Stephanie has over 20 years of teaching experience in voice, piano, and music theory. Her love and passion for music motivated her to open her own studio in 2000. She teaches all ages from young children to adults and all skill levels from beginners to professionals. Stephanie's lessons are all individually tailored to meet the needs and goals of each student. Through positive encouragement, she helps her students to build more confidence in their skills and develop a love for music. She completed a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from UBC. She is also registered with the RCM and can prepare students for all exam levels, specializing in voice.
Stephanie is fluent in English and Korean and can converse in Mandarin.
Stephanie has won numerous awards including the Western Canada District - Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the BC Provincial Festival of the Performing Arts. Her stage credits include Gretel (Hansel & Gretel), Vixen (The Cunning Vixen), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Musetta (La Bohéme), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Miss Wordsworth (Albert Herring), and Amy (Little Women).[showhide type="stephanie" more_text="READ MORE" less_text="Show Less”]
Stephanie is currently pursuing her doctorate at UBC. She was also recently appointed as music director and conductor of the choral group, Ensemble Étoile. She received her Bachelor’s degree in opera from UBC and was awarded the UBC Medal. She also holds a Master’s degree from Indiana University. Stephanie has ARCT Performance Diplomas in both piano and voice and is the winner of the Voice National Gold Medal from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Stephanie has also been awarded the UBC Wesbrook Scholar, Johann Strauss Foundation Scholarship, BC Arts Council Award, Canada Millennium Scholarship, UBC TREK Excellence, Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques Laureate, and the BMO National Scholarship.
Stephanie is an experienced teacher of voice, piano and theory whose students have achieved successful RCM exam results. She enjoys working with students of all ages and teaches both Royal Conservatory curriculum as well as popular or musical theatre genres for students who just want to learn music for fun.[/showhide]
Sarah Tatto holds a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from the Vancouver Academy of Music, certificates in music performance, ESL teacher/tutor training and a certificate in Kodaly music for children.
Sarah’s voice studies have taken her to Edmonton, Portland, New York and, Los Angeles. She has studied extensively in Europe, having participated in several international music academies and festivals, included[showhide type="sarah" more_text="READ MORE" less_text="Show Less”] two summers in Salzburg Austria, studying at the Mozarteum; in Urbania, Italy performing in an opera program with the Manhattan School of Music; study and performance in Modena, Santa Marghertia Ligure, Florence, Pietra Santa and the Truscia Opera festival.
Sarah is an inquisitive singer who has the desire to understand singing from both an artistic and scientific perspective. Currently, Sarah is studying to become a certified Vocologist* through a program headed by renowned voice scientist Dr. Titze. In addition to Vocology, Sarah is also completing requirements to become certified as a Speech Language Pathologist assistant and to also receive certification as a “Distinguished voice teacher”. Sarah also holds two certificates in ESL and as a result, her students frequently experience significant improvements in their accent reduction.
Sarah has been a recipient of the Barbara Eves-Motomochi Memorial fund from the Vancouver Opera Guild, has been a finalist with Jeunes Ambassadeur lyrique, was a finalist in the Spoleto/Vancouver voice competition, is alumnus of the Vancouver Opera Touring Ensemble and has been a chorister for several years with the Vancouver Opera.
Sarah is a member of the Canadian Actor’ Equity, the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the British Columbia Registered Music Teachers Association.[/showhide]
David Wang is an experienced pianist and vocal coach with 26 years of teaching experience. David received his formal music education at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China and the Washington University in St. Louis, USA. He has toured the USA, Canada, New Zealand and China. He has collaborated with internationally renowned pianists such as Lang Lang(郎朗) and Liu Shih Kun(刘诗昆) at Gala concerts in Hong Kong. Also, he has worked as a vocal coach and piano accompanist for the Prestigious Shanghai[showhide type="davidwang" more_text="READ MORE" less_text="Show Less”] Opera House(上海歌剧院).
David is known for his enthusiasm towards piano teaching and many of his students have won important piano competitions such as the Hong Kong-Asia Piano Open Competition(香港-亚洲钢琴公开比赛) and The International Music and Arts Competition(国际音乐艺术大赛). His students receive excellent marks on RCM Exams.
David Wang is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.[/showhide]