Who Rebecca is
For Rebecca Barritt, the only constant in life has been a passion for music. She began writing songs when she was 6 years old and never stopped, most recently fronting the Victoria-based band Phantom Thieves. As a songwriter, Rebecca is fiercely honest and defiantly vulnerable – never shying away from the beauty, complexities, and hidden fears that come with being alive.
Rebecca has been offering music lessons since 2010. Her warm passion for music – and for people – shines through in her work with her students. She connects with each student to discover their reasons for wanting to learn music. Whether they are beginning with the basics or reaching for new levels of artistry, Rebecca works to help students find their way towards the soulfulness and self-expression that music promises at its best.
To register for lessons with Rebecca you can contact her through the contact page.
Services Rebecca Provides
Whether at your home, remotely or in Rebecca's Music Room Rebecca offers lessons in Voice, Guitar, Piano, Violin and Songwriting.
Learn from anywhere
Rebecca knows the importance of convenience and getting things done efficiently and in a setting that you are comfortable with. If you have access to internet Rebecca is now offering lessons via Skype or Facetime. She offers remote lessons to anywhere in the world and can do these as private music lessons or in a group.
Learn with a friend
Sometimes learning on your own can be daunting and you need some support or perhaps you know yourself and it is motivation you need to keep you on track. Whether you are wanting to learn with a friend, son, daughter or other family member, Rebecca will help each of you work together to accomplish the goals you have.
Private Music Lessons
Guitar, Piano, Voice, Violin and Songwriting
Rebecca plays and teaches a variety of instruments. Her approach to each instrument and student varies depending on the goals and learning style of each individual. Whether you have never picked up an instrument before, or have had some experience and want to learn to write songs Rebecca's passion is to help you get to wherever you need to go with your music. Come visit Rebecca in her music room and start your musical path!
Running in 8 week intervals
Rebecca will be running the following group classes:
Music Class for Tots (Ages 1-4)
Songwriting Class (All ages, basic music skills recommended but not mandatory)
Beginner Guitar Class (All ages, no experience necessary)
Beginner Chording Class (Remote lessons only, all ages, no experience necessary)
Year End Concert and Recording
Your chance to show off your new skills!
Rebecca believes learning about music performance is a vital skill to any instrument you are training in. At the end of each school year Rebecca will give you the option of performing in the year end concert. It is a great opportunity to really work on the details of your work.
Recording is another great way to really hone in on your work. It is also a great way to keep a record of your achievements! Rebecca will help prepare you for recording day, organize the session, and be there to coach you through the process. Recording studio and costs will vary.
Rates subject to change
5% GST will be added and is not included in pricing below
Please give me 24 hours notice before cancelling a lesson otherwise you will be charged for the lesson
Fall Term: September - December
Spring Term: January - June
Summer Term: July - August
Private lessons remote or in Rebecca's Music Room
1 hour = $50.00
45 minutes = $40.00
30 minutes = $30.00
Private lessons in your home
1 hour = $65.00
45 minutes = $55.00
30 minutes = $45.00
Group lessons remote or in Rebecca's Music Room (price per student, 2-4 students at a time)
1 hour = $45.00
45 minutes = $35.00
30 minutes = $25.00
Group Lessons in your home
1 hour = $60.00
45 minutes = $50.00
30 minutes = $40.00
Pricing varies and will be announced when class opens up for registration - check back regularly for updates!
A bit about Rebecca's music
Rebecca began her love for music by writing songs of her own. Now she performs her own music and adaptations of other people's songs for private events and public venues. Rebecca recorded her first EP at Oak Recording Studio in Toronto, Ont.
Currently Rebecca's main performance gig is with her band Phantom Thieves. Her band is an electronic take on folk, jazz and rock - whatever that means! Have a listen yourself to Phantom Thieves' most recent short album, Nashville Sessions recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, TN.
Rebecca is literally the best. She is personalable and friendly and super easy to get along with. I was super nervous about sharing something so personal and intimate as a song I had written from my heart with an ACTUAL professional. But Rebecca was exactly that. A professional. It turns out Rebecca's amazing talents and skills as singer, a musician, and a song writer, are matched only by her ability to share her love and insight with other lovers of music such as myself. I felt almost immediately at ease and confident with her, and after only a few sessions was absolutely amazed how much I had learned about singing, song writing, and, if I'm being perfectly honest, myself; both as a musician and an artist. I was referred to Rebecca from friends, whose children she taught, and they and their parents both absolutely adored her. As a more *ahem* mature student, I was expecting some tips on theory and technique, and figured I'd just try, having strummed and picked away in hiding for many years. I have to say I am absolutely blown away with how much I've learned, and how easy it was with Rebecca's guidance and tutelage. If you love music and want to make your own, Rebecca is who you need to go see.