Vocal

 
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Grace

Vocal  ONLINE ONLY 
Pop, Ballads, Musical Theatre, R&B

University of Southern California -  Bachelors Degree

Musicians Institute - Certificate in Vocal Performance 

English, Cantonese, Mandarin

Growing up, Grace has always known she has a passion for music. She learned piano at a young age and was a member and later leader of the school choir. When pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Los Angeles, Grace fulfilled her passion for music through enrolling in a variety of music courses including guitar, harp, drums and vocal! Among all, she loves singing the most, and on the school yearbook she was referred to as “the girl who loves to sing and is always singing.”

 

Grace has received contemporary vocal training in Hong Kong for over ten years and passed the Rockschool Grade 8 vocal exam with merit. She is the finalist as well as award-winner of a number of major singing contests in Hong Kong (e.g. 星河匯聚全港業餘流行曲歌唱大賽, 超新聲歌唱大賽, 登堂入室粤語歌唱比賽, and etc.). In addition to her achievements in professional accreditation and singing contests, Grace has also participated in a variety of music performances including performing at live-houses and malls, musicals, and a cappella performances.

 

Grace believes in the saying “sing to express, not to impress,” and that everyone has a unique voice and attitude towards music. In addition to coaching students to build up fundamental vocal techniques including breath control, support, and intonation, Grace also focuses on bringing out the uniqueness of one’s voice, expression and stage charisma.

 
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Athena

Vocal - Piano  ONLINE & IN PERSON 
Musical Theatre, Pop, R&B, Classical

York University - Bachelor of Fine Arts (Spec. Hon. Music) / Bachelor of Education (Music/History; I/S) 

English

Athena is a Toronto-based music director, pianist, and arts educator who is well-versed in musical theatre, classical, and contemporary genres.

 

Athena began her musical journey at the age of 5 as a classical pianist, training extensively through the Royal Conservatory of Music. Through her experience studying Music and Education at York University, she quickly found her passion for musical theatre. Athena began her career in musical theatre as an accompanist, collaborating with various vocalists and actors at cabarets and orchestral pits before finding her way to the podium as a music director. Her most recent credits include musicals such as Next to Normal and Shrek the Musical, and new Canadian works such as Milo’s World. What truly drives Athena’s passion is telling a story through her music.

 

As a recent Faculty of Education graduate, Athena has studied pedagogical methods in Music and History in the high school level. She has also been teaching private piano lessons for over 6 years and private vocal lessons for 3. In addition, Athena has music directed several youth productions at the FLATO Markham Theatre and Bravo Academy including Aladdin Kids, Jungle Book Kids, and the pilot production of Drowsy Chaperone Jr. Athena is incredibly excited to be working with more talented young artists at Tone Labs!

 
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Amanda

Vocal  ONLINE & IN PERSON 

Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Jazz

York University - Bachelor of Music (Specializing in Classical Voice)

University of Toronto - Masters of Classical Vocal Performance

English

Amanda is a Toronto-based Soprano, who from a young age, has had a passion for all types of music!

 

Throughout high school, she performed both musical theatre and classical repertoires. She gained her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Magna Cum Laude) majoring in classical voice before obtaining her Master of vocal performance from the University of Toronto.

 

Currently, Amanda is an active member and founder of the Octava Vocal Ensemble which performs a variety of acapella compositions from jazz to pop. She is also a current member of the Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto as an Emerging Canadian Voice.

 

Other notable credits include the Bach Chamber Youth Choir, York University’s Chamber Choir and Concert Choir, the Orpheus Choir of Toronto, as well as the Ellison Canadian Honour Choir. Amanda has participated in competitions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Vocal Showcase and the Newmarket Voice Festival obtaining gold rewards in her categories. In 2019, she was one out of the four winners of  York University’s Concerto Competition.

 

From pop to classical, she works on creating a collaborative and welcoming environment that focuses on storytelling and healthy vocal technique for all her students!

 
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Vocal - Piano  ONLINE & IN PERSON 
Pop, Ballads, Classical

Trinity Western University- Bachelor of Music

English - Cantonese - Mandarin

Yentl started her musical journey at the age of 5 as a classical pianist and was a member of the school choir since high school. Through studying music at Trinity Western University in Vancouver (graduated with distinction), she has appeared frequently as a soloist and collaborative pianist for piano and voice recitals. She has also been an active member of the Jazz ensemble and the Chamber Choir.

 

During her studies, Yentl actively involved in her school choir and later became a soloist and participated in toured performances during 2016 and 2018. She performed with the choir at the Carnegie hall in New York and the Parliament Hill in Ottawa. She performed the Canadian Folk Song, The Log Driver’s Waltz as a coloratura soprano soloist at the University of Hong Kong in 2018.

 

As a recent graduate, Yentl continues to explore her journey as an artist and collaborates with various artists. Yentl is incredibly excited to be working with more talented young artists at Tone Labs!

Yentl

 
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Oscar

Vocal  ONLINE & IN-PERSON 
R&B, Soul, Pop, Classical, Musical Theatre, Gospel, Ballads, Jazz

York University - Bachelor of Vocal Performance

English, Mandarin, Cantonese

Oscar is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Education at Western University, with a completed Bachelors degree from York University specializing in Vocal Performance.  He is furthering his education to become a professional music teacher and has worked for YRDSB and TDSB.  He has performed at several venues across the GTA including York University, where he sang in a variety of ensembles such as the York University Gospel Choir, Choral Choir, and R&B ensemble.  He has worked with renowned Canadian musicians and professors such as Karen Burke, Sasha Williamson, and Mike Cado. 

 

Oscar has achieved great success with students and has multiple testimonials from students both from private lessons and public teachings through the Boards he has worked for.  With over 7 years of teaching experience and more than 10 years of performance experience, Oscar uses flexible pedagogy to teach his students a combination of vocal techniques such as proper breath control and vocal range as well as guiding students to find their own voice and style.

 

Jimmy

Vocal  ONLINE & IN PERSON 
R&B, Pop

2015 Fairchild Radio Vancouver Songwriters Quest Singing Competition SQSC Champion

2016 Fairchild Radio Vancouver Songwriters Quest SQ20 Champion

English, Mandarin, Cantonese

Jimmy is a multi-award winning singer-producer who composes original music as well as cover songs in his own arrangements.  He is also the talent behind the theme song of world-wide restaurant chain, Ding Tai Fung (鼎泰豐) in collaboration with accomplished Vancouver producer Max Chang.  

 

After winning multiple singing competitions hosted by Fairchild Radio and HIM International Music Inc (華研國際音樂), Jimmy has been frequently sought after to perform at various festivals and events in both Vancouver and Toronto.  In 2017, he performed on stage alongside famous Taiwan hip-hop stars, Dwagie (大支) and BR during their Toronto tour.

 

Aside from performing, Jimmy is also experienced in teaching singing with great feedback from his students.  He believes that every singer should have their own style, so he does not only teach vocal techniques, but also mentors his students to find the uniqueness in their voice.

 

Jerry

Vocal  IN PERSON ONLY 
Pop, Rock, Ballads, Classics

2010 Fairchild Television New Talent Singing Competition - Champion - Best Stage Performance Award | 2015 Fairchild Radio Song Quest VIII Chinese Song Writing Competition - Champion - Best Production Award | Taste of Asia - Best Vocalist Award

English, Cantonese, Mandarin

Jerry started out like all of the performers out there, hoping to sing better but at the same time frustrated about the limitations of his own voice.

As a start, Jerry spent a long time searching through different vocal coaches and different techniques but most of them lacks immediate results. That is because most traditional singing teachers will try teach you how to sing by giving you a description of what you should be "feeling" when you are using certain techniques instead of giving clear instructions and teaching you the science behind it.

 

With exploring his voice for more than 10 years and performing professionally worldwide (Canada, China, Macau, Hong Kong) for seven years, Jerry has combined the traditional technique with science and his own formulated methods into a set of fun and simple exercise for teaching different vocal tones and style. With his experience on stage, Jerry can also help students to identify what the audience truly wants to see and hear, how to increase your charisma, and also the "realistic" techniques to use on stage when you are performing or if you are trying to win an award in a singing competition.

 

No matter you are a beginner or you are already a professional performer for many years, Jerry will be able to see and point out your bad voice habits, increase your range, refine your singing tone, find your style, get audience attention and also let you gain your control over your voice IMMEDIATELY.