Singing Lessons

Singing Lessons

Sing Like Nobody's Watching

Singing should feel amazing, hence the name "Vocal Euphoria".  My singing lessons help improve your tone, range, clarity, projection and tuning as well as stance, stage presence and body language. I teach you how to practice and perform by getting you out of your own way so you can find your true voice and conquer stage fright.

Perfect for auditions, recording sessions, choir solos and live performances.

  • One-on-one Private Lessons
  • In Person or via Webcam
  • Beginner or advanced

Voice & Performance Tips

Be teachable.

Everyone has a talent. Many choose to ignore it.

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

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

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

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

Wanna hit that high note? Try opening your mouth!

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

Humming is an excellent vocal warm up.

Stay focused on your goals.

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

Stage Fright

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

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

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

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

bigger

Bigger is better. Don’t hold back!

Storytelling

Singing is storytelling. Singers are storytellers.

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

Smile

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

Sing every day.

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

Focus on the message and stage fright becomes less important.

No one cares about your mistakes more than you.

If you’re trying to think of what to say next, then you are not listening.

You are never too old to learn to sing.

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

Check out my TED Talks about Stage Fright

Singing Lessons

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

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

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

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

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 ; )

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

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

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
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