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Jasmine
« Excellent! Tara is really friendly and easy to talk to. She gave very... More »
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Jasmine
« Excellent! Tara is really friendly and easy to talk to. She gave very constructive feedback and clear directions on how I should improve my singing. Would recommend »
$40/h
1st lesson is free!
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Response Time 6h
Lessons offered by Tara
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Singing
Levels
  • All Levels

Experienced singer and performer offering lessons to students of all ages in your genre of choice!

Methodology

It's true - everyone can sing! And you're no exception :)

First, we will engage in exercises to get you comfortable with the voice as an instrument. Singing is a very vulnerable activity, and it requires a lot of warming up to truly get comfortable expressing yourself.

We will then learn a brief overview of vocal anatomy, and become aware of how physical the voice really is as an instrument.

From there, we will work on 2 songs at a time. We will use supplementary exercises to help assist with the learning of these songs, and also use these songs as exercises to help strengthen your skills for future songs with similar attributes.

Background

I have been singing in choirs all my life. Back in 2014, I was the co-leader of a small choir that performed seasonally. I was instrumental in repertoire selection and organizing practices.

Recently I have sung in the Hart House Jazz Choir, my own project the Paradigm Choir, and performed with the McGregor Carolers at venues all over the city.

I have taken voice instruction myself, both in school and as an extracurricular. As well, I have developed my own philosophy of what makes a vocal performance outstanding, and I am excited to share that with my future students.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $ 40/h

Details

Clarification: my classes are $40 for a 45-minute lesson. Longer and shorter times can be negotiated as well.

Lessons offered by Tara
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Singing
Levels
  • All Levels

Tara's Resume

Tara Smylie
H: (concealed information) | (concealed information) | M5R 2R7

Experience

Music, Math and English Tutor – Toronto, ON | 2016 - Present
TutorBright, freelance

Lead Pianist | 2019-2020
The Middle of Nowhere (music and poetry showcase)

Admin Assistant (organization & editing) | 2019-2020
Canadian Winds Journal (pedagogical music magazine)

Editor (style, grammar & formatting) | 2019-2020
RBC Consultants (pharmaceutical company)

Publicity Manager and performer – University of Toronto | 2018 – 2019
Hart House Jazz Choir

Holiday Entertainer at Casa Loma | 2018, 2019
Liberty Entertainment

Performer/Singer – Toronto, ON | 2018, 2019
The McGregor Carolers

Content Writer (various health-related subjects) | 2015
Daily Health Post

Education

BSc. in Mental Health Studies , Minor in Music and Culture | 2020
University of Toronto

Research project in environmental science: the psychology behind discounting | 2020

Environmental workshop at the Solstice Gathering in Collingwood, ON | 2015

Grade 8 Piano and Grade 6 Voice with RCM | 2010, 2012

Other Artistic Ventures

Music production and songwriting | 2020. 2021

Contributor to June 2020 issue of The Misfit Quill, poetry magazine | 2020
Soloist with University of Guelph Symphonic Choir | 2015

Winner of Interdisciplinary Arts Award – Woburn C.I. | 2014

The 4 reviews on Tara
  • 4.9/5

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Jasmine

Excellent! Tara is really friendly and easy to talk to. She gave very constructive feedback and clear directions on how I should improve my singing. Would recommend

3 recommendations

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Jackson

Tara is a fantastic tutor!! She helped me with calculus and trig and made them really easy to understand. The lessons are also really engaging, she can make any subject interesting!

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Brad

Tara's firm foundation in theory, diverse range of musical experiences, and sensitive listening to her students combine to make her an excellent teacher. If you want to learn and to love making music while you do, Tara is a fantastic tutor.

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Gabrielle

Tara is not just whip-smart, but extremely creative. She is able to figure out where each person's roadblocks lie and tailor her teaching style accordingly. Tara will leave her mark on you not only as a student but as a person. You'll also have fun interacting with her. I recommend her highly.

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