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If for any reason you are not happy we will fully refund any pending charges or help you find a new teacher. Your choice!
Hello! Whitney here!
I have been a professional musician since 2009, and prior to studied classical and opera for 7 years and before that, was in music lessons since 1996. My life is music. I have learnt so much about technique, performance, dedication, time management, talent management and courage to challenge yourself and grow. I believe I have a lot to teach to help your children or yourself grow as a musician. Whether you are an enthusiast or are ready for some performance direction, let's work together to help you grow and expand your skills.
With young children, I will keep the lesson plans fun and interesting! For older students I will try to build on other skills, like time management, discipline, dedication, while working on vocal techniques such as proper breathing, good posture and projection.
I use the piano to build a take-home warmup for each individual student, and as they progress we build their repertoire and practice skills through key-specific tracks. I will host a recital for students to perform for their peers, family and friends (of course it's optional to perform but certainly encouraged!)
Almost 20 years in music, both recreational and professional
Esthetics Certification, Fleming College
Honors High School Diploma, Crestwood Secondary School with Integrated Arts Program for Drama Certification with PCVS
Whitney is a classically trained vocalist from Peterborough ON, currently working in Toronto's music scene. Whitney has been a student herself for almost 20 years, and began working professionally in the music industry at age 18. Since then she has performed for major festivals including the Oakwood Jazz Festival and multiple performances at the Peterborough and Burlington Ribfests. She has 100's of performances to date. Over 150 in the last two years. She has performed at bars, restaurants, charity events, music venues, festivals and corporate events. Most recently Whitney's bands are booked to perform for Sparks Photo Festival Gala and for Jane Goodall at Ten Shots, Ten Chefs: An Evening of Photography & Food on October 22nd.
Students will be given a recording that is personalized for them to practice at home. I expect my students to use this tool.
I work from my home studio. If you are dropping off your child please be sure to be on time to pick them up.