The Master Class Plus+ is a new and improved singing workshop! Student performers will learn to sing songs while accompanied by a professional musician (ie pianist or guitarist provided by Vocal Euphoria) and followed by feedback from Instructor/Vocal Sensei Carolyn...
Vocal Euphoria is that awesome, amazing feeling you get when you sing and hit a beautiful note or speak and deliver a wonderful message!
Greetings Grasshoppers, my name is Carolyn! I'm a Professional Vocalist, Entertainer, Actor, TED Talks Speaker, Voice and Performance Coach. I am also an Instructor/Sensei, and the Owner and Founder of Vocal Euphoria. I've been singing and performing for over 30 yrs and teaching since 2009.
Welcome to Vocal Euphoria!
I started my little company because I realized that there were so many people out there who were never taught how to perform. Over the years, I learned to sing, I learned theory and even learned to play a few instruments but whenever I was asked to perform in front of an audience I was terrified. When I asked my teachers how to fix this they didn't know how. In fact they were scared too. I found this fascinating! After much research I discovered that most instructors had no idea how to address stage fright and in fact since i started my business, many of those same instructors started coming to me for lessons. I am thrilled that I get to teach many established singers, actors and public speakers how to be the best in front of an audience, big or small.
My company specializes in singing, acting and public speaking lessons, classes and workshops for all ages and all levels whether you are a beginner or advanced. Professional training and coaching is provided by experienced instructors who are active, outstanding performers who understand the industry, and know what is required to be the best in a competitive market! Our objective is to help kids and adults achieve their goals, discover their true voice, unleash their talent and conquer stage fright.
“Before we worked with Carolyn, we know how to play but we didn’t know how to perform. She changed all of that. We now know how to listen to each other, create energy and most importantly communicate and create an… Read more “create energy”
“Thanks Carolyn for performing at our recent corporate event. Your musicality and force of personality really warmed things up. It is always a pleasure to see someone who so truly loves what they do in action. I also was thoroughly… Read more “thoroughly impressed”
“I had the priveledge of meeting Carolyn at “A Woman’s Worth” Seminar. She was the key note speaker and she captured everyones attention from the beginning. Her poise and grace and confidence draws you in, her talent and beauty keeps… Read more “poise”
“I’ve never met an entertainer more easy or pleasant to deal with than you were. All that and you were fantastic, we had great comments on your performances. I’ll definitely keep in touch for other events in and around Toronto… Read more “pleasant”
“She is amazing! she is fun, calm, and re-assuring. She makes you feel like you can kick your insecurities and be the performer that you want to be!“
“Sweet lady, who has a real passion for singing! Also, you see a difference in your voice by the end of the first session. Impressive.“
“Carolyn T is a powerful woman and an inspiring performer. Her vibrant,passionate presence is truly something not only to behold, but from which to learn. During our coaching session, she competently addressed my questions with relevant information and advice garnered… Read more “invaluable performance techniques”
“This summer, my 15 year old daughter expressed interest in getting vocal lessons / coaching. After thoroughly researching potential coaches online, Carolyn Thompson is 1 of 3 who made my shortlist. She was also the first one I contacted (out… Read more “positive role model”
“I thought my first session would be my last because I was nervous but here I am I keep coming back for more. Carolyn is an awesome teacher!“
“My first experience with Carolyn was during a performance at a Beach Jazz Festival performance. I was blown away by her vocal energy and presence. Since then I’ve had the honour of photographing her during a number of performances as… Read more “vocal energy”
“I’ve never met an entertainer more easy or pleasant to deal with than you were. All that and you were fantastic, we had great comments on your performances. I’ll definitely keep in touch for other events in and around Toronto… Read more “fantastic”
“Carolyn T is a dynamic soul drenched vocal powerhouse! Her versatility, welcoming stage presence, and true love of music shines through at every performance. Whether I’m singing beside her on the stage or sitting in the audience harmonizing while she’s… Read more “welcoming stage presence”
“Working with you was fantastic and I knew from our first conversation that it would be a great fit! Thanks for all of your help and guidance with the technical aspects. The band was incredible and I have heard nonstop… Read more “really amazing”
“As a voice coach, Carolyn Thompson was outstanding. As a budding politician, she helped me enormously to better enunciate, pace my delivery and inject some emotional anecdotes into my speeches. While I didn’t get elected in the October 2011 provincial… Read more “outstanding”
“Hey Carolyn. Wanted to thank you again for helping to make my 50th Party a massive, successful blast!! It goes without saying that the night would not have been the same without you, your huge talent, your band, and your… Read more “professionalism”
“Anyone for whom the voice is an important facet of their career should work with voice and performance coach Carolyn T. She has a masterful way of reshaping and enhancing one’s ability to communicate and connect with an audience. I… Read more “masterful”
“Thank you Carolyn for taking part in our 3rd annual “Woman’s Worth” event. (proceeds donated to Breast Cancer Research). The event is surrounded by so much emotion throughout the day and as our keynote speaker you really did an amazing… Read more “engaging”
“I have always heard about Carolyn T and her brand of music, but when I saw her perform I knew they why people spoke. Her music and her energy are contagious.“
“Carolyn is an amazing vocal coach that has helped me feeling more comfortable on stage, she is really enthusiastic and charismatic with a really soulful voice. Her Jazz nights at Harlem are thrilling and filled with fun and talented musicians… Read more “charismatic”
“Carolyn T is a passionate singer who loves the stage, her music, and with that love knows well how to move even the most lazy and introvert crowd. She is very entertaining, totally professional, and one of the most organized… Read more “fully satisfy client’s demands”
“I was thrilled to hear that Carolyn was the key note speaker for the Woman’s Worth Seminar. From the moment I met Carolyn, I knew we were kindred spirits! She is passionate about life and has a bigger than life… Read more “brilliant”
“Carolyn T not only sings with remarkable passion and dynamic range, she moves audiences with her incredible skill as both an entertainer and band leader. Carolyn is one of the most compelling performers in Toronto today, a powerful singer with… Read more “incredible skill”
“Beautiful singing telegram! I asked Carolyn to sing her own version of my partner’s favourite song for his birthday. She was open, professional, and such a delight. It was a sweet surprise for my partner and a fun, memorable performance.… Read more “memorable performance”
“Warm, respectful, friendly, supportive and encouraging are the first words that come to mind when I think of Carolyn T. She has the tenacity to keep pushing and improving her craft and continues to motivate beginners to keep trying.”
“From the minute she enters a room, Carolyn’s presence exudes a tangible, enchanting warmth, confidence and positive energy that magnetically draws people to her. Her friendly and inviting nature places people at ease and lets them know it’s going to… Read more “unmistakable passion”
“I recently saw Carolyn T perform live at the Harlem Jam which she also hosts. I have to say that I was truly blown away by her powerful vocals and undeniable energy. She’s a true performer at heart.“
“Carolyn is a wonderful coach. She understood our client’s strengths and weaknesses in performance and completely customized the lessons for the client’s needs. Carolyn’s Open Mic Night provided great opportunities to apply what was learned from lessons into performing on… Read more “world class performer”
“Wow, what an amazing voice, what a great band, what a fun night …. Carolyn T and her 7-piece band rocked our event all night long. They brought energy to the room right from the beginning and got all 350… Read more “can’t stop dancing”
“Carolyn T is everything you could want in a coach and a friend! Positive, encouraging but always challenging you to up your game and realize your potential as a singer. As a first time student I find Carolyn open to… Read more “inspiring”
“I look after my daughter’s young band, Lightning the Band. A group of shy youngsters with a serious love of music. I was desperately trying to find someone who could coach them musically, as well as with respect to stage… Read more “awesome experience”
Euphoria is a state of intense happiness and self-confidence.
Practice everyday in front of a full length mirror.
Drink water. Stay hydrated!
To avoid vocal fatigue, warm up hours before your performance.
Bigger is better. Don’t hold back!
Smiling opens the sides of your mouth and helps with projection.
Listen to yourself. Appreciate the good, fix the bad.
Stay focused on your goals.
No one cares about your mistakes more than you.
Participate in open mics, karaokes, spoken word, poetry jams and improv.
You are never too old to learn to sing.
It’s better to hit a wrong note than to make excuses.
Listening is equally as important as singing or speaking. Be teachable!
You can only teach yourself so much before you hit a wall.
Mumblers are never taken seriously. Open your mouth and people will listen.
Don’t stop just because you made a mistake. Keep going!
To become a better singer, immerse yourself in music.
Use stage fright to your advantage. The more scared you are, the bigger you should be.
To loosen up, dance while you practice your song/speech.
When you perform, Smile! If you think you’ll look silly then consider what it looks like when when all you do is frown.
Relax, slow down, take your time and don’t rush. Less is more!
Focus on the message and stage fright becomes less important.
If you’re trying to think of what to say next, then you are not listening.
Be patient with yourself and you will learn faster.
Humming is an excellent vocal warm up.
Everyone has a talent. Many choose to ignore it.
It’s not about you, its about connecting with the audience.
Have a cold? Drink warm liquids and rest before you perform.
Practice daily in the shower. The steam helps open up your sinuses.
Wanna hit that high note? Try opening your mouth!
Exercise/energize hours before you perform. Run, swim, yoga etc.
Sing every day.
If you are talking over someone else, then you are not listening.
Singing is storytelling. Singers are storytellers.