Music 

 "She has that rare combination of technical skill and personal warmth that make the best teachers shine". ~Anne Gruel

Singing, Piano & Theory

  • 20+ years experience
  • All levels and is excellent with beginners and children
  • Process focused
  • Tunes into the individual learning style of each student regardless of age, level, skill or instrument
  • Cultivates confidence, independence and with the primary objective of empowerment
  • Royal Conservatory examination preparation
  • Member of the Royal Conservatory College of Examiners
  • ARCT

Choral Clinician  

  • Sessions include physical warm-up, vocal warm-up, and special focus 
  • Focus topic TBD with the choral leader
  • All ages

    yoga

    Yoga & Mindfulness for Children 

    Teaching children through mindful practices and play, how to access their unique information, and that everything they need is already inside them!   

    • 20+ years working with children
    • 2 x yoga certification
    • Activities include movement, mindfulness, and music 
    • Classes cultivate presence, embodiment, and authentic expression 
    • Mindful tools to support self-regulation 
    • Playful and empowering

    Yoga for Adults

    • 20+ years yoga practicioner
    • 2 x yoga certification
    • Ashtanga & Hatha
    • Group & private sessions

    Yoga for Singers 

    • Cultivating presence and authentic expression  
    • Developing breath awareness and embodiment   
    • Empowering through engaging the whole person 
    • Playful and fun!
    • All ages

    endorsements

    “My children have been Melanie's piano pupils and workshop participants for several years and over that time she has become one of the most important educators in their lives. Not only do they receive a top notch musical education from Melanie, but her workshops have provided my children with essential tools to help them live their best lives. Melanie has the gift of making music fun and relatable to young minds and through her empowering workshops she inspires them to bring awareness, focus and joyful expression in all that they do. My children are naturally shy and reserved and I give credit to Melanie's instruction for encouraging them come out of their comfort zone and take more creative risks. I would wholeheartedly recommend her workshops and musical education to all.” ~Jennifer Osti-Fonseca, Toronto  

    “Melanie Conly is an experienced, dedicated and student-centered teacher who knows how to bring out the best in her students. My 11-year-old daughter started taking lessons with Melanie two years ago as an absolute beginner and I couldn’t be happier with our experience! My daughter is a bright student but can be reluctant to try new things and stick with them. Melanie has been able to blend the right amounts of patience, expectation, and encouragement in her approach: My daughter now loves playing the piano and has the confidence and interest it takes to practice on her own. She always looks forward to her next lesson. Melanie knows and loves music and easily shares her enthusiasm and expertise with her students. She has that rare combination of technical skill and personal warmth that make the best teachers shine. I would whole-heartedly recommend her.”  ~Anne Gruel, Toronto.  

    "I have been taking signing lessons from Melanie Conly for over seven years now. She has taught me to sing a variety of repertoire in French, German, Italian and English while providing beautiful accompaniment on the piano. She masterfully guides me through the challenges I face as a soprano and never fails to impress me by detecting exactly what needs to be done in order to achieve the results that I am looking for. I highly recommend Melanie as a teacher and coach whether you are pursuing a professional career in music or simply enjoy singing.” ~Laleh St. Pierre  

    "Melanie was a very important part of my daughter Julia’s growth, as both a singer and a young adult.  Melanie worked with Julia from the age of 9 until she went on to university at 18.  Melanie’s kind and caring personality helped to enhance Julia’s love of singing.  She often went well beyond the “call of duty” to ensure Julia was well prepared for any of her musical endeavours.  Melanie was always a wonderful sounding board, a mentor and a good friend to Julia.  We consider ourselves very lucky to have had Melanie in our lives". ~Laurie Bruce, Toronto