Voice and Singing

As the voice is the most intimate instrument we make sure your training begins with relaxation and breathing. If opera and classic styles are important to you we can guide you down that path. Want to just Rock out? Our teachers will rock just as hard as you want to

 

 

Maylin Ortega Zulueta

Maylin2Maylin started her music career at the age of 8 in Havana, Cuba. At the age of 17, she obtained a Diploma as a Music Theory Teacher from “Amdaeo Roldan” Provincial Conservatory of Music and started teaching elementary rudiments at “Paulita Concepcion” School of Arts. In addition to that, she taught a Music Therapy Program for children victim of domestic violence at Moros y Christianos Community Centre.

 

At the same time, she began to build her singing career as a mezzo-soprano of the National Choir of Cuba. Moreover, she sang for “Phoenix” Vocal Ensemble and Clave Mixta Quartet. In 2002, she moved to Toronto and continued her career as a singer of Palestrina Choir and piano teacher for Columbus Centre. Currently, She is enrolled in a Concurrent Teacher Education Program at the faculty of music at U of T.
 
She brings to Footprints Music her experience as a teacher and professional singer in cross cultural environments and in formal and informal music education settings.
 
She customizes every class to suit every student’s level and interest. She believes that music is a powerful tool to gain self confidence, to express yourself, and to enhance balance and well-being. A whole new world of music and happiness is waiting for you at her classroom.
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Ashley Boychuk

Headshot Ashley BoychukWinnipeg born soprano Ashley Boychuk is thrilled to be joining Footprints Music to share her enthusiasm and passion for music with students of all ages. Having acquired several years of vocal, piano and choral teaching and conducting experience, Ashley brings with her an encouraging attitude to help students achieve their musical goals. Completing her Royal Conservatory of Music training in both voice and piano (ARCT Voice Performance, RCM Grade 9 Piano), provided the foundation for Ashley’s continued education of which she currently holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Brandon University, Post-Baccalaureate degree from the University of Manitoba, and a Master of Music degree from the University of Minnesota. 

Recent musical opportunities include participating as a young artist with both the International Canadian Vocal Arts Institute and the Fargo-Moorhead Opera. Ashley also received an Encouragement Award from the 2014 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions North Dakota District, and was a scholarship recipient of the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg’s 2015 competition. Some of her favorite performed and studied operatic roles include Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), and La Fée (Cendrillon).

Ashley believes that learning should be fun and creative with lots of ‘aha’ moments. No matter what the students’ musical experience or knowledge, there is always a starting point to which there are endless possibilities.

 

Catherine Alulio

Catherine Alulio is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto where she has completed a Bachelor of 14218144_10153685636257063_438173411_nMusic in classical voice. There, she studied under the tutelage of renowned vocalists Monica Whicher and Mark Daboll. Over the past four years she has enjoyed a career performing classical music with the MacMillan Singers, the University of Toronto Women's Chamber Choir, Opera York, the University of Toronto Opera Chorus, and the Canadian Children's Opera Company. In addition to performing, Catherine has been teaching for the past three years, being open to teaching multiple styles and ages of students. Having herself started playing piano at the age of 10, music has always been an important part of her life. Catherine hopes to share her experience and love of music through education.

Laurie Campbell

 

All the way from Prince Edward Island, Laurie began her musical journey as a little kinder-tot at the age of four. With years of piano and vocal lessons, Laurie also loved playing the clarinet and bass clarinet in her school band, and singing in many community/provincial choirs-including singing on Parliament Hill on Canada Day with a National Choir at the age of 12! In 2007 she moved to Sackville New Brunswick to study classical voice in the music program at Mount Allison University. While at Mt.A, Laurie decided she would further her passion for acting, and made the move in 2008 to study as part of Ryerson Theatre School’s Performance Acting Program.  Now graduated and out in the “real-world”, and when not performing professionally on the stage, Laurie enjoys teaching and inspiring young students in the beginning stages of their musical and theatrical journeys, too!  Whether it’s playing an instrument, singing, acting, composing or some crazy mix of them all, Laurie believes if you are passionate, curious, or itching to learn: Try, try and try again! The world is a more colourful place with music in it!