Martha Livingstone - Director of Voice and Early Childhood Programs at VCPA

Martha

Director of Voice and Early Childhood Programs

Martha has a bachelor degree from the University of Alberta as well as a music composition diploma from Grant MacEwan University. She studied voice at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and has performed classical, jazz, country, rock and musical theatre professionally. After touring Canada with the band “Barracuda” for 5 years Martha had a permanent house engagement as jazz vocalist at Fairmont Hotel Chateau Lake Louise. She has performed at the Mayfield Inn Dinner Theatre, the National Anthems for the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place. and currently fronts the corporate party band “5AM” which performs throughout Alberta. She also plays guitar, piano, is a songwriter and a children's entertainer.

Martha is director of voice and early childhood programs at Visionary College and has trained award winning students, recording artists, songwriters, and some of the best vocalists in Alberta.

Mary - Voice, Piano, and Early Childhood teacher at VCPA

Mary

Voice, Piano, & Early Childhood Teacher

Music and children have always been important in Mary’s life. She has worked with children for many years developing programming for children of homeless families at the Dream Centre in Los Angeles. Mary started piano and singing at a young age and completed grade 8 RCM exams. She has completed two years in the bachelor of education program at the University of Alberta, and performs regularly at her church and in the Edmonton area. Mary’s patience and kindness make her a perfect match for young students.

Ruth - Voice / Piano / Acting / Musical Theatre Teacher at VCPA

Ruth

Voice / Piano / Acting / Musical Theatre

Ruth has just arrived from the UK where she has been an actress on stage and screen for over twenty years.Her credits include: Lisa Dalton in Coronation Street, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd, Lady Macbeth, UK tour of Les Miserables, Gertrude in Hamlet and, most recently, Elizabeth in Richard III.

Alongside her acting career she has taught in some of the most prestigious drama schools in the UK such as RADA, Mountview and LIPA and is also a highly skilled pianist and musical director.

Simon - Voice / Piano / Choir at Visionary Centre for the Performing Arts

Simon

Voice / Piano / Choir

Simon is an organist, jazz pianist, and choral conductor with an Honours in organ performance from Bishops University. He has coached and accompanied many vocalists in classical, pop and jazz, and musical theatre. His experience, patience, and vibrant personality would suit beginner and advanced students alike. He believes working on music that is meaningful to a student is the best way to learn. He would be very pleased to give lessons in French.

Cassie Muisse - Voice, Musical Theatre, Acting, and Dance Teacher at VCPA

Cassie

Voice / Musical Theatre / Acting / Dance

Cassie is an accomplished actor, singer, dancer, and teacher. As a performer, she has a variety of credits including theatre, voice over, film and television. She studied at the Randolph Academy of the Arts in Toronto and also received her MA in Musical Theatre from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Her professional experience, international training and effervescence make her a great fit for students of all ages and levels.

Kayla - Piano / Voice / Early Childhood Teacher at VCPA

Kayla

Piano / Voice / Early Childhood

Kayla is an early childhood specialist with a lifelong passion for music. She has been singing since she could talk, and has competed in numerous festivals and competitions throughout her teenage years.

She completed the early childhood certification program at Grant MacEwan University and is working towards her Bachelor of Music/Education degree at the University of Alberta.
Kayla enjoys teaching beginner piano and voice as well as early childhood music.

Lilia Kreiger - Professional Voice Instructor at VCPA

Lilia

Voice

Lilia has an M.A. degree from Moldova University where she majored in vocal technique and obtained a bachelor degree in piano. She continued her studies in New York and has performed principle roles in numerous operas in Europe, Canada and the United States. She has studied and performed with the world class vocalists and is excited to pass on that knowledge and experience to her students.

Serious vocal students will benefit from her extensive knowledge of opera and vocal technique. Lilia was nominated for the Award of Excellence in Art Teaching for 2009 and has trained award winning students in all styles of music.

Jessy Mossop - Voice, Early Childhood, and Piano Teacher at VCPA

Jessy

Voice / Early Childhood / Piano

Jessy is an award winning vocalist with over 12 years of classical and popular vocal, and piano training. In her short career Jessy has already garnered a long list of achievements. Most recently she competed in the 2015 North American Country Music Association International competitions in Nashville where took home five awards:

  • Best International Vocalist of the Year
  • Best International Female Entertainer of the Year
  • Best International Songwriter of the Year
  • Best International Co-Songwriter of the Year
  • Best International Video of the Year

Jessy’s strong vocal abilities and love of children enable her to bring out the best in her piano, voice, musical theatre, and early childhood students.

Private Lesson Rates

Starting at $100 / Month

Private lessons are based on 4 lessons per month for half hour, 45 minute, and 1 hour lessons. We accept pre-authorized payments by Visa, Mastercard, and Direct Debit.

Teacher schedules and availability are subject to change and private lesson spots can not be held without payment.

Half Hour Lessons - $100-$142/Month*
45 Minute Lessons - $150-$215/Month*
1 Hour Lessons - $199-$283/Month*
*Rates vary by instructor based on experience and skill level.
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Danielle - Voice & Musical Theatre teacher at VCPA

Danielle

Voice & Musical Theatre

Danielle is a graduate of the MacEwan Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Contemporary Popular Music with a major in Performance and a minor in Music Technology and Production. Danielle has been actively involved in the performance of classical, jazz, musical theatre, pop, and rock music and is also actively involved in music recording and production.

She is an engaging performer and songwriter and you may have heard her tinkling the ivories at the Red Piano. With 9 years of teaching experience under her belt, Danielle has experience working with all ages and all styles of music.

Andrea McHenry - Voice, Musical Theatre, and Piano Teacher at VCPA

Andrea

Voice / Musical Theatre / Piano

Andrea started as a long time student at Visionary and has graduated from the Theatre Arts Program at MacEwan University. Andrea is an award winning vocalist who has performed locally with St Albert Theatre Troupe and in the Edmonton Fringe. Some musicals that she has done recently include "Carrie - The Musical" "Young Frankenstein" and "The Light in the Piazza." Andrea's energy and enthusiasm make her a great teacher for kids and teens.

Bartha - Professional Voice Instructor at VCPA

Bartha

Voice

Bartha’s broad experience infuses her music and vocal stylings. She’s played Klondike Kate at Disney, performed jazz with Tommy Banks, starred in numerous musicals and was lead singer for the Serendipity Singers. She loves a challenge and competed in the recent reality show Bathroom Divas.

Currently she is with the La VocaBella. With her degree in Theatre and Music, Bartha is called on to adjudicate at numerous music and vocal competitions as well as conducting vocal and choral workshops.

Rayne-Anne - Voice, Early Childhood, and Piano Teacher at VCPA

Rayne-Anne

Voice / Early Childhood / Piano

Rayne-Anne attended Visionary College for over 9 years, studying voice, piano, guitar, and violin. She started writing music at a very young age and at 15 she won the EFCL (Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues) competition for singer-songwriter and recorded her first CD at 16. Rayne completed a B.F.A at the University of Lethbridge and is currently attending Grant MacEwan University studying Public Relations as well as performing around the city with her band - Wandering Lines. She has a burning passion for music and song writing and loves to teach and share her passion for all styles of music.

Ann - Piano & Voice teacher at VCPA

Ann

Piano & Voice

Ann is currently attending the University of Alberta where she is in the Bachelor of Music Program majoring in voice. From a young age Ann has had a love of studying and performing in piano and voice. Her musical background is heavily based in classical music but she enjoys performing pop and musical theatre.

Ann is excited to provide students with a solid basis in technique while instilling a love of music. She enjoys working with children and is very eager to use her experiences in music to teach and help children build new musical experiences of their own.

Dann - Voice / Piano / Guitar / Ukulele at Visionary Centre for the Performing Arts

Dann

Voice / Piano / Guitar / Ukulele • Edmonton

Dann is a multi talented instrumentalist with a passion for teaching. She has a Bachelor degree in Music Education and a Masters Degree in Special Education,

In her 11 years teaching experience, she has trained marching bands, rock and acoustic bands, children’s choirs and has taught private lessons in voice, piano, ukulele and guitar. She loves teaching beginner and intermediate students of all ages.