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Now YOU can learn the same technique, and transform yourself as a singer!
You already have the VOICE, the TALENT and the PASSION.
Whether you are a complete beginner, or an experienced singer, it can be overwhelming to try to find the right singing teacher.
Deciding WHO it is you will trust with the development of your talent is one of the most important decisions YOU make. That is why I moved across Europe and "headhunted" for my singing teacher, until I found the right one, 26 years ago.
- can not hit or hold high notes
- problems singing long phrases on one breath
- uneven register
- no control of their larynx
- tension in their jaw and throat
- problems with placement of the voice
- stage fright - I use mental exercises - from sport and performance psychology - to deal with this!!
Some singers have stopped singing altogether, due to problems with their throat. Many have already been trained by one or more teachers, thinking it is their fault they cannot do things right.
Bel Canto to the People - The Aina Method!
In 2021 I spent three months creating and filming my easy to follow Bel Canto Master Singer course, for singers on ALL levels.
It is a framework to become a Bel Canto Master Singer, giving you the exact same legendary technique I was trained in. Drawing on my extensive experience as a singer, singing teacher and manager, I have added a module about a crucial topic, often ignored:
Mental training for opera singers, including confidence building.
My course covers way more than what you would learn the first couple of years in a full time music program, with ALL the focus on the singing. You do not have to know any music theory or music history to start.
I created this course with one goal: saving YOU time and money, while maintaining the highest possible level of quality!
"My experience with Elisabeth (The bel canto coach) it is being transformative in many levels. She really made me understand how to use my soprano voice efficiently, and due to the technique help me out to expand my range safely without putting unnecessary weight on it, which is something very rare into the classical genre, and it is pivotal for singers like me that love singing rock, metal even pop.
And needless to say that Elisabeth ( The bel canto coach) has one of the most beautiful voices! It is really like to hear those legends from the past (pure bel canto coloratura). I highly recommend her to anyone that really wants to sound professional and without restrictions of any kind."
The obvious choice.
"Elisabeth's coaching transformed my voice from tiny, and limited to the lowest part of my range into one with power, control, and high notes in 3.5 months. I believe this course is the obvious choice for anyone wanting to take their voice to the next level."
(Lars - Tenor, Bel Canto student)
(Kenny - Tenor, Bel Canto student)
The Commander In Chief - Internationally acclaimed 7 string guitar virtuoso, singer, songwriter, and pianist. Trained, managed and mentored by me, she is also my oldest daughter. In 2021 two of her younger siblings asked me to train them professionally as well, so our family now has 2 opera singers, and 2 opera singers in the making.
"If you don't have the Bel Canto, you cannot sing any opera, as a matter of fact, not even the most modern."
(Maria Callas, Conversations with Lord Harewood, 1968)
What's the Value of this Course?
You can't put a value on the opportunity to fulfil your potential, but I will try to do it any way. It took me years to learn all the things I am giving you in this course, and I got the information gradually. With this course you get access to everything immediately, so you can watch it and learn at your own pace. I am giving you all the pieces of the puzzle, while also explaining to you how they should be put together.
I have students who have been trained for years by others, some even have master degrees and diplomas as opera singers, but they still had not learned the basics of HOW to sing properly, before they came to me. After just a few lessons they have made so much progress that people who have heard them sing before are completely confused about their rapid improvement.
"What happened to you? How have you improved so much, so fast?" is the feedback they get.
Having private lessons 6 days a week for 5 years, like I did, would cost you a lot. A Bel Canto singing lesson today cost anywhere from € 80 to €200 per lesson. If you pay €100 per lesson, it would cost € 2,400 per month, and a staggering €28,800 per year.
I created this course to SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY, so you need fewer 1:1 lessons, doing things at your own pace, watching the videos over and over again, printing out the PDFs to guide you.
If you combine the course with 1:1 Zoom lessons with me you get the optimal result, which is what most of my students do.
Make an impact, Share YOUR Voice, Live YOUR Dream, Be a Role Model and Fulfil YOUR Potential.
Start today and be one of the few who carry the proud tradition of Bel Canto into the Future.
Be the one who stands out!
What You Get With The Aina Method:
In this online course you get access to 66 videos, downloadable PDFs, and audio file versions of all the videos.
You can either buy the entire course, OR you can buy each of the modules as separate courses. I have split module 5 into two separate modules, with 4 master classes in each.
I explain the secrets about Bel Canto singing to you, and you get to see both a beginner and a professional singer do various vocal exercises, under my guidance. You also learn how to pronounce the Italian lyrics for each of the songs.
You get the tools and skills you need to build a solid foundation as a Bel Canto singer, immediately, from the comfort of your own home, while having access to one of the few Bel Canto teachers in the world.
- 66 videos
- Downloadable PDFs
- Audio files/mp3s
- Access to 1:1 lessons with me
The Aina Method - Course Overview!
You can sign up for the full course, or you can sign up for Module 1 separately and learn the crucial skill of breathing with the diaphragm.
After completing the FULL course you get a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.
Foundations of Mastery, part 1 - Breathing!
4 videos, PDFs
Foundations of Mastery, part 2 - Essential skills!
Master Warm-Up Blueprint!
2 videos, PDF
Forging A Master - 8 Singing Lessons, where you see 2 singers being coached by me.
FULL COURSE - ALL 5 MODULES:
Pay the course in full and you get access to ALL the course videos, PDFs and audio files immediately.
LIMITED TIME OFFER NOW 33% OFF, ONLY € 847!
EXTRA BONUS: 3 X 60 MINUTES SINGING LESSONS 1:1 ON ZOOM INCLUDED.
You can also pay it over 4 months, with my generous payment plan, and get gradual access to videos, PDFs and Audio files each month.
Monthly payment of € 227!
You ALSO get 3 x 60 minutes singing lessons 1:1 on Zoom included.
66 videos, PDFs and audio files. Total viewing time of videos: 5h 42m
You can also book 1:1 Zoom Bel Canto singing lessons with me here, even if you do not enrol in my course! Limited spaces available.
The Ultimate Cost of Inaction
I guarantee that if you don't take action it could cost you:
- A Fortune: a real opportunity to be paid what YOU are really worth.
- Your Health: 70% of people who use their voice in a professional capacity get voice problems. This is a very serious problem. Failing to fulfill your potential can also lead to stress, and anxiety taking a toll on your well-being.
- Your Purpose: Imagine the cost of not living life with a purpose. Getting to the end of the road wondering what could have been, and looking back with regret having neglected YOUR destiny. To me, that sounds like one of life's biggest failures.
- Regret: The weight of regret is the heaviest burden you can carry
Don't let the cost set in. Make the investment in yourself, so you can start the transformation to becoming a Bel Canto Master Singer TODAY.
Frequently asked questions
I have coached singers via Zoom, and Skype for years. As long as you have a good internet connection it works well.
Yes. The Commander In Chief has used her Bel Canto training to sing: heavy metal, acoustic music, musicals, Christian music, classical crossover, and classical.
Yes. No previous training is required. You can be a complete beginner, or a more advanced singer. You do not have to know, or study any music theory in order to take this course.
Vibrato is a sign that you are breathing correctly. You need it in order to sing classical music properly. However, if you are trained right then you can turn it on and off at will, so that you can sing other music genres as well. This is what The Commander In Chief does.
I am offering my group lessons both in the morning, and in the evening CET.
Only through the offers in this course.
Watch this course video for FREE now, and learn the crucial skill of how to attack the first note correctly.
AINA ELISABETH HILLTOUT - WHO I AM & WHY I DO THIS?
Born in Norway, I had a childhood that was very far from the life I have lived as a grown up. I could easily highlight the good parts and say:
From I was 10 until I was 13 I was on stage with my dad, performing with great success. At school I was a top student, and in high school I was the president of the student council... yada, yada, yada. That would be the glossy, perfect bio we have all read a million times before. What makes me different, is THIS part of my story:
When I was 7 years old, my dad walked out on us, and we lost everything - including the big family house we had just built. From I was 8 until I was 13 we lived in a tiny home without an indoor bathroom or indoor toilet, in the bad part of a new town, where I knew no one. The house was very old and winters in Norway are cold - as in very cold. My home-made, narrow bed was in front of a huge window that was completely covered with thick layers of ice, on the inside, during the long winter months. I went to bed frozen and I woke up frozen. We never had any money to do anything. It was all about just affording the basics. That was the easy part of my childhood.
Dealing with an alcoholic, unhinged stepfather was a totally different challenge. He hated me profoundly. His verbal, emotional and mental abuse quickly became part of my daily life. I know how it feels like to grow up with real FEAR, always having to anticipate the crazy person's next move, their next attack - always trying to be one step ahead, as a matter of survival. I know what it means to run for your life. I know what it means to see the ones you care about being physically harmed, right in front of your eyes. I know what it does to your confidence. No child should have to live through that hell. Sadly, way too many children, all over the world do.
I had the drive and determination to move away and take control of my own life, at the age of 18, just when I graduated high school. I never made it to my own graduation ceremony, despite being the president of the student board, with a speech to deliver. I was still in shock from having lost the one person I trusted the most in a car accident - my oldest brother. Experiencing such a profound loss, so suddenly, at such a young age, changes you forever. You look at your life as "Life Before and Life After." I know a lot of people will recognise that.
My accomplishments are mine, and mine alone. At 19 I worked in the biggest bank in Norway, on a nationwide marketing campaign. I had specialised in economics and marketing in high school. When I was 21 I started studying at the prestigious Norwegian School of Economics, in their MBA program. But something was missing in my life, and when I saw the movie Amadeus, I knew what it was. I HAD TO sing opera!
I took two young children and a husband, who was always abroad for work, with me. We moved to Verona, Italy, without speaking a word Italian, without knowing anyone there. After some months searching for the right singing teacher, I found Aida Meneghelli. Nothing about that new life was easy, and we made a lot of sacrifices, but it was worth it.
My repertoire included the arias for The Queen of the Night, Lucia di Lammermoor, Konstanze, Olympia, Elvira and Lakmé. I have extensive experience as a concert singer, Bel Canto teacher, manager, producer and confidence builder.
I stopped performing when my youngest child, back then, was diagnosed with health problems that made it impossible for me to be away from home.
I LOVE coaching singers, seeing their joy when they "get it," and singing all of a sudden becomes easy. The more singers I can help the better it is.
I have lived in 5 countries with my family. I have just returned to my motherland, Norway, with my English husband, four kids and our Giant Schnauzer.
My dad drove across Norway to be there for my first, big opera concert.
11 years old, performing with my dad. I loved every moment.