Vocal coach and NLP coach
French Canadian vocal coach Claude Webster, has been internationally sought after as a leading specialist in French repertoire. Since 2004, he has been invited every year to the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel-Aviv. He has also been on faculty at programs in Berlin, New York, Miami, Ravinia, Puerto Rico, Montreal, Toronto and Virginia. He was the head coach at Opera de Montréal’s young artist program «l’Atelier lyrique de l’OdeM» from 1997 to 2017.
Claude Webster’s diverse skills have led him to be involved at l’Opéra de Montréal in numerous capacities. He has been the pianist/répétiteur for over 50 productions and is the Chorus master since 2007.
Constantly looking for new ways to help singers, he specialized himself in performance preparation. He holds a certificate in psychology from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and is also a certified professional Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) coach and instructor.
He regularly gives lectures and workshops in colleges and conservatories on stress management and mental preparation for performances. He published a book «Atteindre sa zone d’excellence» (Reaching you inner zone of excellence) and is working on a performance handbook written specifically for musicians and singers based on his workshops.
Former member of l'Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal.