Now Making Plans to Meet a Nashville Record Label

“I dreamed of being a songwriter my whole life, and Ian has given me the connections needed to make it. I now have plans to meet a record label in Nashville and I have never been more excited!” – Michael G.

My only formal training was with Ian Garrett

“My Mother had contacted Ian Garrett… a fantastic classical singer and a kind, enthusiastic voice teacher, Ian would prove to be helpful more than once in my youth… One exercise after the other, drill after drill of scales, breathing, combinations, interval gymnastics, pronunciation, repetition…. and I was physically exhausted after each lesson… At the end of each lesson, Ian would relax the mood, I think sensing my itch to sing with less instruction and allow me a freestyle vocal exercise for which I could choose a song from a pile of his sheet music.”

~ Shania Twain, from her autobiography titled “From This Moment On”

I Can Now Sing for Hours & Not Miss a Note

“I performed in choirs and bands since I was a kid, and I had the chronic problem of losing my voice after performances. With the techniques Ian has taught me, I can now sing for hours and not miss a note.” – Rosaleen O’M.

Enabled Me to Enjoy My Talent Even More

“When I came to the Academy of Vocal Music I had a passion for singing, but no technique. Ian taught me how to sing properly and enabled me to enjoy my talent even more.” – Joyce F.

Immensely Appreciative

“I appreciate immensely all the help Ian gave me in my formative years as a teenager in developing my vocal abilities.” – Shania T.

David Foster and Ian Garrett at the Juno Awards Ceremony

At the Canadian Academy of Vocal Music, it is an honour to help students develop the gift of song and music as is reflected in their testimonials.

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