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Name - Kathy Thompson
Location - Scarborough, ON, M1E 2C9
Intersection - EAST TORONTO
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Instrument - Voice, speaking skills
Level - beginner, intermediate, advanced
Place - student's house, teacher's studio
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Genres - POP primarily, but other styles also
Bio - Since her first performance at 16, Kathy has been a professional singer, getting her roots as a vocal major at Humber College in Toronto, studying with many voice teachers. She went to Ottawa where, after Basic Training, sang with the R.C.A.F. 55-piece Central Band (Rank: Sergeant) for 3 years. In Toronto she has done performances numbering into the thousands: clubs, festivals, corporate events, private functions, television, jingles, film & recordings. Kathy established her own band as well as the RSVP Jazz Quartet. She was a founding member of The Singers Guild of Toronto. Kathy was elected to the Board of Directors, Toronto Musicians’ Association/A.F. of M. for two years and was also an active member of the PR and the Events Committee to support live music. She was an industry rep to National Assoc. of Catering Executives & active in Local 149 contract negotiations. She was appointed to be the chair of the contract revision committee, designing the new contract for Local 149 miscellaneous/steady engagements. Kathy was the "See The Music" talent guide editor, co-ordinator, sales & layout. She has done film work like standing in for Debbie Reynolds…there have been jingles, many for Irwin Toys as the voice of a little girl. She studied animation voice acting in Los Angeles and Toronto, and jazz dance as well as Comedy Improv at Second City and Theatresports Level V. Kathy composed, published and distributed 3 indie recordings which still receive Canadian airplay, most notably her Christmas favorite "The Gift of Love". She won a Scarborough Arts Council Award for an original country song. She was featured singing the music of Harry James in the Toronto Jazz Festival, Canada Day ’99, and is a principal actor as the groom’s mother, Giovanna Prosciutto, in the Canadian live improv show "Joey & Gina’s Comedy Wedding". Kathy still performs jazz, songwriting, and enjoys coaching voice and singing for speakers, pop singers and groups. For Corporate Speech Training, Kathy gives seminars focusing on projection, dynamics, increased range, breath control, diction, accent reduction: one-on-one and groups. Kathy has achieved her ATMB (Advanced Toastmasters Bronze) public speaking certification. She is also a graduate of the National Institute of Broadcasting, taught voice at the Learning Annex in Toronto, as well as giving voice-improvement courses at Centennial College for Continuing Education. Kathy is an honours graduate and Certified Teacher/Trainer of Adults from Centennial College. Kathy still sings with various bands and organizes custom entertainment for corporate shows. She visits retirement facilities giving her own monthly "Singing for Wellness" classes to seniors, and is the 2011 singing teacher for Scarborough Bluffs Music program for children. I teach a combination of vocal methods based in SLS mixed with my techniques. All voice work includes CONFIDENCE training! Everyone is different and unique, so I don't teach all lessons the same. We set clear goals and work towards them at your own pace. Before our first lesson, I e-mail you a Vocal Needs Assessment to fill out to define your needs and preferred areas of focus. I work with serious & enthusiastic students only who are willing to commit to practicing on their own. Beginners welcome! I provide all educational materials. *Leave your phone number and area you live in, explain WHY you want to take singing lessons (if you're comfortable doing that). I teach in the Toronto area by appointment only. Phone lessons are available anywhere in North America. Students under 18 years: I need to speak to one of your parents. *ADVICE: It's essential that you are comfortable with your vocal coach, whomever that is. Be sure to give your new singing teacher a chance. Learning a physical and artistic skill. Singing is a process - and cannot be forced, nor done overnight. Be patient and non-judgemental towards the vocal exercises...and always strive to experience joy whenever you vocalize! 10-15 minutes of voice practice a day should be a part of your lifestyle. Be sure to drink lots of water daily because for optimum voice use: your vocal cords need to be well hydrated. Never force your voice, and always find joy in the sounds you make. Embrace your own uniqueness. *for more complete bio, please visit my website!

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