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Here at Vocal Euphoria each instructor is a self-employed, independent contractor who is active in their field. We believe in autonomy and creative freedom. It is to the benefit of our students that we, the VE Instructors, continue to hone our talent in order to serve you better. We are all active in our individual professions as singers, actors, performers etc. This means we still go to auditions, work on film sets, attend theatre or band rehearsals, and perform shows. This helps us stay current and on par with the entertainment industry. If you are working with an instructor who is afraid or refuses to perform, then you may be working with the wrong instructor. Each of us are very different and approach teaching from from a variety of creative backgrounds but we love what we do and passing our years of knowledge and education onto our students is very important to us. We as instructors understand your fears and anxieties. Whether music is a hobby, or you want to deliver a powerful speech or you want to make entertaining your career, young or old, we are here to help you reach your goals.

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Sensei Carolyn Thompson

Vocalist, Entertainer, Actor, TED Talks Speaker, Voice and Performance Coach

  • Specializing in singing, acting and public speaking

Sensei Velvet Wells

Professional improvisational and stand-up comedian, actor, and singer

  • Specializing in acting, improv, musical improv and comedy
Fees and Packages



It’s better to hit a wrong note than to make excuses.


To avoid vocal fatigue, warm up hours before your performance.


Listening is equally as important as singing or speaking. Be teachable!


It’s not about you, its about connecting with the audience.

Vocal Euphoria


Be patient with yourself and you will learn faster.

speech prep


Participate in open mics, karaokes, spoken word, poetry jams and improv.

Public Speaking Lessons


To become a better singer, immerse yourself in music.

Song Instructions


You are never too old to learn to sing.



Bigger is better. Don’t hold back!



If you are talking over someone else, then you are not listening.

Impromptu Theatre


You can only teach yourself so much before you hit a wall.


Mumblers are never taken seriously. Open your mouth and people will listen.

song prep


Relax, slow down, take your time and don’t rush. Less is more!


Smiling opens the sides of your mouth and helps with projection.


Practice everyday in front of a full length mirror.


Listen to yourself. Appreciate the good, fix the bad.

Stage Fright

Use stage fright to your advantage. The more scared you are, the bigger you should be.

Stage Fright


If you’re trying to think of what to say next, then you are not listening.


Drink water. Stay hydrated!

Don’t Stop

Don’t stop just because you made a mistake. Keep going!


To loosen up, dance while you practice your song/speech.


Practice daily in the shower. The steam helps open up your sinuses.


Wanna hit that high note? Try opening your mouth!


Singing is storytelling. Singers are storytellers.



Be teachable.


Focus on the message and stage fright becomes less important.


Stay focused on your goals.


Humming is an excellent vocal warm up.

Singing Lessons


No one cares about your mistakes more than you.


Everyone has a talent. Many choose to ignore it.

script prep


Sing every day.


Exercise/energize hours before you perform. Run, swim, yoga etc.


When you perform, Smile! If you think you’ll look silly then consider what it looks like when when all you do is frown.



Have a cold? Drink warm liquids and rest before you perform.


incredible skill

“Carolyn T not only sings with remarkable passion and dynamic range, she moves audiences with her incredible skill as both an entertainer and band leader.… Read more “incredible skill”

Kathleen Gorman
Composer – Pianist – Vocalist

invaluable performance techniques

“Carolyn T is a powerful woman and an inspiring performer. Her vibrant,passionate presence is truly something not only to behold, but from which to learn.… Read more “invaluable performance techniques”

Meghan McMaster


“Sweet lady, who has a real passion for singing! Also, you see a difference in your voice by the end of the first session. Impressive.

Ashley Belmer


“She is amazing! she is fun, calm, and re-assuring. She makes you feel like you can kick your insecurities and be the performer that you… Read more “amazing”

Adrienne Johnson


“Thank you Carolyn T – I heard only positive and exciting things about your band and they all loved hearing you sing and play, even… Read more “exciting”

Kathy Halampark
Cooperative Housing Federation of Canada

thoroughly impressed

“Thanks Carolyn for performing at our recent corporate event. Your musicality and force of personality really warmed things up. It is always a pleasure to… Read more “thoroughly impressed”

Chris Dunn
Dutton Brock LLP

her energy

“I have always heard about Carolyn T and her brand of music, but when I saw her perform I knew they why people spoke. Her… Read more “her energy”

Ryan Singh
Producer, Director

awesome band

“Thanks to Carolyn T and her awesome band, I was able to perform two of my own songs with live backup at Harlem this past… Read more “awesome band”

Chattrisse Dolabaille
Singer, Songwriter

can’t stop dancing

“Wow, what an amazing voice, what a great band, what a fun night …. Carolyn T and her 7-piece band rocked our event all night… Read more “can’t stop dancing”

Dr. Mona Loutfy
Women’s College Hospital, University of Toronto
Infectious Diseases Specialist & Clinician Scientist Co-chair of 2011 Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research Conference, Co-chair of 2011 Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research Conference

powerful tools

“I am so fortunate to have met Carolyn at one of her Open Jams at Harlem a couple months back. I jokingly told her that… Read more “powerful tools”

Danielle Sabourin
Real estate investor/entrepreneur/singer ; )

unmistakable passion

“From the minute she enters a room, Carolyn’s presence exudes a tangible, enchanting warmth, confidence and positive energy that magnetically draws people to her.  Her… Read more “unmistakable passion”

Gina Pennesi
Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Guelph
Issues Officer by day Singer – by night!

unique style

“Carolyn T is a true performer! She has a unique style and energy about her on stage that is very inviting and bigger than life… Read more “unique style”

Betty Jackson
BMJ Research


Carolyn T is everything you could want in a coach and a friend! Positive, encouraging but always challenging you to up your game and realize… Read more “inspiring”

Meghan Burton
National Money Mart
Student/ Customer Service Representative

undeniable energy

“I recently saw Carolyn T perform live at the Harlem Jam which she also hosts. I have to say that I was truly blown away… Read more “undeniable energy”

Nala Burdyna
singer/ songwriter

Life Changing

There are not enough glowing words to describe Carolyn, but it would be wrong not to try. I’ve never been comfortable singing, and after many… Read more “Life Changing”

A. Paterson


“I was thrilled to hear that Carolyn was the key note speaker for the Woman’s Worth Seminar.  From the moment I met Carolyn, I knew… Read more “brilliant”

Moira Sutton
Life & Success Coach, Motivational Speaker, Author “8 Keys to Unlocking your Infinite Passion”

contagious energy

“Going to see Carolyn T. was the best decision I made as a new musician.  Her skills and insight as a coach are incredible!  With… Read more “contagious energy”

Anila Pant
Singer / Writer

really amazing

“Working with you was fantastic and I knew from our first conversation that it would be a great fit! Thanks for all of your help… Read more “really amazing”

Ryan Hayward
Diane Frankling Housing Co-operative Annual Pride Party
Community Projects Coordinator 


“As a voice coach, Carolyn Thompson was outstanding.  As a budding politician, she helped me enormously to better enunciate, pace my delivery and inject some… Read more “outstanding”

Tim Grant
Green Party of Ontario candidate in Trinity-Spadina


“Warm, respectful, friendly, supportive and encouraging are the first words that come to mind when I think of Carolyn T.  She has the tenacity to… Read more “respectful”

Chris Hercules
Spoken Word Artist

memorable performance

“Beautiful singing telegram! I asked Carolyn to sing her own version of my partner’s favourite song for his birthday. She was open, professional, and such… Read more “memorable performance”

Sarah McGaughey

soulful voice

“Even though I have known her for a short time, Carolyn is a dynamic woman with tonnes of energy. Her soulful voice and confidence as… Read more “soulful voice”

Devonna Munroe
Master’s Student


“I am an inspiring actor and Improv / Stand Up comedian. I came to Carolyn to work on various aspects of voice and singing coaching… Read more “educational”

Ricky R. Singh


“Anyone for whom the voice is an important facet of their career should work with voice and performance coach Carolyn T. She has a  masterful… Read more “masterful”

Christine Saadé
Vocalist and Producer


“Thank you Carolyn for taking part in our 3rd annual “Woman’s Worth” event. (proceeds donated to Breast Cancer Research). The event is surrounded by so… Read more “engaging”

Mary Corrado
The Business Agents

welcoming stage presence

“Carolyn T is a dynamic soul drenched vocal powerhouse! Her versatility, welcoming stage presence, and true love of music shines through at every performance. Whether… Read more “welcoming stage presence”

Frankie Dee
Singer, Guitarist, Performer


“Hey Carolyn. Wanted to thank you again for helping to make my 50th Party a massive, successful blast!! It goes without saying that the night… Read more “professionalism”

Robert Lawrence
Vice President

absolutely lovable

“Carolyn came to our home to perform for my father in law’s 80th birthday bash. We knew from the start that Carolyn and her band… Read more “absolutely lovable”

Jill Baker

A great teacher

I am on my sixth course with Carolyn, and it’s been fun, and I have been learning so much. She is a passionate singer and… Read more “A great teacher”

Myriam Forcier

positive role model

“This summer, my 15 year old daughter expressed interest in getting vocal lessons / coaching. After thoroughly researching potential coaches online, Carolyn Thompson is 1… Read more “positive role model”

Elaine De Marzo-Robins, PMP
Rogers Communications Inc
Program Manager

money well spent

“Words cannot describe how helpful Carolyn helped identify my weakness in speaking to the public. I was a complete mess in speaking to the public,… Read more “money well spent”

Houdou Dene

highly recommend

“Carolyn coached me five years ago just before I went into the studio for the first time to do some recording with my band, and… Read more “highly recommend”

Fahrin Kermally


“It’s been a hectic past few weeks but you have been constantly on my mind and so I am taking this time to say thank… Read more “grateful”

Kizzy Paris
Program Facilitator in Youth Work

powerhouse voice

“My husband Matthew and I were recently married on August 29th 2015. We had decided from the start of our wedding planning that we wanted… Read more “powerhouse voice”

Michelle Anderson
Human Resources Generalist

gain confidence

“Taking singing lessons with Carolyn was absolutely amazing. She helps you get over the anxiety of performing in front of people. She also teaches you… Read more “gain confidence”

Marin Toque

true methods

“Carolyn Thompson is a great voice coach. She’s genuine and uses tried and true methods to up your game. Something as simple as shaping my… Read more “true methods”

Tim Washington
Software Developer

fully satisfy client’s demands

“Carolyn T is a passionate singer who loves the stage, her music, and with that love knows well how to move even the most lazy… Read more “fully satisfy client’s demands”

Jarek Dabrowski

vocal energy

“My first experience with Carolyn was during a performance at a Beach Jazz Festival performance. I was blown away by her vocal energy and presence.… Read more “vocal energy”

James Dawson
Jim Dawson Photography

awesome teacher

“I thought my first session would be my last because I was nervous but here I am I keep coming back for more. Carolyn is… Read more “awesome teacher”

Danidee Nailat

faultless execution

“Having recently  had our wedding in the Niagara-on-the-Lake Region, we have hired the Carolyn T Band to perform at our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Not… Read more “faultless execution”


create energy

“Before we worked with Carolyn, we know how to play but we didn’t know how to perform. She changed all of that. We now know… Read more “create energy”

Ken Goodwin
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Partner & Drummer of Winning Band “Bill’s Choice” of the “Big 4 Battle of the Band”Oct 2011

world class performer

“Carolyn is a wonderful coach. She understood our client’s strengths and weaknesses in performance and completely customized the lessons for the client’s needs. Carolyn’s Open… Read more “world class performer”

Sunny Choi
A&R Department The Rodney Company c/o Sunny Choi


“Carolyn is an amazing vocal coach that has helped me feeling more comfortable on stage, she is really enthusiastic and charismatic with a really soulful… Read more “charismatic”

Rodolfo Silva


“I had the priveledge of meeting Carolyn at “A Woman’s Worth” Seminar. She was the key note speaker and she captured everyones attention from the… Read more “poise”

Lisa Creasor
Canadore College
mother of 3, Practical Nursing student


“First let me tell you what an awesome talent you are. Seeing you live at Harlem was a great thrill. And secondly, let me tell… Read more “mentor”

Fred Collis
Sales/rep. and musician


“I’ve never met an entertainer more easy or pleasant to deal with than you were. All that and you were fantastic, we had great comments… Read more “fantastic”

Nicolaas Sont CMP
Confersense Planners Inc.
Senior Meeting Planner

best musicians

“If you’re looking for a night of awesome music – you need to experience Carolyn T!  With killer vocals and a wide range of musical… Read more “best musicians”

Becky Coles
TALK 820
Midday Producer/On-Air

awesome experience

“I look after my daughter’s young band, Lightning the Band. A group of shy youngsters with a serious love of music. I was desperately trying… Read more “awesome experience”

Celeste Segal
Lightning the Band
Mom/Band Manager


“I’ve never met an entertainer more easy or pleasant to deal with than you were. All that and you were fantastic, we had great comments… Read more “pleasant”

Nicolaas Sont CMP
Confersense Planners Inc.
Senior Meeting Planner
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