Vocal Euphoria

Vocal Euphoria

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, TED Talks Speaker, Voice and Performance Coach. I am also an Instructor/Sensei, and the Owner and Founder of Vocal Euphoria and I've been singing and performing for over 30 yrs and teaching since 2009. Welcome to Vocal Euphoria!

January 2019 is the beginning of an exciting new year!

I have some exciting news! An awesome and talented, shiny, brand new, instructor is joining me here at Vocal Euphoria! Professional Singer, Actor, Songwriter, Vocal Coach, Drama Coach and Music Theatre Guru Shannon Dooks. She comes with a ton of experience as both a teacher and a performer, specializing in singing and acting for kids 6 to 12 y/o! I'm thrilled that this January she's starting two new classes! "Oh the Drama" and "Joining Voices". For more info about her, and to see what projects she's working on, check out and like Shannon's Facebook Page!  Parents can book her for both private lessons and classes on the Vocal Euphoria website!

Testimonials

engaging

“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… Read more “engaging”

Mary Corrado
The Business Agents
President

outstanding

“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… Read more “outstanding”

Tim Grant
Green Party of Ontario candidate in Trinity-Spadina

respectful

“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… Read more “respectful”

Chris Hercules
Spoken Word Artist

money well spent

“Words cannot describe how helpful Carolyn helped identify my weakness in speaking to the public. I was a complete mess in speaking to the public,… Read more “money well spent”

Houdou Dene
Engineer

impressive

“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.“

Ashley Belmer

can’t stop dancing

“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… Read more “can’t stop dancing”

Dr. Mona Loutfy
Women’s College Hospital, University of Toronto
Infectious Diseases Specialist & Clinician Scientist Co-chair of 2011 Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research Conference, Co-chair of 2011 Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research Conference

invaluable performance techniques

“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.… Read more “invaluable performance techniques”

Meghan McMaster
Vocalist

true methods

“Carolyn Thompson is a great voice coach. She’s genuine and uses tried and true methods to up your game. Something as simple as shaping my… Read more “true methods”

Tim Washington
Software Developer

professionalism

“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… Read more “professionalism”

Robert Lawrence
wwwork.com
Vice President

mentor

“First let me tell you what an awesome talent you are. Seeing you live at Harlem was a great thrill. And secondly, let me tell… Read more “mentor”

Fred Collis
Sales/rep. and musician

best musicians

“If you’re looking for a night of awesome music – you need to experience Carolyn T!  With killer vocals and a wide range of musical… Read more “best musicians”

Becky Coles
TALK 820
Midday Producer/On-Air

create energy

“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… Read more “create energy”

Ken Goodwin
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Partner & Drummer of Winning Band “Bill’s Choice” of the “Big 4 Battle of the Band”Oct 2011

A great teacher

I am on my sixth course with Carolyn, and it’s been fun, and I have been learning so much. She is a passionate singer and… Read more “A great teacher”

Myriam Forcier

masterful

“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… Read more “masterful”

Christine Saadé
Vocalist and Producer

memorable performance

“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… Read more “memorable performance”

Sarah McGaughey

gain confidence

“Taking singing lessons with Carolyn was absolutely amazing. She helps you get over the anxiety of performing in front of people. She also teaches you… Read more “gain confidence”

Marin Toque

really amazing

“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… Read more “really amazing”

Ryan Hayward
Diane Frankling Housing Co-operative Annual Pride Party
Community Projects Coordinator 

undeniable energy

“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… Read more “undeniable energy”

Nala Burdyna
singer/ songwriter

poise

“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… Read more “poise”

Lisa Creasor
Canadore College
mother of 3, Practical Nursing student

educational

“I am an inspiring actor and Improv / Stand Up comedian. I came to Carolyn to work on various aspects of voice and singing coaching… Read more “educational”

Ricky R. Singh
Actor/Comedian

faultless execution

“Having recently  had our wedding in the Niagara-on-the-Lake Region, we have hired the Carolyn T Band to perform at our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Not… Read more “faultless execution”

AVG/CK

grateful

“It’s been a hectic past few weeks but you have been constantly on my mind and so I am taking this time to say thank… Read more “grateful”

Kizzy Paris
Program Facilitator in Youth Work

highly recommend

“Carolyn coached me five years ago just before I went into the studio for the first time to do some recording with my band, and… Read more “highly recommend”

Fahrin Kermally

vocal energy

“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.… Read more “vocal energy”

James Dawson
Jim Dawson Photography
Photographer

thoroughly impressed

“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… Read more “thoroughly impressed”

Chris Dunn
Dutton Brock LLP

awesome experience

“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… Read more “awesome experience”

Celeste Segal
Lightning the Band
Mom/Band Manager

powerful tools

“I am so fortunate to have met Carolyn at one of her Open Jams at Harlem a couple months back. I jokingly told her that… Read more “powerful tools”

Danielle Sabourin
Real estate investor/entrepreneur/singer ; )

positive role model

“This summer, my 15 year old daughter expressed interest in getting vocal lessons / coaching. After thoroughly researching potential coaches online, Carolyn Thompson is 1… Read more “positive role model”

Elaine De Marzo-Robins, PMP
Rogers Communications Inc
Program Manager

brilliant

“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… Read more “brilliant”

Moira Sutton
successbreakthrough.com
Life & Success Coach, Motivational Speaker, Author “8 Keys to Unlocking your Infinite Passion”

soulful voice

“Even though I have known her for a short time, Carolyn is a dynamic woman with tonnes of energy. Her soulful voice and confidence as… Read more “soulful voice”

Devonna Munroe
Master’s Student

unique style

“Carolyn T is a true performer! She has a unique style and energy about her on stage that is very inviting and bigger than life… Read more “unique style”

Betty Jackson
BMJ Research
President

incredible skill

“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.… Read more “incredible skill”

Kathleen Gorman
Composer – Pianist – Vocalist

fantastic

“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… Read more “fantastic”

Nicolaas Sont CMP
Confersense Planners Inc.
Senior Meeting Planner

powerhouse voice

“My husband Matthew and I were recently married on August 29th 2015. We had decided from the start of our wedding planning that we wanted… Read more “powerhouse voice”

Michelle Anderson
Human Resources Generalist

welcoming stage presence

“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… Read more “welcoming stage presence”

Frankie Dee
Singer, Guitarist, Performer

unmistakable passion

“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… Read more “unmistakable passion”

Gina Pennesi
Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Guelph
Issues Officer by day Singer – by night!

amazing

“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… Read more “amazing”

Adrienne Johnson

absolutely lovable

“Carolyn came to our home to perform for my father in law’s 80th birthday bash. We knew from the start that Carolyn and her band… Read more “absolutely lovable”

Jill Baker

world class performer

“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… Read more “world class performer”

Sunny Choi
A&R Department The Rodney Company c/o Sunny Choi
Pianist

her energy

“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… Read more “her energy”

Ryan Singh
Producer, Director

charismatic

“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… Read more “charismatic”

Rodolfo Silva
Composer

fully satisfy client’s demands

“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… Read more “fully satisfy client’s demands”

Jarek Dabrowski
Guitarist

pleasant

“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… Read more “pleasant”

Nicolaas Sont CMP
Confersense Planners Inc.
Senior Meeting Planner

exciting

“Thank you Carolyn T – I heard only positive and exciting things about your band and they all loved hearing you sing and play, even… Read more “exciting”

Kathy Halampark
Cooperative Housing Federation of Canada

inspiring

“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… Read more “inspiring”

Meghan Burton
National Money Mart
Student/ Customer Service Representative

awesome teacher

“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… Read more “awesome teacher”

Danidee Nailat

awesome band

“Thanks to Carolyn T and her awesome band, I was able to perform two of my own songs with live backup at Harlem this past… Read more “awesome band”

Chattrisse Dolabaille
Singer, Songwriter

contagious energy

“Going to see Carolyn T. was the best decision I made as a new musician.  Her skills and insight as a coach are incredible!  With… Read more “contagious energy”

Anila Pant
Singer / Writer

Euphoria is a state of intense happiness and self-confidence.

Tips

To loosen up, dance while you practice your song/speech.

Listen to yourself. Appreciate the good, fix the bad.

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.

No one cares about your mistakes more than you.

Singing is storytelling. Singers are storytellers.

Storytelling

When you perform, Smile! If you think you’ll look silly then consider what it looks like when when all you do is frown.

Smile

Participate in open mics, karaokes, spoken word, poetry jams and improv.

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Smiling opens the sides of your mouth and helps with projection.

To avoid vocal fatigue, warm up hours before your performance.

Mumblers are never taken seriously. Open your mouth and people will listen.

Have a cold? Drink warm liquids and rest before you perform.

Don’t stop just because you made a mistake. Keep going!

Listening is equally as important as singing or speaking. Be teachable!

It’s better to hit a wrong note than to make excuses.

It’s not about you, its about connecting with the audience.

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Humming is an excellent vocal warm up.

Stay focused on your goals.

Practice everyday in front of a full length mirror.

Bigger is better. Don’t hold back!

bigger

Focus on the message and stage fright becomes less important.

Wanna hit that high note? Try opening your mouth!

Relax, slow down, take your time and don’t rush. Less is more!

Drink water. Stay hydrated!

Exercise/energize hours before you perform. Run, swim, yoga etc.

To become a better singer, immerse yourself in music.

You are never too old to learn to sing.

Be teachable.

You can only teach yourself so much before you hit a wall.

Use stage fright to your advantage. The more scared you are, the bigger you should be.

Stage Fright

If you are talking over someone else, then you are not listening.

Sing every day.

Everyone has a talent. Many choose to ignore it.

Practice daily in the shower. The steam helps open up your sinuses.

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