A little history of The Canadian Academy of Vocal Music
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Shania Twain made history, and rose to fame in the early 1990s with her debut album, Shania Twain (1993), and achieved worldwide success with her 1997 album, Come On Over, which became the bestselling album of all time by a female musician, and the bestselling country album of all time. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Twain has also achieved major success as a songwriter, winning twenty-seven BMI Songwriter awards. She has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide to date, including 48 million in the United States. Her docu-series on Oprah Winfrey’s own network will debut in the spring. Ian Garret is mentioned in Shania Twain’s biography pages 89-92, 160, 190, and 164.

At the beginning of 1978, the Canadian Academy of Vocal Music was founded by former high school music teacher, Ian Garrett. Since that time, our Mississauga-based vocal academy has helped equip and train those looking to become professional singers or those looking to just sing with more confidence. Garrett works with students across a range of abilities and vocal styles, including pop, rock, jazz, Broadway, and classical. Our studio is also a great resource for those in need of lessons on vocal technique, style, and interpretation.


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