Testimonials

Performing

I have had the pleasure of knowing Alisha for several years now. During that time, I have seen her perform on stage in several musicals. She is so talented and always thrilling to watch. I hired her twice in the past year to sing at two special parties at my house, each time with a musical ensemble that she coordinated. Both times, she chose songs that were so perfect for the event, as was her singing! Good luck! – Debbie Giser

Alisha Ruiss was hired to play at the Industrial Gas Users Association Spring Meeting at the Fairmont Chateau Montebello this past year.  Their feel for the crowd on what was most appropriate to play was bang on!  Coupled with her sweet voice – this group is a definite hire for corporate functions and we would highly recommend the band to others. – Tracy Collins, Canavents

“I spoke with Stephen and Tatiana; they loved your singing and repeated how amazing you are!” – Elyna Kudish, wedding planner, www.elynakudish.com

Le 15 octobre 2016, nous avons eu l’honneur d’être envoûté par la voix magnifique de ma talentueuse amie Alisha lors de notre grand jour.  Elle a récité nos psaumes et chanté le Ave Maria à notre messe d’une voix pleine de foi, de passion et de justesse, qui a su rendre ce moment encore plus grandiose. Elle nous a également offert le plus beau des cadeaux en performant par la suite lors de notre soirée. Son écoute attentive, ses suggestions et son dévouement à s’assurer que sa performance soit parfaite font d’elle une grande artiste et nous avons été privilégiés de l’avoir avec nous. Nous n’avons eu que des compliments! Merci Alisha! Xox Christine & Emil

Alisha assembled exactly the right ensemble and program we were hoping for. Our guests all loved her singing, and it was the perfect fit for the wedding we dreamed of. – Sandra & Peter

You were really great at the wedding ceremony. We were very happy with the music and your voice was excellent. Alex and I couldn’t have asked for a better cantor. Thank you so much for singing at our wedding and I will definitely recommend you to our friends and family.  – Alex & Jenny

Alisha was very cooperative and helped us choose the best songs for our wedding…she has a lovely voicetake note! Sherly & David

Teaching

Alisha Ruiss is a phenomenal singing teacher who gives her heart and soul to her students. Not only does she have a superb knowledge of vocal technique and music, but she has the patience of Job. Instruction and constructive criticism are delivered alongside of encouragement and a smile. I have improved a lot since working with Alisha! Always flexible and eager to accommodate, Alisha is a pleasure and absolute delight to work with!  – Janet

Alisha Ruiss is an excellent teacher. She immediately knows how to improve the voice. Friendly atmosphere! I highly recommend! –  Martin

Alisha is a fantastic voice teacher! I particularly love that she tries to individualize the sessions not only to my vocal style but also depending on my mood/energy level that day. Since starting with her, I’ve gotten a lot more comfortable and confident about my singing! – Naomi 

Alisha est super même pour les débutantes comme moi, elle est très à l’écoute et en même temps elle a confiance en sa méthode ! Elle apprend à écouter son corps pour chanter et j’ai réussi à enfin oser chanter et à voir des résultats alors que je partais de zéééééro. Une vraie bonne expérience pour ma part, si vous voulez une prof passionnée et gentille je vous la recommande à 1000 % !! – Camille

Alisha is a very professional singing teacher. She is very knowledgeable and able to find any issue stopping you from singing such as pain or lack of volume. She is very generous in sharing tips and she has a talent for teaching.  – Liz

Alisha is absolutely incredible! She knows exactly what adjustments to make to get the best performance out of her students and focuses a lot on freeing up your voice and body. She’s encouraging and has a fierce knowledge of musical theater. I look forward to many more lessons together! – Aly

I started lessons with Alisha Ruiss as a Christmas gift from family. I was nervous but Alisha is such a warm presence and explains singing and how to improve through joy and positivity. Highly recommend. – BE

Other comments:

…the rare gift of a talented, gracious, open-hearted acting partner to share the stage and rehearsal hall with…a flawlessly trained singer with a beautiful, powerful voice…a heartbreakingly sensitive actress…a dedicated and highly disciplined performer, able to fill the character and moments with sensitivity, vitality and honest emotional fullness. In every regard, it was an absolute joy and privilege to work with her.” – Chris Hayes, fellow actor (Cliff Bradshaw in Cabaret), Neighborhood Playhouse grad, founder of Witchboy Theatre Company in Toronto.

As the Mayor of Côte Saint-Luc, I have witnessed Alisha Ruiss participate in our many Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society shows. She is talented, trustworthy, reliable and compassionate. She is loved by her cast and the entire crew. She always provides positive energy to the environment. – Mayor Mitchell Brownstein

Ms. Ruiss…uses her talents to help mentor younger people in
the performance community here in Montreal, and her mentorship, wisdom and guidance does not end with her knowledge of music. I have witnessed countless times when Alisha has helped to guide younger people, as well as peers in difficult situations, always with her love as a
Catholic shining through. It takes a special skill to offer advice and wisdom that is rooted in faith to people who are not always of the same faith, or even believers in God, without seeming preachy or overbearing, but Alisha has this skill. – Anisa Cameron, director

Alisha est une chanteuse exceptionnelle et ses talents de comédienne surprennent beaucoup aussi. Sa présence sur scène est touchante, attendrissante et suscite plusieurs rires en plus! Annie Trudeau, championne internationale de swing et ancienne directrice artistique du Swinging Air Force et Studio 88 Swing