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
Winnipeg 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 is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto where she has completed a Bachelor of Music 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.