Elevation Music Studio

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Elevation Music Studio

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Elevation Music Studio

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Elevation Music Studio

Audio Recording; Music Development (Lessons;) Live Music

Elevation Music Studio

Making sound visible

About Us

EMS is a recording studio, based in Kingston Ontario, that functions as a music school, artist development and artist management company; it was created, specifically  to expose creative individuals to the world and business of the music industry, and prepare them to take on a more professional role, should they choose to.

We are able to provide audio recording solutions, within various platforms, and are also Source-Connect [standard] compliant.

The EMS culture is built on a non-negotiable value-system of trust, honesty, transparency & FUN. 

Your satisfaction is our number one objective.

Meet Ryan Lewis

The heart behind Elevation Music Studio (EMS) is simply to bring together a few passionate individuals, creating a subsequent culture, where music, and the art of music, is our common thread.

I have always dreamt of being a part of, or creating, a movement where the artist is submissive to the art; being completely attuned, comprehensive, still, equally overwhelmed by it – and in the interim, displaying honesty, humility and integrity.  Time and time again, I have seen this nurturing process change individual perspective, and social dichotomy.

There is nothing text-book, as it pertains to creating art; we are free to expound upon an emotion by which we are afflicted, and allow its manifestation to be free;  not to fit into the mold of what already exists – and do so absent thought, and free from contempt. This is the heart & mandate of EMS.

I would love to chat with you about your art, passion and creative vision sometime soon!


Elevation Music Studio offers industry-quality audio at very affordable studio rates. We are extremely confident in our ability to take your idea and transform it into something epic.


Regardless of your age, skill level or experience, Elevation Music Studio is here to help you develop your potential in a safe nurturing environment.


We are available for all your special event needs. Equipment rental, sound systems or live entertainment according to your specific requirement(s).

Industry quality at affordable rates

Recording Studio: Source-Connect Compliant


Elevation Music Studio offers industry quality Audio at very affordable studio rates. We are extremely confident in our ability to take your idea and transform it into something epic. 

If you are interested in creating your full band demo,  a radio ad; demo; LP; EP; Voice-over, (Source-Connect [standard] Compliant) Audio Book or backing track for your project, look no further. We specialize in Hip Hop, Rap, Pop, Soul, Neo/Soul, R&B, Reggae we are also very familiar and well versed in the areas of Jazz, Classical, Country, Blues. Given the opportunity, our team of artist will take your project to a whole new level. 

It doesn’t stop there!! –

EMS can also place your project, on the contingency that you own the rights to your music, on iTunes, X-box, Google Play, Amazon and most of the major on-line stores that retails music.  

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As a mitigation to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have employed the source-connect [standard] service, to allow us to continue to serve our loyal clients, in the voice over arena.


Recording & Production

Our state-of-the-art facility produces quality, much comparable to industry standard requirement, with high-quality audio.

We offer Voice-overs, Audio-books, Demos, Singles/EPs/LPs, Commercial Audio, Vocal Drops, Video Production, along with mixing and mastering.

Studio Gear

We currently run, on apple platform, a Digital Audio Workstation program called Studio One 5 Professional, and Notion 4 notation software, by Presonus, in conjunction with Presonus STUDIOLIVE 64S in the studio, & Faderport v2, central station  and  earwax 16m for monitoring in the vocal booth. 

Our system allows singers to have full control of their mix, via wifi, by downloading QMix-UC. The other fascinating detail, regarding our set up, is that singers can attain any custom setting, to ensure they are comfortable. This was extremely important, to Ryan Lewis, the owner and founder of EMS, who specializes in vocal production. “being a vocalist, for over 30 years, I know what my challenges were, and I was tenacious in my quest to acquire a system that would cater to the needs of singers., as well as musicians alike.

Vocal Mics We use

Neumann TLM 103 P48

The nickel TLM 103 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone from Neumannis a cardioid, directional microphone that features low self-noise and high sound pressure level transmission. The capsule, derived from that used in the Neumann U 87, has a cardioid pattern, is acoustically well-balanced and provides great attenuation of signals from the rear.

Shure Sm7B

Cardioid studio microphone delivers warm and smooth audio reproduction in close-proximity studio and vocal applications.

CAD Trion 8000

The Trion 8000 is a large-diaphragm tube condenser microphone with 3-way pattern switch. The circuit uses a pentode tube and an output transformer.

A switch on the body (not on the power supply, as in some tube condensers) allows selection of omni, cardioid, or figure-of-8 pickup patterns.

Shure 55SH series 2

An unmistakable stage icon for 70 years, the Shure 55SH Series II Unidyne® Vocal Microphone features a signature satin chrome-plated die-cast casing for pure vintage look and feel with modern acoustic components to meet today’s performance standards. This microphone is excellent for vocal pickup with its characteristic Shure presence peak.

Drum Mics We use

Shure SM57

The legendary Shure SM57 microphone is exceptional for musical instrument pickup and vocals. With its bright, clean sound and contoured frequency response, the SM57 is ideal for live sound reinforcement and recording. It has an extremely effective cardioid pickup pattern which isolates the main sound source while minimizing background noise. In the studio, it is excellent for recording drums, guitar, and woodwinds.

Sennheiser E609

The Sennheiser e609 is a super-cardioid silver instrument microphone designed for miking guitar cabs face-on and extremely close to the source. This is a hum compensating dynamic microphone that will help you to control your feedback. It’s flat shape makes it quick and easy to apply and the capsule provides low sensitivity to structure-borne noise.


ART M-Six Stereo package contains a matched pair of ART high performance M-Six Pencil Condenser microphones. Ideal for capturing any stereo source with precision and accuracy, the M-Six has three position pad (at 0, -10 and -15dB) and three position -12dB /octave high pass filter (flat, 75Hz or 150Hz) ensures added flexibility when tracking critical sources. An ultra compact proprietary shock-mount ensures maximum isolation while holding the M-Six securely over the source. The rugged flat-black powder coat finish guarantees the ART M-Six keeps a low profile when used in live and broadcast applications.

Shure beta 52A

The Shure Beta 52A is a low-output dynamic microphone with a tailored frequency response designed specifically for kick drums and other bass instruments.

Recording Agreement Form

All artists must submit a recording agreement before any sessions begin.

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EMS sessions need to be booked in advance. In order to be registered for a booking, a mandatory $100.00 fee, plus HST, must be paid. Booking a session means that an engineer is scheduled for that time slot, and will loose income, in the event of a no-show.


You have 24 hours, after creating the booking, to cancel your booking; this will qualify you for a full refund of your deposit. If a cancellation is made with at least 48 hours notice, you will receive 50% of the deposit; other than these two scenarios, cancellation, or no show, voids the the ability to be refunded in part, or in whole.

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Music Development / Lessons

EMS Reviews & Testimonials

Kherson W Amell

“I’ve had the exceptionally good fortune of working with Ryan on and off for the last five years. On stage he is electric; engaging the audience and simply nailing his performances with precision. Off stage he is organized, meticulous and professional. Ryan has an intrinsic knowledge of his craft, which is so rare and so necessary these days.”

Deborah Barry

“I’ve taken voice lessons on and off for over thirty years and have sung semi-professionally. On my THIRD lesson with Ryan he drew sounds out of me that astonished and thrilled me!”

Rallo Apsey

“I had the pleasure of working on several projects for EMS, and have to say that I was blown away by Ryan’s ability to maintain an enjoyable and laid back work environment, while still being serious, professional, and detail oriented.”

Kelli Trottier

” This studio is a gem. Ryan Lewis really knows music and knows what he wants to hear. He is extremely talented, professional, friendly, efficient and kind. It was one of the most enjoyable studio experiences I’ve had..”

Chelsea Boomhour

“Back in 2010-2011 I had the pleasure of receiving guitar lessons from Ryan! He surpassed my expectations of an incredible teacher and still remains a good friend! He is patient, supportive, kind and ultimately let me choose my path within music, while guiding me with his abundant knowledge. He took the time to work on my individual needs in order to help me become a better musician. Together we learned, played and sang. I will never forget my experience, and I would highly recommend him. If anyone is interested in music of any sort, this is the man to see!!!!”

Christine O'Connor

“My experience with Elevation Music Studio has been nothing short of incredible. I have been able to learn a lot through the lessons with Ryan, as well as all of the amazing opportunities (i.e. live performances, singing background on local artists’ tracks, recording my own original material, etc.). I highly recommend Elevation!”

Claire QUTE

“I LOVE elevation music studio!! Ryan treats you like family! He has produced some amazing music for my songs that are now selling on ITUNES!! He’s done so much to start off my career. I will DEFINITELY be mentioning him when I am accepting my Grammy :)”

Marina Andrawis

“Ryan Lewis is an extremely talented person; one such talent is teaching because of the patience and genuine care he has for his students, which can’t be found very often! Ryan really personalized the lessons to accommodate my learning speed and style, which I can appreciate as a slow learner. I will definitely be taking lessons with him again!”

Timothy Gauthier

“Elevation Music Studio is one of the best things to ever happen to me. Ryan is talented, patient, generous with his time, and very intuitive. If you are seeking guidance with your music career, no matter what stage you’re at, set up a time to speak with Ryan.”

Dan Hogan

“Ryan’s approach with the kids is perfect! He lets them choose the song, works with them on it till it’s perfect, while throwing theory at them without them really knowing its theory!! Great teacher, and so much fun!!”

Daniel Chalmers

“Ryan Lewis is an exceptionally skilled and disciplined Musician. He teaches with a great sense of understanding and respect for his craft and the people that he works with. He listens to others with an open-mind and a reservation of judgment. The atmosphere that Ryan creates is inviting, inspiring and conducive to a wholly positive experience.”

Curtis Weekes

“If your looking for an honest teacher with real world experience and first class heart and passion for music then, Ryan is your man! I have also had the pleasure of working with Ryan and still do to this day. His attention to detail and being a real people person is really going to help you comfortably achieve your goals and transform you into the musician or artist that you really desire to be.”

Melanie Redman

“I couldn’t give a higher recommendation…Ryan is patient and kind on top of being a consummate musician. He strives for excellence no matter what the genre and you can just tell that music is in his very soul.”

Sabrina Thomas

“I’ve been taking lessons for a few months now and I’ve very happy with Ryan. He’s very talented and I feel fortunate I’ve finally found the right music teacher! I’ve started singing again for the first time and Ryan has motivated me to get out of my comfort zone which I never thought would be possible. I’m loving our sessions and couldn’t be happier! Feeling motivated and looking forward thanks to Ryan! If you’re looking for vocal lessons, music lessons, I highly recommend him!”

Mike Hipson

“Wonderful experience!  Ryan is a great person, and has a wide range of knowledge and experience in many kinds of music.  He is also friendly, down-to-earth, and just an awesome person.  Very recommended!  Thanks again, Ryan!”

At EMS, we do things a bit differently: We endeavor to create an atmosphere that points towards enabling and empowering each artist to be able to pursue a career in music, should they so desire.

Elevation Music Studio is an audio recording establishment that offers music and artist development for both beginners and professionals, in a fun and safe environment.

Names/Titles are very important, as it relates to perception.

We refer to students as: artists;
We refer to lesson times, as: sessions;
We refer to lessons as: artist development

Junior Artist Sessions

Our Junior Artist Sessions allow new artists to experience recording audio in a professional environment, while building themselves a personal portfolio. This portfolio provides a way for the artists as well as their parents/guardians to track their progression and investment.

Although we specialize in Pop/NeoSoul/R&B type music, we also are extremely competent in styles of: Country, Rock, Alternative, Classical, Jazz, Reggae, World Beat, Gospel, Christian Contemporary; as it pertains to genre –

And as it pertain to music development, we offer: Voice, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Audio Recording & Production.

Live Performance Training

As a part of their development, Junior Artists are given the opportunity to perform in a safe environment, through live events created by Elevation Music Studio. We also create public events, for more advanced artists, to perform in a professional environment, and to create a revenue stream, for involved artists. 

These events are not mandatory; however, artists are strongly encouraged to participate, as a part of their overall development. The public events allow artists to generate income as well, by marketing the events, generating ticket sales, just like a ‘real gig,’ as they continue to build their web-presence and  fan-base.

Songwriting & Distribution

Here at EMS, we take pride in catering to each need in an individualistic manner- paying attention to each myopic detail. We offer workshops and group sessions to help boost creativity, and encourage artists find their creativity through experimentation. 

Artists are taught how to create their own compositions, and how to distribute them Online through music services such as iTunes, Spotify, Google Play etc. 

This allows them the opportunity to have their unique sounds heard worldwide, as-well as to earn a return on their work. 

We also offer marketing through website design, social media development, and continued social media management. 

This complete process has been proven, time and time again, to boost the artists overall confidence, allow them to make new connections, and expand their reach.

Audition & Competition Prep

Some artists just need a ‘top up’ – maybe you are preparing for a musical, play, competition, or special performance, or more importantly, you are auditioning for a big part, and you just need to gain some pointers. OR…. maybe you are preparing to record a hit album, and need some guidance on acquiring the right key, tempo and vibe, for your record. Even if you decide to record with in a different recording studio, getting those vocals right is very important, and we are more than qualified to help with that.

We offer a 4 session top up package.

Album Prep

Preparing for an album is a crucial endeavor. We always tend to go a little easy on ourselves in key selection, expression, mood and articulation. These items go an extremely long way, toward the engagement of your audience, and selling records; we understand this, and are ready and willing to use our expertise too keep you on track.


We will listen to you perform the song(s) and give you reasonable feedback, to maximize the potential of your very valuable project.

Registration Form

All artists must submit a registration form before lessons can commense.

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Elevation music studio is a teaching studio; in other words, we are a functional, professional establishment, that endeavours to mirror the industry, to interested clients.    

We teach the basics of performance, and use audio and video recording as part of the development process.  


Each junior artist has the opportunity to choose their favourite songs, then peruse the goal of working towards creating an audio recording and then a video recording, based on the instruction and guidance of your coach.    

As each artist develops, they are encouraged to learn one instrument and to experiment in songwriting, all at their own pace, of course. Take a listen to some of the original recordings of our junior artists. 👇🏾   



The cost, of all this, is calculated as a monthly total, and is about the same as a regular music lesson; however, you gain so much more intrinsics and extrinsic value!!   

The cost is $200.00 per month, Monday to Friday, paid, PROMPTLY, on the 1st of each month, via invoice issued; we offer sessions on Saturday as well at $250.00 per month. Each session extends for one hour, reoccurring once per week, to start.  

When would you like to get started?

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There is an upfront fee that is charged for each consultation; attending your consultation will guarantee a full refund.


No call-no shows will not receive a refund. If a consultation is cancelled, within 48 hrs notice, the consultation will be rescheduled; failing to attend the second booking will void the your refund.

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High Energy, Family Friendly

Live Entertainment

Hosting a special event?  Wedding, Concert, Festival, Private Party, Conference….

We can provide a sound system or PA for events such as, conferences, speaking engagements, or award ceremonies.

 We can also provide live entertainment, according to your specific requirement(s).

The Ryan Lewis Project is one of our highly recommended entertainment top 40 bands.

The Ryan Lewis Project is a high energy unit that is perfect for your special event, such as, but not limited to: Weddings, Concerts, Corporate Events, Private Parties, etc…

Sound Equipment Rental

We can provide a sound system or PA for events such as, conferences, speaking engagements, or award ceremonies.

Live Entertainment

We can also provide live entertainment, according to your specific requirement(s).

The Ryan Lewis Project

Ryan Lewis is an international recording artist, classified as an Inspirational R&B/Soul singer. This Barbados native is also a prolific Song-writer, Producer and has an authentic and radical way of painting love and truth, through personal life experiences, and presenting it in a way that is relatable, without impairing the message of love, grace & redemption and positioning relationship far before religion. His soul purpose is to fulfill the mandate of bringing Good News where ever he is lead to, with a heart of compassion, a spirit of love and a mind of obedience.

He would be happy to discuss your upcoming event to provide the best in live entertainment.

Useful Resources For Artists

What is SOCAN

SOCAN administers and protects the performing and reproduction rights of more than 150,000 songwriters, music publishers, composers, and visual artists. We offer an integrated approach to rights management and compelling solutions for our rights holders’ reproduction and performing rights. Through reciprocal agreements with more than 100 copyright collectives in 214 countries, we collect and distribute royalties internationally for the use of copyrighted works, connecting millions of creators worldwide.

Every serious artist needs to have a socan account


Whether you’re eyeing markets in the next town or across continents, we understand the importance of knowing what consumers watch and buy.  That’s our passion and the very heart of our business.

We study consumers in more than 100 countries to give you the most complete view of trends and habits worldwide.  And we’re constantly evolving, not only in terms of where we measure, or who we measure, but in how our insights can help you drive profitable growth.

Whether your business is a multinational enterprise or a single storefront, we believe innovation is the key to success, in both what you create and how you market your products and ideas.  That’s why we continue to develop better solutions to help you meet the needs of today’s consumers, and find out where they’re headed next.

So let’s put our heads together.  We’ll bring our insight to your business and help you grow.

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You Upload Your Music 

Upload your tracks, artwork, and release information quickly and easily. In addition to Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes, choose from 150+ additional digital store and streaming services.

We Send Your Music to Stores

TuneCore will send your release to all of the selected stores and streaming services worldwide. Start selling your music online faster than any other service. The sooner your music is live in stores, the sooner you can get playlisted and streamed.

You Get Paid

Every time you get streamed on Spotify. Every download of your music on iTunes. You get paid, and we put your money directly into your TuneCore account. TuneCore never keeps a percentage of your sales revenue.

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Performing Rights

The performing right is the right to perform a song or composition in public – such as in a live concert, background music, a radio or TV broadcast, a streaming playlist at a bar, or any other type of public performance. The performing right gives copyright owners of songs the sole right to perform, or authorize the performance in public, of their songs. SOCAN administers these performing rights on behalf of its members by collecting and distributing royalties when songs are publicly performed.

Reproduction Rights


The reproduction right gives rights holders’ of a song the sole right to authorize the reproduction of their work on various mediums, including CDs, records, and digital media. SOCAN administers these reproduction rights on behalf of the rights holders we represent by issuing licenses for the reproduction to such organizations as music labels and digital service providers.


The reproduction right gives rights holders’ of an artistic work the sole right to authorize the reproduction of their work on various mediums, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, architectural works, engraving, photographs. SOCAN administers these reproduction rights on behalf of the rights’ holder by issuing licenses for the reproduction of their members’ works.


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Social Media

As a budding artist, it is important to wear a marketing hat well and wear it often. Its important to know that how good you are is only important if you are visible. You could be the best new artist in the world, if no one can access you, it all means nothing. Here are some, must have, social media profiles you need to have, as a artist/brand:

Instagram: younger more tech savvy demographic.

Facebook & Twitter: more mature demographic

LinkedIn: Business oriented

YouTube: great for accumulating vlogs, and sharing your  music

soundcloud: dedicated strictly  to audio