About VOCA

VOCA Academy is the premier vocal arts academy providing professional vocal training and singing lessons for singers and voice users from children, youth to adults of all abilities. It was born from our Founder’s vision of creating a safe and inclusive space for individuals with diverse needs to find their best voices and tell their stories. We believe that each individual is gifted with a voice, which can be honed to its fullest potential with the right training and encouragement. 

We desire to help each person discover their Voice, build their Confidence and develop their Artistry.

What We Believe

Community and collaboration is at the core of what we represent. We want to connect like-minded individuals with the same passion for singing and performing. With community and a platform for performing experience, our students will grow exponentially in their confidence and artistry. We believe in a somatic approach to teaching the voice. Healthy singing comes from a combination of having a flexible vocal mechanism and full-body engagement, allowing for greater freedom and expression. We know that the voice is a personal and powerful instrument, no matter the musical style, whether singing as a hobby or pursuing a professional career in the music industry. Studying with VOCA will bring your singing to the next level in musicality and ability while fueling your passion for music.

Meet Our Founder

Rachel

Specialisation: Cross-training singing styles – Musical Theatre, Classical, Pop

Education:

  • Master of Music in Vocal Pedagogy and Music Education (Autism Concentration), Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Scholar
  • Bachelor of Music (Honours) in Vocal Performance, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, Scholar
  • London College of Music Pop Vocals Diploma


Rachel Lim is a soprano, vocal coach and music educator from Singapore. She is well-versed in a variety of styles, expressing her versatility through performing Classical, Pop, R&B and Musical Theatre. She has received a double Masters of Music in Vocal Pedagogy and Music Education (Autism Concentration) from Boston Conservatory at Berklee and is a recipient of the National Arts Council Postgraduate Scholarship 2018. Rachel is also an adjunct faculty lecturer at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore
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Rachel has performed as a soloist in numerous productions such as John Rutter’s Magnificat, Bach cantatas with Maestro Masaaki Suzuki, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel with the Orchestra of the Music Makers at The Esplanade and ChildAid. As a strong advocate for arts education and inclusivity, Rachel has organised multiple community engagement projects and was invited to be an Artist Fellow with Teach To Learn Fellowship 2020, a global organization running projects to fuel social change. She was previously on staff at Berklee Institute of Accessible Arts Education in Boston while completing her postgraduate degrees.

Rachel believes that each individual has a creative voice, which can be used for self-expression and connection with others. She hopes to help her students discover and find that voice in song through body awareness and understanding how it functions. She encourages a healthy and flexible vocal mechanism through different genres with the greatest ease in singing. Curiosity and Honesty are two key traits she fosters in her voice studio.

Website: www.rachellimmusic.com

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