"I have really enjoyed taking voice lessons from Stephanie for the past year. I like that she has a sense of humour and is open to try different types of music and she has inspired me to keep singing.- (Sabrina) I’d like to thank Stephanie for her patience and dedication in working with my granddaughter. We have been so happy to see her confidence and her talents develop while working with Stephanie. " May 4th, 2017
Sabrina E. and Lindy G. hired Stephanie in Vocal Music Education 2016-2017
"Having Stephanie as an instructor has made a huge impact on the shape of my life. She is memorable because I think of her not only as a teacher, but as a friend. While maintaining an aspect of professionalism, she managed to make her classroom feel comfortable, and safe. It was a place where I was safe to be myself, and to make mistakes. As soon as I walked in, I knew she could sense how I was doing, vocally and emotionally. Because of her interpersonal skills, she knew exactly how hard she could push me on a given day, without ever crossing a line, but still pushing me to the best of my abilities. She made singing fun, challenging, and exciting. When studying I felt like I had this potential that was a gift, and my whole life was ahead of me. It all just depended on how hard I was willing to work. I'll never forget the day where Stephanie called me at home because I hadn't gotten any acceptances to music programs in universities yet, and I was getting nervous. She promised me I would get in somewhere, because she believed in me with her whole heart. After I hung up the phone, I immediately got an email from Wilfird Laurier University inviting me into their Honours Music Program, where I am now studying Music Education. I want to be a teacher so I can impact someone else's life the way Stephanie has touched mine." May 6th, 2016
Asha Sahu, hired Stephanie in Vocal Music Education
"Stephanie is a fantastic music educator! As a former student of Stephanie’s I have had the privilege of working under her direction in broadening my vocal knowledge and music technique. Her ability to convey and integrate advanced musical theory into tangible learning material illustrates Stephanie’s talent for music. I would highly recommend Stephanie as a music educator." May 5th, 2016
Andera Beebe, hired Stephanie in Vocal Music Education from 2009-2015
"When I decided to take vocal lessons I was nervous to say the least. Once I met Stephanie I began to feel more at ease. Stephanie's teaching style is one that empowers you with encouragement, knowledge, and constructive feedback. I have enjoyed my years with Stephanie and I am unfortunately moving out of the area she teaches in. Despite this I know I have gained and enjoyed a valuable experience that I will take with me!" May 1st, 2016
Leanne Michalofsky, hired Stephanie in Vocal Music Education from 2013-2016
“Stephanie is one of the hardest working music teachers I know. She is always prepared for her lessons, maintains excellent communications with her student’s parents, and is highly trained and professional. Stephanie has a wonderful way with her students, and she is more than willing to go the extra distance to support them as they work to hone their vocal and piano skills.” Dec 14th 2012
Andrea Styles, Group piano teacher, worked with Stephanie from 2008-2013.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Stephanie for the past 2 years in different capacities. Stephanie has exercised and shown great levels of commitment towards her work and her students. She has a unique teaching style and her ability to teach students at all ages and levels is amazing. The synergy of her experience and knowledge, incorporating her student’s needs and interests while maintaining a fun, easy going yet progressive learning environment keeps her students driven and great satisfaction attained for her student base.”
February 28, 2012
Naomi Chipwaya, worked with Stephanie from 2010-2012
“Stephanie was a fabulous piano teacher! She was extremely patient and understanding in her lessons (especially since I was also studying for my B.A.). Stephanie knew when to push my limits to produce a great-sounding piece of music, and when to let a piece go — which was not very often. Her expertise in the music field has translated to my skills as an emerging pianist. I will always remember and appreciate the many hours of lessons with Stephanie.” November 24, 2011
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
Yolanda Thompson, Hons. B. A. hired Stephanie in Piano Music Education in 2008, and hired Stephanie more than once.
“Stephanie is an excellent vocal instructor. Within two years of training with Stephanie, I’ve acquired fundamental vocal techniques which have noticeably improved my breathing, vocal tone and range – not to mention winning an annual competition I had lost the previous year! I would definitely recommend her to all students looking for a great teacher!” November 14, 2011
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
Hazel de Vela hired Stephanie for Vocal and Music Education in 2009
“I took voice lessons with Stephanie from August 2006 to September 2007. I found Stephanie to be an excellent singer and very good teacher. She helped me with vocal issues that previous teachers had not mentioned. All in all, I learned a great deal from Stephanie and am happy to strongly recommend her to anyone seeking vocal instruction.”November 22, 2011
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
Lorriane Manifold, Voice, Piano, French & French diction lessons by French-Canadian Mezzo Soprano & Choir Director with MA Vocal Pedagogy hired Stephanie in 2006.