Cosmo School of Music Voice Teacher Profiles
Instruments: Piano, Theory, Voice
Education: Artist Diploma in Voice, University of Toronto; Artist Diploma in Voice, Queen's University; Piano Degree, Tainan Music College (Taiwan)
Style: Classical, Broadway, Popular, Folk
Languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese
Jennifer holds an Artist Diploma in Voice from the University of Toronto. She has experience in solo and group performances; and has starred in various musicals including "The Iron Road", which played at Elgin Theatre in Toronto. She has performed as the soloist for various chamber ensembles and is presently working as the choir conductor of the "Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto."
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Music Production
Education: Masters in Music Composition, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), York University
Style: Classical, Rock, Pop, Funk, Jazz, Blues
Josh Cook hails from Peterborough, Ontario where he began his piano studies at the age of five. At twelve, Josh began creating electronic music, revealing his passion for composition from an early age. In addition to piano Josh also sings, plays trumpet and drums.
Josh completed his Bachelor of Music at York University were he met and collaborated with many musicians and formed several bands of various genres. Josh is a founding member of funk-rock band Cool Man Cool, electronic project Seizures Palace, hip-hop group Mad Collab and ska/reggae band The Ska Doos.
Having recently completed his Masters in Music Composition with a focus on Digital Music, Josh is now completing the production of his first albums with his four musical projects. A true musician, Josh is always striving for excellence as a performer, teacher, composer and producer.
Education: The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) Gr. 8, The Glenn Gould School, Performance Program
Style: Classical, Popular, Broadway, Rock, R&B
Languages: English, Russian, German
Katerina Utochkina is currently enrolled in the Performance Diploma Program at the Glenn Gould Professional School of the Royal Conservatory of Music. She is an active performer participating in classical concerts and events in Toronto and GTA. Just having done her solo recital in April 2012, she got the role of Cherubino in the Marriage of Figaro with Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. Her next engagements will include roles with the Glenn Gould School Opera and Opera in Concert.
Katerina is an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher. Her teaching style enables her students to learn in a fun and creative environment, nurturing successful musicians. She has experience teaching all ages and musical styles. Katerina has prepared students for recitals, auditions and RCM examinations, as well as professional competitions and recordings.
Education: Master of Music (MM) in Voice, University of Illinois; Bachelor of Music (BM) in Voice & Opera Studies Diploma, University of Toronto
Style: Classical, Popular, Jazz, Latin, Blues
Languages: English, French, German
Ms. Zerbe is a classical voice specialist with over 14 years of teaching experience. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto and holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Illinois. Monica has appeared at New York’s Carnegie Hall among her many performances across North America and Europe. Ms. Zerbe has also taught at colleges and universities in Canada and the United States and is an examiner with the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Education: Bachelor of Music McMaster University, Degree in Music- Capilano University, Certificate in Conducting - Capilano University
Style: Classical and Pop
A great teacher for teenager and young children, Shadi has been teaching piano and theory to students for many years and has a lot of experience dealing with kids as young as 4 years old. Shadi completed her Bachelor of Music degree with Honors at McMaster University. She also holds a music Diploma and conducting certificate from Capilano University and has been conducted different ensembles. She has accompanied many students for auditions and exams. Shadi’s students have enjoyed considerable success in various levels of Royal Conservatory of Music examinations, and at local music festivals/contests. Shadi desires to foster in all her students a love for music, and to encourage all her students, whether they want to peruse music seriously or as a past time. Her long term goal as a teacher is to thoroughly develop student's performance, appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of music through non-critical encouragement and support in an engaging and fun environment.
Instruments: Piano, Voice
Education: B.Mus in Voice Performance (University of Lethbridge, Alberta); M.Mus in Voice Performance (University of Ottawa)
Style: Classical, Pop, Jazz, Musical Theatre
Tina Alexander studied RCM piano throughout her younger years, and went on to complete her B.Mus in voice performance at the University of Lethbridge(AB), and recently finished her M.Mus in voice at the University of Ottawa. She is currently completing the Advanced Certificate in Performance at the University of Toronto. Some of her most recent accomplishments include being invited to sing with the Carnegie Hall Festival Chorus in NYC last February, and being a chorus member of Opera Lyra Ottawa. Tina's students have been successful in recitals, auditions, competitions, and at getting accepted into undergraduate vocal programs. Tina has extensive performing experience in classical, pop, jazz, and theater, and loves teaching people of all ages, abilities, and sharing her love for music with others!
Instruments: Piano, Theory, Voice
Education: Honours Certificate in Music Education (Kazakhstan)
Style: Classical, Popular
Languages: English, Russian
With over 12 years of experience in vocal, performance, musical theory and piano education, Viktoriya is dedicated to developing the full musical potential and talents of her students. Viktoriya is not only a professional singer with performance experience at various concert venues and banquet facilities, but she also composes her own songs and has recorded a number of albums. Coming from a family of educators, teaching is second nature to Viktoriya as she loves sharing her knowledge with others and truly believes that musical education enriches every person.