My accomplishments include a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in music from California State University at Los Angeles. I owned and ran an established vocal/piano school for 30 + years as a private teacher and performing as a professional singer/entertainer/musician/composer for twenty plus year in Calgary, AB. Hollywood & Vine Co. Music has given me the opportunity to work with vocal/piano students performing all styles of music ranging from Classical, Pop, Jazz, Country, Blues and R&B. I have had experiences dealing with people from all different cultures.
I have recently moved to Port Coquitlam, B.C. where I am looking to explore new possibilities and apply the tools that I have learned in school and on stage. I have created my own unique vocal technique and hope to publish my own scales in the near future, which include Pop, Classical and Original Scales that I have designed. I teach basic song-writing/piano chording, lyric format, along with students accompanying themselves.
My former student “Kayla Iovan” won the David Foster “Star Search” competition in 2010, in Calgary, Alberta Canada.
Giving myself freely
I have recently moved to Port Coquitlam, B.C., and am exploring exciting new possibilities where I’m able to apply the extensive tools and methods I’ve acquired academically and on stage. I have created a unique vocal technique and plan to publish my own scales in the near future. My designs include Pop, Classical and Original Scales. I teach basic song-writing, lyric format, classical and pop piano basics, voice, ukulele basics and educate my students on self-accompaniment.
My accomplishments include a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts degree in music from California State University at Los Angeles. I owned and managed an established vocal/piano school for more than 30 years as a private teacher, and performed as a professional singer/entertainer/musician/composer for over 20 years in Calgary, Alberta. My company, Hollywood & Vine Co. Music, gave me the opportunity to work with multi-cultural students who performed all styles of music ranging from Classical, Pop, Jazz, Country, Blues and R&B.
I am extremely proud that my former student Kayla Iovan won the 2010 David Foster Star Search competition in Calgary.
Giving myself freely to the community, I have donated time creating, directing and performing shows for:
- The Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta (Graceful Arts Program)
- Starlight Foundation of Alberta, entertaining seriously ill children
- For The Love of Children organization, which benefits special needs children
- various senior citizen centres, which brings joy to the elderly through music
I served on the Board of Directors for a year at The Riverbend Community Association in Calgary, Alberta as Activities VP, where I utilized my creative talents organizing fun events for the community.
I was presented with a “Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award” in 2011, and granted Canadian Citizenship in January 2012.
I was featured on a 12-week television program called “Vocal Power Boot Camp”, which showcased my original teaching techniques and scales.
Please view a demonstration of my breathing technique vocal exercise on YouTube at toshijacksonvocals (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O3_rW7hYgA)
Through my diverse background teaching and performing, I have gained extensive knowledge which has inspired all my creative ventures. I’m looking forward to my next exciting opportunity! Let’s talk about how I can benefit your organization.
to the community I have donated time working and directing shows
Serving on the board of directors for a year at The Riverbend Community Association in Calgary, AB. as Activities VP, has helped me to use my creative talents organizing events for the community.
I was awarded “Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award” in 2011.
Through my experience teaching and performing, I have gained a lot of knowledge and thus made me more creative in all my ventures.
I have also been awarded Canadian Citizenship as of January 12, 2012.
Please look at a sample of my Breathing/Vocal Exercise on YouTube.