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Dr. Irene Feher (D.Mus) teaches classical/Contemporary voice at Concordia University, Vocal Techniques at McGill’s Schulich School of Music, and at her private studio in Cote-des-Neiges. A member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), Irene continues to fuel her passion for teaching singing through research and attendance at professional development workshops.
With over 25 years of teaching experience, 30 years of performing experience, and a passion for healthy vocal production, Irene teaches singers of all ages and levels. Her holistic approach combines formal classical vocal technique with somatic awareness and improvisation. Irene’s eclectic musical background enables her to teach various singing styles including classical, musical theatre, and popular styles.
A devoted pedagogue of voice, Irene completed her Doctor of Music in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University where she was awarded the coveted SSHRC fellowship for her research in the field of vocal pedagogy, which she presented at the Third International Physiology and Acoustics of Singing Conference in York, England. More recently, Irene has been conducting research on vocal improvisation and its use in the voice studio.
Irene carries on the legacy of what she has learned from her voice teachers and coaches Norma Newton (New York City), Winston Purdy and Michael McMahon (McGill), and Beverly McGuire (Concordia), Study of “Musicians’ Wellness” with Dr. Louise Montello (New York), and Alexander Technique with Malcolm Balk (Montreal), and continued daily practice of yoga, meditation, and Qi Gong, has enabled Irene to help singers overcome issues with anxiety and vocal tension.