Alan Macdonald is a well-known and respected musician, instructor and performer who maintains an active voice studio in downtown Toronto. He accepts students of all ages and levels and teaches a wide variety of musical styles focusing on fostering the love of all music. Alan's lessons are fun and informative and he provides a comfortable and open atmosphere in which his students can thrive and grow.
"I have taken singing lessons on and off for over 43 years and I have had a lot of different singing teachers. Alan is an excellent singing teacher. Over time I had developed some pretty serious vocal issues due to age, asthma, allergies etc. This had led to some bad singing habits to the point where I was losing the ability to sing anything in my mid rage at all (I am a high soprano.) Alan has very "good ears." He really listens to the way you are producing your sound and he does not let you get away with anything unhealthy. My ability to sing in the mid range improved dramatically while I was studying with him and I was also able to add more colour to my upper and lower ranges. Alan is also an excellent musician which makes him an excellent vocal coach. His discerning ear allows him to be really effective in polishing repertoire for auditions, recitals etc. He is also a very open, warm and friendly person which makes him easy to work with." - Sandra, adult voice student
"I began voice lesson with Alan having practically no music experience beyond the basic. Drawing on his natural talent for music and teaching, Alan not only helped me to find confidence in my voice, but challenged me to push myself beyond what I expected I'd be able to achieve. Alan's is an engaged, patient, and devoted coach. I always looked forward to my sessions with him and am thankful to him for the effort he put into helping me discover the joy of singing." - Kevin, adult voice student
With over 15 years of experience, Alan's previous teaching positions have included music director of productions with both the Montreal Musical Theatre Academy and Festival by the Marsh (Sackville, NB), as well as Thrash! a co-production between the Montreal Musical Theatre Academy and Ubom! Obtusha (Grahamstown, SA) performed at the National Arts Festival of South Africa in 2008.
To learn more about Alan, please see his full performing bio.
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Near Sherbourne Station