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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 she was tremendous help as I tried to capture my voice and sound. Now that I have an opportunity to sing again – often and publicly, I knew I needed… Read more “highly recommend”

Fahrin Kermally

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 you SO much for helping Sanae prepare for her auditions and for the guidance you’ve given me through the process of booking her sessions with you. You have been such… Read more “grateful”

Kizzy Paris
Program Facilitator in Youth Work

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 to find someone who could coach them musically, as well as with respect to stage presence. Being pretty new to this “manager” of the band type situation, I didn’t know… Read more “awesome experience”

Celeste Segal
Lightning the Band
Mom/Band Manager

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, i twisted my words, i over think what i wanted to say and was speaking too fast for anyone to understand me.The public speaking program with Carolyn helped me control… Read more “money well spent”

Houdou Dene
Engineer

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 skills that make even total beginners ( like myself) sound better right away so you start to gain confidence. Carolyn is also extremely nice and friendly, so the lessons themselves… Read more “gain confidence”

Marin Toque

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

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 an awesome teacher!“

Danidee Nailat

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 want to be!“

Adrienne Johnson

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 you what a great vocal coach and mentor and friend you are. Your guidance and encouragement in helping me to fulfill a dream is most heartfelt. May we always sing… Read more “mentor”

Fred Collis
Sales/rep. and musician

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 keep pushing and improving her craft and continues to motivate beginners to keep trying.”

Chris Hercules
Spoken Word Artist

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 by her powerful vocals and undeniable energy. She’s a true performer at heart.“

Nala Burdyna
singer/ songwriter

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 and makes you yearn for more! Her interaction with the audience makes you feel like she’s singing especially for you which is a rare quality! As the Host of the… Read more “unique style”

Betty Jackson
BMJ Research
President

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 way of reshaping and enhancing one’s ability to communicate and connect with an audience. I have had a couple of lessons with Carolyn while I was building up to some… Read more “masterful”

Christine Saadé
Vocalist and Producer

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. Since then I’ve had the honour of photographing her during a number of performances as well as in the studio. I count myself very fortunate indeed to have met Carolyn… Read more “vocal energy”

James Dawson
Jim Dawson Photography
Photographer

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 friendly and inviting nature places people at ease and lets them know it’s going to be a good time.  All of this shines through her powerful, rich and soulful voice… Read more “unmistakable passion”

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

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 and introvert crowd. She is very entertaining, totally professional, and one of the most organized entertainers with whom I had a pleasure to collaborate. Her shows and concerts are packed… Read more “fully satisfy client’s demands”

Jarek Dabrowski
Guitarist

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 music and her energy are contagious.“

Ryan Singh
Producer, Director

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 I wanted to become the best average singer in Toronto. Having come out of a long term relationship and being a young business woman I have found solace in singing.… Read more “powerful tools”

Danielle Sabourin
Real estate investor/entrepreneur/singer ; )

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 summer — so great to find a musician who knows she’s great at what she does, and also gives others the opportunity to get better at what they do!“

Chattrisse Dolabaille
Singer, Songwriter

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 I’m singing beside her on the stage or sitting in the audience harmonizing while she’s performing, she has a knack to instantly connect with everyone in the room. I’ve given… Read more “welcoming stage presence”

Frankie Dee
Singer, Guitarist, Performer

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 she sings is something that I definitely hope to apply to my own performance. As a voice coach she has not only given me the skills to improve my vocal… Read more “soulful voice”

Devonna Munroe
Master’s Student

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 your potential as a singer. As a first time student I find Carolyn open to any ideas or questions I have. Her passion and enthusiasm are inspiring!“

Meghan Burton
National Money Mart
Student/ Customer Service Representative

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. Carolyn is one of the most compelling performers in Toronto today, a powerful singer with great stage presence, delivering classic R & B, Soul, Jazz, Blues and more, all with… Read more “incredible skill”

Kathleen Gorman
Composer – Pianist – Vocalist

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 styles, you’ll never be bored at one of her shows.  She also has some of the best musicians in the GTA backing her up.  Whether it’s an intimate setting or… Read more “best musicians”

Becky Coles
TALK 820
Midday Producer/On-Air

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 would not have been the same without you, your huge talent, your band, and your professionalism! Everyone I’ve talked to has been very complimentary about the music, how spot on… Read more “professionalism”

Robert Lawrence
wwwork.com
Vice President

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 her guidance, I took my singing and performance skills to levels I hadn’t even thought possible.  She created a warm, supportive yet challenging environment where I felt comfortable taking risks… Read more “contagious energy”

Anila Pant
Singer / Writer

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 Mic Night provided great opportunities to apply what was learned from lessons into performing on stage. Carolyn is definitely recommended to people that are willing to learn to become a… Read more “world class performer”

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

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 voice. Her Jazz nights at Harlem are thrilling and filled with fun and talented musicians in every corner.“

Rodolfo Silva
Composer

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 as I wanted to implement singing into my acts and hope to get a clearer and more powerful voice on stage. Carolyn quickly determines her coaching strategy and lessons and… Read more “educational”

Ricky R. Singh
Actor/Comedian

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. During our coaching session, she competently addressed my questions with relevant information and advice garnered from years of experience in the music industry. However, she also went beyond what I… 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 mouth a certain way helped me round out my sound. And she does it all with a smile, lol.“

Tim Washington
Software Developer

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 of 3 who made my shortlist. She was also the first one I contacted (out of the 3). Needless to say, when Carolyn and I spoke on the phone, I… Read more “positive role model”

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

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 long. They brought energy to the room right from the beginning and got all 350 gala attendees dancing all night long – they are fun; their music is fantastic ….… 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

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 we were kindred spirits!  She is passionate about life and has a bigger than life presence.  With her friendly and welcoming presence, she connects with her audience with ease and… Read more “brilliant”

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

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 beginning. Her poise and grace and confidence draws you in, her talent and beauty keeps you there. She had people eager to volunteer for her vocal exercises, and she had… Read more “poise”

Lisa Creasor
Canadore College
mother of 3, Practical Nursing student

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 much emotion throughout the day and as our keynote speaker you really did an amazing job with connecting and engaging our audience, adding humor and fun to the event. We… Read more “engaging”

Mary Corrado
The Business Agents
President

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 how to listen to each other, create energy and most importantly communicate and create an impact with the audience. We went from good to great!“

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

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 emotional anecdotes into my speeches.   While I didn’t get elected in the October 2011 provincial election,  I did much better in the eight debates than I otherwise would have, due… Read more “outstanding”

Tim Grant
Green Party of Ontario candidate in Trinity-Spadina

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 my daughter who wanted to come up and sing with you. This has made her feel very positive towards continuing in this field.“

Kathy Halampark
Cooperative Housing Federation of Canada

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 on your performances. I’ll definitely keep in touch for other events in and around Toronto again. Thanks so much.“

Nicolaas Sont CMP
Confersense Planners Inc.
Senior Meeting Planner

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 see someone who so truly loves what they do in action. I also was thoroughly impressed by the musicianship of your backing band. We look forward to working with you… Read more “thoroughly impressed”

Chris Dunn
Dutton Brock LLP

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 would provide the ultimate best in sound and performance. Not only is Carolyn’s voice powerfully superb, but she is absolutely lovable and gorgeous to watch, and it is impossible NOT… Read more “absolutely lovable”

Jill Baker

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 a singer to sing our first dance; the song we chose was I believe in you and me by Whitney Houston. We searched the internet and came across Carolyn Thompson… Read more “powerhouse voice”

Michelle Anderson
Human Resources Generalist

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 on your performances. I’ll definitely keep in touch for other events in and around Toronto again. Thanks so much.”

Nicolaas Sont CMP
Confersense Planners Inc.
Senior Meeting Planner

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 only was working with her before the date easy and enjoyable, but the day of was a great success: All our guests were amazed at the quality of the performance… Read more “faultless execution”

AVG/CK

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 and guidance with the technical aspects. The band was incredible and I have heard nonstop how rad you guys were…and rightfully so. Thanks for making this event really amazing.”

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

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 a delight. It was a sweet surprise for my partner and a fun, memorable performance. I would highly recommend Carolyn’s singing for celebrations or intimate gatherings.”

Sarah McGaughey

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