Carina studied voice with Aleksandra for four years. She was classically trained taking RCM exams. Her interest in pop/contemporary music was noticeable since the beginning of her studies and resulted in release of her first single "Makes Me Feel Better" two years ago. Carina donated the song to Pathstone Mental Health for Children in Niagara Falls. The song represents the agency on their website. Her second song “Even in the dark” has just been completed and is available on Itunes. The song has been on an on-line radio station for a year. Carina has been performing on stage for 3 years now.
Oliver Balaburski has taught me both voice and piano over the past 6 years. He has not only helped to expand my knowledge as a musician, but also as a person and performer. Oliver is both a gifted musician and teacher; he was able to teach me various different styles of music and prepared me for the many auditions I have encountered of the years. With his help I was able to get into college to further pursue my career as a musical theatre performer and I have continued to receive many lead roles in shows through the knowledge I obtained working with him. With his help I have achieved many goals and improved vastly over the past 6 years. I would highly recommend him to anyone as a vocal or piano teacher.
Over the past few months, Aleksandra has worked with me to improve my vocal abilities. Originally, I had signed up for lessons to improve the sound quality and range of my voice, as I had just been cast as the lead role in my school's musical, Annie Jr. After just the first lesson, I already felt more confident about my voice. She continued to work me through vocal exercises, breathing exercises as well as various techniques over the next few weeks to help me perform to the best of my ability. Thanks to her, my performance was a success. She has encouraged me to continue our lessons and to work towards my Grade 3 RCM exam. I have also stepped out of my comfort zone to audition for yet another musical in my residing town. I would definitely recommend her as a vocal coach for anyone, with or without singing experience.
A self-taught guitar player with 7 years' experience, Matthew is primarily interested in Punk & Ska music, and began weekly singing lessons in July 2014 at Maestro Music Centre. He has an honours degree in Film Studies & Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a post-graduate degree in Research Analysis from Georgian College. He currently works at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a member of the Audience Research team where he does web analytics for CBC Music and CBC Sports.
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