing begins – Rosemary Phelan is one of those few.
Rosemary Phelan's rightLEFT|:|write songwriting series breathes. It's as beautiful and moving as her songs. She offers her excellent ideas about creativity with kindness and generosity. She challenges the participants, in a subtle and caring way, to dig deep to find that place inside them that is unique and inspired. There's always a feeling of joy when a person experiences genuine creativity - when they find and use their own voice. The elation at the workshop was clear and present and palpable. Like the participants, I was smitten with Rosemary and did not want the songwriting series to end.
On Singing and Performance
I went to Rosemary for some voice coaching in advance of embarking on a new recording project. She was able to teach me so much in only a couple of sessions. Rosemary quickly knew how to tap into a quality in my voice that I had not yet been able to find on my own. I learned how to access my voice from a completely different part of my body, in a way that made singing feel almost effortless and allowed the real, emotional content of the song to come through. I would highly recommend Rosemary as a voice coach. Even if you can only manage a few lessons, it can make a huge difference. Shawna Caspi
Rosemary has a unique gift in her ability to explain the concepts she teaches in concrete ways that I could internalize and understand. I felt very comfortable with her. I knew that she’d had a profound impact when I heard my singing voice recorded and didn’t hate it anymore!
Rosemary's vocal workshop helped me to find my true voice; to unlearn my way back to the natural voice of the child within me; to sing fearlessly, free of stress or damage. Bryan Williston
Rosemary is also a Registered Nurse (non-practicing) with a working knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and mechanics of vocal production, and the maintenance of a healthy voice.
RATES: $50/50 min. (Special rates for semi-private, 5-session packages, and working artists--please ask me about it--thanks!)
I believe that in order to be fully alive, each of us needs to experience and embrace our real voice. For some that’s easy and natural; for others it takes committed effort over time. Either way, the goal is so worthwhile, and every small gain is so rewarding. Once we connect with that “core” voice, we're equipped to develop and use the full range of our vocal and writing gifts, and to fend off the self-doubt that can undermine us as artists and human beings. Just beyond that self-doubt lies the ability to offer what we've got to the world around us, and light up hearts.
mighty wren productions
Send me an email with your phone #, and we'll chat. Thanks!
STUDIO: West end Toronto--The Junction (Keele/Dundas area). Easy TTC/Free parking
* Youth choirs
* Royal Conservatory, Toronto (voice, Grade 10; piano, Grade 8)
* The Music for Healing and Transition Program (USA)
* Ongoing: workshops and professional development
SELECTED MUSIC EXPERIENCE
* award-winning songwriter/recording artist
* founder and creative director, ESSENTIA Vocal Ensemble
* past member, Modern Renaissance Quartet
* past vocal soloist, Lux String Quartet
* facilitator, rightLEFTwrite Songwriting Series
* facilitator, TRUE COLOURS vocal workshop
* frequent guest and session vocalist (live performance & recording)
* former dance caller and dancer