Masterclass

Masterclass

Perform your best and get some pointers in a warm atmosphere with your peers. Attend as a participant or sit back and learn from watching other students play. Either way you are sure to come out inspired! Watch here for upcoming dates and locations.


We are pleased to offer this workshop in collaboration with musician

Carolyn Beaudoin

CarolynSoprano Carolyn Beaudoin completed her Master of Music degree in 2014 from the University of Ottawa, under the direction of internationally recognized soprano, Donna Brown. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in 2012 from the University of Ottawa. She has appeared in master classes with distinguished artists such as counter-tenor Daniel Taylor, soprano Edith Wiens, and pianists Arlene Shrut and Cameron Stowe.

Carolyn has performed the leading roles in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, Don Giovanni, and Die Zauberflöte with the University of Ottawa’s Opera Productions ensemble. She has also appeared as the soprano soloist in Fauré’s Requiem and Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the University of Ottawa Orchestra under the direction of conductor Rennie Regehr. Carolyn was a second place winner at the 2012 Canadian Music Competition National Finals.

In addition to her vocal training, Carolyn has also received her Grade 9 piano certificate from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She loves to teach voice, piano and theory and welcomes students of all ages into her studio – there’s no better time to learn than right now! She enjoys instructing in many different genres and creates customized lesson plans in order to best suit each student to help them grow both musically and personally. At the end of the day, it is all about loving what you do and so Carolyn wishes to inspire and foster a love of music in all of her students.


We are pleased to offer this workshop in collaboration with musician

Ryan Phelps

Ryan

Ryan was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1980. He began his piano studies at the age of 11 with Sue Norloos in Dutton, Ontario and immediately fell in love with the study and challenge of music. He completed his Honors Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Western Ontario studying under Tina Yanchus and James Hibbard in 2004. He also holds an Associate in Piano Performance from Trinity College London, U.K. He has been pursuing studies with Ron Turini, a student of the late Vladimir Horowitz since 2004. Ryan has also studied with Richard Raymond, Jean Paul Seville Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri and participated in Master Classes with Cecile Ouset and Stephane Lemelin. He has won many prizes and scholarships from the Kiwanis Music Festival and other competitions in Ontario including the Silver Tray from the Rotary Music Competition. He has represented London twice at the Provincial Piano Finals. Ryan completed a tour of Ontario and Manitoba, performing nearly 60 concerts with Soprano Rachel Snow. While he was on tour, Ryan met his wife Zoë whom he married in November of 2005. Ryan and his wife Zoë welcomed their daughter Madeline into the world in February of 2007 and their son Noah in November of 2008. Ryan spent 2006 touring with Cellist Lydia Munchinsky, and 2008 with violinist Kathlyn Stevens. The 2010 and 2011 years were also very exciting as Ryan was able to musically celebrate the lives of pianist/composers Frederic Chopin and Franz Liszt.

As a teacher Ryan has always had a keen interest in the physical aspects of playing as well as exploring new colours/musical ideas on the piano and developing freedom of expression through an in depth understanding of the bio-mechanical efficiencies the piano demands. Technique is in the performance of every note and it is the medium that allows the artist to realize his or her musical ideas. Ryan has a commanding technique and has a repertoire filled with monuments from the Classical, Romantic post romantic and modern piano eras. Ryan is in demand as a soloist and a chamber musician, he is very excited about his ensemble, the Paradigm Piano Trio with Toronto based Cellist Lydia Munchinsky and Violinist Ivan Ivanovich. The dynamic group made its debut in the fall of 2012.

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