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$45/h
1st lesson is free!
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Response Time 8h
Lessons offered by Erin
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Singing
Levels
  • All Levels

Anyone can sing! Find your voice with the help of a competitive singer and vocal coach. Classes held online and in-person in the GTA (COVID-19 restrictions permitting). All levels welcome!

Methodology

I specialize in helping absolute beginner and beginner vocal students learn the basics and find their voice! I start by teaching proper breathing, posture, vowel formation, diction, vocal warm-ups, etc. I meet my students where they are, and help them to determine their range. A vocal range in not written in stone, and I can help you to safely widen your range. It is not necessary to read music for my classes, and if you don't, I can certainly teach you. I give my students weekly homework and help them to set goals which are challenging, yet doable. I have the philosophy that we should all aim to be lifelong learners. Vocal training, like many things, becomes much easier if it is done on a regular basis.

Background

I have been competing in singing and musical theatre for a couple of years now. My musical theatre group won dozens of first, second, and third place awards at the prestigious Access Broadway competition in Syracuse, NY. I played the role of "Rusty" in Footloose for Spotlight Arts' annual full length play.

I have been singing with York Harmony Chorus (a competitive A Capella group) since 2017. We even secured a spot in the 74th International Convention and Competition in Louisville, Kentucky (2020), which was unfortunately cancelled due to COVID-19.

I have been tutoring professionally since 2015. I was also a classroom teacher for one year.

Rates

Transportation Fee : $5
Rate for online lessons : $ 45/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $200
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $400

Details

All cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before a class is scheduled to start.

Lessons offered by Erin
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Singing
Levels
  • All Levels

Erin's Resume

Erin MacDonald

Skills

• Broad knowledge of interpreting music and lyrics by using harmony
and melody
• Ability to sing accurately by following musical notes and lyrics
• Ability to sing D#3-F#6 range (approximately 3.25 octaves); most
comfortable singing Mezzo-Soprano
• Enthusiastic entertainer and dynamic performer
• Ability to sing songs in two major languages (English and Spanish)
• Beginner level drumming skills
• Intermediate skills in dance (trained in several formal dance types)
• Trained actor
• Possess excellent communication, time management, and
organizational skills
• Demonstrable interpersonal skills
• Thrive in fast-paced and high volume environments
• Great listening skills, and ability to correctly follow a detailed set of
instructions
• Classroom teaching and tutoring skills

Education and Certification

• Advance student at EVN Film Studios with Earl Nanhu (February 2020 –
present)
• Intermediate student at Meisner Technique with Robert Bellissimo
(January 2020 – present)
• Competitive student at Arts Spotlight Theatre Company Inc.
(September 2018 – May 2019)
• Member of York Harmony Chorus (Sweet Adelines International group)
(September 2017 – present)

Accomplishments

• Secured a spot in the Harmony Classics Division AA at Internationals
(Sweet Adelines International 2020)
• Gold medalist for a vocal solo (Access Broadway 2019)
• Best Musical Theatre School; various Platinum, High Gold, and Gold
medals (Access Broadway 2019)
• Placed first in our division and second place overall in Region 16 (Sweet
Adelines 2019)
• Placed first in our division and third place overall in Region 16 (Sweet
Adelines 2018)

Experience

Arts Spotlight Theatre Company Inc. Presents Annual Showcase Concert May 2019 Singer/Dancer/Actress
• Performed in a variety of musical theatre numbers

York Harmony Chorus Presents Death by Chocolate
March 2018 and 2019
Female Barbershop Vocalist
• Sang the melody (and sometimes harmony) for a two hour
performance at the Newmarket Community Centre
Arts Spotlight Theatre Company Inc. Presents “Footloose”

February 2019
Singer/Dancer/Actress
• Auditioned for and obtained the role of “Rusty”
• Performed in a well-received public performance of this production

York Harmony Presents Christmas Show
December 2017, 2018, and 2019
Female Barbershop Vocalist
• Sang the melody (and sometimes harmony) for a two hour
performance at the Newmarket Community Centre

Newmarket Citizens Band Presents Comfort & Joy
November 2018
Choral Vocalist
• Sang alongside the band as a Mezzo-Soprano with York Harmony
Chorus

TD-Newmarket Music Festival
August 2018
Female Barbershop Vocalist
• Sang a set with York Harmony Chorus in front of live audience

Reviews on Erin
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Rhoda's

Perfect! Erin gave me the tools to encourage me to be better. I noticed an improvement just after a couple of lessons.

Erin's response

Rhoda is a polite, positive, and hard-working student. She is beginning to improve in terms of pitch and noticing when she sings an incorrect note. She is a pleasure to work with. Great job, Rhoda!

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