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Donna O'Connor
Level Three Certified
Contact Info
Email: donna@donnaoconnor.ca
Telephone: 416 698-3449
Website: http://www.donnaoconnor.ca
About Me and My Studio
Bio: Donna O\'Connor piano,voice,guitar,uke
Donna brings 3 decades of performance to her already 13 years at Beach Music Studio.
A notable live & studio singer in Toronto, she has opened for such artists as Burton Cummings, Three Dog Night, James Brown, Patti Labelle & Dionne Warwick .
Donna began piano at the age of 4, and sang her first solo in her Kindergarten choir - leading the group to first place in the Kiwanis Music Festival.
Through her teens piano, songwriting, & singing were her passion.
Never slowing down... she auditioned and won roles singing/dancing/acting in (\"Bye bye birdie\"- Theatre Young Company, \"West Side Story\"-Ottawa Music Theatre, and \"Anne of Green Gables\" - Orpheus Society) to list a few.

After a decade on the road with her own band \"Hostage\" she settled down in Toronto studying voice privately with Charles Jordan & Gloria Ferrer (acclaimed vocal coach and therapist) and continued her studies in piano, theory, Dalcroze with Donald Himes (Mr.Dressup , Dalcroze Diplome Superior)& saxophone with Jazz great- Pat Labarera.
She has established a thriving singing and songwriting career here in Toronto \"the city I Love \" as well as arranging, session singing for songwriters such as Matthew Gerrard (hannah montana, High School Musical ) Kristi Magraw, & Kidslove2learn channel.
Donna
-has received full certification in \'Somatic Voicework\' ™ Lovetri method at CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah University.
-Foundation Level training in Dalcroze from the Dalcroze Society of Canada (at National Ballet School)
-Grade 8 piano from Royal Conservatory of Music.

membership in
toronto musicians association (TMA), songwriters association of canada (SAC),
dalcroze society of canada (DSC) , Contemporary Commerical Music Institute (CCM)
Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM)
Styles: CCM
pop, rock, jazz, theatre
Studio: http://www.beachmusicstudio.com/-mission-statement.html
Why Somatic Voicework™?
Striving to maintain vocal integrity and health in the whole vocal person is the goal through 'Somatic Voice '
Studio 1
Address: Beach Music Studio 1928 Queen St. East Toronto Ont
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City: Toronto
State: Ontario
Postcode: M4L 1H5
Country: Canada
Phone: 416 698-3449
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