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My studio is open to all ages and all levels. Experience is not necessarily a requirement to work with me, we all have to start somewhere, but commitment to the work and willingness to learn is what I am looking for.Because of my training as a singer-actor-dancer, I specialize in musical theatre, where my heart really is, and do tend to attract mostly the high school age group.I do offer:Private voice lessons for all ages, all levelsMusical theatre trainingPreparation for auditions and performancesPiano accompanimentWeekly lessons, single coachings and workshops/group classes “Sing A Song That’s Yours” is my motto, individuality is important to me. The way I see it, my work is not to tell my students what to do, but to guide them in their vocal journey where they’ll find the best way to express themselves; my work is to help them find their honest and creative "Self" and give them the tools to let it out!
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A graduate from the University of Montreal-Voice Performance, the Canadian College of Performing Arts and the Chemainus Theatre Acting Internship Program, Yanik has been working for several years as a voice & piano teacher, vocal coach, music director and accompanist for local groups and theatre companies across Canada; Yanik has also been teaching musical theatre classes and workshops for theatre and dance schools.Stage credits as performer and production team include Chemainus Theatre (Hello,Dolly!, Sherlock Holmes, Little House On The Prairie), Theatre North West (Dancock’s Dance, Portia White: First You Dream, All Shook Up), Belfry Theatre (Urinetown), Pacific Opera Victoria (La Traviata), Butchart Gardens (Showtime!, Love Matters) and Kaleidoscope Theatre (Addams Family, Rocky Horror Show, Hair, Aladdin, The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, Scrambled Feet) to name a few. He participated in national and international tours and music festivals across Canada and in Europe.Yanik is an Associate of Trinity College London-UK (ATCL), President of the Victoria Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), member of the British Columbia Choral Federation (BCCF), and music director for the Victoria Male Voice Choir since 2003. Yanik keeps busy as a full time voice coach at his own studio, the Yanik Giroux Performing Arts Studio, specializing in Musical Theatre & Contemporary Commercial Music.