Alicia Barban is a performer, theatre maker, and proud arts educator, originally from Ottawa. She trained at the Randolph College and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Musical Theatre, and alongside her performance career, she has been teaching students of all ages for over 10 years. Starring in shows like Grease (Rizzo, Wintergarden Theatre), Million Dollar Quartet (Dyanne, Mayfield Theatre, Edmonton), Gentleman’s Guide (StageWest Calgary), Ordinary Days (Deb, OJS Theatre, Birmingham), Urinetown (Hope, Assembly Theatre, Edinburgh) and more, Alicia has experience in musical theatre, pop, jazz, rock and classical voice. In her lessons she shares accessible approaches to ANY genre in her fun, educational and safe lessons. Providing instruction in voice, ukulele, beginner guitar and piano, Alicia encourages personal discovery as an arts educator, and also offers approaches in songwriting and performance, as well as insights about being a professional artist.
Alicia Barban is an acclaimed professional performer and musical artist, with a passion for arts education. Training at Randolph College, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, in Vocal Jazz & Scat Singing, Bel Canto and Estill techniques, alongside an international performance career, Alicia has developed a specific approach to voice, that combines her wealth of training and experience. She has been a proud vocal coach for over 5 years, and has been working in arts education for over 10 years.
Alicia believes that anyone can sing, and anyone can express themselves through music. Her knowledge and experience have allowed her to understand the voice muscularly, developing approaches to pop, rock, jazz, musical theatre and classical voice, all while maintaining vocal health, and never putting limitations on the dreams of her students.
Alicia is proud to have a varied career as a professional artist and theatre maker, working across a broad spectrum of performance genres and styles, in shows like Grease, Million Dollar Quartet, Dracula, Lord of the Flies, Urinetown, Into the Woods, Gentleman’s Guide, Ordinary Days, and more. She has also recently been involved in the development of several new theatre works as a performer, and produces creative workshops and original pieces with her theatre lab initiative, The ArtFolk Collective. Alicia brings these professional insights into her lessons, inspiring students to approach their musicality with a focus on storytelling, honesty and personality. Providing instruction in self-accompaniment, songwriting, and performance, Alicia’s students are inspired to share, create and grow, with autonomy and individuality, as musicians and as people!