Vocal

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Andrew Cheng
(Piano & Adaptive Music Education) (Vocal & Adult Singing Group)

Andrew is acclaimed by his professional colleagues as an inspiring musician and a deep-and-far reaching coach for both professional and amateur choral and orchestral units. Andrew holds a Master Degree from University of Cincinnati in Choral Conducting and a Bachelor Degree from Hong Kong Baptist University in Music and Fine Arts.

Besides performing work, for the past two decades, Andrew has been facilitating a vocal care workshop “Rediscovering your lost voice” that includes resolving different vocalizing symptoms and issues, like cracks, monotone, limited range, breathy tone, sore throat, etc., through an orientation of personal expressivity, connectedness and interactivity with oneself and others.

As a music educator, Andrew is experienced in personal development programs for well being. He is currently the Music Education Consultant at Potential Development Association, responsible for developing music program for SEN learners that includes Music Education programs for Special Educational Need, Autistic and Developmental delayed Learners in particular.

From 1998 to present, he is engaged in a series of arts education, community and personal developmental programs, starting with a Baroque seminar with Dr. Angela Tam (1998), forming the Macau Anglican church choir (2000), developing conducting program at Universidad de Javeriana in Bogota, capital of Colombia, South America (2001), directing and overseeing the Yuen Long Children’s Choir of over 20 groups (2002-2006), involving in LCSD arts development programs at local schools (2005-2008), founding the Hong Kong Arts Academy for Children (2008-2012).

Credentials: M.M., B.A.

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Ron Cheung
Theory, Vocal

Ron graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters Degree in Choral Conducting. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the McMaster University. He was winner of the Elmer Iseler Conducting Fellowship Award and the Peter Sheehan Memorial Scholarship.

Ron is the Artistic Director and Founder of Voices and the Healey Willan Singers, as well as the Conductor of the Yip’s Children’s Senior Choir (Canada). From 2001 to 2005, he conducted the Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir.

Ron’s student attained excellent results in RCM examinations:
2017 – RCM Frist Class Honours with Distinction, Level 6 Voice ~ 91%
2017 – Level 5 Theory – 98%
2014 – Student was accepted to the Arts Unionville Program

 

To learn more about Ron’s career and updated news, you can visit his website at http://www.ronkmcheung.com

Credentials: M.Mus., B.Ed.

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Cecilia Deng
Piano, Vocal

Cecilia has over 15 years of experience in teaching piano and singing to young children and adults. She began to learn piano at the age of 5 and vocal at 12. She holds a Master of Early Childhood Teaching from the University of South Australia, a Master of Translation and Interpreting from the Macquarie University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance from the Xinghai Conservatory of Music.

Cecilia comes from an extremely musical family and music has always been a prominent part of her family’s life. Having worked across Canada, Australia and China as a music teacher, she prepares students in classical and folk music, and her approach combines both classical and contemporary techniques. She ensures students find the incredible joy that comes with playing piano, singing and performing while learning excellent techniques that enable them to tackle any music piece of any genre. She tailors a unique plan for each student in order to achieve their goals.

Credentials: M. ECT., M.T&I., B. Mus.

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Jasleen Jalbay
Vocal

From the young age of 4, Jasleen has studied in various music schools under the education discipline of the Alexander Technique. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Music, specializing in Vocal Performance, from the University of Waterloo. With the help of private instruction from Stephanie Kramer, Jasleen developed her own sound and tonality with the best tools and techniques to keep perfecting her voice for the future.

Jasleen was a member of the New York Choral Society under the direction of John Daly Goodwin, and also a member of the New York City Master Chorale headed by Dr. Thea Kano. She has performed at Carnegie Hall and The Metropolitan Lincoln Centre. Jasleen has also worked with opera veterans Bryn Terfel, Susan Graham, Renee Fleming and vocalists from the New York City Opera. Aside from the classical world, she also has passion for musical theatre and completed various stage works while living in New York City.

Even though she is classically trained, Jasleen enjoys singing and teaching a wide variety of styles and genres, including contemporary, pop/rock, musical theatre, country, and R&B.

Jasleen’s teaching approach emphasizes the 3 P’s: Practice, Patience, Perseverance. Reaching a student’s goal requires team effort. She also loves a fun atmosphere that helps motivate the students to do well and always remember the 3 P’s!! In her lessons, she implemenents basic rudiments to help the course of voice studies, such as ear training, scales, proper intonation and basic sight reading skills. As well as proper breathing techniques, she teaches performance and stage presence, voice projection, maintenance and control.

Jasleen’s students attained excellent results in RCM Exams and Music Festivals:
(RCM Gold Medalist: Students who obtained the highest marks in each level of RCM examination in Ontario)
2019 – Yip’s Music Festival, Voice in Musical Theatre Ballad ~ 1st Place
2019 – North York Music Festival, Voice Disney ~ 1st Place
2019 – Unionville Music Academy Competition, Voice Jazz Pop Disney ~ 1st Place
2018 – Provincial Finalist
2018 – North York Music Festival, Voice Pop/Jazz ~ 1st Place | Voice Disney ~ 1st Place | Musical Theatre ~ 1st Place | Pop/Jazz ~ 2nd Place
2017 – CNE Rising Star Competition ~ Finalist 2nd, 3rd runner-up Youth Division
2014 – 1st Place at Provincial Finals Competition
2011-2016 – see Pro-Music Newsletters for more results
2011 – RCM Grade 1 Gold Medal in Vocal

Credentials: B.A.