Will Patterson, BA, Vocal Studio Manager

About Will

Will has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Recording Arts at Ryerson University. He is an expert vocal coach as well as a live and studio sound engineer. Will is the manager of the Toronto location of Vocal Studio where he works with singers and artists of varying backgrounds and abilities.

One of Will's fondest memories as a child was listening to blues and rock with his father. He was transfixed by the virtuosity of the guitarists and raw passion of the vocalists. One day he was in the car listening to Stevie Ray Vaughan and said to his father "I'm going to do that!" His dad immediately turned the car around and drove straight to the closest music store to buy Will his first guitar. Ever since then, music has been central to Will's life.

In high school Will was fortunate to have great music teachers and took a course in vocal music, where he was introduced to the classical approach and compositions with harmony. He joined a heavy metal band named Exile and developed his ability to sing powerfully. After studying Recording Arts at Ryerson, he was able to get work teaching voice at a local music school during the days and also do live sound for an urban music showcase at night. Will continued to develop as a voice coach while broadening his musical horizons to include Hip-Hop, R&B, Soul and Gospel.

A few years ago Will was recruited to sing for a symphonic metal band named Operus. The founder was looking for a vocalist who had a classical sound but could also do raspy and distorted sounds in a healthy way.

Philosophy Of Teaching

An artist's approach to vocals is linked to their self concept, and through the exploration of new sounds a profound expansion of character is experienced.

It has become my specialty as a vocalist to sing in many styles and as a coach to help artists realize the range of expression possible in the voice. An artist's approach to vocals is linked to their self concept, and through the exploration of new sounds a profound expansion of character is experienced. This is the philosophy I bring to coaching and I believe the Artist Success Method is the best way to facilitate this growth in the shortest amount of time.

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