private lessons program
From novice to performing artist in just nine months.
Do these thoughts resonate with you?
- Do you struggle to believe that you or your child could actually become a performing artist?
- Have you or your child always wanted to learn to play an instrument, or learn to sing?
- Do you get nervous at the thought of performing on stage?
Let us help you discover…
You are not alone (I promise!)
Many children, youth and adults struggle to believe that they can actually become a performing artist. We have created a powerful pedagogy so you can transform from a novice to a performing artist in just nine months.
There truly is...
This program teaches you how to...
DEVELOP A SELF-GUIDED PRACTICE ROUTINE
BREAK DOWN CHALLENGING TASKS INTO SPECIFIC SKILLS TO BE MASTERED
BECOME A PERSUASIVE COMMUNICATOR
GIVE BACK, HAVE FUN WITH THE ARTS, AND PERFORM WITH CONFIDENCE!
- 34 weekly private lessons.
- 3 flex weeks for missed or cancelled lessons.
- All lesson books and materials.
- Online Resource Library with warm-up videos, technique videos, accompaniment tracks, tips & tricks, practice prompts, and more.
- Curriculum and instruction.
- 2 formal performances (December 2022 and June 2023).
- 2 student-only Coffee House performances and an adult-only Sip & Sing.
- One collaborative arts masterclass or workshop.
- Optional: RCM examinations, festivals, and audition preparation.
- In-person or Virtual Lesson Format.
a New Generation of Artists
We give our students the tools to become confident performing artists through a powerful pedagogy, a beautiful and inspiring studio environment, passionate and effective artist-educators, intentional performance opportunities and an incredible community of artists.
This experience laid down an incredible foundation for me that I can use with other teachers and coaches in the future if/when I choose to now that I’ve moved away from Newmarket.
Andrea is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. She is worth every penny and every moment.
As we have progressed, I have been blown away by Andrea's perceptiveness for laser-targeting areas for improvement, her choral expertise and accurate ear--even on Zoom lessons. I moved overseas a few months ago, and Andrea was willing and flexible to continue lessons virtually, which, from my perspective, provides every bit of the value of an in-person lesson.
With her coaching, over the course of 6-months, I've gained tons of new techniques and breathing practices to achieve a clearer, more natural voice. Singing is becoming a lifelong passion for me and I am so glad to have begun this journey with Andrea.
We are thrilled with our experience at Donais Studios and would recommend lessons with them to anyone interested in a top-shelf music and arts program.
Meet the Founder & Creator, Andrea Donais
I have had the honour and privilege of working with countless artists throughout my career as an educator, singer and choral conductor. Helping my students find the artist within has been my greatest joy and life’s passion. When my students find the artist within – they discover a voice, a confidence and a grit they never knew they had.
My dad was a Musical Director at our local theatre. From a very young age I would spend my weekends at the theatre with my dad in the green room or backstage observing artists giving their all for hours on end. I was in awe of the dedication, passion and energy these individuals exuded. I would quietly practice the songs and dances in the corner, thinking no one was watching. Well, at the age of 3, they put me on stage in “Jesus Christ Superstar”. My studious practicing (and quite likely my attempt to avoid boredom) had landed me my first gig!
This (and many other) positive performance experiences throughout my life have undoubtedly shaped who I am as a person and an artist. I want these same transformative experiences for you. The Artist Within program intentionally creates positive performance experiences that are transformational and build key life skills – resilience, confidence and grit – that will transport into all aspects of life. There is something very special, powerful and even magical about the performing arts!
BMUS, MMUS, RCM certified teacher
Who is this program for?
Children, youth and adults of all ages and levels of experience looking to build confidence, skill and a love for music through the transformative power of the performing arts.
Monthly fees starting at $120/month.
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