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Learn the old school Bel Canto technique, so YOU can sing & sound like the legends! 

Get started in January 2022 and get a 33% New Years discount on ALL the Course Modules and Master Classes! 

All the legends of opera were Bel Canto singers.

The most iconic of them all was Maria Callas, who had the same singing teacher as my teacher - the award winning Italian soprano Aida Meneghelli. They were both trained by the leading soprano of her time; Elvira De Hidalgo. 

"Hidalgo had the real great training, maybe even the last great training of the real Bel Canto."

(Maria Callas in conversation with Lord Harewood, 1968)

Now YOU can learn the same technique, and transform yourself as a singer

You 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 solution on your own. You don't have the method or technique to fulfil your potential. You might not know where to begin.

Singers often come to me asking for my help with one or more problems:
 
  • 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
  • a voice that is unpredictable when it comes to placement
  • a tired or sore throat from singing 
  • 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. 

If this is YOU - it is NOT your fault!! 
Usually, these problems are caused by something the singer has not even thought about.
Often the problem is the singing teacher, who has trained the singer to do the exact opposite of what they should be doing. Many teachers do not know how to breathe with the diaphragm, which is the foundation of EVERYTHING.
They don't know how to place the voice properly either, making the singer ask 
"Why doesn't my voice sound like those of the legendary singers?"


When I was trained by Meneghelli with private lessons 6 days a week, for many years, she often told me this:               "There are very few Bel Canto teachers in the world. You have to start teaching, so you can pass OUR TECHNIQUE on to more singers!" 

 When I started my training, 26 years ago, I was not able to sing any high notes without gasping for air. I had no clue how to breathe properly. Then I was transformed into a Bel Canto singer who was able to sing more than 100 notes from the high C and up in my concerts, never having a tired throat, never running out of breath.

In my 20s I had a shattered confidence after years of verbal, emotional and mental abuse, by an unhinged, alcoholic stepfather. It took me years to re-build my confidence, but I did it - and I did it all by myself.

I know what it takes to learn this technique, and I know how to build confidence.

A great singer needs both!

Get started in January 2022 and get a 33% New Years discount on ALL the Course Modules and Master Classes! 

Bel Canto to the People! 

The brand new Aina Method is a five step framework to become a Bel Canto Master Singer. It is suitable for singers on ALL levels, from beginners to master level. 
It covers more than a year's worth of vocal training, compared to what you get 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!
 
The 66 easy-to-follow videos, PDFs and Audio files, will give you a solid foundation in Bel Canto singing, showing you how everything is done, in an efficient, easy-to-understand way. If you do what most of my singers do; combine the course with 1:1 Zoom lessons, you get the optimal result.
There is a huge difference between being a singer and playing any other instrument. A lot of the training happens in your head. 

That is why your mindset and confidence are crucial aspects of your training, and I have dedicated an entire module to that.
 

With my dear Maestra, Aida Meneghelli

Frequently asked questions

Can I really learn how to sing online?

I have coached singers via Zoom, and Skype for years. As long as you have a good internet connection it works well.

Can I use this technique for other genres?

Yes. The Commander In Chief has used her Bel Canto training to sing: heavy metal, acoustic music, musicals, Christian music, classical crossover, and classical. 

Can I be a beginner?

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.

Will I get a permanent vibrato on my voice?

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.

What about different time zones?

I am offering my group lessons both in the morning, and in the evening CET.

Can I get private lessons with Elisabeth?

Only through the offers in this course.

The main Benefits from this Course

"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)

benefit 1

Without proper breath control there is no Bel Canto. Breathing with your diaphragm is the foundation of EVERYTHING: high notes, singing long phrases without running out of breath, smooth intervals, long cadenzas - the list goes on. Without total control of your diaphragm you will never be able to do these things the way the legends did it. You have to learn to breathe the Bel Canto way - and I am here to show you how!


All it takes is 10 minutes of breathing exercises a day. You can do this! From my many years of coaching and singing I know only too well that most singing teachers have NO clue how to do this correctly, and professionally trained singers come to me, having to learn this from scratch. When they do, they are amazed to hear the results. 


In addition to being crucial for your singing, breathing with your diaphragm is also a very useful and healthy skill to have for many other activities, such as yoga, meditation, and various sports. It is also an excellent tool for managing pain and anxiety.    

BENEFIT 2

Many singers struggle with different registers and spend their time trying to figure out how to connect them. It is very common to have a very powerful voice in one end of your register, only to have nothing in the other end. Very often the middle part is wobbly and insecure.


With this technique you develop your entire register, with no audible change from register to register, making it all sound and feel like ONE register, naturally. All the talk about "Passagio" disappears - as it should do. The development of an even sound is something most singers need help with, and you learn all about that in this course. 

BENEFIT 3

Have you ever wondered WHY the legendary singers seemed to have voices that sounded differently than those of today's singers? Their voices had layers, making them much more exciting and beautiful to listen to than most voices today. Have you ever wondered HOW they did that? 

They knew how to place their voices "in maschera." They knew how to fully exploit all the spaces in the mouth, face and head, getting the most out of each note, making their voices project up and to the front, effortlessly.

I do not know who it was who came up with the horrendous placement that singing teachers of today seem to prefer: the voice being somewhere (anywhere) between the throat and the back of the mouth, with the singer opening up the mouth like crazy...It sounds and looks bad. Sorry, it does!

Some singers and teachers today say that it is not possible to be relaxed and place the voice in maschera. It says more about them than the technique. Once the voice is placed correctly singing is more easy and relaxed. All my singers say that!  

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. 
"Who is your new teacher? 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.
As seen in The Commander In Chief's testimonial, being a Bel Canto Master Singer  can open up doors to better paid opportunities, such as being a talent Judge on a TV show, or performing at big festivals - like she has done. You can also:
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!

Recent Testimonials

The Commander In Chief - Internationally acclaimed 7 string guitar virtuoso, singer, songwriter, and pianist. Master singer trained and mentored by Elisabeth.

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 - Bel Canto student

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 and Master Classes as separate courses.

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 either sign up for the full course, or you can sign up for modules separately, as independent courses.

After completing ALL the 5 modules, you get a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

MODULE 1.

Foundations of Mastery,  part 1 - Breathing!
  • The foundation for everything in Bel Canto is breathing with your diaphragm. Without it, there will be no Bel Canto.
  • I show you ALL the breathing exercises I had to do, when I started my Bel Canto training, both the ones where you lay down, and the ones where you stand up. I also show you some other exercises, I find useful, and you get my secrets to how I got results to fast! 
  • You'll learn WHAT breathing with the diaphragm actually means, HOW you do it,  and WHY you must do it, to be able to sing more easily and correctly. 
  • Breathing with your diaphragm is the secret to singing high notes effortlessly, singing long phrases easily, flawless cadenzas, and much more.
  • This module is available as a separate course below - NOW 33% off!

 4 videos,  PDFs  

30 m

MODULE 2.

Foundations of Mastery,  part 2 - Essential skills!
  • You get the rest of the essential tools in this module, so you can start honing your skills as a Bel Canto singer.
  • You'll learn how to place your voice "in maschera," which makes singing more easy. Your voice will project more, and the voice will have layers - making it sound much more beautiful
  • You'll learn the importance of the first note, which is often neglected.
  • You will learn the importance of relaxing the jaw, and having the right posture.
  • You'll become aware of the fact that you ARE an instrument.
  • You get my best advice when it comes to putting yourself out there on social media, as a new singer, starting the branding of yourself. 
  • This module is available as a separate course below - NOW 33% off! 

7 videos

1h 

MODULE 3.

Secret Mental Training Formula!
  • As a singer you can NOT sing for many hours a day, unless you intend to destroy your voice. A lot of the training happens mentally. You'll learn my secret mental practise routines, which will give you faster results. This is how I could sing arias that you normally sing after training for 5 years after just 3 years.
  • You'll start to learn how to overcome negative mindsets and turn them around to positive ones.
  • You will learn the importance of meditation, including a guided meditation. 
  • You will learn how to open up the channel to your inner wisdom, or gut feeling. When dealing with confidence issues, this is a very powerful tool.
  • This module is available as a separate course below - NOW 33% off! 

9 videos, Ebooks

1h 13m

MODULE 4.

Master Warm-Up Blueprint!
  • These are the same warm up exercises (vocalizes) that I do ever day. They are the ones I learned from Meneghelli, 26 years ago.
  • Before each of the vocalises I explain exactly WHAT you are going to sing and HOW you are going to do it. You will watch a professional singer and a beginner do the vocalises, under my guidance. By having good warm up routines you are setting yourself up for much better performances. 
  • Warm ups are a great opportunity to fine tune everything: breathing, placement of voice, pronunciation of vowels, etc. 
  • You'll get way more out of your singing.
  • This module is available as a separate course below - NOW 33% off!

2 videos, PDF

34m

MODULE 5.

Forging A Master - 8 Master Classes! 
  • This Module contains 8 Master Classes, that teaches you how to sing 8 beautiful short songs, or exercises, from Vaccaj's "Metodo Pratico di Canto." (You can get the book on Amazon, Ebay, etc).
  • Each of the 8 Master Classes have 6 videos, PDFs and Audio files, explaining in detail, showing you how to sing the exercise. 
  • You get a proper explanation for how to master various  aspects of the technique: WHAT, HOW AND WHY you sing certain things in a specific way (various intervals, legato, etc).
  • You learn how to pronounce words; vowels, consonants and diphthongs in proper Italian.
  • You see two singers: a professional singer and a beginner, sing the lessons with my guidance. Start singing today! 
  • Each of these 8 Master Classes are available below. 

48 videos

2h 25m

Get the 8 Master Classes from Module 5 here, so you can start singing now!

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Or get the ENTIRE Bel Canto Course immediately (Module 1-5, including all the Master Classes),

and get a 30% discount + 2 FREE 1:1 lessons on Zoom now!

"Become a  Bel Canto MASTER SINGER" course: 

+ 2 FREE Bonus lessons on Zoom!

Value € 15,000 

€ 1,447

€ 997

  • 6 MONTHS PAYMENT PLAN AVAILABLE!
  • Unlock all the 66 modules in the course straight away
  • You can book  1:1 lessons with me after enrolling.
  • Access to Private Facebook group 

BUY 1:1 SINGING LESSONS ON ZOOM HERE! 60 MINUTES EACH. 

3 x 60 minutes 1:1 lessons - 15% discount


 € 255

Great for experienced singers and beginners who wants to start the transformation to becoming Bel Canto singers!

5 x 60 minutes lessons - 20% discount


 € 400

Great for experienced singers and beginners who wants to start the transformation to becoming Bel Canto singers!

Become a Master Singer with Bel Canto course: 66 videos, PDFs and Audio files 
Value € 15,000 

187/6 months

  • Get access to the 66 lessons in the course, gradually, over 6 months
  • You can book more 1:1 lessons with me after enrolling, with a 10 - 20% discount 
  • Access to Private Facebook group 
Become a Master Singer with Bel Canto course + 3 x 60 minutes 1:1 Zoom lessons
Value € 15,300

237/6 months

  • Includes 3 x 60 minutes 1:1 lessons on Zoom
  • You can book more 1:1 lessons with me after enrolling, with a 10 - 20% discount 
  • Unlock all the 66 lessons in the course, gradually, over 6 months
  • Access to Private Facebook group 
10 x 60 minutes 1:1 Zoom lessons - 30% discount


€ 700

Transform your singing NOW - become the singer you always knew you could be!

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 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, just a few weeks earlier in a car accident - my oldest brother. Experiencing such a profound loss, so suddenly, at such a young age, changes you forever. One of my dearest childhood memories is that of my brother joining our dad and I on stage, so the three of us performed together, once. 

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 away 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 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 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 have lived in 5 countries with my family. I live with my English husband, four kids and our Giant Schnauzer in Italy.

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. 

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.

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