Vocal

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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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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.

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Teresa Tang
Piano, Vocal

Teresa studied solo piano with celebrated pianist Marina Mdivani at the McGill University, earning a Bachelor of Music. She later received her Master of Music in Conducting from the University of Toronto. She has received scholarships from the Bruno Walter Memorial Foundation (2010), University of Toronto (2007-2009), and Hong Kong Children’s Choir (2002).

Teresa is the founder and music director of Mellow Singers. She has served as Assistant Conductor to the University of Toronto MacMillan Singers and the University Women’s Chorus, and held a conducting post with the Hong Kong Children’s Choir. She was guest conductor to the Hong Kong Catholic Diocesan Choir, and in 2000, had assisted in coaching a combined choir of 200 for the Catholic Diocesan (Hong Kong) in Handel’s Messiah. From 2003 to 2006, Teresa was invited by the Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School (Hong Kong) to develop a high school choral education program with great success.

 

Teresa’s students received excellent results in music competitions:
2016 – Pickering GTA Music Festival, Level 5 ~ 2nd Place | Level 9 ~ 1st and 3rd Place
2015 – North York Music Festival, Level 6 ~ 2nd Place
2015 – Pickering GTA Music Festival, Level 7 ~ 2nd & 3rd Place | Level 8 ~ 2nd & 3rd Place
2014 – Newmarket Lions Music Festival, Grade 7 ~ 3rd Award
2014 – Pickering GTA Music Festival, Grade 5 ~ 1st Place

Credentials: M.Mus., LTCL, RMT(piano)

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Joelle Wong
Piano, Vocal

Joelle Wong is currently approaching her final year in the Music Education Program at the University of Toronto. She has had many years of experience teaching students of all ages, inspiring them to grow in their love for music. She majors in classical voice, and studies with Jean MacPhail, the founding President of the Ontario Chapter of NATS. In her first and second year, she had the privilege of studying with renowned mezzo soprano, Krisztina Szabo. Under the brilliant tutelage of Dr. Michael Esch, she received her ARCT in piano performance diploma in 2019. Joelle is a recipient of numerous awards for her outstanding music career both in voice and piano, including the Reagan Greavette Memorial Award, which is the award for the most outstanding graduating vocalist in Arts Unionville, the Harald and Jean Bohne Scholarship and the Northup/Lawson Scholarship for her academic and musical achievements in her undergraduate years in the University of Toronto. Joelle also studied cello for 4 years and has experience playing both in a solo setting and orchestral setting. Besides cello, Joelle has experience playing the guitar, violin, clarinet and trumpet as part of her training as a music educator in U of T. Joelle has also been a member of many choirs, including the prestigious Ontario Youth Choir. She also enjoys volunteering in music camps and working with young children. As an active member of her local church, she is a vital assistant to the choir director, and helps in leading and accompanying the choir.

Credentials: ARCT